eCouncil-GEMEN module was launched on July 2020, with the collective, joint effort from Local Government Authority (LGA) and National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT), and to date; has been rolled out to all designated cities of the country.
It was initially designed to eliminate separate registries maintained manually by all councils, which has led to duplication of and misalignment of records. This module provided a remedy to the issue and allowed councils to maintain population registries in one common system. Gemen allows national wide data to be updated by health facilities and is subsequently managed, overseen and regulated by Ministry of Health. It is indeed a significant milestone that as of now, more than 1000 new records have been processed via GEMEN – worthy of celebration in our quest for a digitalized process for CRVS in the Maldives, indeed.
As to emphasize on the positive impact of Gemen, it has allowed Department of National Registrations (DNR) to record prompt, real-time population data of Maldives, which previously take years to update. Moreover, it has also allowed National Bureau of Statistics to utilize verified data for their statistical analysis in a comparatively timelier manner. As we are striving to thrive in the age of technology and information, it is imperative that in the foreseeable future, Gemen can enhance and uplift the functional activities of government agencies, which is the main objective of this project, precisely.