Training Course on 'Module 1: Population and Housing Censuses' in Somalia
Date: 08-13 November 2015
Venue: Mogadishu - Somalia

In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan, SESRIC organised the training course on ‘Population and Housing Censuses; Registers of Population; Dwellings and Buildings’ at the Directorate of Statistics under the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation of Somalia on 08-13 November 2015, within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The course was conducted by Mr. Abdellaziz Ben Hadj Abdullatif, Expert at African Development Bank (ADB) with participation of relevant officials.

The course also included discussion activities and covered the following topics:

  • Introduction to Informal Sector, International Labour Organization (ILO) Concepts.
  • Definitions, essential features and uses of population and housing censuses
  • Planning, organization and administration of population and housing censuses
  • Legal basis for a census
  • Financial basis for censuses
  • Budget and cost control
  • Census calendar
  • Administrative organization
  • Mapping
  • Importance of mapping
  • Conceptual planning for census mapping operations
  • Enumeration areas
  • Design criteria for census management areas
  • Small-area identification
  • Living quarters and household listing
  • Application of mapping issues

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