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This LiveCast episode will feature the following two exciting segments plus the types of informative and entertaining insights that you have gotten accustomed to, relating to the art of identity management and development.

To-The-Point [NEW!]

In this new segment, your host Dr. Atick, will interview in each episode one of the thought leaders and experts from around the world who have been working on various cutting-edge aspects of digital identity including business,  process innovations, policy, technology and more.  This segment is intended to give our viewers a vantage point in identity development best practices by providing added context in executive summary fashion along with powerful insights that could turbo boost government identity programs.

Our first guest in this series is Liv Nordhaug, Co-Head, Digital Public Goods Alliance and Project Manager at Norad, who will share on digital public goods as enablers for national digital transformations, and achieving sovereignty for government platforms.

i-On-Africa

In continuing this new season sensation, we will spotlight two other African nations currently making significant progress in identity development and management – South Africa and Kenya. We will hear from Directors of their Identity Authority and supporting institutions as they engage with our Host, Dr. Joseph Atick through presentations and discussions, to look at best practices and lessons learned.

The Series will cover the following topics:

  1. The current vision of leading African countries regarding foundational identity
  2. The status of the major identity programs currently underway
  3. The policies that have proven effective in boosting enrollment and buy-in
  4. The enabling legal and institutional frameworks that had to be constructed
  5. Financing options
  6. The technical platforms that were deployed
  7. The data protection and privacy measures
  8. The top challenges that had to be overcome
  9. Overview of the roadmap and milestone ahead.
  10. Overall lessons learned and best practice recommendations

Season 3 Premiere Replay

Our debut i-On-Africa segment held on the eve of International Identity Day was a major hit! If you missed it, remember to catch up on the replay from our YouTube Channel “ID4Africa”.

This LiveCast episode will feature the following two exciting segments plus the types of informative and entertaining insights that you have gotten accustomed to, relating to the art of identity management and development.

To-The-Point [NEW!]

In this new segment, your host Dr. Atick, will interview in each episode one of the thought leaders and experts from around the world who have been working on various cutting-edge aspects of digital identity including business,  process innovations, policy, technology and more.  This segment is intended to give our viewers a vantage point in identity development best practices by providing added context in executive summary fashion along with powerful insights that could turbo boost government identity programs.

Our first guest in this series is Liv Nordhaug, Co-Head, Digital Public Goods Alliance and Project Manager at Norad, who will share on digital public goods as enablers for country-led digital transformation processes.

i-On-Africa

In continuing this new season sensation, we will spotlight two other African nations currently making significant progress in identity development and management – South Africa and Kenya. We will hear from Directors of their Identity Authority and supporting institutions as they engage with our Host, Dr. Joseph Atick through presentations and discussions, to look at best practices and lessons learned.

The Series will cover the following topics:

  1. The current vision of leading African countries regarding foundational identity
  2. The status of the major identity programs currently underway
  3. The policies that have proven effective in boosting enrollment and buy-in
  4. The enabling legal and institutional frameworks that had to be constructed
  5. Financing options
  6. The technical platforms that were deployed
  7. The data protection and privacy measures
  8. The top challenges that had to be overcome
  9. Overview of the roadmap and milestone ahead.
  10. Overall lessons learned and best practice recommendations

Season 3 Premiere Replay

Our debut i-On-Africa segment held on the eve of International Identity Day was a major hit! If you missed it, remember to catch up on the replay from our YouTube Channel “ID4Africa”.

HOST

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.

Segment 1:

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PRESENTERf
Liv Marte Kristiansen

Liv Marte Nordhaug

Co-lead, Digital Public Goods Alliance
& Project Manager, Norad

Liv Marte Nordhaug is Co-Lead of the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), an initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary-General that facilitates the discovery and implementation of digital public goods.

The DPGA is co-hosted by UNICEF and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

Prior to her work on establishing and co-leading the DPGA, Liv led Norad’s Digital Empowerment Project where she currently serves as Project Manager. Read more about the DPGA at www.digitalpublicgoods.net

Segment 2:

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PRESENTER

Livhuwani Tommy Makhode

Director General
Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

Mr. Makhode is the Director General of the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa.

Prior this role he served as Deputy Director General responsible for Institutional Planning and Support at the Department of Science and Technology (now Department of Science and Innovation). He has experience in both government and state entities.

He also worked as the National Television News Editor at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Mr. Makhode holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the Nelson Mandela University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Management.

Department of Home Affairs South Africa

PRESENTER
Reuben Kimotho

Reuben Kimotho

Director, National Registration
National Registration Bureau, Kenya

Reuben Kimotho is the Director of National Registration at the National Registration Bureau (NRB) under the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government in Kenya.

He holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelors degree in Law. Mr. Kimotho is also an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He has wide experience in public administration, and citizens’ registration (including Registration of births and deaths).

National Registration Bureau, Kenya

PRESENTERf

Janet Mucheru

Director, Civil Registration Services
Ministry of Interior, Kenya

Janet W. Mucheru has extensive experience as a Civil Servant in the Government of Kenya. Prior to joining CRS she worked as a Senior Administrator in various departments in the Government of Kenya. 

Ms. Mucheru is currently the Director of Civil Registration (CRS). She was instrumental in the implementation of the biometric system in Kenya’s airports and border posts after leading a delegation to benchmark in Malaysia, Singapore and USA. She is the Chairperson of the CRS Technical Committee, a member of Board of Management for various Government Institutions.

National Registration Bureau, Kenya

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