ID4AFRICA AMBASSADORS

EMERITUS

The ID4Africa Ambassadors Charter limits Ambassador service to 4-year terms. Ambassadors who successfully complete their 4-year terms become an Emeritus Ambassador and are recognized for their contributions to identity matters in their respective countries and the Movement.

Nigeria

(2016-2019)

Godswill C. Ukauwa

Comptroller of Immigration
Nigeria Immigration Service

Godswill Chinemerem UKAUWA is the Assistant Comptroller of Immigration at the Nigeria Immigration Service. Having been trained in law enforcement and criminal justice, and in serving Nigeria’s Public Service for over 20 years, he is no doubt exposed to identity related issues, and understands the importance of electronic identity as a necessity for the management of national economic and security challenges. Godswill is an advocate of electronic Identity for all within the shortest possible time for socio-economic development and security enhancement. Academically he is also qualified in the field of Economics, Business Administration and Management which have become advantageous in diagnosing the effects of crime and criminality to the economy and the society.

 
 

Ethiopia

(2016-2019)

Daniel Lishanew

Team Leader, National ID
Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency

Daniel LISHANEW has maintained a decisive role in the implementation of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System since 2014. As a business administration and information systems professional, as well as biometric expert, he has dedicated his growing expertise to government service and the Federal Police for over 21 years. Prior to his current role in the Agency, Daniel worked as Director of the Data Collection, Archive and Supply Directorate. He also worked with the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority as Coordinator and Fingerprint Expert to help develop the taxpayer’s identification number system and biometric ID card production. At the Federal Police Forensic and Crime Investigation unit, he has held several roles in the main department such as Deputy Inspector of Police, Latent Fingerprint Expert, Team leader, Officer and Clerk responsible for investigating forensic evidence from crime scenes which involve fingerprint detection and identification. Among his major achievements is the implementation of an AFIS system in the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority & Federal Police Forensic Department.

 
 

Côte d’Ivoire

(2018-2019)*

Elisabeth Gore

Former Assistant Director
Independent Electoral Commission

Elisabeth GORE is the former Assistant Director of Studies and Documentation at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). She began her career in 1998 at the National Institute of Statistics (INS – Cote d’Ivoire) as Communications Officer for the operations of the General Population Census of 1998, and Revision of the Electoral List 2000. She was responsible for coordinating public awareness activities. In 2008, she joined the Directorate of Studies and Civic Education (DEEC) of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). From 2010 to 2016, she participated in the electoral processes as a trainer of local commissioners in various regions (Moyen-Comoé, Gontougo, Bounkani and Sud Comoé) for presidential elections, regional councilors elections and municipal councilors. Elisabeth is a graduate of the Institute of Communication Sciences and Techniques (ISTC – Abidjan).

 
 

Namibia

(2017-2020)

Oscar Muhapi

Deputy Director, Department of Civil Registration
Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI)

Since 2015, Oscar MUHAPI is the Control Administrative Officer heading the ID Production division under the Directorate of National Population Identification and Production within the Department of Civil Registration in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Republic of Namibia. Prior to his appointment he headed the sub-division of Information Capturing and Production in the same Directorate. He has been with the Ministry for the past 14 years and has extensive knowledge in Civil Registration matters. His main responsibilities cover the overall management and coordination of activities for the production of Identity Documents, supporting the development and implementation of the Department`s long-term strategic goals and annual plans, maintaining and managing the ID segment of the National Population Register, and ensuring effective management of identification cases.

 
 

*Did not complete 4-year term, but awarded Emeritus status due to exceptional contribution to the Movement during tenure.