digital identity

 

Digitizing Africa: the Transform Africa summit and leading voices

A blueprint for digital economies and MOUs signed with Inmarsat and French consultancy Tactis – some of the outcomes of…

 

More than a quarter million Rohingya refugees have legal ID after biometric registration

More than 270,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been biometrically registered and received identity cards, the first time many of…

 

NEC forms strategic alliance to bring new digital services to citizens in rural India

NEC Technologies India (NECTI) and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC SPV) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop…

 

Omidyar Network defines “Good ID” to encourage responsible identity systems

Omidyar Network has updated its conceptualization of what it means by “Good ID” in its advocacy for extending legal identification…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Kenya’s biometric ID scheme, blockchain for refugees, universal health and moonlighting officials

Developments in digital ID across Africa this week include positive steps in Senegal to use digital platforms to rapidly reach…

 

Myanmar provides ID cards to IDPs and seeks $104 million to implement biometric registration

The government of Myanmar is attempting to implement a scheme to provide national registration cards to residents of internally displaced…

 

Simprints wins World Bank ID4D Mission Billion Challenge with toolkit for registration consent

Simprints has won the World Bank’s ‘Mission Billion Challenge’ with an open source toolkit for enabling meaningful informed consent with…

 

Evident ID raises $20 million to develop facial biometrics and expand to meet onboarding demand

Identity and credential verification platform provider Evident ID has raised $20 million in Series B financing. The funds will be…

 

Three emerging market think tanks to collaborate on Good ID recommendations with Omidyar backing

Omidyar Network has invested in a trio of organizations from different regions to support enhanced understanding of the appropriate use…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: banks issuing biometric ID, tracking miners and a Global Fund tender

The application of biometrics continues apace across Africa. Biometric-backed ID is to begin for workers in Uganda’s informal mining sector….

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