Global Ideas Institute – Birth Registration Challenge

birth registrationUniversity of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs Global Ideas Institute and WorldVuze Team Up in this Year’s Birth Registration Challenge.

230 million births have not been formally registered as of 2013, accounting for about one-third of all children under five. Without birth registration, these children “do not officially exist”. What happens to these children and adults when they are not registered citizens of any country?

WorldVuze is teaming up this year with the Global Ideas Institute (GII) to foster a discussion on birth registration between students in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa for this year’s 2015-2016 Global Ideas Institute challenge. As a member of the WorldVuze community, you too are welcome to join the discussion!

Each month, from October 2015 to April 2016, GII program classrooms will be posting questions on WorldVuze based on themes that arise from lectures, including with a practitioner in a leading hospital in Toronto, an executive from the World Bank, the director of a Canadian non-governmental organization, and university professors, with knowledge expertise in the field.

Stay up to date with the challenge each month. You can find the challenge questions on WorldVuze under the category “GII Program”.

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