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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.

 

AU releases interoperability framework to spur digital ID adoption, integration

The African Union (AU) has published a blueprint which is expected to ramp up the expansion of legal and digital…

 

IUSSP launches initiative to address ethics in biometric population registration

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) has announced an initiative to establish interdisciplinary dialogues and policy…

 

The govt body fighting against extortion in Cameroon’s civil registration sector

Adeline N., a mother of four, resident in the town of Bamenda in the North West Region of Cameroon, secured…

 

Indian G20 Sherpa says expansive DPI adoption by Global South will speed SDG attainment

An Indian government representative (or “Sherpa”) at the G20, Amitabh Kant, has called for more countries of the Global South…

 

Bhutan stands up self-sovereign identity with a small team and smaller budget

Bhutan is amongst the poorest and least-developed countries in the world, ranked 134th out of 203 by the United Nations…

 

MOSIP in final stages of biometric device certification framework development

Sanjith Sundaram, ecosystem head at the Modular Open-Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) says a lot of ground has been covered regarding…

 

Generative AI introduces threats, potential benefits for African digital ID systems

Generative AI could have a major impact on digital identity and development efforts across Africa, attendees of the latest ID4Africa…

 

11 countries pledge to establish inclusive DPI as 50-in-5 campaign launches

Eleven first-mover countries have expressed their readiness to share experiences, best practices and even resources and infrastructure with one another…

 

Digital ID governance frameworks must promote inclusivity, trustworthiness, reliability

Representatives from governments, leading international institutions and civil society organizations working on digital ID development are convergent on their views…

 

Stakeholders debate how to improve financial inclusion with digital public infrastructure

Digital public infrastructure (DPI) projects, including digital IDs, are gaining more ground as part of the fight against poverty. During…

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