LIBERIA – The Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will begin the nationwide training of Census Enumerators on Wednesday, 12th October 2022.
The Census Enumerators Training was scheduled to commence on Monday, 10th October 2022, but it has been rescheduled to begin on Wednesday to enable LISGIS to beef up its Census Logistics Systems in ‘difficult-to-reach areas’ Nationwide.
Meanwhile, the earlier released ‘Provisional List of Shortlisted Enumerators has been revised to reflect the actual number of enumerators that are expected to report for the training on Wednesday in 148 Training Centers nationwide.
The selected applicants will be trained for ten days on how to conduct Census Enumeration using digital maps and Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) technology.
After the training exercise, the successful trainees will be deployed nationwide to conduct the actual count of the 2022 Liberia National Population and Housing Census immediately.
The 2022 Liberia National Population and Housing Census is among the first censuses in Africa to employ digital technology from start to finish. The country has been divided into 13,845 Enumeration Areas following the Census Cartography (mapping process) conducted from May 2021 to February 2022. Each Enumeration Area will be allocated to one enumerator to complete during the counting process from 24th October to 7th November 2022.
At the same time, the Management of LISGIS says it regrets any inconveniences that these changes may have caused the applicants.
LISGIS, with the support of its partners, is reaffirming its readiness to deliver the 2022 Liberia National Population and Housing Census per the set timeline and calls on everyone residing in Liberia for their support and participation.