4 August, 2016
Reduction of under-registration, promotion of successful practices and strengthening of the processes of civil registry systems in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia and Paraguay
In response to the conclusions highlighted by an external evaluation of the use of previous contributions of the Spain Fund, the proposed activities for this project put particular emphasis on institutional strengthening. Although achievements of the immediate registration of citizens for the first time in the region are important, it is equally important the sustainability of these same achievements through the strengthened national institutions.
24 June, 2016
Provision of national identification cards (CINs) to Haitian migrants residing in the Dominican Republic
This project includes technical assistance in recruiting and training personnel, setting up the workstations, designing and implementing a public awareness campaign and the manufacture and distribution of the CINs. The project also includes a monitoring component to ensure that all eligible Haitians receive their cards in an expeditious and transparent manner.
Supporting Office of National Identification of Haiti in providing National Identification Cards (CIN) to Haitians living abroad (Phase I)
The project is divided in three components. First, OAS will help the ONI in the establishment of an international division as to fulfill its mission abroad. OAS support includes management, technical and logistic support in Haiti and abroad. Second, OAS will provide a team of experts to review the current program of migrant registrations managed by the Haitian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Haitians Living Abroad, assess the situation and make subsequent recommendations. Third, the OAS will support the implementation of an identification campaign in the Dominican Republic that could be replicated in other Caribbean countries.
Strengthening of regional cooperation through the Latin American and Caribbean Council of Civil Registry, Identity and Vital Statistics
The Latin American and Caribbean Council of Civil Registration, Identity and Vital Statistics (CLARCIEV) was created in 2005 as a space that brings together civil registry institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the aim of providing a space for the exchange of experiences in registration and identification of persons, and promote support among registry institutions to strengthen them.
Strengthening of RENAP’s citizen identification system (DPI) and TSE (electoral roll) with views to the 2015 general elections in Guatemala
It will be held a verification of the implementation of the recommendations of the audit reports of 2010. After verifying the implementation of the recommendations, the project also aims at developing an operational plan for both institutions detailing the scope , activities and a timetable for implementing those recommendations of the audits of 2010 that were not addressed and that impact directly on the electoral roll and its debugging.
Promoting access to Right of Identity in the Central America Triangle (Guatemala/Honduras/El Salvador)
The project seeks to improve the rate of registration and identification in the border areas of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador through the installation of civil registry offices at border posts and the establishment of common criteria for the registration of births in border areas.
The project will include parallel activities in the three countries and comprises three core areas: installation of civil registration offices at major border points, developing awareness campaigns and outreach, development of the technical committee activities between the three institutions registration.
Improvement of the hospital birth registration system in Central America
For the success of the project it will be extremely important the inter-institutional coordination, and therefore it should take into consideration the political reality of each country, which can either help or hinder working together. It should reach a cooperation between municipalities, civil registries and health ministries will require a different strategy depending on each national context. Similarly, it will there will be emphasis on sensitization and training of hospital staff where the project is implemented so that they can instruct mothers and the entire population about the importance of birth registration and hospital records benefits.
Institutional strengthening of Ecuador’s Civil Registry and Identification for the certification of Quality Management under the norms ISO 9001
The DIGERCIC requested OAS technical cooperation to document, regulate and standardize processes so they can be applied in their 224 service points. The selected processes are registration services in the Civil Registry, identification services, registration information, customer service and electronic services.
Strengthening the reconstruction systems of records of vital statistics in Guatemala, Colombia and Peru.
For this project the experiences learned in the project of Huancavelica will be used so they can be applied to similar circumstances of affected population by the destruction of records in three countries of the region, specially for rebuilding the inhabitants records of rural, multi-cultural and poverty areas, with the necessity of strengthening civil registration and identification mechanisms.
Strengthening and modernization of civil registry systems in hospitals in Paraguay.
This project aims to address some of the challenges and shortcomings that have been identified with regard to the lack of civil identity and the need to strengthen the registration systems in countries that make up the OAS, and intends to do so from the following axis of intervention: strengthening hospital registry system. In this sense, to join the efforts of the REC, OAS is also supporting an awareness campaign on the importance of civil identity, with gender perspective, this will allow to generate methodologies that can be replicated at the national level, thus contributing to strengthening culture of registration in the population and encouraging more people to make their registration in the Civil Registry in time.
Promotion and access to Right of Identity in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Colombia and the dissemination of lessons learned Phase II
The Directions of Civil Registry of the countries involved in the diagnosis and identification of communities with the highest rate of under-registration and located in vulnerable and extreme poverty will be assisted, with this base an action and fighting strategy will be planned against under-registration problems in these populations. Various training workshops for registration officials will be made, enabling the strengthening of institutional and staff capacities, so that they replicate this strategy for future registration campaigns.