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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…

 

Fraud accusations at UN refugee agency highlight importance of biometric systems

UN refugee agency UNHCR has strongly rejected what it characterizes as “widespread allegations made against its workforce” made in an…

 

Efforts to provide biometric ID cards to Rohingya refugees scale up

The UN Refugee Agency and the government of Bangladesh are scaling up biometric registration of Rohingya refugees fleeing the humanitarian…

 

Nigerian NGO calls for biometric registration of people displaced by Boko Haram to prevent graft

A Nigerian non-governmental organization has called for the use of biometrics to identify internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the restive…

 

Distilled Identity and Emerge developing biometric self-sovereign identity system for refugees

Distilled Identity and Emerge have partnered to collaborate on the development of the biometric identity profile layer of an Identity…

 

Government and UNHCR complete huge biometric refugee registration program in Uganda

A countrywide biometric identity verification program for more than a million asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda has been completed by…

 

GenKey showcasing biometric solutions for identity programs at AIDF Summit

GenKey is participating this week at the AIDF Global Summit 2018 in Washington D.C. Sales executives from GenKey have been…

 

UNHCR working with Ecuador to support issuance of biometrics-based ID cards to refugees

Ecuador’s government is providing its refugee population with Ecuadorian ID cards to facilitate access to jobs, banking, and other services…

 

Uganda biometric refugee registration program faces scale and funding hurdles

Uganda’s biometric registration program for refugees in the country has verified the identity of 11,684 out of an estimated 1.4…

 

Oxfam weighs use of biometrics for humanitarian aid in new report

The recent Rohingya crisis response in Bangladesh illustrates the polarizing nature of a debate over the value of using biometrics…

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