How to better communicate on statistics?
After 8 weeks of dis tance learning, MEDSTAT IV brought trainees from the ENP-S countries to Casablanca (November 28-30 with participants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) and Larnaca (December 10-13 with participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine) for the last phase of its regional “Communication for statistics – C4S” training for trainers course.
During both events, the capacities of the trainees to become trainers were tested through practical exercises on press releases and video-recorded sessions of fake interviews. Complementary knowledge and practices were also transferred to the participants mainly on media training and adult training.
The participants, grouped in country teams, also had an opportunity to present the national training projects they wanted to implement in 2018, building on what they learned during the regional course. Comments to these projects were given by the trainers and by the participants themselves which led to changes in the content and the structure of the initial projects.
The projects designed by the country teams all cover employment statistics and how to communicate on indicators in this area. However they are very diverse: they target different audiences (only statisticians in Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia, only journalists in Egypt and Israel, both groups in Algeria and Morocco) and they are organised differently (one training course only in Alg eria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia) and a series of several courses in Israel and Morocco). MEDSTAT IV will support the initial delivery of these national training courses.
This diversity opens room for a fruitful assessment of the results achieved and an interesting sharing of experiences. The project will initiate a discussion among the countries when all the country training projects will have been delivered.
The training projects in Israel, Morocco and Palestine are already integrated in the 2018 training programmes of the NSIs, this allowing for a full internalisation of the material and of the process. The training material (in French, English and Arabic) is available on free use for future replications and development.
For more information, please contact Medstat4@expertisefrance.fr