pcrn logoThe Pacific Civil Registrars Network is meeting in Suva from the 2-5 October to discuss the role of civil registration and vital statistics systems in planning and responding to natural disasters and other emergencies. CRVS systems provide important information on the population for planning an appropriate response, and play a key role in replacing key identity documents following and event while ensuring the ongoing registration of vital events such as births and deaths especially when populations may be displaced or accessing government services through alternative locations. Registrars will share their experiences and look at national and regional opportunities to improve system resilience and response in the event of a disaster.

Presentations from the workshop are attached below:

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Data Analysis and Report Writing Workshop_2016

Over the last 2 weeks of September, 18 participants from six countries (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands) participated in a data analysis and report writing workshop in Noumea. The workshop organized by the Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) and led by the Pacific Community (SPC) with assistance from ESCAP and ABS also included a representative from the data use stream of the Data4Health project managed by Vital Strategies, who are also working with the Solomon Islands and PNG on their CRVS data.

The purpose of the workshop was to build the capacity of countries in the analysis and publication of vital statistics and improve the availability of these statistics; with a primary focus on civil registration based vital statistics. The course was structured to support national teams to analyze their own data to generate a draft national analysis report and indicators in line with international reporting commitments. This workshop was conducted in alignment with the 2016 priorities of the Pacific Vital statistics Action Plan (PVSAP) and the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS), both of which place emphasis on the need to: strengthen data analytical skills among data producers, and make better use of institution-based data. It was also designed to respond to priorities identified by member countries in national CRVS plans and raised at regional forums such as the Pacific Ministers of Health meeting.

This was third data analysis and report writing workshop conducted by BAG in the years (2014-2016), with all countries now having been offered at least one round of training. Participants were drawn from civil registration offices, the ministries of health and national statistics offices, with the emphasis on examining national datasets as a combined team.

The course was based upon material from a range of sources, in particular tools and materials developed by SPC, the World Health Organization, the University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the United States Census Bureau, and Open courseware from John Hopkins University. The training covered topics including data sources, data cleaning and tabulation, coverage and completeness, births and fertility analysis, deaths and summary measures of mortality, cause of death patterns, and writing skills for reports.

All countries were able to produce a first draft of their vital statistics reports by the end of the training and we are looking forward to these being available over the next few months. BAG partners will continue to support participants and their national CRVS committees as they complete and ready their reports for publication.

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SPC Noumea

The Brisbane Accord Group in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division convened a Regional Meeting on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics for the Pacific Islands, from 22 to 25 February 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Pacific Community and held at the SPC conference centre in Noumea, New Caledonia.

This meeting brought together participants from the civil registration, statistics and health sectors from across the region and is an important opportunity to share experiences and lessons learnt, and to ensure that the Pacific Islands continues to lead the way in CRVS improvements.

Key objectives of the meeting were:

  1. To share experiences in improving CRVS across the Pacific from the last 4 years of the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan in order to a. build further support for CRVS across the region, b. encourage countries to ensure CRVS is linked to national plans, and c. share actions and strategies that may be useful for other countries in reaching their CRVS improvement targets.
  2. To share national CRVS commitments to improving CRVS, and encourage countries that have not done so to set targets in line with the Regional Action Framework,
  3. To introduce the UN Principles and Recommendations (rev 3) for CRVS, along with other tools and standards to assist countries to improve their systems
  4. To move forward on regional actions and approaches that address common CRVS issues (such as legislation and IT guidelines)

The meeting was supported by the Pacific Community, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Statistics Division.

Brisbane Accord Group Partners

Secretariat of the Pacific Community
World Health Organization
University of Quensland
Th e University of New South Wales
Unicef
United Nations Population Fund
Queensland University of Technology
Pacific Health Information Network
Pacific Civil Registrars Network
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Fiji National University
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific