Nigeria announced as host country for ID4Africa 2018

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

Deep stakeholder engagement marks day 2 of ID4Africa 2017

Day two of ID4Africa 2017 wrapped up with hundreds of delegates from dozens of African nations remaining deep in discussion late into the evening in host city Windhoek, Namibia. The second day of the third annual ID4Africa forum was highlighted by seven information sessions covering a wide range of specific topics in digital identity, as well as a day-long session on document security. Each of the forum’s day two sessions included several speakers, with topics including overcoming ID systems challenges

Identity companies at ID4Africa expo hall embrace Africa’s challenges and opportunity

With approximately 45 percent of the world’s 1.1 billion people without legal identity living in Africa, according to new World Bank statistics, the opportunity for companies in biometrics and the broader identity ecosystem are clear. The challenges are also well known, with lack of electricity, digital infrastructure, political will, and budget, along with other challenges present in different combinations and degrees in each country. Over 90 companies are exhibiting their technical answers to these challenges in the expo hall of

Integrated Biometrics releases FBI-certified optical 10-print fingerprint scanner

Integrated Biometrics announced the FIVE-0 compact scanner, which the company claims is the first FBI-certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner. According to a company statement, the compact FAP501 units are “extremely rugged and deliver high quality scans under conditions that limit other technologies, such as latent fingerprints, dirt, heat, cold, bright lights, and direct sunlight.” The mobile 10-finger enrollment and verification device is used by global law enforcement, military, intelligence, border control, and social service agencies. In addition, FIVE-0 supports national

ID4Africa 2017 launches with survey of stakeholder perspectives and impassioned dialogue

ID4Africa 2017 kicked off in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday with the opening of the conference’s exhibit hall and a series of plenary sessions including addresses from Namibian Vice-President the Honorable Dr. Nickey Iyambo, who spoke about the importance of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16:9, which targets universal legal identification by 2030. “My question to my colleagues is: are we going to make that deadline? Quite,” Vice-President Iyambo stated. Vice-President Iyambo told the packed auditorium and numerous representatives of local media

ID4Africa movement grows 68 percent from 2016 to 2017

The number of attendees at ID4Africa’s annual forum has grown by 68 percent CAGR from 2016 to 2017, with growth among all three stakeholder groups, ID4Africa Executive Director Dr. Joseph Atick says. Dr. Atick revealed the growth of the movement and its annual event in remarks during the opening of ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday. “I think there is no better testament to the importance of this gathering, or the viability of this movement, than you being here

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,