ID4Africa reports record-setting attendance

The annual meeting of the ID4Africa Movement, held in May, experienced 93 percent growth in attendance. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. This year’s event was dedicated to examining the practical requirements necessary to plan and launch successful electronic identity (eID) programs. Delegates from 32 African nations, 22 international development agencies and 80 companies attended. The exhibitor space featuring 60 companies

Sri Lanka introducing biometric passports

According to a report in the Indian Express, the Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration will begin to issue biometric passports next year in an effort to to prevent document forgeries. The initiative is taking place under the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The existing visa issuance system will be replaced by machine readable visa (MRV) technology in compliance with the Immigrants and Emigrants Act. “Introduction of MRV, which incorporates security features with high

Integrated Biometrics says ID4Africa “exceeded our expectations”

Integrated Biometrics reports a highly successful engagement at the 2016 ID4Africa international forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The three-day event, held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, was the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement and organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. The organization’s aim is to share experiences and establish real world best practices that set the correct expectations

Credence ID launches product, partnership at ID4Africa

Credence ID last week announced the launch of its CredenceTAB product at the ID4Africa Forum held in Kigali. CredenceTAB is a full-featured 10-inch mobile biometric and credential reading tablet, that enables rapid registration, verification and authentication of user identities from any location. It combines enrolment-capable biometrics with a complete e-document reading suite for electronic ID verification. CredenceTAB enables police, border control and other authorities to confirm identities on the move, supports highly reliable citizen and voter registration and authentication, and

Nigeria and South Africa confront ID management complexity at ID4Africa

Nigeria and South Africa provided useful insights into how they manage their respective identity programs at the ID4Africa Forum and exposition held last week in Kigali, Rwanda. The three-day event was the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. This year’s event was dedicated to examining the practical requirements necessary to plan and launch

Second day of ID4Africa event focused on practical solutions

The ID4Africa Forum held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, continued to examine electronic identity in Africa on its second and final day of session programming. The main theme for the event revolved around practical methods for developing successful eID schemes. Through a series of workshops on Wednesday, the event allowed government officials from 36 African countries to explore a wide range of issues, including the establishment of foundational identity programs such as national ID and civil registration to functional applications,

Rwanda to introduce new eID card

Rwanda announced on Tuesday at the ID4Africa Forum and exposition in Kigali that it will roll-out an integrated eID card in July. eID is a government-issued document for online and offline identification. The typical electronic identity card has the format of a regular bank card, with printed identity information on the surface, such as personal details and a photograph, as well as an embedded microchip. Rwanda will use an eID card with an embedded 64-kilobyte chip to integrate multiple details,

ID4Africa holds successful first day

Rwanda is successfully hosting Africa’s annual meeting on digital identity management. The three-day event is the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. It is currently being held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, and is hosted by the National Identification Agency of Rwanda. ID4Africa was co-founded by the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) and Identity Counsel International (ICI) to promote the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in Africa. The aim of ID4Africa is for governments to

eID projects in Africa and Latin America drive X Infotech’s expansion

Systems integrator and software developer X Infotech has expanded its presence in Latin America, North and West Africa by engaging new regional representatives. X Infotech is a global provider of software solutions for the issuance, management and verification of identity documents and smart cards. In a statement, the company welcomed Carla Guardia Malaga and Kais Ben Amor to its growing team. Malaga will be responsible for business development in Latin America, and Amor will take care of business development in

MorphoTrust eID solution to help decrease tax refund fraud in Alabama

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and the state of Alabama are teaming up to protect citizens against identity theft and state income tax refund fraud using MorphoTrust’s identity verification solution, eID. Using the electronic ID (eID) application, Alabama residents will be able to protect their tax refunds with something as simple as a “selfie.” The eID initiative will be an opt-in program that adds a new layer of security regarding tax return processing. MorphoTrust’s eID leverages the secure driver’s license and ID