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DAY 1: JUNE 2, 2020


PS1 The Identity Authorities Progress reports from National Authorities across Africa.
PS2 The Development Agencies Leading Development Agencies on current issues driving their agendas.
R1* RADPA II Only open to DPAs & International Agencies.
PS3* Spotlight: High Impact Solutions Identity-based solutions that significantly impact mission critical business processes.

* Not open to call for speakers



DAY 2: JUNE 3, 2020




DAY 3: JUNE 4, 2020


PS4 Reports from the Digital Frontier Presentations and progress reports on R&D from around the world.
PS5* The General Assembly Annual business session to announce the 2021 host country and other business matters.
PS6* Insights 360 Panel of six experts provide their perspective on the AGM’s key takeaways and identify gaps.
PS7* The Fishbowl A debate session where the audience is the panel providing crowdsourced insights.

* Not open to call for speakers

Concept Notes

Program

The 6th Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement (ID4Africa 2020) reinforces the collective knowledge gained through the 5 prior meetings, while breaking new grounds through an exceptional program that aims to:

  1. 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, service delivery and humanitarian action.
  2. Identify and address the new issues and consequences that pose threats for ID systems or their responsible use.


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PS1: REPORTS FROM THE IDENTITY AUTHORITIES

Progress reports, sharing experiences and lessons learned from National Authorities across Africa.

PS2: REPORTS FROM THE DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

Special Presentations and Panel Discussion with leading Development Agencies on current issues driving their agendas and shaping their roadmaps.

PS3: SPOTLIGHT: HIGH IMPACT SOLUTIONS

This session focuses on identity-based solutions that have a significant impact on mission critical business processes or that have been proven to change how governments fundamentally conduct their operations and services. Presentations may introduce visionary solutions that advocate or orient the Identity Community towards promising directions.

PS4: REPORTS FROM THE DIGITAL FRONTIER

This session features presentations and progress reports on R&D from around the world that has impact on identity, biometrics, digital transformation and societies, security, interoperability and standards.

PS5: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Annual announcement and business session for matters related to the function of the Movement.

PS6: INSIGHTS 360

Insights 360 brings together 6 panelists (including the moderator) representing each of our defined stakeholder groups. The panel of experts will provide their perspective on the AGM’s key takeaways and identify the gaps.

PS7: THE FISHBOWL

Identity in the Fishbowl is a debate session where the audience is the panel. It allows the entire group to participate in the conversation to give their input and perspective. Since 2016 it has become the highlight of the AGM with high levels of passionate engagement and dialogue. The session will summarize, in a crowd sourced way, the key take away messages accumulated over the three days of discussion, and will identify the road ahead for policy-making, technological and operational challenges.

The session is moderated by Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

DAY 2: THEMATIC SESSIONS
DIGITAL IDENTITY & SERVICE

Explores the landscape of digital identity and its potential for creating more efficient governments (public services) as well as for driving economic growth through innovation in service delivery.



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OPEN CHALLENGES
  1. Pathways To Legal Identity (InF2): The different notions of identity and why legal identity may remain relevant in an increasingly service oriented world.
  2. Gender Equity in ID Systems (InF6): The impact of ID systems on women in the context of development.
  3. Humanitarian Action (InF10): Recent experiences where identity systems have proven to be effective for dealing with human crisis, or long-term problems with humanitarian dimensions—such as refugees, statelessness, natural disasters.
  4. Interoperability, Security and Trust Frameworks (InF14): Explore the ingredients that give ID systems the interoperable trust they need.


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THE IDENTITY TOOLBOX

The Identity Toolbox provides best practices and latest developments — policy, technical, business practices – around key capabilities that must be in place and deployed by any identity system irrespective of the application or sector. In totality it is expected to cover advances in enrollment and onboarding, authentication, biometrics, mobile, cloud platforms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, PKI, plus document and data security. Experiences from border management, elections, health, education, civil registration, passports and visas, among others may be presented as examples to illustrate the power of the core capabilities advancements.



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DATA 2020

ID4Africa will take advantage of the presence of data regulators at its Annual Meeting 2020 to launch a new kind of dialogue that could have significant impact on the development agenda. These regulators are there to participate in RADPA II (Roundtable of African Data Protection Authorities). Their presence represents an ideal opportunity to bring forth a multi-perspective dialogue engaging the technology innovators, the regulators and policy makers, and the digital rights proponents and civil society all within the context of identity data and digital identification systems.

ID4Africa Data 2020 is a full day symposium that consists of 4 sessions dedicated to exploring the interplay between privacy and security on one hand and innovation and growth on the other.



