Modeled after the first training of trainers in April 2017, this ten-day training workshop for Francophone countries was held in Dakar, Senegal, in July 2018. It convened close to 35 professionals – from civil registration, vital statistics, legal departments and ministries of health in Africa – for cross-country learning, exchange and training on select topics relevant for CRVS systems strengthening.
The learning exchange was co-organized by the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the World Bank Group, and Vital Strategies/ Data for Health Initiative, in partnership with the Government of Senegal. The training curriculum was based on the on the CRVS eLearning course, which was developed by the Word Bank Group in partnership with the Global CRVS Group and the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance.
Why was this workshop so important?
The topics covered in the workshop included, the importance and overview of CRVS systems, institutional arrangement, legal framework of CRVS Systems, birth registration and adoption, death registration, marriage and divorce registration, CRVS assessment and strategic planning, business process improvement, gender in CRVS and facilitation skills for trainers. The training was accompanied by a field visit to the National Centre for Civil Registration, National Statistics Centre, and Ministry of Health in Senegal.
A total of 14 Francophone countries were represented, including Cote D’ivoire, DRC, Tchad, Cameroun, Mali, Tunisia, Madagascar, Togo, Benin, CAR, Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinee, and Senegal.