OpenCRVS is a standards-based and freely available CRVS solution that is being developed with a user-centric design philosophy that puts the needs of citizens and registrars first.
This session will be moderated by Ed Duffus, Head of Innovation at Plan International. Plan International and Jembi Health Systems are currently working with a number of CRVS partners and Civil Registrars to create a simple and accessible registration experience with the necessary flexibility to be adaptable to different country contexts.
OpenCRVS has many benefits: it is cheap; easy to configure; accessible for citizens; interoperable with health systems; and offers security and confidentiality.
With the prototype having received positive feedback thus far, work is now focused on end-user tests with the aim of incorporating feedback into the design of the final product. This is done in an attempt to ensure that the product can be integrated within existing CRVS ecosystems and is of use to a range of users in different contexts.
Discussions on Wednesday 28th February will aim to answer three key questions:
- What additional research is required before the core product and configuration requirements can be defined?
- Which country contexts could provide the ideal environment for testing OpenCRVS implementation flexibility?
- What business models will allow OpenCRVS to function as a sustainable global good?
For further information on the Innovation Lab read the background documents here.