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This LiveCast is the second episode of our newest, much-awaited series called “i-On-Africa”.

Each episode in this series will feature an in-depth report and analysis of progress made by two African countries towards their goal of identity-for-all and will feature a Director General (or equivalent) from each country who will engage with Dr. Joseph Atick to extract best practices and lessons learned. In the series premiere, we dive into two countries: Kenya & South Africa.

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

On September 15, 12:30 GMT, we will kickstart Season 3 of our much-awaited LiveCasts with an exciting new series called “i-On-Africa”.

Each episode in this series will feature an in-depth report and analysis of progress made by two African countries towards their goal of identity-for-all and will feature a Director General (or equivalent) from each country who will engage with Dr. Joseph Atick to extract best practices and lessons learned. In the series premiere, we dive into two countries: Nigeria and Rwanda.

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
 

Vote for the Official ID-Day Design for 2021!

Our Season 3 Premier episode will be in early commemoration of #Identityday. We have an exciting segment which allows YOU, to meet the finalists from our ID-Day Design competition and cast your official vote for the Design you think best represents Identity Day. Click here to view submissions and finalists.

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.

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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