Morocco Launches First Phase of Training for 2024 Population and Housing Census

The first phase of in-person training for regional and provincial supervisors participating in Morocco’s 2024 General Population and Housing Census began on Monday in Rabat.

This phase, continuing until July 20, will train 215 central, regional, and provincial supervisors and trainers, led by 24 central supervisors and trainers, with 12 regional directors and several central supervisors in attendance.

In this context, Mr. Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, the High Commissioner for Planning, emphasized that the success of the census heavily depends on accurate cartographic preparation and the importance of training researchers to understand the questions to be asked to citizens. He also stressed the significance of using local dialects for effective communication with residents in various regions.

Oussama Marseli, Director of Statistics at the High Commission for Planning, stated that this in-person training was preceded by remote training in collaboration with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. He added that 55,000 candidates were selected to participate in the in-person training across three phases.

Aisha Mourshid, responsible for training and census at the High Commission, explained that the first phase will focus on the IT application and how to define work areas, while the second phase will address methods of data collection from various population categories.

It’s worth noting that the human resources allocated for the census include 40,882 researchers, 11,904 controllers, and 1,071 community supervisors.

This step reflects the significant efforts made by the Kingdom of Morocco to ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the 2024 General Population and Housing Census, which will provide vital data for decision-makers and planners in various fields.

The census represents a crucial national endeavor that will shape future policies and development strategies across Morocco, highlighting the country’s commitment to data-driven governance and planning.

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