In 2019, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched two free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) using CSPro Android and Survey Solutions. Given the successful conduct of the courses and increased demand from learners who could not participate in the first two rounds, ADB has decided to launch a third round of the two MOOCs. The courses are expected to be released on 15 March 2021 and will be offered free-of-charge. We encourage staff in your agency interested in enhancing their skills in CAPI to register online at https://forms.gle/
The course will introduce learners to two free CAPI platforms being used by official data collection agencies: (i) CSPro Android developed by the US Census Bureau and (ii) Survey Solutions designed by the World Bank. Through interactive modules, learners will not only pick up the basics of CAPI data collection, management, but will also be able to develop their own questionnaires and apply these skills to a wide variety of surveys. Students will be permitted to register for one of the two CAPI software platforms.
Brochure for more detailed information file here--> ADB-FAO RAP_CAPI Brochure
Regarding the situation report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), from 22-26 September 2022, Tropical Strom NORU (local name: Karding) formed over the western Philippines Sea and intensified into a Super Typhoon (STY) Category after a period of explosive intensification moving westward. The center of the eye of STY NORU was estimated at 230 km East of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 230 km/h, and a central pressure of 925 Hecto Pascal (hPa).
On 21 September 2022, Mr. Kimura Keitaro, Director, and Mr. Hosaka Masahiro, Deputy Director of Statistics Planning Division, Statistics Department from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan visited AFSIS Secretariat office.
On 19-20 September 2022, AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the Regional Workshop on the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) at Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 13 September 2022, Ms. Chenyang Zhang, a representative of the Odyssey Technical Company Limited from Hong Kong visited the AFSIS Secretariat office.