The first baby of the “digital age” has been born in São Tomé!
The Support Project for Improving the Quality and Proximity of Public Services in PALOP and East Timor (PASP) has trained staff from the Directorate-General for Registry Offices and Notaries of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Technical assistance to the Directorate-General for Registry Offices and Notaries aimed at strengthening the capacities and skills of its staff for the new dynamics in the services of the Civil Registry, which were modernised and computerised under this project.
It should be noted that the National Project for Computerisation of the Civil Registry Services Department, implemented under the PASP, includes several components: digitisation and cataloguing of about 360,000 birth, marriage and death certificates, development of an Integrated File Management System (SIGA) that also allows births to be registered digitally, and a digital certificate sales portal.
This latter feature substantially benefits citizens of São Tomé and Príncipe living abroad, who can use it to obtain a birth certificate without having to travel to the country. It is expected to be available at all health centres and delegations, maternity wards, embassies and consular services.
In addition, the beneficiary countries have developed National Projects based on their respective priorities, focusing on areas such as computerisation of civil records (São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea Bissau), of business and automobile records (Cape Verde), the creation of a state electronic certification system (Mozambique), the extension of identity card issuance (East Timor) and the promotion of digital inclusion and literacy (Angola).
Source: AMA and IP Camões.