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Burkina Faso national seminar on census data analysis

14-11-2011  – 16-11-2011 Ouagadougou

The Burkina Faso National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 14 to 16 November in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Burkina Faso Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie to further analyze data from the 2006 population and housing census of Burkina Faso on selected topics. The ultimate objective is to promote greater analysis and dissemination of the data collected from the 2006 census. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) population projections at municipal level, (ii) analysis of data on migration, and (iii) analysis of data on educational characteristics. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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Workshop on the standardization of geographical names

04-08-2008  – 08-08-2008 Ouagadougou

A workshop on the standardization of geographical names will be held jointly organized by the African Organization of Cartography and Remote Sensing (AOCRS) and the Institut Géographique du Burkina Faso and co-organized by the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names and UNSD.  The following units will be included:• Problems of toponymic administration in Africa;• Definitions and advantages of geographical names standardization; • Functions of geographical names and the process of naming places; • National geographical names authorities; • Terminology; • Problems in standardization; • Office treatment of names; • Problems of street naming; • Policies, procedures and guidelines; • Fieldwork; • Methodology, preparation; • Practical exercise of gathering toponyms in the field; • Examining the results; • Toponymic databases and gazetteers; • Aspects of international standardization and the involvement of the United Nations.

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