Edward Duffus is Plan International’s Head of Birth Registration Innovation. Building on 12 years of IT project management and systems implementation with Accenture in London, Paris and Brussels, he now leads a team to develop innovative birth registration programmes that use appropriate digital technologies. There are currently 6 projects underway in Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda with funding raised of over $2 million.
Edward has developed a “Technical Analysis” methodology used by Plan International to assess appropriate technology solutions for CRVS strengthening and integrated birth registration programmes. He is also a core group member of the African Programme for the Accelerated Improvement of CRVS and leads a taskforce to develop a 'Guidebook on CRVS Digitisation' for Africa, sponsored by the African Development Bank.