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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.

 

Opportunity overview for Kenya and Malawi: differing prospects for digital ID and mobile money in welfare provision

Two East African nations fared very differently in how they use mobile phones for distributing welfare payments, according to a…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Data protection trailblazers and new offerings

Biometrics news from Africa is already revealing a shift from reports of the COVID-19 virus leading to shutdowns of biometric…

 

Integrated Biometrics case study details fingerprint verification of food aid recipients in Yemen

Integrated Biometrics has published a case study detailing the use of the company’s Five-O ten-print biometric scanner to support food…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: BIO-key, Yoti, Simprints, iiDENTIFii and Innovatrics

The coronavirus pandemic is also an opportunity for digital technology, according to the CEO of social enterprise Simprints. Elsewhere, the…

 

Guinea updates voter roll with Innovatrics biometrics in just six months

A biometric electoral register has been deployed for upcoming Guinea parliamentary elections with Innovatrics technology and support applied to meet…

 

UNHCR hiring officer for registration and identity management to support biometric system

UN refugee agency UNHCR is seeking a new Associate Registration and Identity Management Officer (ARIMO) to support the biometric PRIMES…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: politics, ecommerce, Covid-19 biometric capture bans

Covid-19 continues to impact biometric systems across Africa. After initial reports in previous weeks of systems being suspended to reduce…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: SIM cards reactivated, refugee privacy concerns and coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus on the continent sees more impact on biometric services. This week we have summarized the…

 

UN agency hosts bootcamp to spur digital identity and humanitarian tech innovations

The United Nation’s International Computing Centre (ICC) hosted a digital solutions bootcamp to develop new solutions for digital identity and…

 

HSB Identification takes over Chad biometric electoral register contract from Idemia ahead of 2020 vote

Chad will hold national elections this year, and the country’s Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) has selected HSB Identification to…

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