LISGIS Commences Training for Cartographers

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The Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), on Wednesday February 24 Lunched a 16-day training for Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers in Kakata Margibi county.

Speaking at the opening, the Director General of LISGIS Prof. Francis F. Wreh noted that the training is part of process leading to the conduct of the National population and housing census.

He said during the exercise, all structures in Liberia including residential and commercial buildings, schools, clinics, hospitals will be geo-coded.

“All buildings in Liberia including residential and commercial buildings, schools, clinics, hospitals will be Geo_Coded” He explained.

Prof. Wreh however, praised government and international partners for the partnership as he assured government commitment for a successful Census in Liberia.

As part of the processes leading to the conduct of the Census, a training has been organized for Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers earlier in last year.

The Director General noted that the  field staff will be deploy on March 10, 2021, in all the 15 counties of Liberia.

The Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers will delineate the country into enumeration areas for the subsequent enumeration of the population.

The delineation of enumeration areas is the scientific process that determines the number, types and quality of buildings within the country and the number of census taker  to be deployed for the listing of the population.

A successful delineation of enumeration areas also leads to the creation of a sample frame for surveys.

The opening of the workshop was attended by stakeholders, the United Nations family along with the Government of Liberia representatives  and its international partners who are major sponsors of the Census Project.

LISGIS in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be conducting its 2021 Round of National Population and Housing Census of Liberia.

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