Spotlight on Identity Ecosystems of Mauritius

Following two richly informative *CPR – Country Progress Report episodes on Nigeria and Tanzania, we are pleased to be spotlighting yet another African country which has successfully developed an integrated identity ecosystem – Mauritius. Here we present another perspective on how to create an integrated identity management ecosystem with sound, built-in data protection and privacy regulations.

This CPR episode brings together leading decision-makers of identity ecosystems in Mauritius to discuss the lessons learned and the country’s success stories in achieving identity right from the start and throughout the entire life cycle of every citizen. We also hear about their vision and strategy for ongoing developments along this journey.

Join us for this fascinating multi-perspective view on identity and discover how performant ID ecosystems are being built in Africa!

Special attention will be given to the impact of COVID-19 on identity management and on the measures that have been adopted to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Attendees will have ample opportunities to engage through chat, Q&A, and by participating in our Community Voices segment to share added perspectives.

*About The CPR Series

Country Progress Reports (CPR) is a special ID4Africa LiveCast Series that puts into the spotlight the identity ecosystem of one African country at a time and reunites the major identity stakeholders that have a vested interest in its development.

The Moderator

Joseph Atick

Executive Chairman

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.


Devendre Gopaul

Permanent Secretary
Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius

Preeyadarshanee Dassaye

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Defense and Home Affairs Division
Prime Minister’s Office

William Ayelou

William Ayelou

Registrar of Civil Status, Civil Status Division Prime Minister’s Office

Rajnish Hawabhay

Chief Technical Officer Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation


Drudeisha MADHUB

Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Office (DPO), Prime Minister’s Office

Chatrapal Ramlall

Chief Clerk Representative
Passport and Immigration Office

Neena Seewoo

Principal Electoral Officer
Office of the Electoral Commissioner

Sharmila Valaydon

Ag. Regional Public Health Superintendent
Ministry of Health & Wellness

R. Hittoo

Lead Analyst, Ministry of Finance
Economic Planning and Development

Khervin Dindoyal

Civil Status Officer, Civil Status Division
Office of the Prime Minister

Past Episodes

Spotlight on Nigeria's Identity Ecosystems

Spotlight on Tanzania's Identity Ecosystems

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Date & Time: February 11th, 13:30-15:30 GMT (or 14:30-16:30 CET)

[Language: English-French]

(Space is Limited)

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