African civil registration experts meet in Zimbabwe

Published: 13/Jul/2015
Source: Star Africa

Representatives of documentation registries from more than 40 African countries are meeting in the Zimbabwean capital Harare to discuss ways of improving the registration processes in their territories.Officially opening the meeting, Zimbabwe’s newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo urged African countries to embrace new technologies as they seek to strengthen their capacity to improve their documentation processes.

He noted that the use of specially designed and appropriate electronic gadgets was becoming the norm in civil registration around the world and Africa should not be left behind.

He however cautioned that African countries should guard against rushing to accept all electronic gadgets as some of these would comprise their security.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2015