Conference Languages: English and French with simultaneous translation for all presentations.

 

DAY 0: Tuesday 25 April 2017

9:00 – 18:30

OPEN REGISTRATION & BOOTH SETUP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

DAY 1: Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

THE PLENARY SESSIONS

The Plenary Sessions (PS) are intended for the entire assembly to attend. Held in the NAMIBIA HALL.

Presentations from leading representatives of the primary stakeholders along with on topic Q&A at the end.

7:30 – 8:30

CONTINUED REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:30 – 9:30 PS1

WELCOME AND OPENING ADDRESSES

Opening ceremony

-      National Anthem of Namibia

-      African Union Anthem

-      Namibian Cultural Performance

 

Master of Ceremonies
Amb. Patrick Nandago, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, The Republic of Namiba

Welcome remarks by host country 

Hon. Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, MP, Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, The Republic of Namibia

 

Welcome and state of ID4Africa address

Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

 

Keynote address by  

Hon. Dr. Nickey Iyambo, Vice-President of The Republic of Namibia 

 

9:30 – 10:00

RIBBON CUTTING, OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION & COFFEE BREAK

Refreshments Courtesy of Genkey

10:00 – 12:00 PS2

REPORTS FROM THE IDENTITY AUTHORITIES

Government identity authorities are the first group of key stakeholders in a national identity ecosystem of any given country. In this session on new developments in foundational identity systems, after an on-topic keynote from the World Bank, five African identity authorities will share their experiences and the latest business and process innovations that make national e-ID systems more successful.

Moderator: Greg Pote, President, ID4Africa

 

Keynote: The World Bank assessment of ID systems in Africa

Robert Palacios, Group Thematic Leader, the World Bank

 

Moving the Namibia civil registration and identity system towards a unified and federated service oriented population and identity management platform

Stefanus van Staden, Director, IT Architecture Solutions, Department of Public Service IT Management, Office of the Prime Minister, Namibia

 

How digital identity is becoming an enabler in almost every aspect of life in South Africa

Mkuseli Apleni, Director General, Department of Home Affairs, South Africa  

 

Towards the harmonization of the national ID and the civil register: the legal framework for institutional cooperation (In French)

Dieh Mandiaye Ba, Directeur, Centre National D’état Civil, Sénégal

 

Integration of services with the National Identification System, Uganda’s case

Brig. Stephen Kwiringira, Director, Registrations and Operations, National Identification and Registration Authority, Uganda

 

Lessons learned and challenges in harmonization of databases to enable inclusion

Alphonce Malibiche, Acting Director, Identification Management, National Identification Authority, Tanzania

 

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 – 15:00 PS3

REPORTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

International development agencies are the second group of key stakeholders in the identity space. In this session, representatives of international organisations give their perspective on the role of identification systems in development and give an overview of the type of projects and the methods by which they engage to support and coordinate these initiatives on national, regional, and global levels.

 

Moderator: Dr. Joseph Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

 

The ID4D Initiative: Progress and the road ahead

 Vyjayanti Desai, ID4D Initiative Program Manager, The World Bank

 

Putting digital transformation in the service of development (In French)

Gwenaël Prié, Chef de projet Télécoms et numérique, Direction des Opérations, Agence Française de Développement

 

Digital for Development (D4D) strategy of the Belgian development cooperation in Africa (In French)

Frank Leyman, Manager, International Business, Federal Public Service Policy and Support (BOSA), Belgium

 

Identity systems as a concrete development priority (In French)

Samatar Omar Elmi, Senior ICT Engineer, African Development Bank

 

Opportunities to support a sustainable e-ID ecosystem through functional investments - a USAID Perspective

Dr. Aubra AnthonySenior Data Advisor, Center for Digital Development, USAID

 

Panel discussion

 

15:00 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION HALL

Refreshments Courtesy of Genkey

16:00 – 18:00 PS4 

REPORTS FROM THE SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS

The Systems Integrators constitute the third group of key stakeholders in the identity space. In this session, 6 leading systems integrators with experience of running consortiums to deliver end-to-end large scale ID projects will share lessons learned and case studies from across Africa. They will also discuss the latest technology developments in biometrics and identity systems and will explain how they are preparing for or supporting the next generation identity schemes.

