Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, chairman of Higher Committee for the Administrative Census, announced the launch of the population self-enumeration platform in Ajman Emirate, which provides comprehensive & detailed statistical data on the whole population and their demographic, social and economic features, the matter that will contribute to the evaluation of the population situation in the Emirate. This announcement was released during the press conference held remotely in the presence of the members of the Higher Committee and the Technical Committee for the Administrative Census and Dr. Hajar Alhubaishi, the CEO of Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center. At the beginning of the press conference, H. H. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi conveyed the compliments and recognition of H. H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, member of the Supreme Council and the Ruler of Ajman, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the Crown prince of Ajman, for the great efforts exerted by the staff involved in the project to complete it optimally, in order to achieve the desired objective. He also pointed out that this project receives the attention and support of Their Highnesses, due to their belief in the significance of provision of the entire data and information accurately, which provide support to the decision makers. His Highness asserted that data and information play a fundamental and essential role in the process of making sound decisions. He also stressed the importance of the cooperation and participation of the whole population of Ajman, including citizens and expatriates, to accomplish this vital project that will benefit both the individuals and the community , as it will contribute to the promotion of the standard of the government services provided to the citizens as well as the expatriates. In this context, His Highness pointed out that ”Ajman Vision 2021” focuses on supporting and developing the Emirate’s competitive potentials in the area of sustainable development and building the green economy, as well as the promotion of the partnership with the private sector and activating its developmental role. Then, Dr. Hajar Alhubaishi, CEO of Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center made a presentation on the importance and objectives of the population self-enumeration platform. She provided also a detailed explanation on the work mechanisms, the most important data required for answering the questions of the census form and how the population of Ajman Emirate are registered. Dr. Alhubaishi explained how important the platform is for the population, for being one of the most prominent sources for collecting accurate and comprehensive data. She pointed out that the results will contribute to the provision of updated and rich-in-information databases, the matter that will support the decision making process. She mentioned that the self-enumeration platform is a government initiative aiming to achieve the sustainable development and progress in all aspects of life. She also stressed the importance of the cooperation of the citizens and expatriates in Ajman Emirate, through logging into the platform and recording the individuals and families’ data H. E. Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, the Commander-in-chief of Ajman Police, in turn, stated that this experiment is an evidence on the keenness of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, on upgrading Ajman Emirate and enhancing the stereotype of development and modernization, in order to reduce the wastage of time, efforts and money. He emphasized the need for everyone’s cooperation to raise awareness of the community members on the necessity for complying with the directives of Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center to ensure the success of this experiment, which will contribute to producing better statistical outputs and providing accurate and comprehensive database, as this is a national project serving the future strategic plans of Ajman Emirate. H. E. Dr. Saeed Saif Al Matrooshi, the secretary general , Ajman Executive Council of Ajman, in his turn, asserted that the project of administrative census 2020 is a national project that serves the future aspirations and objectives of the Emirate and supports its sustainable development plans. He pointed out that the Government of Ajman seeks, through this project, to exploit the statistical data which is a key instrument, upon which several strategic vital indicators in the Emirate are based, aiming at achieving prosperity and welfare for the society. In this context, H. E. Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, director general , Department of Municipality and planning in Ajman, stressed the importance of the cooperation and response by all the citizens and expatriates living in Ajman Emirate with Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center to implement this project. He highlighted the significance of this project in providing comprehensive and accurate database contributing to decision making. In the same context, H. E. Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, the general director of the Department of Economic Development in Ajman, praised the existing cooperation between the Department and Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center in the field of sharing of statistical data, data of economic entities in the Emirate and the information and studies of common interest. He explained the importance of this project in supporting the decision makers to make the most appropriate and most effective decisions and to set the future policies, programs and strategic plans, in order to achieve the knowledge and innovation-based sustainable development. In her turn , Dr. Yasmin Joudi, the technical statistical advisor and the chairperson of the Technical Committee for the Administrative Census 2020, emphasized that the population self-enumeration platform adopts the application of the best and most prominent international practices, approaches and recommendations in developing the census form. She also asserted that the platform contributes to the provision of comprehensive, complete and updated data on the establishments, housing, buildings and the population of Ajman, whether citizens or expatriates, in order to produce statistical data and indexes instantly to draw developmental plans and policies and support making sound decisions that are supported by correct data. The chairperson of the Technical Committee stressed the importance of answering all questions of the census form accurately and transparently and using the relevant official documents when filling in the data. She also asserted that the data to be collected will remain confidential ad will be used for statistical purposes only. It is worth mentioning that the techniques, used in the population self-enumeration platform, help in providing state-of-art means to protect the data and information and to provide safe environment for the individuals and families’ data. The population self-enumeration platform is an important part of the administrative census, in order to achieve the development objectives. It is an alternative step for the traditional census that depends on conducting field visits to families and interviews. For registration at the Population Registry Portal in Arabic language, please visit this link: http://www.asc.ae/ajc/ar, and for English and Urdu languages, please visit this link: http://www.asc/ae/ajc/en.