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The AGM Summation LiveCasts – Pt 2
Join us on June 21 for the exciting virtual close of ID4Africa 2023. In this final chapter of the AGM, we present the summations & output from two seminal workshops* – Workshop 1 (Building Digital Public Infrastructure) & Workshop 3 (Developing the African eCRVS Shared Asset (ACSA)).
Two insightful Segments
In Segment 1 of this LiveCast episode, the Workshop 1 chair – the World Bank – and select workshop contributors join Dr. Atick for insights into the discussions that took place during this working session that develops on the core topics of the AGM plenaries (Building DPIs).
Segment 2 features Workshop 3 chairs – UNICEF & OpenCRVS – as well as select working group members for a highly anticipated update from the inaugural ACSA meeting to see what is next for eCRVS on the continent!
The identity community is invited to add their voice to the discussion LIVE. Come join us for a unique opportunity to engage with each of our panelists on matters that sit at the heart of today’s ID4D agenda! Don’t miss it!
*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.
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.
Senior Economist The World Bank
Digital Development Specialist The World Bank
Co-Director Namati, Kenya
Esther Ode Iboukoun Orou
Social Development Specialist WURI Benin
Betlhem Mergia Zenbaba
Planning, M&E Director National ID Program, Ethiopia
Head, Civil Society Engagement Co-Develop
Dr. Pramod Varma
Co-Chair Center for DPI
Aimé Mukuma Ngandu
eGov Advisor Digital Development Agency (ADN), DR Congo
Fui Meng Liew
Chief, Digital Centre of Excellence UNICEF
CRVS & Legal Identity Specialist
Director, Product Strategy and Sustainability
Former Director for Child Protection
Chief, Demographic & Social Statistics Section
African Centre for Statistics, UNECA
Technical Director Agence Togo Digital
Civil Registry Reform and Modernization Coordinator
Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Guinea
Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security (MHAISS), Namiba
Executive Director National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
EP43: AGM IMPRESSIONS, WORKSHOPS 2 & 4 REPORTING
This first AGM LiveCast features 3 exciting segments: Impressions of the Days 1 & 2 Plenaries with select AGM attendees; Summations and output from Workshop 2 (Policy & Regulatory challenges) and from Workshop 4 (Privacy & Data Protection) with the workshop chairs and participants.
EP42: HIGH-IMPACT DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS
This session starts with innovations for improving inclusion and the user experience, explores the platforms underlying identity-enabled service delivery as DPIs and concludes with a major panel exploring interoperability, open source and open standards as approaches to solving vendor lock-in, development and collaboration.
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.
EP39: THE IDENTITY VERIFICATION ECOSYSTEM
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.