Moderator: Greg Pote, President, ID4Africa

 

How correct identification contributes to national health (In French)

Ronny Depoortere, Senior Vice President, Zetes PASS 

 

Modernising border and visa management to facilitate an enhanced experience for travellers

Nkululeko Nxasana, Sales Director for Government Programmes, Africa, Gemalto

 

A seamless path to trusted digital identity

Mark Joynes, Global Government Solutions Marketing Director, Entrust Datacard

 

The future of identity and its impact on Africa

Michiel van der Veen, CEO, Genkey

 

Navigating the digital and physical identity landscape

Richard Hird, Chief Commercial Officer, De La Rue

 

From population registry to civil registry and vital statistics (In French)

Fabien Rouaud, Program Manager and Managing Director, Safran Morpho, Côte d’Ivoire

 

18:00

OPEN COCKTAIL HOUR HELD AT EXHIBITION HALL

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2: Thursday, 27 April, 2017

THE PARALLEL SESSIONS:

-     INFOCUS SESSIONS

-     THE DOCUMENT SECURITY SYMPOSIUM

 

In Focus (InF): Advanced thematic sessions where a topic is addressed in depth through a series of presentations by frontline experts. The goal is for each session to impart practical knowledge around its theme that is pertinent to the African context for 2017.

 

ID Document Security Symposium (ID DocSec): A coherent symposium consisting of 4 sessions that last the entire day. It is focused on the important topic of ID document security.

 

 

DAY 2 PARALLEL SESSIONS GUIDE

8:30 – 10:00

InF1

Overcoming ID Systems Challenges in Africa

InF2

ID in Financial Sector 1/2

Banking Applications

DocSec 1/4

Expert Tutorials

 

10:00 – 11:00

EXHIBITION & COFFEE BREAK

Location: Exhibition Hall

11:00 – 12:30

InF3

ID in Healthcare

 

InF4

ID in Financial Sector 2/2

Payment Solutions

DocSec 2/4

Credential Security Printing & Features

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

Location: TBA

13:30 – 15:30

InF5

Electoral Systems

 

InF6

CRVS & Legal Identity

 

DocSec 3/4

ePassports & Travel Documents

15:30 – 16:30

EXHIBITION & COFFEE BREAK  

Location: Exhibition Hall

16:30 – 18:30

InF7

Cross-Border & Regional Identity Management

InF8

Cross Fertilization between e-ID & e-Gov

DocSec 4/4

Identity & Document Fraud

19:00

ANNUAL RECEPTION: DRINKS & DINNER

Location: TBA

 

8:30 – 10:00 InF1

OVERCOMING ID SYSTEMS CHALLENGES IN AFRICA

 

Deploying identity systems in environments such as those found in Africa, presents significant challenges. These could be the result of the lack of ICT infrastructure, the lack of mature or sustainable institutions, the continued fragility of certain states, the lack of adequate capacity, the fragmentation of identity assets, or because of the nature of the biometric data of the targeted populations (manual laborers, children, etc). Luckily, in recent years, a variety of innovations, particularly tuned for Africa, have been deployed and are overcoming these challenges. This session will explore some of these; ranging from innovations in business process innovations, data integration, to ICT technology and biometrics.

Moderator: Brig. (R) Saleem Moeen, CEO, SecureTech

Overcoming identity data integration challenges

Aliyu Aziz, Director General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria

 

Overcoming identity systems deployment challenges in South Sudan

Lt. Colonel Deng Kuol Deng, Director of ICT, Ministry of Interior, South Sudan

 

Do fingerprint biometrics work in developing countries?

