"ID4Africa is a strong movement that will guide the path to ID solutions in Africa."

- Catherine A. Onekalit,
Electoral Commission Uganda

"This event is the place to be for anyone working in identity related matters in Africa and the rest of the world."

- Ibrahim Mamma

"ID4Africa has become a pillar in promoting Civil registration and legal identity for Africa"

- Reuben Kimotho
National Registration Bureau, Kenya


A key component of ID4Africa’s activities is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which represents the Movement’s most extensive channel of impact and engagement – physically uniting 1300-1500+ stakeholders from the identity ecosystem. The objective of the AGM is to give the Continent a sustainable voice for identity matters. Through the AGM, African governments jointly explore how digital identity and aligned services can advance socio-economic development in their countries.

The AGM consists of two main components - the Conference and the Exposition – which reunites, under one roof, three key stakeholder groups in the ID4Africa identity community:

  • Leading identity stakeholders from African governments
  • International development agencies
  • The private sector


Identity 360: A multi-perspective view on Identity

The objective of the 2020 Annual Meeting will be to characterize, in actionable terms, what constitutes robust, responsible and performant identity ecosystems in an era where legal and digital identity are converging to create new opportunities for inclusive development and humanitarian action. The ecosystems will be examined from a broad set of views– economical, legal, societal, institutional and rights-based, and from the perspective of the many actors that are involved, including the governments that launch them, the civil society actors that monitor them, the agencies that fund them, the private sector that develops and sustains them, the service providers that use them and the end-users that should benefit from them.

Who should attend?

Depending on what stakeholder group you belong to, you may have a different motivation for attending; but one thing is clear, ID4Africa is designed to ensure that everyone derives value from attending.

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  • National identity authorities / Commissions
  • Civil Registers / Birth Registration/Population Registers
  • Electoral Commissions
  • Banking and Finance/Development/Planning/Budget
  • Immigration/Border management
  • Health Ministry/Health Insurance Schemes
  • Law Enforcement/National Security/Defense/Intelligence/Federal Road Safety
  • Data Protection & Privacy Commissions
  • ICT/eGov
  • National Statistical Institutes
  • President/Vice President/Prime Minister’s Office
  • Legal/Justice/Regulatory/Legal & Human Rights
  • Foreign Affairs/International Relations
  • Public Administration & Decentralization
  • Intergovernmental/Inter-African Organization
  • Other Social Services
  • Others….


Representatives from:

  • Development Banks (e.g., the World Bank, AfDB, IADB, etc.)
  • UN Agencies & International Foundations providing financing for social protection and humanitarian initiatives, national infrastructure projects, capacity building and technical advisory services to help accelerate Africa's socio-economic development.
  • Regional & International Humanitarian Organizations


Leading providers of solutions for identity management in the public and private sector, including:

  • System integrators
  • Technology and system providers and their local partners
  • Value-added resellers
  • Suppliers of identity consumables and identity documents
  • Biometric system developers and providers
  • Registration and enrollment system developers
  • Enrollment, identification, verification and processing service providers for residents
  • ICT infrastructure resellers
  • All other providers of identity related products and services

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Representatives of the civil society and other interest groups from around the world involved in the advanced development and implementing of identity schemes and infrastructure, including:

  • Academic Researchers and Thought Leaders
  • NGOs and Not for Profit Organizations
  • Independent Consultants
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • … and all other groups currently engaged in matters concerning identity for socio-economic development in Africa.

Why attend?

The AGM creates a unique value and experience for all participants who join with the objective to exchange information, report on their annual progress, discuss challenges, evaluate solutions and define their priorities going forward:

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  • Learn from the experience of successful identity stakeholders and independent identity and biometrics experts in this rapidly growing domain
  • Identify and meet organizations that support development to explore potential funding sources to finance your project
  • Build capacity within your organization by using the forum to develop the knowledge base in your organization
  • See the latest innovations on display at the expo and discuss your requirements with world leaders in identity management solutions


  • Identify potential new engagements for your organization
  • Gain insight into trends on needs and challenges in development
  • Exchange knowledge and lessons learned with other agencies regarding ongoing identity funded projects


  • Identify the needs and understand the thinking, roadmaps and planning of decision-makers for identity business in Africa
  • Help your company and your brand gain visibility in one of the fastest and most important identity markets in the world.
  • Identify potential local partners which are critical in enabling you to know and address the pertinent needs of the country
  • Highlight the accomplishments of your organization in the domain of identity
  • Share your thought leadership and domain knowledge to key decision-makers
  • Exchange information and share experience with experts in your field

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A seminal networking opportunity for all participants. The event is expected to bring together more than 1300-1500 highly qualified and selected decision-makers within the above mentioned stakeholder groups


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