Calls for Speakers

ID4Africa is always looking for experts in identity matters who are able to share their experiences related to specific themes timely & pertinent to Africa. If you are an identity stakeholder (government, development agency, and industry) and would like to participate, please bookmark & revisit this page often for open opportunities.

Nov 5: CPR - Spotlight on Tanzania

Throughout the year, ID4Africa will be bringing to its Community a special LiveCast series dubbed “CPR – Country Progress Reports”. In this live online session you will be given the opportunity to briefly present some prepared remarks, then engage in a discussion. This special LiveCast brings together distinguished representatives of the major identity stakeholders in Tanzania to discuss the progress the country has made towards identity for all as well as their vision and strategy for completing this journey. They will talk about the supply and demand side for identity and how they work together in their country.

Oct 14: Digital Identity For Emergency Response

ID4Africa is organizing a LiveCast episode that examines the role digital identity plays in emergency response. It will examine the experiences of countries that have managed to quickly develop such systems or those that have linked their emergency response programs to already existing digital identity schemes. The discussion will be focused within the context of social safety nets, labor programs, public health and health services, refugees, pandemic responses, and natural disasters. The objective is to derive lessons learned that could be helpful to countries seeking to quickly launch social programs linked to digital identity.

Sept 23: CPR - Spotlight on Nigeria

Throughout the year, ID4Africa will be bringing to its Community a special LiveCast series dubbed “CPR – Country Progress Reports”. In this live online session you will be given the opportunity to briefly present some prepared remarks, then engage in a discussion. This debut LiveCast brings together distinguished representatives of the major identity stakeholders in Nigeria to discuss the progress the country has made towards identity for all as well as their vision and strategy for completing this journey. They will talk about the supply and demand side for identity and how they work together in their country.

Sept 16: A Special Spotlight on Inclusion

In light of its importance, ID4Africa will be dedicating an upcoming LiveCast episode to examine, from all angles, the issues impacting inclusion. We are calling on experts, who have informed views on this subject to join an engaging panel moderated by the ID4Africa Executive Chairman, Dr. Joseph Atick. In this live online session you will be given the opportunity to briefly present some prepared remarks, then engage in a discussion. The panel will include government, industry and development agencies.

Sept 3: Spotlight on Face Recognition Technology

The interest in Face Recognition Technology (FRT) as a biometric for identity systems has grown significantly in recent times. A new class of algorithms has emerged through the application of deep learning and artificial intelligence, and is considerably more robust and scalable than prior generations. This new generation, which is available from many sources on the marketplace, is ideal for 1:Many (identification and deduplication) as well as 1:1 (authentication) deployments. Furthermore, the increased interest in touchless biometrics as a result of COVID-19 related concerns, has pushed the demand for FRT to an all-time high.

July 23: Spotlight on Unique Digital Identity Numbers

In response to this need which was identified over a year ago and which has inspired our thematic for 2020 Annual General Meeting (Digital multiplicities of unique identity), ID4Africa is organizing a spotlight session dedicated to the question of the unique identity numbers. It features a lineup of experts that will present the various points of view. The objective is not to promote any particular approach, but to make our community aware of the various approaches that have been established and the experience with those.

June 24: Special Symposium on Industry Response to Covid-19

In part 3 of our webinar series around COVID-19 and Identity management, we will look at how the identity industry is responding to emerging challenges to their customer practices posed by COVID-19. The objective is to identify technological innovations and new business processes that enable identity management to be performed in a world where pandemics represent a major risk factor.

June 17: The Identity for Development Agenda in the Era of COVID-19

In our second webinar series on the impact of COVID-19 on identity management in Africa, ID4Africa Executive Chairman, Dr Joseph Atick, will again engage with an illustrious panel of representatives of the world’s leading development agencies. These experts will try to answer some fundamental questions related to how societies will need to manage identity in a post COVID era to support their sustainable development

June 3: ID Management in Africa in the Era of COVID-19 & Beyond

ID4Africa is organizing this webinar to allow decision-makers in Africa’s identity management a unique opportunity to share with their peers and the worldwide community of experts, the impact they are seeing and the practices being put in place in response to this new reality.