Dan Storisteanu, Research Fellow at Darwin College, University of Cambridge

 

Iris Recognition comes of age for National ID

Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, IRIS ID

 

Q&A and Panel discussion

 

 

8:30 – 10:00 InF2

ID IN FINANCIAL SECTOR 1/2

 

BANKING APPLICATIONS

 

This is the first part of a two-session mini-symposium on ID in financial sector. This first session focuses on the use of government-backed identity schemes to build successful, efficient, inclusive and robust national banking and financial services infrastructure capable of supporting all applications within that sector.  These include the use of credentials for identity protection, elimination of ghosts within pension systems, biometric enrolment and issuance of unique banking customer numbers, establishment of credit bureaus, regulatory compliance with Know Your Customers (eKYC), protection of foreign exchange and prevention of money laundering. There will also be a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of the various players including the Central Banks, the regulatory authorities, the commercial banks and the national identity authorities.

Moderator: Alan Gelb, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Opening remarks

Alan Gelb, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

 

Use of identity management to improve transparency, combat fraud, lower cost of transaction and increase financial inclusion

Olabiyi Adebayo Dosumu, Deputy Director, Banking & Payment System Department, Central Bank of Nigeria

 

Financial services for the poor

Himanshu Nagpal, Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Multibiometrics in the context of ID solutions for the financial sector

Jan Nack, Sales Director, Middle East and Africa, DERMALOG

 

e-ID meets credit card and biometrics - next stage of convergence

Adam Ross, Product Manager for eID Solutions, cryptovision

 

Panel Q&A

 

 

8:30 – 10:00 DocSec 1/4

EXPERT TUTORIALS

 

In this session three world-renowned experts will give pedagogical overviews that help situate the entire symposium for the rest of the day. The objective of these tutorials is to create knowledge transfer and to contribute to training and capacity building.

Moderator: Dr. Jean Salomon, Strategic Business Development Director, SICPA SA

Physical identity document security in the age of digital transformation: a practitioners’ overview

Dr. Catherine Fankauser, Sales Director ISS, SICPA SA

Dr. Jean Salomon, Strategic Business Development Director, SICPA SA

 

Substrate selection for ID documents in view of durability, security level and cost

Peter Cantraine, Head of Technical Sales, ID Security Division, Agfa

 

Identity document standards, interoperability and compliance

Claudia Schwendimann, CEO and ISO Expert, OeSD

 

 

10:00 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION HALL

Refreshments Courtesy of Genkey

 

11:00 – 12:30 InF3

ID IN HEALTHCARE

 

This session will focus on the applications of identity to healthcare, which have become significant consumers of identity in countries around the world and now in Africa.   For example, Identity systems have become a must for universal health coverage programs, for combating benefits claims fraud, and for eliminating leakages in beneficiary programs. In this session three African countries will share their experiences with the use of identity management and biometrics to improve their healthcare services, accompanied by a leading solution provider that will give the voice of the industry regarding this very important application segment.

Moderator: Onesmus Kamau, Head e-Health Development & Systems Strengthening, Policy Planning & Health Care Financing, Ministry of Health, Kenya

Biometric information system for integrated management of universal health coverage (In French)

Mouhamed Mahi SY, Coordonnateur, Cellule des services informatiques et du système d’information documentaire, Agence de la Couverture Maladie Universelle, Sénégal

 

Feasibility of using infant fingerprint biometrics for treatment follow-up

Paul Macharia, Data Manager, Ministry of Health, Kenya

 

From enrolment to daily use, the mobile ID technologies tailored to African e-Healthcare

Jacques Besançon, Product Manager Security Components and Vertical Solutions, Arjo Systems

 

Challenges of patient and professional identification processes in the health sector in Mali: Do we need an open database? (In French)

Dr. Ousmane Ly, Directeur Général chez Agence Nationale de Télésanté et d’Informatique Médicale (ANTIM), Mali

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 InF4

ID IN FINANCIAL SECTOR 2/2

 

 PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

 

This is the second part of the two-session mini-symposium on ID in financial sector. It focuses on how identity can be used to support electronic payments, thereby providing a platform for economic growth by lowering cost of transactions (reported to be as significant as 1% of GDP through migration to e-payments). This session will help the stakeholders appreciate how identity can be used to accelerate the migration to inclusive e-payment systems and services that make it easier for citizens and commercial organizations to buy and sell across all possible channels.

