Birth Declaration Through Mobile Services

In cooperation with NGO Aide et Action and UNICEF, Orange has successfully developed a mobile birth declaration service in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.

Birth Declaration Through Mobile Services

In cooperation with NGO Aide et Action, Orange has developed a mobile birth declaration service, successfully tested in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.

An identification code is provided to the village chief to connect on the service, enabling him to declare children born in his village and to consult the information about the people born in his village. There are two widgets: one to declare the birth of children, one to consult the birth declaration: the village chief can see if a child is registered or not and, if the child is registered, get his/her birth and registry number.

A pilot conducted in 21 Senegalese rural communities in Kolda, Casamance (area of 70,000 people, 3 registry offices) has shown very good results: 133 birth declarations were done through mobile service in 2 month-trial and 100% of the births were declared vs 34% previously.

A shorter trial was conducted in Côte d’Ivoire, in the framework of the government’s e-government programme for birth and death declaration and has just came to an end.


  • Orange

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 169,000 employees worldwide, including 102,000 employees in France, and sales of 45.5 billion euros in...

  • Aide et Action

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Aide et Action, an international non-governmental organisation and the top child sponsorship organisation in France, focuses on improving access to quality education internationally. Aide et...

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's...

  • Nokia

    Staff size: 10,000+

    Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the pioneering work of Nokia Bell Labs, our research and innovation division, and Nokia Technologies, we...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Cote d Ivoire, Senegal
  • Start Date 2011