Proceedings from the February 2020 conference: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality (ConVERGE). The goal was to review and further advance the progress made since the first global meeting in 2008, Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS as as Basis to Meeting the 2030 Agenda. Over the two days, participants evaluated current and future opportunities and challenges to
- ensure that all vital events are universally registered and certified;
- generate, disseminate, and use vital statistics that are disaggregated to highlight subnational differences and support the advancement of gender empowerment initiatives; and
- harness CRVS systems to contribute to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Organized by the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, Open Data Watch and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the event brought together 200 participants representing a wide range of stakeholders in the CRVS and gender fields. For more information, please visit the event page.