Moderator: Alan Gelb, Center for Global Development

 

Brief Introduction

Alan Gelb, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

 

The interoperable payment and settlement system for enhanced integrity and trust of financial transactions in Ghana

Archie Hesse, Chief Executive Officer, The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems  (GHIPSS)

 

Payments in an identity ecosystem: The case for public private partnerships

Shashi Raghunandan, Senior Business Leader, Identity Management, Mastercard

 

Identity and payment systems for social protection and financial inclusion

Dr. Tahir Noor, Director General, Cash Transfers & NSER, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Pakistan

 

Identity in support of Financial Systems for Digital Transformation: The Case of Peru

Ing. Luis Alberto Bullón Salazar, General Manager, National Register of identification and Civil State (RENIEC), Peru

 

Panel Q&A

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 DocSec 2/4

CREDENTIAL SECURITY PRINTING & FEATURES

 

This session will provide an overview of the various options and their costs available for securing credentials. This includes advances in printing and personalization solutions that are tamper proof, tamper evident or tamper resistant including overt and covert security printing techniques, security inks, holograms, transparent security windows, optically variable photos, watermarks and devices, and more. In some cases printing and personalisation solutions as well as security printing features will be dependent upon the chosen card or document substrate.

Moderator: Dr. Jean Salomon, Strategic Business Development Director, SICPA SA

 

Latest color picture technologies for identity documents

Matthias Karl Köhler, Head of Sales, Mühlbauer

 

Understanding modern security controllers - which chip do you need for your identity document?

Ingo Liersch, Director, Product Marketing, Government Identification, Infineon Technologies AG

 

The next steps in optical and digital authentication for new ID documents

Benoît des Places, Africa Regional Sales Manager, SURYS

 

Printer Security: A new link in the trust chain for secure credential issuance

Eric Thebe, Africa Technical Consultant, HP

 

 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:30 InF5

ID IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY

This session explores the application of identity in support of democracy by establishing the eligibility of adult citizens to vote. Biometric voter registration projects face a number of unique challenges not least of which are the short timeframes in which they need to be implemented. Biometric voter verification also faces the unique challenge among identity systems that all registered voters need to be biometrically verified on a single day. All aspects of voter identity systems will be explored including legal frameworks, voter registration, managing voter registers, voter verification, managing voter fraud, evaluating solutions, selecting technology, cost considerations, recent successful case studies and experiences.

 

Moderator: Niall McCann, Lead Electoral Advisor, UNDP

Keynote: Overview of use of identity management and biometrics in African elections

Niall McCann, Lead Electoral Advisor, UNDP

 

The nexus between identity and political/electoral participation in Africa: reporting on comparative case studies

Robert Gerenge, Principal Advisor to EMBs, African Union Commission

 

The use of biometric voter authentication system: Experiences, issues and way forward

Prof. Mohammed Kuna, Special Advisor to the Chairman, Independent Commission, Nigeria

 

Optimizing the voter card issuance process in a large-scale project

Ludovic Simonneau, Vertical Product Line Manager, Evolis, and Michel Chajes, Expert in biometric Registration

 

How can a comprehensive end-2-end trusted and secure EVE (Enrollment, Verification, Election) solution be deployed?

