Nigeria announced as host country for ID4Africa 2018

April 28, 2017 - 

Abuja, Nigeria will be host to ID4Africa 2018, organization Executive Chairman Dr. Joseph Atick announced during the final day of ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia on Friday. The theme of the event was announced as “Harmonization of Identity Schemes” in response to one of the most frequently debated topics of this year’s forum.

ID4Africa is billed as a grass-roots, multi-stakeholder movement in support of the effective and responsible adoption of digital identity systems throughout Africa to empower citizens and facilitate governance, democracy, and the provision of services.

Nigeria was chosen as host country for the fourth annual forum of ID4Africa due its efforts toward providing its citizens with universal digital identity, and its continued ambitions in supporting the movement, as well as its infrastructure capacity.

Director General and CEO of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Aliyu Aziz accepted the invitation to host the event. As “official journalist” of ID4Africa 2017, Biometric Update will feature an in-depth interview with Aziz as part of its ongoing event coverage.

“DocSec,” a full day symposium devoted to secure ID production and management which was introduced at ID4Africa 2017 is expected to return to the lineup of “InFocus” sessions next year, and additional attention will also be focused on the delivery of identity services from cloud environments.

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