Luanda - The programme of training of trainers for the 2013 General Population and Housing Census resumed Tuesday in Luanda, with the participation of 47 people representing seven Angolan provinces.
The programme jointly run by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and the Planning Ministry, is intended to train census agent trainers.
Under the first phase, the programme trained personnel from the provinces of Cunene, Kwanza Norte, Cuando Cubango, Huambo, Namibe, Uíge and Luanda, as these were chosen for the pilot census taking place this year.
The demographic census is a statistic study of a population, enabling the gathering of several information, such as the number of inhabitants, of men, women, children and elderly and people living with them, profession and other elements. In most countries, it is held every ten years.
In Angola, due to the armed conflict that raged on for years, a population census is not held since 1970, before independence.