Following a very successful launch on 2 December 2017, the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS), is gearing up for an accelerated deployment in 2018. Indeed, Phase III of the “Capacity Building Programme on Environment Statistics in Africa” will start later this month; a group of selected pilot countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, The Gambia, Malawi, Namibia and Senegal) will conduct national workshops and receive technical assistance. A substantial number of activities are planned to be carried out, one of them includes setting up IRIS database and provide guidance on using IRIS for data storage. Click on the following link for more details: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/envpdf/Issue42.pdf.
Both the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and UN Environment look forward to working at a sub-national and regional level to deploy IRIS globally.