RGPH 2024: Launch of face-to-face training for training supervisors


The first phase of face-to-face training for regional and provincial training supervisors participating in the 2024 general population and housing census (RGPH) began on Monday in Rabat.

During this phase, which will continue until July 20 at the central level, 215 central and regional supervisors as well as provincial trainers will be trained by 24 central trainer supervisors, in the presence of 12 regional directors and numerous central supervisors.

On this occasion, the High Commissioner for Planning, Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, affirmed that the success of the census depends on the cartographic preparation which makes it possible to define the data collection areas in order to guarantee the census of all households.

Mr. Lahlimi stressed the importance of training the interviewers who will participate in the census process in order to understand and assimilate the questions that will be asked of the respondents.

He also emphasized the importance of the dialect that will be used in order to better communicate with the target population in different regions.

For his part, the director of statistics at the High Commission for Planning (HCP), Oussama Marseli, explained that this face-to-face training was preceded by distance training in partnership with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, the main objective of which was to unify the concepts among the participants in the census.

Thus, 55,000 candidates were selected to participate in the face-to-face training which will take place in three phases, he said, adding that the second phase will concern municipal supervisors and training controllers at the level of prefectures and provinces, while the third phase will focus on the training of controllers and investigators at the level of municipalities.

For her part, the head of face-to-face training and census at the HCP, Aicha Mourchid, indicated that the first phase of the face-to-face training will focus on the computer application in its different stages, starting with the identification of the field and how to determine the work area so that the investigator can count households without repetition or forgetting.

The second phase of training for regional and provincial supervisors will focus on how to collect data from households so that it is exhaustive for all social categories (stable households in census areas, nomads, homeless, etc.).

For this purpose, several forms integrated into the electronic lists have been prepared to allow the collection of data specific to these categories.

The human resources mobilized for the census operation include 40,882 investigators, 11,904 controllers and 71,000 group supervisors.

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