Edward Duffus

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Sector

Consultant

Knowledge and Skills

Assessment and strategic planning, Project management, Project implementation, Notifications of events, Monitoring and evaluation, Birth registration, Gender, Digitalisation, Digital identity, Death registration, Communication for development, Civil registration

Languages spoken

English, French

Number of years of experience in CRVS or identity management

6-9

Profile

Edward is a thought-leader in the domain of CRVS and has pioneered the use of digital technologies to strengthen civil registration systems around the world. While working for Plan International he set up the Birth Registration Innovation Team and led Digital Birth Registration projects in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
- Author of the CRVS Digitisation Guidebook.
- Founder of OpenCRVS, a digital public good for civil registration designed for all country contexts.

Job title

Head of Innovation

Organization
Plan International
Dates

▪ Core Group member of the African Programme for the Accelerated Improvement of CRVS
▪ Created the CRVS Digitisation Guidebook (www.crvs-dgb.org)
▪ Created content on CRVS Digitisation for World Bank eLearning Course on CRVS
▪ Launched OpenCRVS as a digital public good in Jan 2020
▪ Led Digital Birth Registration projects in Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda, responsible for programme design, quality assurance and M&E
▪ International Advisory Group member for MOSIP

Job title

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Organization
New Legacy Digital
Dates

▪ Provides strategic CRVS domain knowledge to assist governments to design effective civil registration systems
▪ As a functional architect, supports governments to create “future-state” CRVS models and processes
▪ Provides quality assurance support for OpenCRVS implementations.
▪ Builds strategic partnerships for scaled implementation and sustainable use of OpenCRVS.

Name of educational institution

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

Field of study
Civil Engineering
Type of degree
MEng
Dates
-

Civil Engineering with a Year in Europe (Germany)

Project name

Bangladesh OpenCRVS Pilot

Dates
Your role Programme oversight and Quality Assurance
Geographic region Bangladesh
Project name

OpenCRVS product development

Dates
Your role OpenCRVS Product Manager
Geographic region Global
Project name

Zambia OpenCRVS Proof of Concept

Dates
-
Your role Project Manager
Geographic region Zambia
Project name

CRVS Digtisation Ghana

Dates
-
Your role Project Manager and lead researcher
Geographic region Ghana
Project name

CRVS Digitisation Guidebook

Dates
-
Your role Project Manager
Geographic region Global
Title

Smart ICT Investment for CRVS: A Global Business Case

Publisher
Plan International
Date published
Title

Identifying and addressing risks to children in digitised birth registration systems: a step-by-step guide

Publisher
Plan International
Date published
Title

CRVS Digitisation Guidebook

Publisher
APAI-CRVS
Date published
Title

Innovations in Birth Registration

Publisher
Plan International
Date published
Role, Position, or Job Title
Senior Program Specialist, Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems
Organisation
IDRC
Role, Position, or Job Title
Director, African Centre for Statistics
Organisation
UNECA