Africa benefits from biometrics as an identifier

Published: 20/Jun/2016
Source: Biometric

This is a guest post by David Gerulski, VP at Integrated Biometrics

The recent ID4Africa forum in Kigali, Rwanda was as exciting as it was insightful, with a buzz surrounding new technologies for launching digital ID systems throughout the continent. For mobile biometrics specifically, what is going on in Africa is truly a case of technology rising to meet the demands of a populace.

The push for biometrics in Africa accelerated in September 2015, when world leaders adopted the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This ambitious agenda included 17 sustainable development goals and 169 associated targets. Goal 16 is to, “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” with subset 16.9, “By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.”

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Themes: Identity Documents
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2016