Each year, ID4Africa seeks out representatives from identity authorities in Africa to become Ambassadors of the Movement to play a key role in its grassroots effort of building identity awareness throughout Africa.

The ID4Africa Ambassadors are senior-level government officials – appointed one per country – who act as a liaison between their country’s institutions and the Movement. Since the establishment of the program in 2016, the Ambassadors have ensured that their countries’ priorities and presence are well represented in all ID4Africa activities.

The ID4Africa Ambassadors Class of 2022 has representation from 48 African countries, each fulfilling the quota of one Ambassador and one Deputy per country. We are pleased to share that this year’s Class includes a total of 85 civil servants with an increase from 24% (2021) to 33% female Ambassadors.


  • Create awareness in their country about identity matters and ID4Africa as a pan-African Movement.
  • Act as liaisons between ID4Africa and those responsible for the development of identity programs in their country.
  • Inspire others to do good through identity systems.
  • Promote identity systems best practices.
  • Participate in ID4Africa’s Annual Meeting as an advocate for identity concerns in their country.
  • Operate within ID4Africa Code of Ethics and any policy directives issued by its Governance Body.


Our Ambassadors are the most important link between the Movement and their respective countries. They play an integral role in influencing and shaping the direction of the ID4Africa Movement to ensure that the issues pertaining to the development of identity ecosystems in their countries are prioritized and addressed in all our activities including the Annual Meeting. The appointed role is merit based and results in quite a number of both rewarding and fulfilling opportunities.

ID4Africa Ambassadors are fully funded to attend the ID4Africa Annual Meetings with opportunities to network with 1500+ international delegates from over 90 nations, including 48+ from within Africa.

ID4Africa Ambassadors are often privy to advanced career opportunities given their highly recognized leadership activity within the ID4Africa Movement.
ID4Africa Ambassadors have an opportunity to represent their organization and nation as exclusive rapporteurs at the ID4Africa annual meetings.
ID4Africa Ambassadors receive elevated profile and visibility with direct access to senior management within the ID4Africa General Secretariat and our esteemed Board of Advisors.
ID4Africa Ambassadors play an integral role in nominating key representatives from the various ministries working towards developing identity schemes within their country.
Long-standing Ambassadors receive the honorary title of Ambassador Emeritus upon serving for 4 consecutive years within the Movement – an honour that will last a lifetime.


The ID4Africa Ambassadors Summit (IAS) is an ID4Africa meeting held the day before the Annual Meeting. It allows the Ambassadors to give feedback to the Movement, and influence its direction by making it aware of the issues of high priority in their respective countries. The IAS is presided by the ID4Africa Executive Chairman.

The inaugural event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17th June, 2019. During the meeting that followed the IAS, the IIC elected a President and Vice-President, for their leadership.

Ambassadors enjoy a great sense of personal fulfillment in being numbered among the pioneers that are devoted to saving lives and advancing socio-economic levels for fellow citizens through their active contribution towards digital transformations of identity in Africa.

Visit our Ambassadors Program page to meet our current Ambassadors.

Learn more on how to apply to be an Ambassador in the next class.

For general enquiries, please email ambassadors@id4africa.com