The Pacific Civil Registrars Network is meeting in Suva to discuss the role of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) 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.