CRVS Workshop

Regional Workshop on Legal Identity and Identity Security

Theme: Universal and secure legal identity in the Pacific - the role of Health Information Systems, Civil Registration Systems, National Identification Systems and Information Technology.

Objective: To review progress and to build momentum towards the achievement of target 16.9 of the global sustainable development agenda (which commits states to achieving universal legal identity including through birth registration).

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Sub-regional training on medical certification of causes of death

05-07 Dec. 2018, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

The Brisbane Accord Group is in the process of organising a sub-regional training for doctors on medical certification of causes-of-death that will be held on 5-7th December 2018 in the Kingdom of Tonga. This training is jointly organised by SPC, WHO, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland University of Technology, Fiji National University, and UNFPA, and is provided as a part of the Public Health and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics work programme.

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Improving storage and archival of civil registration records and documents - Workshop, 1-3 October 2018

South South Workshop partners Oct 2018

BAG in collaboration with the Pacific Civil Registrars Network (PCRN), the National Archives of New Zealand, the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (PARBICA), the National archives of Fiji, and the Ministry of Justice of Fiji, has organised a south-to-South study exchange programme, focussed on strengthening the capacity of civil registration officials of selected countries Pacific Islands countries in the management of civil registration records and documents, including the principles of release and archival of individual civil registration records and documents. The South-to-South exchange programme, which is sponsored by the government of New Zealand will involve civil registration officials of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Vanuatu and Samoa and will be undertaken on 1-3 October 2018.

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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, 2017

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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Guam CRVS Workshop on Data Analysis and Report Writing, 2015

guam crvs workshop 2015

In July 2015, north Pacific Countries, Territories and States came together in Guam to undertake 2 weeks of intensive training in data analysis and report writing for vital statistics. The course was attended by representatives from Health and Statistics offices from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia (including state representatives from Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Palau, and Republic of the Marshall Islands with teams working together at a state or national level. The training was run by SPC in collaboration with Brisbane Accord Group partners from the World Health Organisation and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with additional support from the Pacific Island Health Officers Association.  

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Vanuatu CRVS, September 2014

Vanuatu holds workshop to prioritize improvements in civil registration and vital statistics


The Vanuatu National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Taskforce, with the assistance of SPC and other partners (including UNICEF, UNFPA, and WHO), hosted a workshop to prioritize improvements in CRVS in Vanuatu September 2nd-4th. The workshop brought together more than 50 attendees from various Vanuatu Government departments including the Civil Registry Office, National Statistics Office, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Vanuatu Law Commission, National Police, and Secretary Generals from each of the Provinces. Participants discussed the outcomes of a comprehensive assessment of their CRVS system that had been undertaken in November of last year, and determined which areas they wanted to focus on improving.