ID4Africa is an ID-4-All movement motivated by the need to promote legal identity for all in Africa. It is a tripartite with representation from African governments, development agencies and industry. Biometric Update has been the official journalist of the annual meeting since 2016.


ID4Africa 2020 registration open, presentation lineup announced

Registration opens today for ID4Africa 2020, the movement’s sixth annual meeting, which takes place between June 2-4 in Marrakesh, Morocco….


ID4Africa 2020

ID4Africa 2020 June 2 – 4, 2020 Marrakesh, Morocco In its 6th consecutive year, the ID4Africa Annual Meeting and Expo…


ID4Africa Ambassador program expands again with new positions and nearly all African nations included

ID4Africa’s Ambassadors Program has reached 48 different countries across the continent, achieving practically complete engagement with governments across Africa, as…


Women in Identity co-founder Emma Lindley urges biometrics industry to slow down and fix things

When Women in Identity co-founder Emma Lindley climbed Mt. Toubkal, the tallest mountain in North Africa, raising awareness about diversity…


ID4Africa calls for submissions from biometrics and ID community for 2020 event speakers

ID4Africa has issued a call for speakers from among government agencies, international development agencies, NGOs and not-for-profit organizations, as well…


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…


International Identity Day celebrated with rich nations largely on sidelines

As the second International Identity Day takes place, September 16, 2019, a number of countries and organizations are marking the…


Nigeria officially declares September 16 as National ID Day

The government of Nigeria has declared that the country will officially recognize September 16 annually as “National Identity Day” 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…

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