Ja hosts Caribbean Civil Registration and Identity Management conference
Jamaica will host the Inaugural Caribbean Civil Registration and Identity Management Conference under the theme 'Civil Registration and Identity Management – A Post Development Imperative', from July 6-8, 2016 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St James.
Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, congratulated the Registrar General’s Department for taking the lead to host this significant conference during the official media launch yesterday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.
“Let me commend the Registrar General’s Department for taking this bold step to further integrate the work of Caribbean nations in the area of civil registration and identity management. This is important as it will encourage the sharing of best practices for civil registration and national identification across the Caribbean sub-region; both in terms of high-level strategic policies as well as operational practices.” Dr Tufton said.
Minister Tufton also reiterated that information from the civil registration and identity management systems provide governments with information needed to devise relevant legislation and policies for the improvement of the quality of life for all citizens and therefore must be treated as a priority.
This high-level conference brings together participants from over 30 countries with key objectives to draft a resolution for the establishment of the Caribbean Network of Civil Registrars with Secretariat in CARICOM and to develop recommendations for national and regional Civil Registration and Identity Management policies.