Dr. Roger Tai, Executive Vice President, Emperor Technology

 

Aligning BVR and BVV to achieve maximum cost-effectiveness and efficiency: recommendations based on field experience (In French)

Extase Akpotsui, Project Manager and Solutions Architect, Zetes PASS

 

Panel Q&A

 

13:30 – 15:30 InF6                                                 

CRVS & LEGAL IDENTITY

 

The question of how legal identity can be bestowed on populations will continue to be an important topic highlighted by the Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. SDG 16.9), which place birth registration at the front and center of any efforts to establishing legal identity. This session will go deeper into this question, which we started in 2016, by addressing how this could be done and by exploring its implications. Policy, institutional, and legal arrangements are among the topics expected to be discussed.

 

Moderator: Jonathan Marskell, Operations Officer, Identification for Development (ID4D)

Legal identity: what is at stake

Jonathan Marskell, Operations Officer, Identification for Development (ID4D)

 

Reform of the civil registration system in Madagascar. Towards a reliable and efficient identification system (in French)

Marie Simone Ralinirina, Directeur de l’Administration des Juridictions, en charge de l’état civil et de la nationalité, Ministère de la Justice, Madagascar 

 

Do we need more innovative approaches to get CRVS off the ground?

Sophie Ogilvy, Senior Government Relations Advisor for Sustainability and Development, De La Rue

 

Legal Identity Versus Digital Identity

Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio, Cofounder, Vice President, Interact4C, formerly Undersecretary responsible for migration and nationality, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Slovenia, Member and Expert for Secure Identity Alliance

 

Reform of CRVS in Namibia

Anette Bayer Forsingdal, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Civil Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Namibia

 

Panel Q&A

 

 

13:30 – 15:30 DocSec 3/4

E-PASSPORTS & TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

 

ePassports & Travel Documents represent a special class of highly important credentials that continue to attract significant interest in Africa. The session will explore matters related to international interoperability constraints, program design, credential design, establishing trust, business models and economic considerations, architectures for linkage with national identity programs, etc.

Moderator: Greg Pote, President, ID4Africa

 

Keynote: The role of identity management in facilitation and enhancing border security

Nuhu Abba Ibrahim, Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria

 

Evidence of identity and civil registry: the key for secure passport issuance

Yolanda Varuhaki, Marketing Director for ID, Traffic and Health Care, Gemalto

 

Conformity & interoperability: The key prerequisites for security of electronic ID documents

Holger Funke, Principal, Division Homeland Security, secunet Security Networks

 

The virtual mobile identity: creating a world class customer experience

Marius Coetzee, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ideco

 

Is e-ID really working out for the citizen? Maximizing the use of Electronic Passport through the use of biometrics and a Trusted Chain of Identity

Pedro Pinto, Senior Executive, Vision-Box

 

 

15:30 – 16:30

COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION HALL

Refreshments Courtesy of Genkey

 

16:30 – 18:30 InF7

CROSS-BORDER & REGIONAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

 

While identity systems have thus far evolved to support national needs, it has become clear in the recent past that interoperability of identity schemes within a region or across borders has significant business value. In addition, within the context of refugees and migrants often a host country must rely on the issued documents of another country, and hence they must be able to read them, validate them and ensure they are not fraudulent. This raises issues related to under-documented or undocumented individuals that arrive at national borders and the protocols for handling them.  This session focuses on how identity can be used across borders either to facilitate mobility of people and the transportability of their economic support, or in circumstances when individuals are forced to escape from armed conflicts, political upheaval or natural disasters. It covers the advantages of regional cooperation on identity as well as the myriads of problems that are encountered in relation to enrolling, credentialing and verifying individuals crossing borders or those with no fixed home (nomads, refuges, etc). It places the entire challenge within the context of maintaining an efficient and secure border.

