CRVS Workshop

DARW workshop for Civil Registration based Vital Statistics, 2018

Data analysis and report writing (DARW) Workshop, 21-31st May 2018

The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) under the leadership of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), UNICEF, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, will be conducting a data analysis and report-writing workshop from 21-31st May 2018 in Nadi, Fiji.

This course aims to strengthen the capacity of countries in the analysis of administrative data generated from Civil Registration systems with an objective of providing evidence on the performance of Civil Registration systems and; making this data available for policy and planning (where it meets a sufficient level of quality and completeness). The course also over-achingly aims at supporting countries to identify systems weaknesses, and to derive strategies and practical solutions for systems improvement.

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Disaster Preparation and Response Workshop

The Pacific Civil Registrars Network is meeting in Suva from the 2-5 October to discuss the role of civil registration and vital statistics systems in planning and responding to natural disasters and other emergencies. CRVS systems provide important information on the population for planning an appropriate response, and play a key role in replacing key identity documents following and event while ensuring the ongoing registration of vital events such as births and deaths especially when populations may be displaced or accessing government services through alternative locations. Registrars will share their experiences and look at national and regional opportunities to improve system resilience and response in the event of a disaster.

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Data analysis and report writing Workshop for Civil Registration based vital statistics

Over the last 2 weeks of September, 18 participants from six countries (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands) participated in a data analysis and report writing workshop in Noumea. The workshop organized by the Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) and led by the Pacific Community (SPC) with assistance from ESCAP and ABS also included a representative from the data use stream of the Data4Health project managed by Vital Strategies, who are also working with the Solomon Islands and PNG on their CRVS data.

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Pacific Islands Regional Meeting on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

SPC Noumea

The Brisbane Accord Group in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division convened a Regional Meeting on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics for the Pacific Islands, from 22 to 25 February 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Pacific Community and held at the SPC conference centre in Noumea, New Caledonia.

This meeting brought together participants from the civil registration, statistics and health sectors from across the region and is an important opportunity to share experiences and lessons learnt, and to ensure that the Pacific Islands continues to lead the way in CRVS improvements.

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