BUJUMBURA December 4th (ABP) – The Central Census Bureau (BCR), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), organized from November 20 to December 6, 2023, training for cartographers and team leaders as part of the production of the main mapping of the General Census of Population, Housing, Agriculture and Livestock (RGPHAE) in Burundi.
During a visit carried out on December 1, 2023 to the training location to inquire about the progress of that training, the Director General of the BCR, Nicolas Ndayishimiye indicated that that training is focused on the RGPHAE cartographic data collection tools.
Furthermore, he continued, that mapping work, as well as the main counting work, will be done digitally using tablets, a step already taken, unlike what was done on paper.
Those tablets will be used to create administrative maps based on neighborhoods and census villages, he said. We will also take the geo-referenced coordinates of development support infrastructures including households, schools, health establishments, storage sheds, hotels… and all other infrastructures, whether public or private, who participate in the development of the country.
Reiterating his remarks, Mr. Ndayishimiye also indicated that at the end of that mapping work, we will identify on an X map, all the infrastructures available to each village in the country.
Verdict, the director general of the BCR, took that opportunity to call on the entire population of Burundi to warmly welcome those mapping agents and to easily answer all the questions they will ask for the success of the operation of the RGPHAE.
According to Mr. Ndayishimiye, that operation is sovereign and will provide indicators that will lead us towards “emerging Burundi in 2040, the developed country in 2060”, he explained. It should be noted that 603 candidates are following that training.