As part of the milestone processes in the implementation of Kenya’s Single Registry (SR),data sharing protocols have been developed and were validated by a section of stakeholders in a workshop held at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi on 11th April 2016.
Evelyn Gathecha, ICT officer,Social Protection Secretariat explains a point during the Single Registry Data Sharing Protocols Validation Workshop at the Hilton Hotel on 11th April 2016.
Stakeholders at the workshop were also exposed to other phase 1 milestone achievements of the SR development and implementation, some of which include decentralization which has been piloted in Machakos and Nairobi,implementation of electronic registration and the development of dash boards. Key issues in focus included user confidentiality,data protection, approval procedures, disposal and retention of information and timelines for availing information to members of the public (from the time of request).
The Head, Social Protection Secretariat Ms Cecilia Mbaka who officiated the function appreciated the achievements made in implementing phase 1 of the SR and noted that the vision for the second phase of the SR implementation was to among other things,benchmark with other countries to enrich the platform with best practice,extent the platform to cover Social Security and Health Insurance,make the Singe Registry child sensitive,expand use of SR data to other ministries, expand the use of electronic registration systems in monitoring and evaluation as well as enhance MIS and SR to respond to the consolidation strategy.Participants were drawn from the Department of Children’s Services, Department of Social Development,the Social Protection Secretariat Unit, Hunger Safety Net and development partner institutions including World Bank, UNICEF and the World Food Programme.
First Webinar on Kenya’s Single Registry Held
The first Webinar on Kenya’s Single Registry took place on Tuesday 29th March 2016.
The activity was organized to give interested stakeholders a chance to learn about the A-Z of the Single Registry through discussions, complemented by a question and answer session driven by specialized panelists.A total of 226 people from across the globe participated in the Webinar and judging by this, the event was a great success.