giovedì 27 novembre 2014

South Africa Statistics and BRAVO!: Civil registration experiences

BRAVO! and South Africa Statistics
On invitation of the South Africa Statistics (SSA), a delegation of the BRAVO! Programme visited South Africa from 15 to 17 September 2014. The invitation comes after the 9th Africa Symposia on Statistical Development, where BRAVO! representatives presented their experience about their work. BRAVO! has been recognized as a best practice inside the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS) of the Economic Commission for Africa of the United Nations (UNECA)  having achieved excellent results in the improvement of the birth registrations in Mozambique and Burkina Faso.

The presentation of BRAVO!
to the South Africa Statistics representatives
The visit has been the opportunity for the South Africa Statistics to present all the aspects of the operation of civil registration in South Africa: from modernization of identification process to the crucial role of health, from the production of the statistics to the registration through mobile devices, as well as the operation of the processes concerning registration of marriages and divorces, adoptions and deaths.

Visit to the Statistics Data Center
of the South Africa Statistics
The delegation was also invited to visit the Statistics Data Center of the country, the civil registration offices and the maternity where the South African population can register their children.

Visit to a Maternity where children can be registered
The official visit ended with a meeting with the Deputy General Director of the South Africa Statistics, Dr. Risenga Maluleke, who expressed great appreciation for the BRAVO! Programme.
The meeting also opened new perspectives of collaboration.
The South Africa Statistics newsletter of the Institute of Statistics shows the results of the visit, especially the importance of collaboration between South Africa and Mozambique, and the ability to reproduce the method used by the BRAVO! Programme in rural areas for the civil registration.

Click here to download the newsletter (page 8)