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Some governments have begun accepting international travelers with digital proof of their health status. Questions around how these digital health…

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Biometric BACE API founder plans to bring AI problem-solving approach to all aspects of life

Charlette N’Guessan hit the headlines in September 2020 when she won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s £25,000 ($33,000) Africa Prize…

 

Massive gender disparities in digital ID systems persist, ID4Africa panel says

ID4Africa reconvened for the fourteenth edition of its livecast, this time with a special focus on Gender Matters in Identity…

 

Infant biometrics nearing practicality for birth registration, but technical and legal challenges remain

Significant progress is being made towards the capability of including biometrics with birth registration records, but significant concerns persist, the…

 

Iris biometrics facilitate change in aid sector worth hundreds of billions

Custom smartphones held on social-distancing sticks are helping refugees in Jordan with COVID-19 pay for shopping deliveries with a biometric…

 

Biometrics partnerships and regional symbiosis driving election opportunities: Laxton

The green field opportunities for election systems in Africa allow the development of technologies more advanced than those used in…

 

Mauritius’ digital ID system success story showcased in ID4Africa livecast

The island Republic of Mauritius has had significant success in implementing a digital ID system for its citizens, and how…

 

Will Open APIs break digital ID vendor lock-in, usher in new opportunity? ID4Africa community debates

The great potential for national ID systems with Open APIs to improve digital economies while enhancing equality and security was…

 

Kenya’s Huduma Namba digital ID scheme could exclude millions of citizens, Forum warns

An ongoing project in Kenya to issue a biometrics-backed digital ID known as the Huduma Namba to citizens continues to…

 

Digital ID registration – an influential opportunity for mobile network operators

African governments may want to exploit the business assets of mobile network operators and knowhow in registering users and handling…

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