Meanwhile, the census inside the country began on 16th and ended on 30th August 2022.
NISR has announced the census for Rwandans living abroad is ongoing and expected to be concluded on 15th September 2022.
Rwandans living outside the country are enumerated online through NISR website where responding to provided answers takes up to five minutes.
Speaking to IGIHE, the Director of Censuses Department at NISR, Venant Habarugira called on Rwandans living abroad to participate in the census because it holds great significance to individuals and the country.
“We encourage them to get enumerated because they are important to the country. Else, we need to know the livelihoods of our people outside the country to come up with a thorough planning relevant to national development programs,” he said.
NISR plans to release the provisional report of the Fifth Population and Housing Census in December 2022.
The first census of its kind took place in 1978.