Seminar for Launching “The Application of Urbanization’s Degree (DEGURBA) in Tunisia to Generate Comparable Urban Data” Project.

The National Seminar for launching the project of “Application of the urbanization’s degree (DEGURBA) in Tunisia to generate comparable urban data”, allows the presentation of a global approach applied in the definition of urban and rural areas and for the production of some indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).

It is organized on May 24, 2022, by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in Tunisia in Lac, Tunis. This seminar brings together decision-makers from different ministries, national agencies involved in the project, international organizations, as well as academic and research institutions and civil society.

The discussions will focus on the adoption of the methodology and its compatibility with the Tunisian context and situation. A technical training course will also be held in Hammamet from 25 to 27 May 2022, aiming to strengthen the capacities of the participants in the application of the DEGURBA methodology and the production of urban indicators using statistical methods and spatial analysis techniques.

The beneficiaries of this training are statisticians, experts in demography, experts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as experts in land use planning and urbanization. As part of its urban inclusion policy, UN-Habitat Tunisia pays particular attention to leaving no one behind, especially homeless people and migrants, who are real actors of change and cohesion within their communities.

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