• Posted on: 3 February 2016

In collaboration with the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, the UP Population Institute (UPPI), and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, the United States Census Bureau successfully conducted a 10-day long International Workshop on Demographic Analysis & Population Projections at the UP Microtel by Wyndham - UP Technohub Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City from January 11-22, 2016.

The workshop zeroed in on the fundamental techniques of demographic analysis, data quality evaluation, and population projections using the U.S. Census Bureau’s Demographic Analysis and Population Projections System (DAPPS). Estimates of population and key measures of fertility, mortality, and migration were generated as part of the process of calculating population projections at both the national and subnational levels.

Workshop instructors were Dr. Peter Johnson, Senior Demographer, International Programs and Dr. Erik Vickstrom, Demographer, Training and Statistical Development Branch both from the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the roughly two dozen participants came from different offices in countries across Asia, namely Bhutan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. The following are the different offices represented per country: 1.Bhutan- Gross National Happiness Commission, Sherubtse College, and National Statistics Bureau; 2. South Korea- Chonnam National University; 3. Sri Lanka- Department of Census and Statistics; and 4. Philippines- Commission on Population, Compassion International, Philippine Statistics Authority, and the UPPI. The lone Japanese attendee is a student at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Individual participants shouldered their respective workshop fees with additional financial support from the University of the Philippines Office of International Linkages under the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Funding for the two instructors was provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development.