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ID4Africa

ID4Africa is a Pan-African 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 provided full coverage of the meetings and livecasts since 2016.

 

Many factors make good digital ID planning and procurement

The journey to a secure identity usually begins with understanding an organization’s unique needs. With cyber threats evolving rapidly and…

 

Legal reforms adapted to tech changes, data safeguards vital for expanding digital ID reach

One plenary at the 2024 ID4Africa AGM in Cape Town, South Africa, explored how legal reforms which are adapted to…

 

Advancing interoperability in Africa: Overcoming challenges for digital integration

In a session about interoperability of identity data and systems at this year’s ID4Africa conference, Dr. Victor Amadi, a research…

 

National digital identity authorities share real-world governance and service gains 

In a session at the recent ID4Africa 2024 AGM, representatives from various corners of the globe converged to discuss the…

 

ID4Africa EC says Africa’s voice on identity now louder, more coherent

The Executive Chairman of ID4Africa, Dr. Joseph Atick, has lauded the smashing success of this year’s annual general meeting (AGM)…

 

Africa’s digital identity journey reaches DPI, standards and service integration

Biometric Update reported from the ID4Africa 2024 AGM in Cape Town, South Africa on the highlights from all four days of…

 

UNHCR salutes African govts’ pledge to accelerate digital ID action for forcibly displaced

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has lauded the willingness by some African governments to…

 

DPI critical to effective digital transformation in government

Robert Opp, chief digital officer of UNDP emphasizes the importance of viewing DPI as the digital equivalent of physical infrastructure,…

 

Digital ID for air travel is DPI that could lift Africa’s economy, HID argues

As the African continent experiences economic growth and increasing global integration, the potential for enhancing air travel through improved digital…

 

Connecting national ID and health systems can boost civil registration

Experts from development organizations supporting civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) efforts around the world have reiterated the need to…

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