SAP Africa’s Innovative Mobile Birth App To Increase Kenyan Citizenship Registration

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SAP Africa’s Innovative Mobile Birth App To Increase Kenyan Citizenship Registration

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:05pm

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Up until now, the number of birth registrations, especially in rural areas of Africa, remains low with only fifty percent of children being registered on average. Children born in Kenya must be registered within 90 days of their birth. If they are not citizens face costly, lengthy processes to register their children which, if not done, can prevent them from accessing vital state resources like education, healthcare and ultimately, productive employment.

At Connected Kenya, the leading East African public services and private sector ICT convention, SAP Africa announced the launch of a new mobile application prototype that significantly simplifies the birth registration process in an easy, reliable fashion.

Professor Jan Eloff, Research Expert and Elmarie Venter, Senior Researcher, SAP Innovation Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, said: “SAP’s challenge was to develop a simple mobile birth registration application prototype to enable a responsible individual, with the help of a mobile phone, to register the birth of any child within 90 days.   We hope to secure the buy-in of the Kenyan government and then ultimately roll this out elsewhere in Africa in the future.”

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Kenya | SAP | SAP Africa | birth app | mobile birth registration application

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