CSA Launches National Training of Trainers for the Upcoming Population and Housing Census
Central Statistical Agency (CSA) launched national training of trainers for the Ethiopia Population and Housing Census that is scheduled to be held in February 2018.
While officially opening the training in Adama, on December 15, 2017, Director General of CSA, Biratu Yigezu said that over 185,000 enumerators would be participating in the census across the country. He noted that all these enumerators need to be trained before engaging in the enumeration work.
During training of trainers that lasts for twelve days, from December 15 to 27, 2017, the trainees, who are all staff members of CSA that came from the different regional states of Ethiopia, will be trained on how to fill the questionnaire, approach households/respondents, use the tablets for enumeration and how to send the completed questionnaire online to the central server.
The CSA Director General emphasized the need for greater attention and discipline during the training for the misunderstanding created at this level could be reflected in the enumerators the trainees are going to train in the near future.
In a speech he made on behalf of the UNFPA Country Director, Betinna Maas, Chief Census Technical Advisor, Dr. Collins Opiyo, said on the occasion that quality is a number one priority in census. “We need good quality data to support development activities and improve the welfare of all Ethiopians,” Dr. Opiyo said. He thanked the CSA for letting UNFPA participate in the census process with a view to ensure quality of the census. He also underlined the need to provide effective training up to the grassroots level for the success of the enumeration work.
Over 1000 trainees are participating in the Adama training. Similar training of trainers was launched in Hawassa on the same day featuring about 600 trainees.