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7 March 2008

Seminar on recent experiences in Population and Housing Census

United Nations, New York
Conference Room 3

Thursday, 28 February 2008
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Final report of the Seminar

†The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are organizing, as side event to the 39th session of the Statistical Commission, a seminar on recent experiences in Population and Housing Census. The Seminar will present two recent experiences in censuses. In addition, the seminar will provide an opportunity for an international discussion and sharing of knowledge on census practices.
   The seminar will focus on two African countries experience: Ethiopia and Mozambique.



Ethiopia: Recent Experiences of Census Undertaking in Pastoral Areas and Application of New Technologies

Powerpoint presentation

Mrs. Samia Zekaria Gutu, Director General, Central Statistical Agency

The 3rd population and housing census of Ethiopia commenced on 28 May 2007.  The enumeration of the population and its characteristics was planned to be carried out over a two-week period except for the nomadic population in the eastern part of the country where the exercise was undertaken in November 2007. The presentation will give an overview of the census 2007 and highlight the specificities of the enumeration of the nomadic population.

Mozambique: The 2007 census and its organization 

Powerpoint presentation

Mr. Joao Dias Loureiro, Presidente, Instituto Nacional de Estatistica

The Mozambique Third Population and Housing Census after independence was conducted from 1st to 15th August 2007, ten years after the 1997 census. In Mozambique, the regular interval between censuses is of ten years. The 2007 census covered the whole country, and to assure the simultaneity of the census, a time reference for the Mozambique Census was established as 1st August 2007 (at zero hours). In 2007, the population of Mozambique is estimated at 20,366,795 inhabitants. The presentation will give an overview of the census 2007 and outline the administrative organization of the census which involved the creation of executive organs at the national, subnational, and local levels, since the execution of the census was decentralized.

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