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InF1: DIGITAL (VIRTUAL) IDENTITY

This session provides an overview of the types of digital (virtual) or dematerialized identity (DI) that are possible and the range of services that have been successfully linked to them worldwide. It is framed from an end user perspective and includes government-initiated identity systems, consumer-centric identity schemes, and self-sovereign identity (SSI) schemes driven with and without government attestation.



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InF2: PATHWAYS TO LEGAL IDENTITY

This session will explore the different notions of identity and why legal identity may remain relevant in an increasingly service oriented world.



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InF3: INCLUSIVE TRUSTED ENROLLMENT AND ONBOARDING

This session looks at advances in enrollment and onboarding processes in the context of best practices and latest developments – policy, technical, business practices – around key capabilities that must be in place and deployed by any identity system irrespective of the application or sector.



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InF4: DATA RISKS AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

The session will explore the range of risks that emerge when data accumulates either through enrollment or through identity-enabled use and the type of regulatory frameworks that are necessary to address these risks. The session will principally reflect the views of the DPAs, regulators and civil society, and the digital rights proponents. Part of this session will expand on the work of RADPA II, where specific risks in identity systems are identified by the DPAs, in the context of their jurisdiction. It will also explore some recent regulatory frameworks and legal recourses that can serve as deterrence against risky exploitations of identity data. The session will also be informed through the results of a survey on the subject that will be completed by the DPAs and the identity authorities prior to the event.



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InF5: ENABLING THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

This session will provide examples of some promising digital identity enabled ecosystems, focusing in particular on those relevant to Africa, where lack of infrastructure places severe challenges for the deployment and scaling of such schemes. The objective is to demonstrate viable functional applications built on trusted digital identities for people, easily accessible from points of services, and that respect the need to maintain end-user control over their data. The link of these schemes with authoritative or official foundational identity will also be explored.



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InF6: GENDER EQUITY IN ID SYSTEMS

This Panel features recognized advocates of gender equity who bring an important perspective regarding the impact of ID systems on women in the context of development. It also explores recommended measures for inclusion and protection of women and children within the context of ID systems. This unique panel will initiate the dialogue worldwide around a topic whose time has arrived.



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InF7: AUTHENTICATION PLATFORMS

This session focuses on authentication as a core component of any end-to-end biometric system in any context. It explores the cutting-edge innovations and potential schemes, with emphasis on security and vulnerability of data. It examines the range of platforms capable of supporting authentication, biometric or otherwise, such as mobile, smart card, cloud-based, etc. It features an impressive lineup of innovators who will provide updates on relevant technologies, current capabilities, and the future expectations for addressing Africa’s identification challenges.



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InF8: RISK MITIGATION

This session is based on the premise that within the development context, one cannot rely on institutional capacity to monitor and enforce data protection laws, and as a consequence, risk mitigation needs to be assured by design and needs to allow individuals to maintain control over their data. This session provides an overview of technological solutions, system and security architectures or designs for data protection, privacy innovations and tools, practices for enhanced transparency, and institutional and legal frameworks that could help address the observed data risks while allowing for controlled data access and data sharing.



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InF9: DI FOR G2P SERVICES

This session examines G2P payments as a form of a digital identity-enabled service and explores the range of experiences around the platforms that have proven to be effective in countries with similar developmental context as Africa. It also explores whether commercial off-the-shelf platforms could be leveraged to affect G2P payments in a cost-effective way. The role of the credit providers, commercial banking and telecom sectors will be explored.



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InF10: HUMANITARIAN ACTION

This session focuses on the range of recent experiences where identity systems have proven to be effective for dealing with human crisis, or long-term problems with humanitarian dimensions—such as refugees, statelessness, natural disasters. It also addresses the challenges of identity management encountered in the context of humanitarian action.

This session is brought to you in collaboration with UNCHR.



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InF11: SECURE IDENTITY CREDENTIALS

The session will holistically explore the subject of secure credentials, examining the available options including physical and virtual credentials, and the expectations for its production, and the experiences that have already accumulated with this most familiar form of identity proofing. It will address the mechanisms for securing it, producing it, delivering it, using it and managing it throughout its lifecycle. The discussion will necessarily cover smart cards, mobile credentials, PKI, security printing, holograms, among other mechanisms for token security.



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InF12: DATA MOBILITY

This session builds on discussions in Session 2 in this Thematic Track and takes it towards a pro-growth, pro-innovation perspective to examine practices that ensure people are not denied the benefits of their data assets and that the growth of economies for the overall benefit of society and for poverty eradication is not compromised through restrictive approaches to data. Key to achieving that goal is data mobility. This session examines the specific types of investments needed to cultivate a data ecosystem that is both trusted and creates value for people, markets, and government. 



