Namibia to co-host forum on electronic identity management in Africa

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Namibia’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration will co-host the 3rd annual government forum on electronic identity management in Africa forum alongside ID4Africa, from April 26-28 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Ministry spokesperson, Sacky Sakeus Kadhikwa on Wednesday told Xinhua that over 700 delegates from all over the globe will grace the occasion, where Namibia’s Vice-President Nicky Iyambo will officially open proceedings.

Kadhikwa said the annual meeting is a forum and expo focused on digital identity and its applications for driving socio-economic development in Africa.

“It is held each year in a different African country that will act as a host for the event and it reunites, under one place,” he added.

According to Kadhikwa, this year’s event will run under the theme “Pathways to Digital identity.”

ID4Africa official website said the theme recognizes that while the end goal of digital identity for all may be the same, the path for each country to arrive there is different.

In 2016 the event was hosted in Kigali, Rwanda. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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