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Biometric Update publishes exclusive features and executive interviews along with forward-looking, systematic data about digital identity projects in developing nations.

Bahamas-based digital infrastructure startup Bluestone Technologies Ltd. had been in talks with facial biometrics provider Trueface for several months before…

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UNECA head adds economic expertise and diversity to ID4Africa Advisory Board

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Dr. Vera Songwe has joined ID4Africa’s Board of Advisors to add…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Democratic Republic of Congo to launch biometric population register by 2020

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to launch a biometric ID system and population register by 2020 according to…

 

UNICEF urges methodical and wholistic approach in Africa’s race for digital identity

United Nations agencies have taken an increasing role in ID4Africa and other digital identity-related initiatives over the past few years….

 

ID PASS: how biometrics allow the live generation of NGO field reports

Biometrics-enabled smartcards can be used by humanitarian organizations not just for providing services and decentralized identification to end-users in aid…

 

Disagreement and consensus building among African digital ID authorities at ID4Africa 2019

African government representatives and select other identity ecosystem stakeholders discussed the importance of building incentives by delivering high-priority services at…

 

Taking biometric ID from rumors to government service delivery in Kenya

Kenya’s national ID project Huduma Namba was a topic of much discussion at ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The…

 

Omidyar Network hopes to ensure African digital ID is ‘Good ID’

The philanthropic investment outfit Omidyar Network has taken a keen interest in the development of ID systems in Africa. It…

 

Mastercard and Orange: why global brands are delving into African biometrics

The speed at which African nations are implementing biometric systems for national ID and electoral rolls has created something of…

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