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.

 

Biometrics in the developing world

With just over 12 years to go to meet UN Sustainable Development goal 16.9 of providing universal legal identity by…

 

Advances in biometric technology could expand healthcare coverage in Africa

Advances in biometric technology are on the horizon which could be critical to the delivery of health services to many…

 

Improving African biometrics market boosts Nigerian identity plan

Nigeria’s relationship with biometrics and other vendors working on its National Identity Number (NIN) program has significantly improved, along with…

 

African cross-border and regional identity management schemes reach distribution stage

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently introduced its new fingerprint-embedded Laissez-Passer document at ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. The travel…

 

Evolving partnerships drive South Africa’s digital identity program

South Africa took a major step toward the use of digital identity to secure the delivery of a variety of…

 

Suprema showcases optical fingerprint scanner at ID4Africa and connect:ID

Suprema has a long and established track record in Africa, even relative to the standards of biometric companies participating in…

 

ID4Africa 2017 wraps up with renewed commitment to digital identity for all Africans

ID4Africa 2017 came to a successful conclusion in Windhoek, Namibia, on Friday with a series of announcements and plenary sessions….

 

Fingerprints effective for identification from six-months of age

Fingerprints can be used to effectively verify the identity of children enrolled as young as six months of age, according…

 

Nigeria announced as host country for ID4Africa 2018

Abuja, Nigeria will be host to ID4Africa 2018, organization Executive Chairman Dr. Joseph Atick announced during the final day of…

 

Deep stakeholder engagement marks day 2 of ID4Africa 2017

Day two of ID4Africa 2017 wrapped up with hundreds of delegates from dozens of African nations remaining deep in discussion…

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