#BOURE2020 Webinar Series: The Impact of the Birth Registration Programme in Nigeria: Evidence, Practice and Innovations
Sustainable Development Goals: 3, 16
- SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Thank you for joining UNICEF Evaluation Office and Office of Research-Innocenti for the first #BOURE2020 webinar series presenting "The Impact of the Birth Registration Programme in Nigeria: Evidence, Practice and Innovations", that took place on Thursday, 18th February 2021 at 8-9AM PST | 11AM-12PM EST | 5-6PM CET/WAT. See the webinar recording below.
Every child has the right to be somebody.
- Dr. Robert Ndamobissi, Evaluation Manager, UNICEF Nigeria
- Sharon Oladiji, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Nigeria
- Dakota Gruener, Executive Director ID2020
- Dr. Zakari Lawal, Director National Monitoring & Evaluation Department at Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Abuja-Nigeria
- Uyen Kim Huynh, Innovation Specialist, Innovation, Learning and Uptake Unit, UNICEF Evaluation Office
This simple campaign message speaks volumes about the challenges faced by one in three children across the world whose births are not officially registered. Deprived of the fundamental right to an identity, name and nationality, these children may find it difficult to access protection, education, social services and the benefits of development interventions. Unregistered children may also be more vulnerable to trafficking, child labour and, especially in the case of girls, forced marriage.
WHAT IS BIRTH REGISTRATION? Birth registration is the continuous, permanent and universal recording within the civil registry of the occurrence and characteristics of births in accordance with the legal requirements of a country. Article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines birth registration as a fundamental right, and Sustainable Development Goal Target 16.9 aims to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030.
Watch the webinar recording:
#BOURE2020: What was the impact of the Birth Registration Programme in Nigeria?