By Esther Wright
Senior Statistician Ms. Fatouma Sissoco and the Legal Identity Management Expert United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on 16 January 2020 had an interactive session with the Vice President of Sierra Leone Dr.Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh.
The team congratulated the Government and the people of Sierra Leone, as well as NCRA Director General Mohamed Massaquoi and senior government officials for the tremendous progress made in the establishment of the National Civil Registration Authority.
The mission noted that Sierra Leone’s CRVS system is exceptional as it has a system that integrates civil registration, vital statistics and ID management, which is in line with the UN Legal Identity Agenda (UN LIA) and UN statistics division standards and other international best practices.
Because of the Government’s commitment to strengthening the national CRVS and Id management system, Sierra Leone was selected as a pilot country of the recently launched UN LIA.