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All Moroccans are invited from 1st to September 20th, to participate in the implementation of the General Census of Population and habitat (GPHS). Compared with 2004, the sixth Census knows the introduction, timely, by the High Commission for Planning (HCP) several new highly commendable. Indeed, in ten years, the situation has had plenty of time to change and helped to acquire a great deal of know-how and synchronization.
So, realizing cartographic work ; characterized by the use, nevertheless, satellite images of very high resolution acquired from the Royal Centre for Remote Sensing; HCP could cut the country in over 48,000 areas. The latter each constitute an enumeration district whose size will make easy the task enumerator. In stride and again in order to achieve this major operation, the HCP has deployed all the logistics right thing in terms of premises, means of communication, designing questionnaires … all without leaving the stage training of investigators and auditors. Indeed, more than 53,000 enumerators, supervised by about 20,000 controllers and supervisors have received specific training to enable them to fulfill their mission in the rules of art. The HCP also promises that this census will be on time like the previous operation 2004 “This is the second census that Morocco will perform with total population coverage and the results will be delivered in record time.
Thanks to the technique of automatic reading of the documents, we will have an exact idea about the legal population after a month and a half. This time, as the fifth census, we will conduct a comprehensive operating across all territorial units base. That is to say, in neighborhoods, Douars, municipalities, provinces … “, explained the High Commissioner for Planning Ahmed Lahlimi.
And in addition to the importance of the census for Morocco, the head of HCP stresses we introduce new themes that will be on the merit of the welfare of the Moroccans, the various aspects environmental and wider issues relating to the quality of human resources.
In the list of new features is thus the technological process consisting of the use of satellite images covering the whole of Morocco, which has enabled a comprehensive sweep of population, households and dwellings by enumerators. In terms of enrollment, the HCP was used for the first time in the history of censuses in Morocco, the modern communication technologies through the establishment of a call for applications via the corporate web HCP website ( www.hcp.ma) and the new website dedicated specifically to the census (www.rgph2014.hcp.ma). All without the demise of the traditional method of filing application in paper format. The issue of training for participants in the census was not, in fact, remains. Thus, for the first time in census-taking, training sessions participants see the use of audiovisual teaching aids to facilitate understanding of the concepts and definitions used and the method of filling the various census questionnaires.
In the pipe, the HCP account in the phase of collecting census data during the 20 days, establish an integrated regularly monitors RGPH using modern communication technology system, namely making provision of GSM and SMS.
These innovations speak volumes as the major concern of the HCP, which is to carry out this initiative. And after hours of work, exchange ideas and experiences, various observations and conclusions can be made available by the participants. What ultimately will clearly identify issues and challenges that understanding and resolution determine the future of peoples and future generations.
It is indeed interesting to note that globally RGPH is an opportunity to collect many demographic and socioeconomic statistics across the UK.