Ministry of Gender moves to consolidate the National child information Management system

Ministry of Gender moves to consolidate the National child information Management system

By Alex Byakatonda

Communication officer-Kabale


The ministry of Gender Labour and social development has embarked on nationwide consultation on the proposed consolidated National child information Management system.


According to Assistant Commissioner in Charge of children Affairs in the ministry of Gender Labour and social development-Franco Torea, the consolidated and robust National Child Information Management system is aimed at strengthening the data collection system on the welfare and wellbeing of children.


Addressing a two-day stakeholder consultative meeting at Kabale Municipal Council Hall, Torea noted that the system strengthening, is also meant to come up with a comprehensive and a well aligned information system in line with the 5 pillars of the National children policy 2020. Under the National children policy government realised that there were numerous children information collecting systems, which were not well coordinated in terms of data collection.


Torea added that the amalgamation of the previous child data collection tools, will help the ministry to collect precise and accurate data which will ease the ministry in decision making, resource allocation and policy making.


The Kabale District Senior Probation officer-Monica Muhumuza, added that since the enaction of 2020 National child policy, it was noted that there was need for the review of the former orphans and other vulnerable children managements information systems, to ensure inclusiveness.


She also noted that the new consolidated National child information Management system, encompasses all child reporting parameters and indicators in child service provision like the health management information system, education management information system, and all other players including the Uganda police services, Uganda prison services and the directorate of public prosecutions among others.

According to Muhumuza, previously there were 75 management information systems, which were being used by child care providers with each system singularly undertaking one aspect of child rights service provision like child protection, child care, child survival, economic strengthening services, health system, legal support system and education system among others.


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