Dr. Ola Awad announces the launch of the second phase of the Population, Housing and Establishment Census 2017 in the State of Palestine “Listing and numbering of buildings, housing units and establishments”mahmoud
HE Mrs. Ola Awad, Head of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics / National Director of Census, announced the launching of the second phase of the Population, Housing and Establishment Census 2017 in the State of Palestine, “the phase of listing and numbering of all buildings, housing units and establishments” from 19/09/2017 Until 31/10/2017, where during this phase all the buildings, housing units and establishments in the Palestinian governorates will be listed and numbered. The numbers will be written using a blue wax pen at the buildings’ and housing units’ entrances, and a red wax pen at the entrances of the establishments.
Mrs. Awad noted that this census is the third census in the State of Palestine, where this time data collection will be automated through the use of tablets and GIS. For this reason, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics has contracted with RealSoft, a Jordanian software company located in the capital “Amman”, in order to build electronic applications for all census stages (demarcation, listing and census stages), utilize maps, and provide other applications for field work management, monitoring and follow up of performance.
Mrs. Awad informed that RealSoft has allocated a dedicated team headed by Mr. Ayman Al Tobassi to assist, follow up and strengthen the technical capacities of the National Census Team.