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.