Census Programme experts from 19 African countries started a 5-day conference at the Africa Hall, Addis Ababa on Monday (19 August).
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Background: Census Programme experts from 19 African countries started a 5-day conference at the Africa Hall, Addis Ababa on Monday (19 August).
The African Census Programme was established early in 1971 with the purpose of formulating a comprehensive programme of assistance for the collection, tabulation, publication and analysis of population data.
The programme is one of the activities undertaken by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The working document for the meeting in Addis Ababa is entitled 'Technical and Organisational Problems of the African Census Programme' and the meeting is designed to give the experts an opportunity to exchange information on their experiences within this framework.
Regional advisers and delegates from the headquarters of the ECA are also present to answer queries. The agenda for the meeting includes the discussion of guidelines prepared by ECA regional advisers in the fields of cartography, sampling, field organisation, data collection and processing, together with reports from experts in individual project experiences.
This meeting coincides with the United Nations World Population Conference, which opened in Bucharest, Rumania on Monday (19 August).
SYNOPSIS: Delegates from nineteen African countries gathered at the Africa Hall, Addis Ababa on Monday for a five day conference on the African Census Programme. The meeting is designed to give population data experts the opportunity to exchange information.
The African Census Programme was established by the Economic Commission for Africa in nineteen seventy-one, to produce a comprehensive programme of assistance in all aspects of census data collection and processing. Regional advisers and delegates from the headquarters of the Economic Commission are present to answer queries. Experts in individual projects will report on their experiences.
Guidelines prepared by regional advisers on map preparation, sampling, field organisation and data collection and processing will also be discussed.