National Statistics Office Holds Meetings to Raise Awareness about Afro Peruvian Population

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As part of the 2017 National Census, INEI has included the question of self-identification with emphasis on indigenous and Afro-Peruvian demographics.

For the first time in Peruvian National Census history, the National Statistics Office (INEI) seeks to more precisely determine the country’s indigenous and African groups, according to how they self-identify. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness in the general population about these distinct and overlapping ethnic and cultural identities and to bridge the gaps between them as well as provide new opportunities.

One way INEI has gone about doing this during the census has been to realize events about this new initiative and its purposes. In Piura, a roundtable was held on the theme of the development of the Afro-Peruvian community in which local, as well as regional authorities, were present.

Historically, the National Statistics Office in Peru has never given much importance to the question of ethnic or racial demographics in the country, a trait shared by many Latin American countries. In fact, there have rarely been any official statistics on ethnic or racial identity in Peru until this initiative.

Is this new search for identity awareness a positive step forward? Let us know your thoughts.

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

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National Statistics Office Holds Meetings to Raise Awareness about Afro Peruvian Population

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As part of the 2017 National Census, INEI has included the question of self-identification with emphasis on indigenous and Afro-Peruvian demographics.

For the first time in Peruvian National Census history, the National Statistics Office (INEI) seeks to more precisely determine the country’s indigenous and African groups, according to how they self-identify. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness in the general population about these distinct and overlapping ethnic and cultural identities and to bridge the gaps between them as well as provide new opportunities.

One way INEI has gone about doing this during the census has been to realize events about this new initiative and its purposes. In Piura, a roundtable was held on the theme of the development of the Afro-Peruvian community in which local, as well as regional authorities, were present.

Historically, the National Statistics Office in Peru has never given much importance to the question of ethnic or racial demographics in the country, a trait shared by many Latin American countries. In fact, there have rarely been any official statistics on ethnic or racial identity in Peru until this initiative.

Is this new search for identity awareness a positive step forward? Let us know your thoughts.

Related Post

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

Comments are closed.