UAE's Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and SDSN Association sign MoU

October 24, 2018
Written by TReNDS Staff

On October 23, TReNDS (on behalf of the SDSN Association) and the UAE’s Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate future collaboration. The signing occurred at the Madinat Jumeirah during the UN World Data Forum 2018.

 
  His Excellency Abdulla Lootah, Director-General of FCSA, (R) and TReNDS Director Jessica Espey (L) present the signed Memorandum of Understanding between FCSA and SDSN Association. Source: Jay Neuner for TReNDS

His Excellency Abdulla Lootah, Director-General of FCSA, (R) and TReNDS Director Jessica Espey (L) present the signed Memorandum of Understanding between FCSA and SDSN Association. Source: Jay Neuner for TReNDS

 

From capacity building to pilot initiatives, this MoU and its resulting activities will strengthen cooperation between the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), specifically encouraging engagement with SDSN’s data program, TReNDS. TReNDS and FCSA are eager to join efforts and mutually support the provision of better quality data to monitor sustainable development. Stay tuned to sdsntrends.org and fcsa.gov.ae for information on future joint projects.

About FCSA

The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) is a federal government authority in the UAE, based in Dubai. FCSA’s vision is “Knowledge for Prosperity,” serving as the UAE’s lead Authority for Competitiveness, Statistics & the Sustainable Development Goals.

About TReNDS

The Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) convenes experts to catalyze learning and investment in the data revolution for development. These experts – from across the global scientific, development, public, and private sector data communities – analyze and advise on past, current, and emerging approaches to ensure that the benefits of the data revolution are extended to those most in need.

About SDSN Association

The SDSN Association is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in the state of Delaware in March 2014 to support the UN SDSN in promoting sustainable development. It hosts two flagship initiatives: First, the Secretariat of the UNSDSN, which supports and manages the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Second, the SDG Academy, the online education initiative of the UN SDSN.