Fifth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration

Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Foundation for Legal Identity Management - 14-18 October 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration (COM5) will take place from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia. 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 Government of the 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.

The Conference will be attended by Ministers responsible for Civil Registration, National Identity Registration, Health, ICT and E-Governance.  It will also be attended by Heads of Civil Registration Offices, Heads of National Identity Registrations and Heads of National Statistics Offices, representatives of regional and international organizations including the UN agencies, and representatives of selected Non-Governmental Organizations.


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Fifth Ministerial Conference Documents

Concept note CRMC5/2019/INF/1 PDF PDF PDF PDF

Conference Documents

Progress made pursuant to the Ministerial Declarations CRMC5/2019/2 PDF  
Importance of civil registration and vital statistics and identity management for durable solutions for refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees CRMC5/2019/3 PDF PDF
Integrating civil registration and vital statistics systems and legal identity management in the digital era CRMC5/2019/4 PDF PDF
Civil registration and vital statistics digitalization and innovation: a perspective from Eastern and Southern Africa CRMC5/2019/5 PDF PDF
Electronic civil and vital statistics systems: what countries need to consider in the modernization process CRMC5/2019/6 PDF  
Civil registration in emergencies – recommendations and guidelines for implementation CRMC5/2019/7 PDF PDF
The civil registration and vital statistics systems improvement framework CRMC5/2019/8 PDF PDF
Guidelines on the drafting of memorandums of understanding for better coordination among national stakeholders of civil registration and vital statistics systems at the country level CRMC5/2019/9 PDF  
Integrating mortality surveillance to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics systems CRMC5/2019/10 PDF PDF
Strengthening linkages between civil registration and the health sector for better health and improved civil registration systems: the cases of Uganda and Liberia CRMC5/2019/11 PDF PDF
Potentials of data linkages from civil registration and vital statistics and other systems in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of road safety CRMC5/2019/12 PDF PDF
Marriage and divorce registration in Africa – a neglected yet important component of a fully functional civil registration and vital statistics system CRMC5/2019/13 PDF PDF
Vital statistics from civil registration records and their relevance to monitoring Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want and the Sustainable Development Goals CRMC5/2019/14 PDF  
Evaluating the completeness and quality of civil registration systems and producing vital statistics reports CRMC5/2019/15 PDF PDF
Digitization of civil registration and vital statistics: towards information and communications technology assets for civil registration and vital statistics in Africa CRMC5/2019/16 PDF  
Electronic birth and death registration system in Egypt CRMC5/2019/17 PDF  
Assessing and strengthening medicolegal death investigation systems to improve accuracy and completeness of vital statistics CRMC5/2019/18 PDF PDF
Taking a holistic approach to legal identity: good practices from integrating civil registration and vital statistics and identity systems around the world1 CRMC5/2019/19 PDF PDF
Modernization of the civil registration and vital statistics system through ICIVIL innovation in Burkina Faso CRMC5/2019/21 PDF  
Death certification curriculum and infographic tutorials for physicians for certification of death CRMC5/2019/22 PDF  
Eleventh revision of the International Classification of Diseases CRMC5/2019/23 PDF  
The state of civil registration and vital statistics and national identity in sub-Saharan Africa CRMC5/2019/24 PDF  
Pathways to obtaining high-quality information in Africa on cause of death CRMC5/2019/25 PDF  

Please visit this site regularly for updates on the conference and programs. For more Information contact William Muhwava



Event Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019
Lusaka, Zambia