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The 27th annual conference of the association will be held in Addis Ababa during 24 - 25 March 2018 with theme "Statistical In-depth Analysis for Optimal Use of Data". ESA’s 27th annual conference would focus on the in-depth statistical analysis of available data sets and Statistical innovations with the purpose of motivating Statisticians and practitioners. The objectives of the conference are mainly to:

  • enhance and promote statistical in-depth analysis of large data sets availed by the country and usage of statistical results for decision makings at various levels,
  • advocate for the implementation of the 2010EC Population and Housing Census and promote the importance of census to understand population dynamics in Ethiopia,
  • enhance the capability of statistics professionals and young statisticians to actively and strongly participate in the advocacy of Population and Housing Census and usage,
  • bring awareness on the role of census in defining, measuring and evaluating the SDGs,
  • advocate the role of statistics in labour market indicators, migration, health and environment issues,
  • disseminate recent statistical findings obtained by researchers, graduate students and recent PhD graduates,
  • promote innovations in statistical sciences among the young statisticians,
  • foster discussion on recent statistical advances through keynote lectures by nationally and internationally renowned professors,
  • provide opportunities for dialogues among statisticians and producers of official statistics,
  • encourage statistics education and researches in Ethiopia,
  • create discussion forum on opportunities and challenges of Statistics education and research in Ethiopia,
  • provide capacity building training on: statistical in-depth analysis of large data sets, statistical innovations, advanced statistical modelling.
Please find booklet of abstracts is available HERE) and the conference program HERE)

The 26th annual conference of the association was held in Addis Ababa, Intercontinental hotel, during 25 - 26 March 2017 with theme "Role of Population and Housing Census in Measuring SDGs Progress". To get the Conference Booklet (Book of Abstract), CLICK HERE) and the Conference Program HERE HERE)

Speakers were :

  • Dr Eshetu Gurmu, Associate Professor at Centre for Population Studies, College of Development Studies of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Kiros Berhane, University of Southern California (USA) & Fulbright Scholar (2016-2017) at AAU, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Henning Omre, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Prof. Tessema Astatkie, Dalhousie University, Canada

On the 25th of March, Prof. Kiros has provided a short course on "Recent Methodological Advances in Analysis of Multi-level Correlated Data" and Prof Henning has delivered a teaching on "Spatial Data Analysis". Moreover, on the 26th of March. Prof. Tessema had a talk about "Controversy around Statistical Significance and P-values".

More information about the conference will be uploaded on the association website.

The 26th GA Organizing Committee of ESA .



ESA 2017-CONFERENCE PROGRAM [click here ]



The Ethiopian Statistical Association (ESA) is a legally registered national, autonomous, a non-profit making and voluntary professional organization.

The Ethiopian Statistical Association was founded on April 8, 1990 with the primary objective of popularizing statistics and promoting modern statistical practices, research and training. The legal as well as organizational foundation of the Association emanates from its Constitution. The Constitution of ESA is organized under ten parts, which constitute a total of 25 Articles.

Since its establishment, the Ethiopian Statistical Association (ESA) has produced several volumes of journals (publishing various research articles).

JESA is the journal of the Ethiopian Statistical Association. It was published for the first time in June 1991 and for the 17th time in November 2008. Its objective is to publish scientific papers arising from statistical research which bears on the Ethiopian experience and research in statistical science, and thereby to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge and experience in statistical practice, research and statistical education.

ESA has also a newsletter published by the editorial committee three times a year. Its objectives are to make announcements of call for papers, conferences, etc., and publish information that enhance the statistical knowledge of the society, and to exchange scientific information.


The mission of ESA is to encourage and promote the development of statistical theory and applications so as to further enhance quality of teaching, research and professional practice in Ethiopia.

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