SDG 16.9

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all people worldwide, including birth registration, by 2030.

 

UNECA head adds economic expertise and diversity to ID4Africa Advisory Board

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Dr. Vera Songwe has joined ID4Africa’s Board of Advisors to add…

 

ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines

The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Gates Foundation identifies biometrics as one pillar of tech “trinity” for digital inclusion

Biometric identification is one-third of a trinity of technologies that can enable more efficient and equitable resource distribution in developing…

 

International Identity Day celebrated with rich nations largely on sidelines

As the second International Identity Day takes place, September 16, 2019, a number of countries and organizations are marking the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: International Identity Day, biometric electoral rolls on display in Ghana

The International Identity Day concept which was born of the ID4Africa movement gains significant ground as Nigeria becomes the first…

 

Nigeria officially declares September 16 as National ID Day

The government of Nigeria has declared that the country will officially recognize September 16 annually as “National Identity Day” to…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigeria extends biometric registration, Kenyan groups call for scrutiny

With the biggest digital ID job to do in Africa in terms of population size, Nigeria dominates the identity agenda…

 

NEC shares biometrics expertise with UN’s World Food Programme

NEC Corporation has signed a strategic technology partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) to share its know-how in biometric…

 

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….

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