Fourth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration

The Fourth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration was held from 4 to 8 December 2017 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. 

 

The African Union Commission, in collaboration with the ECA the AfDB as well as other partners, organized the Fourth Conference of Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the theme: ‘Accelerating a coordinated improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) for implementation and monitoring development in Africa: Review of progress and the way forward’.  The meeting was preceded by an Expert Group Meeting.

The overall objective of the conference was to deliberate on the possible ways of making strategic shifts to move the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS), to the next level of maturity through taking stock of the achievements and challenges.

 

The specific objectives included:

  1. To contextualize APAI-CRVS against the backdrop of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 in line with national development plans to build political momentum and international human rights instruments;
  2. To identify key challenges in implementation of APAI-CRVS at the regional level and in countries and propose solutions;
  3. To review the current tools and guidance under APAI-CRVS and discuss possible corrective measures for improved delivery of the programme;

The Ministerial Conference deliberated on the recommendations of the experts meeting, among others, and gave policy directives to the APAI-CRVS Secretariat on:

  1. the CRVS improvement process focusing on implementation at country levels, and in particular in the context of Agendas 2030 and 2063;
  2. strategic direction to revitalize the APAI-CRVS through a systematic review and improved coordination, monitoring and reporting; and
  3. endorsement of the CRVS strategic plan (2017-2021) and approval of the establishment of “Africa CRVS Systems Improvement Fund”.

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POST SESSION DOCUMENTS

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Declaration of the 4th Minsiterial Conference N/A
Report of the Meeting of Experts AUC/CRMC4/EXP/2017
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Report on the informal meeting of the African Registrars General, Nouakchott, Mauritania, 9 December 2017 N/A
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PRE-SESSION DOCUMENTS


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Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of Ministers AUC/CRMC4/MIN/2017/1
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Draft Programme of Work for the Meeting of Ministers AUC/CRMC4/MIN/2017/INF/2
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Concept Paper AUC/CRMC4/2017/INF/1
           

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Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of Experts AUC/CRMC4/EXP/2017/1
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Annotated Agenda for the Meeting of Experts AUC/CRMC4/EXP/2017/Add.1
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Draft Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts AUC/CRMC4/EXP/2017/INF/2
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CRVS for Progress Monitoring on Agendas 2063 and 2030 AUC/CRMC4/2017/2
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Previous Ministerial Declarations on Improving CRVS in Africa AUC/CRMC4/2017/3
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Review of the progress against the ministerial declarations AUC/CRMC4/2017/4
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CRVS and Statelessness AUC/CRMC4/2017/5
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Birth registration as an opportunity to integrate civil registration and ID management systems AUC/CRMC4/2017/6
Moving from Plan to implementation AUC/CRMC4/2017/7
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Innovation and CRVS digitization AUC/CRMC4/2017/8
Vital Statistics from Civil Registration Records AUC/CRMC4/2017/9
Civil Registration in Conflict and Emergency Situations AUC/CRMC4/2017/10
Commission of African Registrars General: The rationale and terms of reference AUC/CRMC4/2017/12
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Civil registration and vital statistics and the demographic dividend AUC/CRMC4/2017/13
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Global Financing Facility and WB Support for CRVS in Africa AUC/CRMC4/2017/14
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Issue paper: INDEPTH and CRVS AUC/CRMC4/2017/15
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Improving mortality statistics and cause of death recording and its linkages to CRVS systems in Africa AUC/CRMC4/2017/16
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APAI-CRVS Costed Strategic Plan: 2017-2021

 
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Financing mechanisms and health sector engagement for strengthening CRVS systems in Africa  
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Report on the status of CRVS in Africa  
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State-of-the-art CRVS eLearning course modules to enhance African capacity  
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Advocacy Messages for CRVS  
 
 
Birth registration  
 
 
Death Registration    
 
Marriage and Divorce Registration  
 
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Making Everyone Visible  
 
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WHO Fact Sheet - counting every death  
 
 

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Practical Guide on the Improvement of Death Registration and Causes  
 
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Guidelines and template for developing a vital statistics report  
 
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Improving Mortality Statistics in Africa: Technical Strategy 2015-2020  
 
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Task Force Presentation by RG - Zimbabwe(17 Oct 2017)  
 
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The status of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems in Africa      
Poster: Proposal for Formation of a Bureau