February 27, 2015 -
The Ivory Coast’s SNEDAI, the national company for the issuing of administrative identification documents, has partnered with Zetes to collect biometric details and produce identification cards for the four million people covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM), according to a report by Data News.
The project is designed to ensure that the fund’s compensation system runs efficiently for members.
For the next seven years, the company will be heavily focused on the production of cards for the CNAM.
This marks the fourth time Zetes will operate in the Ivory Coast, having previously produced 600,000 biometric passports for the region in 2008.
Similar to the previous allocation of biometric passports, Zetes is the technical partner of the SNEDAI (National Society of Administrative Documents Editing and Identification), which is tasked with distributing the administrative documents and identity cards.
Zetes will be responsible for the initial implementation of the biographical and biometric registration infrastructure, as well as a biometric database. The company will then collect and record all the data, as well as customize maps.
“This new project, which will take seven years, will be the fourth mission Zetes fill in Ivory Coast,” according to its CEO Alain Wirtz. “In Africa, there is still a great need for citizen identification systems as we will each process phase — from check-in map production — we can offer our all warranties partner security necessary to secure the data of citizens.”