GECF Workshop on Data and Statistics

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The third GECF Workshop on Data and Statistics outside of the GECF headquarters took place on January 29-30, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The third GECF Workshop on Data and Statistics outside of the GECF headquarters took place on January 29-30, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting was organized on the sidelines of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2019.The purpose of the workshop was to enhance collaboration among GECF Member Countries through data reporting and collection and data exchange. Twenty-five delegates from the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources were involved in the national data collection and reporting process.In his opening remarks, the Nigerian Executive Board member to the GECF, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim praised his country’s active participation and outlined his expectations for the objectives of the workshop so knowledge could be shared in a productive manner.Mr. Bala Wunti, GECF TEC Member for Nigeria, subsequently called for enhanced collaboration among GECF Member Countries on data exchange in order to continue being competitive worldwide.The GECF was represented by Mr. Mohamed Arafat, Databank Analyst, Dr. Mona Shokripour, Energy Statistician and Dr. Roberto Arenas Lara, Head of the Data and Information Services Department.Among other topics, the participants discussed the monthly and annual questionnaires, methods of data gathering, processing and enhancement as well as the expansion of data collection.Similar workshops in GECF Member Countries is a practice that will continue throughout 2019

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