ID for All

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Follow our news and special features about digital identity projects in developing nations including in-depth coverage of the public and private organizations and agencies backing these projects and the companies building them.

Biometrics were firmly a part of the continental conversation in parts of Africa this week. In Kenya, at the start…

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Zetes to present on public service delivery and showcase biometric solutions at ID4Africa

Zetes is returning as a Platinum sponsor of ID4Africa for the movement’s fifth annual conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, June…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba lineups, Liberia verification roll out, biometric voting in SA

Governments press ahead across Africa to increase the uptake of digital ID and biometrics. Kenyans lined up ahead of the…

 

Tonga digital identity plan granted $4.65M by World Bank

Tonga is set to receive a $4.65 million grant from the World Bank to improve the country’s capacity for digital…

 

IDEMIA files motion for Judicial Review of Kenyan National Assembly censure

IDEMIA has formally filed a motion for a substantive Judicial Review by Kenya’s High Court of the decision by the…

 

Some Yemeni rebel leaders block biometric registration, WFP weighs suspension of aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) may be forced to abandon its aid delivery in areas of Yemen controlled…

 

Digitizing Africa: the Transform Africa summit and leading voices

A blueprint for digital economies and MOUs signed with Inmarsat and French consultancy Tactis – some of the outcomes of…

 

More than a quarter million Rohingya refugees have legal ID after biometric registration

More than 270,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been biometrically registered and received identity cards, the first time many of…

 

NEC forms strategic alliance to bring new digital services to citizens in rural India

NEC Technologies India (NECTI) and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC SPV) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop…

 

Indian government considers opening Aadhaar biometric KYC authentication to fintechs

Digital financial services companies in India may soon be able to authenticate customers with biometrics using Aadhaar, as The Economic…

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