ID4Africa issues call for presentations for 5th annual event

ID4Africa has issued a call for proposals for presentations at the movement’s annual summit next year in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 18 to 20.

Identity community representatives of government authorities, international development agencies, and stakeholders among non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, and not-for-profit groups are invited to submit proposals to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 event, which focuses on the official theme of “Identity Ecosystems for Service Delivery.”

ID4Africa also notes that while industry “for profit” stakeholders are not eligible to submit presentations, they are encouraged to work with their customers and partners to submit and share experiences with the businesses’ products and services. A number of presentations at past ID4Africa events have been made by a representative from one stakeholder group with support from another, with that support taking different forms, including project data, technical details, and presentation materials.

Speaking opportunities are available on the second and third day of the conference, with topics including foundational identity, digital inclusion, ID and democracy, free movement and borders, digihealth, eID technology, and innovation. Proposals are evaluated in part based on how well they fit into the above themes, though multiple proposals and proposals on compelling topics outside of the chosen themes can also be submitted. ID4Africa has also published a program concept note providing details about the program structure, goals, and thematic tracks for the 5th annual meeting of the ID4Africa movement.

The ID4Africa movement has resolved to organize its activities around the achievement of specific development outcomes, beginning this year, as various identity ecosystems in Africa evolve and mature.

Further details are available through the ID4Africa website.

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