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SDG 16.9

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

 

The week in Africa biometrics and digital ID: SDG progress, returning ghost workers and a pensioner deadline

A theme emerging this week is a pan-African perspective for digital ID schemes across the continent. Progress is being made…

 

Yoti wins social purpose recognition for digital identity initiatives

Yoti has been recognized and ‘highly commended’ for its ‘Digital Identity for All’ project in the Best in Brand Purpose…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

 

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…

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