Moderator: Samia Melhem, The World Bank

Regional identity in the ECOWAS region

Laouali Chaibou, Commissioner for Trade, Customs, Free Movement and Tourism, ECOWAS Commission

 

The World Bank Perspective on Regional ID

Laura Rawlings, Lead Social Protection Specialist, The World Bank

 

Making movement for development easier in Africa – presenting the revamped AfDB Laissez-Passer

Prof. Vincent O. Nmehielle, Secretary-General, African Development Bank

 

Strategies for regional identity management and security 

Grahame Saunders, Chief Technology Officer, Africa’s Safety & Security division, NEC

 

Identity platforms, services, and transactions – ensuring national sovereignty – enabling regional cooperation

Tarvinder S. Sembhi, VP Sales, Identity Market, WCC Smart Search and Match

 

Enhancing Security and Development in Africa: Practical Lessons from IOM Border and Travel/Identity Document Improvement Initiatives

Charles Harns, Senior Technical Consultant, Immigration and Border Management, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

 

 

16:30 – 18:30 InF8

CROSS FERTILIZATION BETWEEN E-ID AND E-GOVERNMENT

 

This session focuses on e-ID as a key enabler of e-Government within the context of digital transformation or e-transformation as drivers of sustainable development. It gives an overview of the role of e-Gov in development and the experiences thus far achieved by several countries around the world in providing public services online through one-stop platforms. It shows how e-Gov initiatives help ensure that public institutions are more inclusive, effective, accountable and transparent. Digital identity is synergistic with e-Gov and is considered a prerequisite of a country’s e-Gov platform. In fact, the Annual UN e-Gov survey evaluates in its scoring whether government portals provide digital identity and if birth certificates are available on request through national, ministerial and/or sectoral portal(s). The session pays particular attention to e-Gov best practices based on e-ID in the fields of e-Health, e-Subsidies, e-Education, e-Finance, etc. The African experience with e-Gov, especially from the top 10 countries in e-Gov in sub-Saharan Africa (according to the UN e-Gov latest survey) such as Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana is highlighted.

 

Moderator: Alain Ducass, Chairman of energeTIC, Expert of the Secure Identity Alliance

Overview of e-Gov: Does African e-Gov need e-ID, what for and when? (In French)

Alain Ducass, Chairman of energeTIC,, Expert of the Secure Identity Alliance

 

The e-Government experience of Peru: Pertinent for Africa

Ing. Luis Alberto Bullón Salazar, General Manager, National Register of identification and Civil State (RENIEC), Peru

 

How African governments can return investments when implementing e-ID

 Vadims Teresko, Co-owner and Business Development Director, Banking and Mobile, X Infotech

 

e-ID: The Key for a successful e-Government Implementation

Veronica Boateng, Director, National Information Technology Agency, Ghana

 

Open innovation and the role of building blocks in next generation of public service delivery

Vasilis Koulolias Director, eGovlab, Stockholm University

 

The co-existence of secure physical and mobile IDs

Joby Mathew, Sales Director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, Government ID Solutions, HID Global

 

Mozambique eGovernment and Communication Infrastructure Project (MEGCIP) – Results, Impact and Challenges

Prof. Lourino Chemane, ICT Advisor to the Minister of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Technical Professional Training, Mozambique

 

Panel discussion

 

 

16:30 – 18:30 DocSec 4/4

IDENTITY DOCUMENT FRAUD

 

This session will give an overview of patterns of fraud experienced in the real world. It will explain how document fraud is best detected, including forensic approaches and documetrics (building country by country reference databases that can be automatically used by document readers to distinguish fraudulent from real documents). It will also explore potential international cooperation to ensure knowledge sharing related to fraudulent document production and organized crime exploitation of credentials.

