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The AGM Summation LiveCasts
After a phenomenal physical component in Nairobi, May 23-25, ID4Africa 2023 continues virtually June 7 & 21 with extended discussions, summations and recommendations coming out of the Day 3 AGM workshops. Successfully introduced at the 2022 AGM in Morocco, the objective of the AGM workshops is to provide attendees the opportunity to engage in impactful discussions, and brainstorming activities that help advance our collective know-how and address key challenges facing the ID4D community.
Each of the four workshops in the 2023 edition is chaired by a partner organization – the World Bank (W1); UNHCR & African Identity Policy Cohort (AIPC) (W2); UNICEF & OpenCRVS (W3); and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), Kenya (W4) – and addresses a different theme. The working groups report on their findings and recommendations in two LiveCasts, the first of which is scheduled for June 7.
JUNE 7 – Workshops 2 & 4
This LiveCast episode opens with an exciting segment where select AGM attendees share impressions of the 2023 AGM Plenaries. Following this, the chairs of the World Bank and UNHCR & AIPC, along with select workshop contributors, join Dr. Atick for insights into the discussions that took place around the topics of Policy & Regulatory challenges (W2) and Privacy & Data Protection (W4), respectively. The identity community is invited to add their voice to the discussion during our Community Voices segment. Come join us LIVE for a unique opportunity to engage with each of our panelists on matters that sit at the heart of today’s ID4D agenda!
You’ll not find this opportunity anywhere else. Don’t miss it!
Stay tuned for details of the June 21 Workshops LiveCast
Dr. Joseph Atick
Executive Chairman ID4Africa
Dr. Joseph Atick is a recognized world renowned advocate and expert on identity matters. Having been one of the founders of the identity industry nearly 30 years ago, he led several companies in that domain and developed some of the foundational algorithms underlying secure digital identity today, including the first commercially viable face recognition algorithm.
Dr. Atick retired from the industry in 2010 to focus on promoting identity for social and economic development around the world. In that mission he partnered with the World Bank and other UN agencies, and was heavily involved in the development and field testing of the methodology and analytic tools that would guide the subsequent activities in that space, and would lead to the launch of the ID4D initiative at the World Bank.
In 2014, he co-founded ID4Africa as a pan-African Movement to promote responsible digital transformations through digital identity in Africa. He is a staunch defender of privacy, data protection and human rights and continues to provide counsel to governments and international organization on the use of identity for public good. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.
S1: IMPRESSIONS FROM THE AGM PLENARIES
Engr. Aliyu Aziz
Director General/CEO NIMC, Nigeria
Executive Director National ID Program, Ethiopia
Executive Director NIRA, Uganda
Executive Secretary Côte d'Ivoire National Borders Commission (CNFCI)
Senior Program Officer, ID4D The World Bank
Senior Director Co-Develop
IDENTITY WORKING GROUP LEAD GovStack
CEO/ Expert & Advisor Austrian State Printing House/ ICAO
S2: REPORT FROM W2
Director, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services/ Commission Secretary National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius
Civil Registry Reform and Modernization Coordinator
Principal Registration Officer National Registration Bureau, MALAWI
S3: REPORT FROM W4
Commissioner Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Kenya
Director, National Personal Data Protection
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL KENYA
Founder & Executive Director World Privacy Forum, USA
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
This session consists of a scene setting keynote by Dr. Joseph Atick, followed by a policy panel with PS Amb. Prof. J. Bitok, State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services, MINA, Kenya, and CS E. Owalo, MICDE, Kenya, and culminates in a series of presentations and an associated panel discussion with 6 identity authority heads. Watch the replay.
For more plenary replays, go to end of page.
EP40: THE DEMAND-SIDE OF DIGITAL IDENTITY
This session features lessons learned from the use of India’s Aadhaar for public service delivery; an analysis of the economic value of identity, based on a very recent field study from Africa, followed by four African country experiences on how sectoral agencies, namely social protection, finance and health, are using digital identity to deliver their services.
EP42: HIGH-IMPACT DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS
This session explores developments that impact the future of identity and digital transformation. It starts with innovations for improving inclusion and the user experience. It then explores the platforms underlying identity-enabled service delivery as DPIs. It examines two leading DPI initiatives, India Stack and GovStack, to understand how they are built, how they can future-proof government investments, and what impact they have on the ID4D agenda. The session concludes with a major panel exploring interoperability, open source and open standards as approaches to solving vendor lock-in, development and collaboration. It will attempt to answer the question of when it is better to build your own DPIs versus buying off the shelf components.