ID for All: Digital identity in developing nations

With UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calling for legal identity for all by 2030 Biometric Update is taking a special in-depth focus on digital ID projects in developing countries including daily coverage of biometrics-based national digital identity projects.

By Frank Hersey

The second day of ID4Africa 2019 featured 16 informational tracks delving into a range of issues related to this year’s…

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By Chris Burt

In the inaugural meeting of the ID4Africa Identity Council (IIC), Mory Camara, Director General of Guinea’s ANGEIE (National Agency of…

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By Chris Burt

Among the highlights of the second day of ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a packed and at time…

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By Chris Burt

Gemalto (AKA Thales Digital Identity) is launching a new Identity Management System (IDMS) for governments to build biometric foundational identity…

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By Frank Hersey

Disruptive new technologies such as blockchain, and disruptive uses of existing technologies such as open-source alternatives, squared up against discussions…

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By Chris Burt

A lack of interoperability and vendor lock-in are long-standing barriers to successful identification systems in many places around the world,…

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By Chris Burt

The maturity of Africa’s digital identity ecosystem has led to new debates on crucial identity topics at ID4Africa 2019, ID4Africa…

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By Frank Hersey

Ahead of the ID4Africa event in Johannesburg, digital ID related companies are releasing think pieces on the future possibilities for…

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By Frank Hersey

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

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By Frank Hersey

Members from the first in-person gathering of what could become a pan-African data protection council, and the first time focusing…

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By Chris Burt

ID4Africa 2020 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, under the theme of “Identity 360.” Executive Director Dr. Joseph Atick announced…

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By Frank Hersey

The digital ID market in Africa is maturing rapidly. One of the most frequently occurring themes from the conference was…

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Spotlight:

Digital ID projects and initiatives

A curated list of biometric digital identity initiatives to improve development outcomes, a glossary of common terms and a history of digital identification in the developing world.

By Chris Burt

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

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By Chris Burt

BiometricUpdate.com has developed a fully cross-referenced glossary of ID4D terms concerning digital identification systems used to improve development outcomes. Below…

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By Chris Burt

The idea of providing identification to support economic and social development evolved out of sustainable development communities, and has early…

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International Identity Day

The campaign calls to recognize September 16 as International Identity Day in tribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 which calls for legal identity for all by 2030. The purpose is to raise awareness about the role identity plays in empowering individuals to exercise their rights and responsibilities fairly and equitably in a modern society. Biometric Update is proud to be a coalition partner.

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