Commemoration of the First African Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day& Launching of Civil Registration Steering Committee

Theme: “Promoting Innovative Universal Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System for Good Governance and Better Lives” The Government of Sierra Leone through the National Civil Registration Authority wishes to inform the general public that Sierra Leone will be joining other member States and African Governments to commemorate the First Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day on the 10th August, 2018 with the above Theme.

African CRVS Day will be celebrated every year to increase public awareness on the importance of making everyone visible in Sierra Leone through a well-functioning Integrated Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System covering the entire population and all vital events occurring in the country. As a country, we are pleased to announce that we have put in place appropriate national legal framework, ICT infrastructure and innovative Business Process Improvement to make Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System responsive to international and local demands. This is through improving accessibility and quality of civil registration and other related services such as the development and continuous upgrade of a permanent and functional multipurpose register for electoral purposes; population and demographic purposes; pension and social security purposes; and identity authentication for financial transactions among many others.

In addition to commemorating the CRVS Day, the National Civil Registration Authority and its Partners (Local and International) will also launch the National Civil Registration Steering Committee with responsibilities to include:

  • Providing policy direction and guidance on CRVS issues to the Government of Sierra Leone.
  • Assist in improving Multi-Sectoral and Inter-Agency collaboration at national, Regional and District levels.
  • Guide the short, medium and long-term vision of CRVS to ensure that present investments in all areas are sustainable and have an impact into the future.
  • Serve as a platform to improve communication and coordination between Government of Sierra Leone and Civil Society, Development Partners and Local Government Authorities on CRVS.

The End. Dated: Friday, 3rd August, 2018


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