About the CRVS Digitisation Guidebook

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This CRVS Digitisation Guidebook was commissioned by the African Development Bank for the African Programme for the Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS) and was developed jointly by Plan International and Jembi Health Systems. The Guidebook is intended to be a living and collaborative resource that can be extended over time, as countries contribute re-usable assets and case studies to the Guidebook based on their experiences.

To support the development of the Guidebook, the APAI-CRVS formed a Taskforce consisting of:

  • Edward Duffus, Plan International (Taskforce Leader)
  • Maurice Mubila, African Development Bank
  • Raj Gautam Mitra, UNECA
  • Jean-Paul Alaterre, Interact4C
  • Maria Muniz, UNICEF
  • Getachew Sahlu, ITU
  • Neo Lapang, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Botswana
  • Anette Forsingdal, Ministry of Home Affairs, Namibia
  • Chris Seebregts, Jembi Health Systems, South Africa
  • Hosea Mitala, UNICEF, Uganda and Mozambique
  • Gloria Waithira Mathenge, UNECA

The following representatives formed a Country Expert Group which contributed material for the Guidebook and reviewed its content:

  • Michel Ndakize Rugambwa, Rwanda
  • Daniel Agira Muga, Kenya
  • Charles Nsimbi-Kabugujjo, Uganda
  • Sonnyboy Ernest Monamodi, South Africa
  • Martin Nyhoda, Zambia
  • Sidi Mohamed Sghair, Mauritania
  • Yacob Zewoldi, Ethiopia
  • Fitaweke Metaferia Beyene, Ethiopia
  • Dieh Mandiaye BA, Senegal
  • Anette Bayer Forsingdal, Namibia
  • Abdel-Shakour Mahmoud Abd EL Shakour Farghaly, Egypt
  • Samir Mohamed Abdelkarim Ibrahim, Egypt
  • Henry Muchiri, Zimbabwe

The following group helped review the Guidebook and provided valuable feedback and comments on the content and structure:

  • Anneke Schmider, WHO
  • Claudio Machado, Consultant, Brazil
  • Donald de Savigny, University of Basel
  • Milen Kidane, UNICEF
  • Ramesh Krishnamurthy, WHO
  • Samuel Lantei Mills, World Bank
  • Samia Melhem, World Bank
  • Lori Thorell, UNICEF
  • William Philbrick, UNICEF
  • Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics
  • Mia Harbitz, Consultant

The Taskforce would like to extend special thanks to the following people that made significant contributions to the content and editing of the Guidebook:

  • Annina Wersun, Plan International
  • Hosea Mitala, UNICEF
  • Linda Taylor, Jembi Health Systems
  • Antonio Macheve, Jembi Health Systems
  • Alessandro Campione, Jembi Health Systems
  • Martin Brocker, Jembi Health Systems

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