Ghana National Statistical Service

Omar Seidu is a social statistician with about 20 years’ experience in the statistics production process. He has extensive expertise in survey sampling, design of survey instruments, implementation of sample surveys and he is a social and demographic statistics instructor. Omar is a Fellow of the Sampling Programme for Survey Statisticians and member of the United Nations Inter Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs). Omar serves on several other international committees/platforms on data for development.

Omar coordinates data for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana and currently championing data innovation, multi-stakeholder approach to data production and utilization and the building of robust administrative data system. He is credited with brokering strategic partnerships and mobilizing resources for the statistical system in Ghana. Omar is not only passionate about strengthening the data ecosystem, but also the uptake of evidence in decision making.

Job title: Head, Demographic Statistics and Coordinator of Data for SDGs in Ghana

Twitter: @seidu_omar