Experts call for acceleration of civil registration and vital statistics ahead of ministerial conference
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Experts have called for the acceleration of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) as it has an impact on Africa’s development and good governance. The call was made this week at a meeting preceding the second Conference of African Ministers responsible for civil registration and vital statistics. The 3-5 September meeting aims to provide a comprehensive analytical framework and a roadmap that will inform the recommendations for the Ministers to ratify. According to Dimitri Sanga, Director African Center for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), The Ministerial Conference will be held on 6-7 September marks an important juncture in the efforts needed to address the challenges caused by the absence of reliable vital events data such as births, deaths, marriage and divorce. The conference is coordinated by the ECA, the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank, and hosted by the Government of South Africa. Approximately 400 participants, including African ministers responsible for civil registration are expected to attend.