Director-General NCRA has Presented on the UN Legal Identity Agenda – Sierra Leone perspective to leave No One Behind

Lusaka, Zambia, October 16, 2019, NCRA The Director-General of National Civil Registration Authority Mr. Mohamed Mubashir Massaquoi has made an explicit presentation on the UN Legal Identity Agenda, the Sierra Leone Perspective to Leave No one Behind. The presentation was made at the 5th Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Lusaka, Zambia on the theme: “Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Foundation for Legal Identity Management” – from 14 – 18 October 2019.

Presentation made to the African Ministers Responsible for CRVS and ID, UN Agencies, INGOs, other Dev. Partners i.e. Worked Bank, ADB, AU, Bill Gate Foundation etc.

The purpose of the conference is to provide strategic and policy guidance on pathways towards holistic, innovative and integrated civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and digital identity management systems to help close the identity gap in Africa where more than 500 million people have no legal identity.

The conference will also review and share best practices from African countries on CRVS and identity management system digitization processes, using appropriate information technology infrastructure and improving innovative business processes to ensure that universal CRVS statistics systems are interoperable with national identity management and various government functions.

The Conference will also attract discussions on new and emerging initiatives: The United Nations Legal Identity Agenda and the digital identity initiative in Africa, both of which rely on a functioning and efficient CRVS system.

 The conference will have two segments: Expert Meeting (14-16 October 2019) and Ministerial Meeting (17-18 October 2019). The conference is being organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Government of Zambia. The Conference is also supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health Organization (WHO), Plan International, the Africa Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD) and other partners.

Detail will follow later.


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