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28 February 2011
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Seminar on:
New Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses: Country experiences

24 February 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: ECOSOC Chamber (TNLB)
United Nations, New York

In recent years, application of new technologies has introduced impressive improvements in ways censuses are being conducted in the 2010 round of population and housing censuses. An increasing number of countries have adopted new technologies in the various phases of the census process particularly in enumeration, data processing and dissemination. For instance several countries have used the Internet to enumerate a part of their population; telephone interview techniques and hand-held devices are being used for managing better the collection operations of censuses; and mobile phone technology is implemented for monitoring of field operation.

The Seminar offers an opportunity for Chief Statisticians and statistical managers to obtain a more in depth understanding of the new technologies through sharing of experiences by those countries who have actually implemented them at various stage of the census operation. Some of the countries who have used new technologies in the 2010 census round will present on lessons learnt, opportunities and challenges in adopting new technologies in censuses.

Organizers: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Seminar Programme/Agenda
14:00 - 15:00 - Presentations
- Introduction.
Yacob Zewoldi, UNSD
- Internet Response System for the 2010 Population Census of Japan
Hideaki Nakamura, Deputy Director, General Affairs Division, Statistics Bureau, Japan
- General Census of Population, Housing and Establishments 2010, Sultanate of Oman Environment Friendly & Gender Sensitive
Ali bin Mahboob Al-Raisi, Director General of Census 2010, Oman
- IT in the Brazilian the 2010 census
Eduardo Nunes, President, IBGE, Brazil
- Use of ICR Technology for the Indonesia 2010 Population Census
Sihar Lumbantobing, Deputy Chief Statistician/Methodology and Statistical Information, BPS-Statistics Indonesia
- Philippines 2010 Census of Population and Housing - Progress Monitoring
Philippines National Statistics Office
15:00 - 16:00 - Discussions
16:00 am - Concluding of session