Regional Steering Group member list

Meeting Documents, 2022
Regional Steering Group member list

This resource provides a full list of members for the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific. The list includes members for both the 2020 - 2024 periods of the CRVS Decade.

Country/Partner Name Title Institution/Organization Sector Subregion
Afghanistan Mr. Hasibullah Mowahed Deputy Director General on Professional Affairs Central Statistical Organization Statistics South & South-West Asia
Armenia Mr. Artashes Khalatyan Head of the Civil Acts Registration Agency Ministry of Justice Civil Registration North & Central Asia
Australia Ms. Linda Fardell Program Manager, Health and Disability Branch Australian Bureau of Statistics Statistics Pacific
Bangladesh Mr. Md. Rahat Anwar Additional Secretary Cabinet Division (Coordination) Planning South & South-West Asia
Fiji Ms. Treta Sharma Acting Administrator-General Ministry of Justice Civil Registration Pacific
Georgia Ms. Shorena Tisklauri Head of Population Census and Demographic Statistics Department National Statistics Office (GEOSTAT) Statistics North & Central Asia
India Mr. Janardan Yadav Additional Registrar General Office of the Registrar General Civil Registration South & South-West Asia
Indonesia Mr. Muhammad Cholifihani Director of Population Planning and Social Protection Ministry of  National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Planning South-East Asia
Iran Mr. Mohammad Bagher Abbasi Director General, Bureau of Demographic and Migration Statistics Iran National Organization for Civil Registration (NOCR) Civil Registration South & South-West Asia
Kazakhstan Mr. Nurlan Khanzhigitov Head of Social and Demographic Statistics Division Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Statistics North & Central Asia
Kiribati Mrs Kaaro Neeti Secretary Ministry of Justice Civil Registration Pacific
Lao PDR Ms. Thirakha Chanthalanouvong Director General, Social Statistics Department Lao Statistics Bureau Statistics South-East Asia
Malaysia Ms. Nazaria Baharudin Deputy Chief Statistician Malaysia Department of Statistics Statistics South-East Asia
Mongolia Mr. Amarbal Avirmed Director of Population and Social Statistics Section National Statistical Office of Mongolia Statistics East & North-East Asia
New Zealand Mr. Jeff Montgomery Registrar General – Births, Deaths and Marriages
General Manager, Te Ara Manaaki – Reimagining Service Delivery
Department of Internal Affairs Civil Registration Pacific
Pakistan Mr. Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Planning South & South-West Asia
Philippines Mr. Leo Malagar Assistant Secretary, Deputy National Statistician Civil Registration and Central Support Office
Philippine Statistics Authority
Statistics South-East Asia
Republic of Korea Mr. Sooyoung Kim Deputy Director, Vital Statistics Division Statistics Korea Statistics East & North-East Asia
Russian Federation Mr. Dmitry Sevryuk Deputy Head of the Department of Legal Assistance and Cooperation with Judiciary Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation Civil Registration East & North-East Asia
Solomon Islands Mr. Jeffrey Sade Deve Permanent Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs Civil Registration Pacific
Sri Lanka Mr. K.S.R.L. Senadeera Deputy Director (Statistics) Vital Statistics Unit
Department of Register General
Statistics and Civil Registration South & South-West Asia
USA Mr. Steven Schwartz Director of the Division of Vital Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Health North America
UNICEF Ms. Amanda Bissex Regional Adviser, Child Protection UNICEF ROSA Development Partner South & South-West Asia
Mr. Settasak Akanimart Child Protection Specialist UNICEF ROSA South & South-West Asia
Ms. Rachel Harvey
Regional Adviser, Child Protection

East Asia & Pacific
Mr. Lucio Valerio Sarandrea
Child Protection Chief


East Asia & Pacific
UNHCR Mr. Matthias Reuss Senior Statelessness Officer  UNHCR RBAP Development Partner South East Asia
Mr. Alessandro Telo  Senior DIMA Coordinator              
Mr. Marin Roman Regional Protection Officer  Statelessness, UNHCR Multi-Country Office for Central Asia

Central Asia
WHO Ms. Azza Badr Technical Adviser WHO, Headquarters   HQ
Mr. David Novillo Ortiz Unit Head, Health Information WHO EURO   Europe
Ms. Stefania Davia Technical Officer and Data Manager WHO EURO   Europe
Mr. Rakesh Mani Rastogi Technical Officer WHO SEARO  
South & South-East Asia
Ms. Doris Ma Fat Statistician
Department of Data and Analytics

WHO, Headquarters
Ms. Eman Aly Technical Officer WHO, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean   Eastern Mediteranean
BAG (SPC) Ms. Alison Culpin Statistics Advisor (Social Statistics) Statistics for Development Division Development Partner Pacific
Mr. David Abbot Manager, Data Analysis and Dissemination  Statistics for Development Division Development Partner Pacific
Bloomberg Philanthropies (D4H) Mr. Romain Santon Regional Deputy Director, CRVS Improvement Programme, Vital Strategies Public Health Programs Development Partner Global
Mr. Martin Bratschi Deputy Director, Technical Implementation
CRVS Improvement Programme
Vital Strategies
Ms. Carla Abouzahr
Public Policy Consultant
Plan International Ms. Neelima Yasmeen
  Plan Bangladesh    Development Partner Global
World Vision Ms. Kathrine Rose R. Yee    Regional Advocacy and External Engagement Manager   World Vision Development Partner Global
Mr. Ariel D. Odtojan   Regional Advocacy and External Engagement Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Advocacy and External Engagement
World Bank Ms. Haishan Fu Director, Development Data Group World Bank Development Partner Global

Mr. Samuel Lantei Mills
Senior Health Specialist, Health Nutrition & Population Global Practice
Mr. Jonathan Marskell Operations Officer & ID4D Specialist
Ms Vyjayanti Desai ID4D Program Manager
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