Knowledge Exchange with Countries Supported by the Global Financing Facility

Knowledge Exchange with Countries Supported by the Global Financing Facility

Oct 13, 2019
07:00 - 11:00 AM

Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System:
Foundation for Legal Identity Management

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Factsheet: GFF & CRVS


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 objectives for this knowledge exchange are:

  • Create a knowledge exchange and networking platform for countries to share experiences related to CRVS improvement initiatives that are co-funded by the GFF Trust Fund; 
  • Facilitate discussions on how best to provide support for the successful implementation of CRVS system strengthening activities under RMNCAH investment cases; 
  • Share information about the knowledge products, tools, and technical assistance available from the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems

Expected Outcomes:

  • Improved knowledge of CRVS system strengthening priorities, strategies, and activities taking place in countries
  • Established network of CRVS experts at country and regional level
  • Raised awareness of - and usage of – Centre of Excellence knowlegde products and services

Hosted by:  The GFF Secretariat and the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems

(The event time is noted in EST)


Maletela Tuoane-Nkhasi


The Global Financing Facility

Anette Bayer Forsingdal

Senior Program Specialist

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Kristin Farr

Program Officer

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)