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On March 10, ID4Africa will commemorate International Women’s Day (celebrated March 8), with a very special episode dedicated to gender matters in identity systems and challenges women and girls face in addressing these systems and their services.
The objective is to explore gender gaps and inform policy on how to rectify them and manage risks of exclusion especially in a digital world in the Post-COVID era, where women appear to have been disproportionately disadvantaged.
Consistent with our commitment to total inclusion, this session will advocate for policy and pragmatic measures to ensure that women and girls are not left behind.
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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.
Deputy Director, Cash-based Transfers Division,
World Food Program
Gender Lead, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
GENERAL MANAGER, LEGAL & REGULATORY SERVICES,
Lead Economist in Gender and Development
The World Bank
Head, Gender and Youth,
Manager and Identity Expert at
BRAVO! Program Sant’Egidio
Policy and Advocacy Manager, GSMA
Former Permanent Secretary, Min. of Budget & Nat Planning, Nigeria
Director, Electoral Register Dept., CENI, Guinea
Director, Quality Assurance, Standards, Skills Development & Coordination and Project Manager for eGovernance, Prime Minister’s Office, Namibia