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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.

 

More than half a million Rohingya refugees registered for biometric ID cards with UNHCR

UN refugee agency UNHCR has completed the biometric registration of more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in collaboration with…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Mantra’s Aadhaar-enabled biometric devices deployed for food distribution

In an effort to curb fraud and better verify the identity of eligible food distribution recipients, the Uttar Pradesh government…

 

STQC certification opens new opportunities in India for biometrics firm Aratek

Two of Aratek‘s fingerprint scanners have received certification for India’s Aadhaar program. The Aratek A400 capacitive scanner and A600 optical…

 

Yemen rebels agree to biometric WFP aid distribution system

The World Food Program (WFP) and Yemen’s Houthi rebels have reached an agreement to resume the delivery of food aid…

 

Biometrics-based micro-finance provider Satya passes Rs 1B in cashless collections

Biometrics-based authentication provider Satya MicroCapital Limited has surpassed 1 billion rupees (US$15 million) in cashless collections over the past two…

 

Secure Identity Alliance announces OSIA Advisory Committee of African government leaders

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) has announced the composition of its OSIA Advisory Committee, which will help steer the Open…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba to become virtually compulsory, Ghana gets PKI, Liberia runs out of biometric passports

It’s been two steps forward, one step back for biometrics in Africa this week. Liberia has issued a cancellation notice…

 

Aadhaar focus of four Yoti Fellowship Programme proposals

Four of the 54 proposals shortlisted by Yoti for its Yoti Fellowship Programme are from India, and propose research on…

 

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….

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