Thursday 18th May 2017
Plan International will start work to build OpenCRVS, an open-source, standards based, software platform for rights based CRVS.
The event is jointly organized by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) and the Ewha Womans University, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, to bring together high level experts and government officials to share and discuss the key prevailing issues in building system for CRVS and National Identity Management Systems as well as the launch of the CRVS eLearning course.
The University of the Philippines, Massachusets Institute of Technology (Sana Group) and AeHIN will be hosting a Health Data Conference and Workshops in Cebu, Philippines. More information will be provided shortly.
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organizing a Technical Seminar on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems. The seminar will take place in Manila, Philippines, from 17 to 19 July 2017 and will be conducted in English.
The objectives of the workshop are;
• improving interaction between Pacific island countries and institutions
• assisting Pacific Island countries to implement international agreements
• strengthening capacity building for sustainable institutional development and improving decision-making processes regarding disaster planning and response.
Both as a Fijian and as Chair of the Regional Steering Group on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific I would like to stress the importance of our work to create better civil registration and vital statistics systems in our region. Because unregistered persons are often invisible to the State; their level of vulnerability and the limitations they face in gaining access to help and social protection can be very difficult to assess. This problem is especially salient during natural disasters such as the cyclone we recently experienced in Fiji.
Anir Chowdhury and Ishtiaque Hussain*
From Statistics to Identity to Rights
“No one should be without a legal identity. No life should be allowed to remain invisible to policymakers. No person should fall between the cracks of incomplete official data.”
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