Participation to the fifth Conference of African Ministries responsible for Civil Registration (CRVS – Civil Registration and Vital Statistics)

The fifth Conference of African Ministries responsible for Civil Registration (CRVS – Civil Registration and Vital Statistics) was held in Lusaka on October 14-18. The main objective of the Conference was to discuss possible ways to adopt a holistic, integrated and innovative approach for the accelerated improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems (CRVS) and national identification management systems.

The conference was organised in two main sessions: (1) a three-day introductory meeting which brought together experts to exchange ideas and draw technical conclusions on the improvement of the civil registration system with the aim of identifying possible solutions and recommendations; (2) a two-day meeting of African ministries whereby the afore-mentioned recommendations were endorsed, and African governments reiterated their commitment to strengthening the CRVS and the importance of creating a working group on the link between CRVS and digital identity documents.

The participation of AICS Addis Ababa to the Conference contributed to an in-depth analysis of the theme and facilitated an exchange with other development partners with whom potential strategic partnership activities, especially on the vital event registration system in Ethiopia, were explored.

 

 

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