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InF13: PRIVATE SECTOR

Meaningful involvement of the private sector in digital service delivery ecosystems are beneficial as their participation provides diversity of service and can improve service quality by enhancing the platforms from which end users access services. This session brings together a panel of experts to explore the policies, the (de)regulations and national strategies needed to promote private sector participation.



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InF14: INTEROPERABILITY, SECURITY AND TRUST FRAMEWORKS

This session will explore the ingredients that give ID systems the interoperable trust they need by presenting two recent leading trust frameworks (eIDAS, Pan Canadian Trust Frameworks), and the long experience the worldwide identity community has had with interoperability of trust illustrated by the travel documents (led by the success of the ePassport as a universal interoperable ID document). It will also share the experience of an African Country with the implementation of digital signatures and PKI in the context of national digital transformation strategies.



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InF15: DIGITAL PUBLIC GOODS INITIATIVES

This session will explore some of the most prominent initiatives in this domain as they pertain to identity. These include MOSIP (Modular Open Source Identity Platform) and OpenCRVS initiatives that promise to provide a game changer for the domain of civil registration and identity management.



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InF16: DATA GOVERNANCE

Here, a panel of experts explore the various experiences and best practices in Data Governance within the context of identity systems. It is intended to engage regulators, identity authorities, data experts and practitioners looking to find the appropriate governance approaches that support the twin goals of building trust and fueling innovation and growth.



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R1: RADPA II

RADPA II builds on the foundation established by the first RADPA meeting in 2019 and shifts the conversation forward while still focusing specifically on identity systems in Africa. It is held as a side meeting to the Annual General Meeting and is open only to the Data Protection Authorities in Africa (DPAs) and invited international and civil society actors in this domain.

The purpose of the RADPA meetings is to promote a pan-African dialogue within the data protection community, to allow the authorities to network and coordinate their positions on matters related to privacy and data protection, as they pertain to identity systems. This is a session of dialogue among the African DPAs and their allies that will focus on their concerns, priorities, and goals.

The output of RADPA II will include a report that will be presented on Day 2 during the Data 2020 Thematic panel session on Risks/Concerns — InF4.



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RADPA II

RADPA II will build on the foundation established by the first RADPA meeting in 2019 and will shift the conversation forward while still focusing specifically on identity systems in Africa. It is open only to the Data Protection Authorities in Africa (DPAs) and invited international and civil society actors in this domain.

The purpose of RADPA is to promote a pan-African dialogue within the data protection community, to allow the authorities to network and coordinate their positions on matters related to privacy and data protection, as they pertain to identity systems. This is a session of dialogue among the African DPAs and their allies that will focus on their concerns, priorities, and goals.

Schedule

DATE: June 02, 2020

LOCATION:

Karam 1
Palais des Congrès,
Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi,
Marrakesh

TIME: 1530 – 1830

Background

RADPA was first introduced at the 5th Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2019. The event was lauded by the identity community and received press coverage for taking the lead in initiating a discussion on privacy and data protection between concerned authorities.

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Participate

RADPA is an invitation-only event for Data Protection Authorities (DPA's). If you believe you qualify, then write to us to express your interest & get an invite.

Concept Note

Click here to view or download the RADPA II concept note.

CDIP

ID4Africa recognizes the acute need for continuing professional development in Africa around identity matters. To respond to this need, a new initiative, called Continuing Development for Identity Professionals (CDIP), is being launched in 2020, and will take the form of a one-day training and capacity-building workshop that follows the Annual General Meeting. The objective is to expose African civil servants to the latest thinking and business practices, and to ensure they have the updated knowledge required to launch and sustain not only responsible foundational identity systems, but all ecosystems that rely on them for service delivery.

In 2020, CDIP is planned for a capacity of 100 Fellows and relies on expertise and instructors from ID4Africa and its development partners such as the World Bank. These Fellows will be selected through a needs- and merit-based admissions process, similar to that used by the ID4Africa Fellowship Program.

Download the concept note here.

Schedule

DATE: June 05, 2020

LOCATION:

FES 1
Palais des Congrès,
Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi,
Marrakesh

TIME: 0830 – 1645

Participate

Participation in CDIP is open only to ID4Africa Fellows who have been nominated by their institutional leadership through our fellowship nomination process. Please contact your leadership to request that you be nominated.

Click here to download a copy of the nomination form.

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Meanwhile, view the concept note here.
Or browse program or download presentations from ID4Africa 2019.

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