The conference run over two days and included plenary, parallel sessions and innovations labs.
- Plenary sessions were led by a keynote speaker and high-level panel addressing the main challenges and opportunities for CRVS systems from a strategic (medium to long-term) perspective.
- Panel sessions allowed the participants to engage with key elements within the broader agenda in a more concentrated way; for example, focusing on inclusive development, modern data analytics and human-centred design principles.
- Innovation labs enabled concentrated discussion and workshopping by experts and country representatives of new and emerging approaches and technologies, presented as case studies, to consider in detail how these could be applied in countries seeking to strengthen their systems – for example, whether human-centred design approaches can be used to improve the reach of CRVS and other systems to vulnerable populations. The purpose was to recommend new approaches for further inclusion for development in a global workplan.
- The final plenary session drew together discussions from the plenary and panel sessions, as well as from the innovation labs, to propose themes and priorities resulting from the conference.