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UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Read Biometric Update news and in-depth features about digital identity projects in developing countries.

 

Kenyans called upon to verify entries as biometric voter registration nears end

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) says it is suspending the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous…

 

Zimbabwe’s mobile biometric voter registration phase ends

The second phase of a mobile biometric voter registration in Zimbabwe was officially ended on April 30 by the country’s…

 

Veiled Bangladeshi women urge fingerprint biometrics as alternative to photo ID

Members of a Muslim women’s organization in Bangladesh demanded that biometrics be a replacement for photos on national ID documents…

 

How will digital wallet pilots in Europe affect the world?

The fourth ID4Africa livecast in the ‘Mobile for Identity Management & Inclusive ID4D’ series turns to mobile ID in advanced…

 

Nigeria government, telecom bodies collaborate on rapid digital ID issuance to unblock SIMs

Nigeria’s National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) will work with the country’s telecom authority and main industry body to unblock SIMs…

 

Sri Lanka ready to launch biometrics registration for digital identity scheme

The capture of biometrics for the issuance of digital ID cards in Sri Lanka is likely to begin soon, according…

 

Ego vs synergy: the problems and potential for digital identity and open banking in Africa

“Can we all overcome our egos to come together behind a big bowl of pepper soup and agree that we…

 

Researchers working on blockchain-based digital ID system to improve India’s financial landscape

Considered as Aadhaar 2.0 in some way, 14 Indian researchers are developing a new blockchain and machine learning-based digital ID…

 

Ethiopia issues second tender for biometric registration hardware for digital ID enrollment

Ethiopia is accepting bids to supply and install biometric registration kits for use in the establishment of the country’s national…

 

Trek to widespread digital IDs continues but Women in Identity warns it might be long

It is always best, when speaking to comrades in arms, to play up the achievability of a daunting task, but…

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