Experts will gather from 24 to 28 October 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Experts Group Meeting of the 6th Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CoM6) organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
The meeting will review progress in developing civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems over the last ten years, including taking note of new developments since the previous Ministerial Conference and the fast-approaching deadline of the 2030 agenda.
The meeting will also share innovative practices and strategies for developing CRVS systems and; provide policy directives on priority measures for accelerated improvement of CRVS systems which will constitute the new regional CRVS strategy and plan.
Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics at the ECA, explains the importance of this meeting in “identifying priority strategic actions that will accelerate the progress of civil registration and vital statistics systems in Africa over the next eight years. Ensuring considerable progress in achieving 100% and 80% registration of births and deaths respectively as set by agenda by 2030.”
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity to produce accurate, high quality and timely data to inform policies that will support the full implementation of the sustainable development goals and the continent’s Agenda 2063.
Timely, accurate, high-quality data and statistics to inform policy remains a significant challenge across Africa.
The Expert Group Meeting will bring together country experts drawn from Ministries responsible for Civil Registration, Ministries of Health, National Statistical Offices, National Identity Management offices, Young African Statisticians, and development partners for technical deliberations aligned to the theme and the statutory issues of the meeting.
Several side events and exhibitions will be held on the margins of the meeting.