(Newsletter: CRVS Insight February (2) 2020)
The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, the United Nations Population Fund, and Open Data Watch are co-organizing a global conference on Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality (ConVERGE). Bringing together policy and technical experts, government representatives, academics, youth, and donor organizations, this two day event aims to move beyond discussions on the importance of CRVS systems for women and children, and towards securing commitment to find solutions and take action. The objective is to foster the link between two agendas critical for the achievement of the SDGs, namely Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality.
The event will take place on the 25th and 26th of February at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada. It will also be webcasted live in English and French, allowing online participants to engage directly in the conference in Q&A sessions. You can go to the events page for more detail and an up-to-date program.