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To-The-Point [HOT!]In this new segment series which kick-started on Sept 29, ID4Africa’s Executive Chairman and host, Dr. Atick, will conduct one-on-one interviews with prominent 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 second guest in this series is Muhammad Tariq Malik who has recently rejoined NADRA as its new Chairperson/CEO, and has been moving the country’s identity ecosystem into the next generation towards the future. There will be loads of useful lessons and insights to share.
i-On-AfricaIn continuing this our i-On-Africa series, we will next hear from Morocco and Lesotho – two countries that have been innovating in the building of their national population registers as a basis for service delivery, including in the case of Morocco, large scale deployment of the Open-Source Platform, MOSIP. We will hear from Directors of their Identity Authority and supporting institutions as they engage with Dr. Atick through presentations and discussions, to look at best practices and lessons learned. The Series will cover the following topics:
- The current vision of leading African countries regarding foundational identity
- The status of the major identity programs currently underway
- The policies that have proven effective in boosting enrollment and buy-in
- The enabling legal and institutional frameworks that had to be constructed
- Financing options
- The technical platforms that were deployed
- The data protection and privacy measures
- The top challenges that had to be overcome
- Overview of the roadmap and milestone ahead.
- Overall lessons learned and best practice recommendations
Episode 20 Replay : South Africa & Kenya’s #IdentityForAll progress
+ DPGA on Significance of Open Source.
Our debut ‘To-The-Point’ segment featuring Liv Nordhaug of Digital Public Goods Alliance, and i-On-Africa spotlight on South Africa and Kenya were phenomenal! Catch up on the replay from our YouTube Channel “ID4Africa”.
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.
Muhammad Tariq Malik
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan
Dr. Omar El Alami
Head of Strategy Division, Information System Ministry of Interior, Morocco
Dr. Omar EL ALAMI has over 25 years’ experience in Public Administration, with particular focus on projects involving digitization, simplification and modernization of procedures.
He began his professional career in 1993 at the Ministry of Foreign Trade as Chief of the Operations Department. In 1998 he became Chief of the Computer and Communications Division at the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs. In 2007 he served as DSI to the Wilaya of the greater Casablanca region.
Since 2010 he has been serving as Head of the division for Information Systems Strategy within the Ministry of Interior, Morocco. He is also Project Director for the National Population Registry. Dr. EL ALAMI holds a Doctorate in Engineering for Information Systems.
Principal Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs, Lesotho
Dr. Maluke Letete
Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister & Head of Accountability Unit Office of the Prime Minister, The Kingdom of Lesotho
Dr. Adelaide Matlanyane
Governor Central Bank of Lesotho
Acting Director National Identity and Civil Registry, Lesotho