Moderator: Louise Cole, Manager, Passports Operations, Service Delivery & Operations,               
Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

 

Keynote: Interpol’s response to identity document fraud

Denis Talarim, Co-ordinator, OSA-FPDM-Databases Management Branch, INTERPOL General Secretariat, France

 

Do you know who you are dealing with? Using an Evidence of Identity Approach

Louise Cole, Manager, Passports Operations, Service Delivery & Operations, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

 

Preventing document fraud: some of the best practices for easier detection (In French)

Celine Gouveia, International Sales Director, Group Imprimerie Nationale/SPS

 

 

19:00

FORUM RECEPTION: DINNER & DRINKS

 

 

 

DAY 3: Friday, 28 April, 2017

THE PLENARY SESSIONS CONTINUED

Summations & Dialogue

 

8:30 – 10:00 PS5

GAME CHANGING INNOVATIONS FOR IDENTITY IN AFRICA

In this session representatives from the private and public sector will present ideas that appear to have significant promise at accelerating the deployment of identity schemes in Africa. Ideas that are ready for large scale pilots and deployment that have the potential of changing the fact patterns around the challenges of developing identity systems.

Moderator: Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

 

Keynote: Breakthrough in understanding the applicability of fingerprints as a biometric for children

Prof. Anil Jain, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University, USA

 

Leveraging mobile to enable life-enhancing identity services

Kyla Reid, Head of Digital Identity, GSMA

 

Open source CRVS initiative

Edward Duffus, Project Manager for Digital Birth Registration, Plan International

The humanitarian case for blockchains

Ashish Gadnis, CEO, Banqu Inc.

10:00 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK HELD IN EXHIBITION HALL

Refreshments Courtesy of Genkey

11:00 – 12:00 PS6

ID4AFRICA ANNUAL BUSINESS SESSION

2018 Host Country Announcement

Acceptance Speech

Confirmation of ID4Africa 2017 Ambassadors

Identification survey lottery drawing

Other Business

12:00 – 13:00                                         

LUNCH

13:00 – 14:00 PS7

RAPID FIRE SUMMARIES

In this session, designated representatives (called rapporteurs) from each of the 8 InFocus Sessions of day 2 make brief reports on the take-home messages and recommendations resulting from each session. Audience will be given 3 minutes per InFocus report to react. This will be done in Rapid Fire Format where the rapporteurs attempt to convey to the full plenary audience some big ideas in a very short period of time.

 

Moderator: Greg Pote, President, ID4Africa

 

 

Title

Rapporteur

InF 8

Cross Fertilization between e-ID & e-Gov

Moustapha Mohamed Ismail, Directeur Général, Agence Nationale des Systèmes d’Information de l’Etat, Djibouti

InF 1

Overcoming ID Systems Challenges in Africa

Emmanuel Brown, Senior Officer, Card Production, National Identification Authority, Ghana

InF 2

ID in Financial Sector 1/2

Banking Applications

Moussa M. Mbutho, Conseiller TIC, Cabinet de premier ministre, République Démocratique du Congo

InF 3

ID in Healthcare

Abdoul SY, Directeur des ressources humaines, Ministère de la defense et des anciens combattants, Mali

InF 4

ID in Financial Sector 2/2

Payment Solutions

David Jobojobo, Deputy Director of Information

Technology at the Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration Registration, South Sudan

InF 5

Electoral Systems

Elisabeth Gore, Sous-Directeur, Commission électoral indépendante, Côte d’Ivoire

InF 6

CRVS & Legal Identity

Daniel Lishanew, Director of Information Technology, Vital Events Registration Agency, Ethiopia

InF 7

Cross-Border & Regional Identity Management

Tumelo Raboletsi, Director of National Identity and Civil Registry, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lesotho

14:00 – 15:30 PS8

IDENTITY IN THE FISHBOWL

In the Fishbowl, the Audience is the Panel. Highly interactive and moderated discussion session that focuses on the current issues around identity. It is designed to give the delegates the opportunity to express their thoughts and to contribute to advancing the state of collective knowledge and awareness around identity systems and their challenges going forward in Africa. 

 

Moderator: Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

15:30 – 16:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

 

Master of Ceremonies: Amb. Patrick Nandago, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration

ID4Africa Executive Committee and Board Members

Closing remarks by Host Country: Hon. Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration