ID4Africa 2017 set to continue pan-continental momentum toward universal digital identity

Preparations for the ID4Africa Forum 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia have been successfully completed, with the arrival and registration Tuesday of delegates from over 50 nations and 22 development agencies, as well as booths set up by over 90 vendors and supporting organizations in the exhibition hall. The third annual event of the ID4Africa movement and organization will take place April 26-28, with the theme of “Pathways to Digital Identity,” in support of ID4Africa’s mission and year-round work. ID4Africa was co-founded

Aware releases cloud-based biometric identification solution

Aware has released Indigo|Onboard, the first in the company’s new Indigo line of cloud-based solutions that provide biometric search functionality either as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription or as a server-based software license. Indigo|Onboard improves the onboarding process with advanced identity management capabilities, enabling organizations to biometric search to quickly determine if a new customer or employee has an existing identity record in the system. As a result, organizations can detect attempts at identity fraud as well as prevent any duplicate

BioRugged to showcase new low-cost mobile biometric devices at ID4Africa

BioRugged will showcase several new devices at its exhibit booth at the upcoming ID4Africa conference, in a major expansion of its portfolio of mobile biometric products. Among the hardware products it will present are the Suprema BioWolf LE biometric tablet, a mobile solution for smart card printing, and the Ruggbo 20 and 30 prototypes. ID4Africa 2017, being held in Windhoek, Namibia, April 26-28, is the third annual conference of ID4Africa, a multi-stakeholder organization promoting digital legal identity development on the

ID4Africa nearing 100 exhibitors

ID4Africa is nearing 100 exhibitors for its upcoming annual flagship event, to be held in Windhoek, Namibia from April 26-28, 2017. The event will provide a comprehensive platform for governments, international development agencies, solution providers and domain experts to exchange ideas and information. The aim of the ID4Africa event will be for governments to advance high-level dialogue, share experiences and examine real world best practices. Last year, the exhibitor space featured 60 companies. This year, featured companies will include: Arjosystems,

ID4Africa releases results of its 2017 government ID survey

ID4Africa, the organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa, has released a detailed annual survey of African governments focused on understanding the continent’s identification requirements. The survey found that Africa’s priorities are focused on pragmatically putting in place and operationalizing robust, high coverage identification systems. The survey also found that government priorities seem to be driven by national concerns and not by regional or global considerations. According to

ID4Africa to hold document and credential symposium at Namibia event

ID4Africa has announced that its annual event will feature a special document and credential security symposium. The symposium, entitled “DocSec” will provide a full day program of four sessions, focused on: expert tutorials, credential security printing, security features, ePassports, travel documents, along with sessions focused on combating identity and document fraud. 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. The organization will hold

ID4Africa endorses ID principles for sustainable development

ID4Africa recently announced that it has officially endorsed 10 principles on identification that were developed by a consortium of international identity stakeholders led by the World Bank and the Center For Global Development. The 10 principles outline the benefits of identity systems and describes how stakeholders, including governments and other international agencies, can protect against their risks. The principles focus on three concepts: inclusion, design and governance. The organizations endorsing the 10 principles recognize the potential of strengthened identification systems

ID4Africa to provide special symposium on financial sector

This year’s ID4Africa conference will offer a mini-symposium on identification in the financial sector focused on both banking applications and payment solutions. The symposium will be held during the three-day ID4Africa event, scheduled for April 26-28, 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. 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 and the organization holds an annual forum and an exposition on digital identity and associated

Suprema fingerprint module integrated in new rugged tablet PC from BioRugged

Suprema announced its SFU-S20 fingerprint module is now integrated in the new BioWolf LE, a rugged tablet PC from BioRugged. SFU-S20 is a FBI PIV and FAP20 certified USB fingerprint scanner protected by IP65-rated rugged structure, featuring a slim optical sensor with a large platen size and advanced LFD (Live Finger Detection) technology. BioWolf LE is a rugged and versatile biometric tablet PC developed for applications including voter registration, logistics, healthcare, industrial protection and banking. Along with fingerprint authentication, BioWolf

Biometric Update named “official journalist” for 2017 ID4Africa event

ID4Africa announced today that it has selected BiometricUpdate.com as the “official journalist” for its 2017 annual meeting, to be held April 26-28, 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. The three-day event is the third annual government meeting of the ID4Africa movement and the second time that Biometric Update has been named as the “official journalist” of the event. 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