Report of the meeting of experts: conference theme innovative civil registration and vital statistics systems: foundation for legal identity management
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
African Union Commission;
African Development Bank;
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The objective of the conference is to provide strategic and policy guidance on pathways towards holistic, innovative and integrated CRVS and digital identity management systems in order to close the identity gap in Africa and thus contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda, in particular, Sustainable Development Goal 16, target 16.9.The representative of the secretariat outlined the progress made in the implementation of APAI-CRVS over the past two years and the commitments made by the African Ministers responsible for civil registration. Experts were briefed on the following matters: institutionalization of the Conference of African Ministers; establishment of the Regional Core Group on CVRS; promoting collaboration between key actors of national CRVS systems; digitization of CVRS systems; improvement in death registration and mortality statistics; producing vital statistics from civil registration records; support to countries in conducting comprehensive assessments of CRVS systems and the development of strategic improvement plans and promotion of knowledge sharing.