Martin Bratschi is the Deputy Director for Technical Implementation at Vital Strategies, working mainly on the Data for Health Initiative. In this video, he shares his ideas on how CRVS systems will look in an ideal future.
His hope is that future CRVS systems will be seamless for the individuals concerned. In other words, the parents of a newborn baby or the loved ones of a deceased individual will need to have minimal input in getting the respective events registered at the Civil Registry. Further, he adds that future civil registration systems will provide individuals with lifelong proof of their identity so that they can be active participants in society.
The international conference on innovations in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems was held in Ottawa on 27-28 February, 2018.