ID4Africa

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.

 

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…

 

Disagreement and consensus building among African digital ID authorities at ID4Africa 2019

African government representatives and select other identity ecosystem stakeholders discussed the importance of building incentives by delivering high-priority services at…

 

Taking biometric ID from rumors to government service delivery in Kenya

Kenya’s national ID project Huduma Namba was a topic of much discussion at ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The…

 

Omidyar Network hopes to ensure African digital ID is ‘Good ID’

The philanthropic investment outfit Omidyar Network has taken a keen interest in the development of ID systems in Africa. It…

 

ID4Africa 2019: Disruption to consensus

The digital ID market in Africa is maturing rapidly. One of the most frequently occurring themes from the conference was…

 

Disruption, danger and determination: Africa debates its digital ID future on the final day of ID4Africa

Disruptive new technologies such as blockchain, and disruptive uses of existing technologies such as open-source alternatives, squared up against discussions…

 

Two ideas to break down vendor lock-in in foundational biometric ID systems launch at ID4Africa 2019

A lack of interoperability and vendor lock-in are long-standing barriers to successful identification systems in many places around the world,…

 

Morocco to host ID4Africa 2020

ID4Africa 2020 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, under the theme of “Identity 360.” Executive Director Dr. Joseph Atick announced…

 

Infant biometrics in the spotlight at ID4Africa 2019

Among the highlights of the second day of ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a packed and at time…

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