Yoti adds three partners to humanitarian digital identity tech support program

Yoti adds three partners to humanitarian digital identity tech support program

Yoti has added three more partners to its humanitarian digital identity tech support program that helps organizations and startups focused on global humanitarian problems, announced in a post by Yoti’s Head of Social Purpose, Ken Banks.

The program and first partner, Lantern, were announced in January 2020. Under the first partnership, Yoti has helped Lantern deliver a trusted, secure alert system to humanitarian fieldworkers in Afghanistan.

The new partners added are People in Need, Bitprop and Humanity Data Systems.

First set up in the 1990s, People in Need provides help for people in poverty or in areas affected by war and natural disasters. People in areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti struggle with shortage of safe drinking water, restricted access to good education, healthcare services and environmental degradation, Yoti observes.

Under this partnership, Yoti will support the development of open source web-based platform Humansis to help humanitarian organizations reach beneficiaries and fight identification challenges.

Bitprop secures title deeds and manages rental income for people in underdeveloped markets. Yoti and Bitprop will use biometric solutions such as Yoti Sign for personal identification to secure homeowner identity and simplify the registration process. The system could help homeowners while easing a shortage of housing caused by rapid urbanization.

Humanity Data Systems leverages data analytics, machine learning and AI to improve risk assessments and tracking of aid delivery to vulnerable people in conflict zones. At the moment, the startup is focused on the Middle East.

The Humanitarian Tech Support Program is part of the company’s Social Purpose Strategy.

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