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Abuja, Nigeria | 24-26 April
DAY 1 - DAY 2 - DAY 3



Plenary Session 2:

The Identity Authorities

Plenary Session 3:

The International Agencies

Plenary Session 4:

The Systems Integrators

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Moderator’s Opening Remarks

Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

Towards Legal Identity for All: What the World Bank ID4D is Doing About It

Vyjayanti Desai, Program Manager, ID4D, The World Bank

The Missing Millions: Children in the Global Identity Agenda

Jean François Basse, Regional Adviser, Child Protection, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa

What is Good ID?

Yasemin Lamy, Intellectual Capital, Omidyar Network

Identity Needs and Vulnerabilities of Displaced Persons

Nicholas Oakeshott, Senior Identity Management Officer, Programme Support Management Division, United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The role of digital identity in enabling humanitarian assistance delivery: The WFP experience

Alexandra Cammareri, Regional Business Transformation Officer, The World Food Program

A Quick Roll-out Strategy for eID Projects in fulfillment of SDG 16.9: the Malawi Case Study

Tariq Malik, Chief Technical Adviser, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Overcoming the Harmonization Challenge

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

The Vision and Roadmap for Harmonizing Identity Databases in Tanzania

Alphonce Malibiche, Ag. Director, Identification Management, National Identification Authority (NIDA), Tanzania

Scaling the Identification System in Côte d’Ivoire: A Roadmap

Diakalidia Konaté, Director General, National Identification Office (ONI), Côte d’Ivoire

Reforming all Identity Management Practices in Benin

Iropa Joseph N’Goabi Konti, Director General, General Directorate of Civil Registration, Benin

Liberia’s National Biometric Identification System (NBIS): A Platform for Foundational Identity

J. Tiah Nagbe, Executive Director, National Identification Registry, Liberia

Unique Foundational ID from Birth: a Vision for a Sustainable National ID Ecosystem

Debora Comparin, Market Development Manager, Citizen ID, IDEMIA


Population Register: The Necessary First Step

Jérôme Coulon, Regional Director, ECOWAS/CEMAC, Zetes


How do you know who someone is online?

Michiel Loeff, CEO, GenKey


A Practitioner’s Approach to Maximize the Benefits from an ID Program

Thampy Koshy, Partner, Ernst & Young


Demanding more from Digital Identities: How the Industry is reacting to Modern Users’ Needs

Richard Gutsell, Regional Director, De La Rue


Unfreezing Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

Jonas Lind, CEO, SilverTech Global

Day 1



InF1: Civil Registration & Legal Identity

InF2: Harmonization: Foundation of Reform

InF3: Advanced Secure Credential Production

InF4: Regional Identity & Free Movement

InF5: Financial Inclusion

InF6: Designing High-End Credentials

InF7: Smart Borders

InF8: Enhancing Government Efficiency

InF9: ID & Democracy Part I

InF10: Security & Facilitation

InF11: Digital Transformation of Services

InF12: ID & Democracy Part II

InF13: Mobile Solutions

DigiHealth 1: eHealth Platforms

DigiHealth 2: Digital Identity in Health

DigiHealth 3: National Health Systems

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Modernization of the National Registry in Gabon

Aimé Martial Massamba, IBOGA Project Director, Ministry of Interior, Gabon

Turning the Civil Register into a Reference Database in Support of Identification and National ID Needs

Stephen Bekker, Projects Manager, NIP Global


Legal Identity from Birth

Kristen Wenz, Child Protection Specialist (Civil Registration and Legal ID), UNICEF


Civil Registration and Data Integrity

Anette Bayer Forsingdal, Director, National Population Register, Identification and Production Department of Civil Registration,
Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Namibia

Orchestrating Harmonization: from Executive Order to Operational Plans

Lanre Osibona, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Nigeria

Harmonising Multiple Tokens into a Single Lifetime Identity using Secure Blockchain Infrastructure

Tunji Durodola, Technical Consultant, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria


Identification with Extended Feature Aggregation

Matthias Karl Koehler, Vice President TECURITY®, Head of Sales, Mühlbauer


Standards at the Service of Sustainability and Interoperability of ID Systems

Debora Comparin, Market Development Manager, Citizen ID, IDEMIA and Secure Identity Alliance

[Moderator’s Presentation] The Journey from National to Regional ID in Context of African Intergovernmental Initiatives

Samia Melhen, Lead Policy Officer, Global ICT Group, Transport & ICT, The World Bank


Building Policy and Systems in Support of Free Movement across Secure Borders

Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of Immigration, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria


The Free Movement Protocol: the context of the ECOWAS biometric Identity card in the Community

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

[Moderator’s Presentation] – The Role of Identity Schemes as Enablers of Financial Inclusion

Barry Cooper, Technical Director, Centre for Financial Regulations and Inclusion (Cenfri)


Nigeria’s Progress Towards the Creation of robust, Trusted and Inclusive Financial Services Environment

Dipo Fatokun, Director Banking and Payments System Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria


– Unique Identification for Credit Referencing

Ounzuba Kemeh-Gama, Technology Consultant and Project Manager, Regulations Department, Central Bank of Liberia, Liberia


– Ubiquitous Identity Confirmation as a Key Enabler for Financial Inclusion

Bruce Hanson, President & CEO, Credence ID

– Physical Security Features in Modern ID & Travel Documents: State-of-the-Art-PC Card

Jerzy Dziemidowicz, International Sales Manager, PWPW


– Integrated eID Documentation Platform for Angola’s End-to-End Identity Management Needs

Eli Basson, EVP and Manager of the ID Division, SuperCom


– New Developments in Optical and Digital Government Document Security

Ilja Hofmann, Sales Director Africa, OVD Kinegram


– Nigerian e-Passport Trusted Identity

Olayinka Fisher, Managing Director, IRIS Smart Technologies Limited

– [Moderator’s Presentation] Identity, Strong Borders

Frank Smith, Advisory Observer, Secure Identity Alliance


– Integrated Border Management: The Cornerstone for Effective ID Policies in Africa

Christophe Rapine, Director, Borders and Airport Solutions, IDEMIA


– Modernization of Cotonou International Airport: The Cornerstone of an Ambitious Development Program across the Country

Alain Adjovi, Commissioner, Airport and Border Police, Ministry of Interior and Public Safety, Benin


– From the implementation of a Trusted Chain of Identity to the success of Smart Borders

Pedro Pinto, Sales Manager, Southern Asia and Africa, Vision-Box


– Rwanda’s Experience with enhancing Facilitation and Security at the busiest land border

Eric Byukusenge, Division Manager, Information Systems & eServices, Rwanda Immigration, Rwanda

– Paying for Itself: Fiscal Savings from Robust Identification Systems

Robert Palacios, Global Thematic Group Leader, Social Protection, The World Bank

– The Social Register as the Foundation for Social Reform

H.E. Mouna Osman Aden, Secretary of State in Charge of Social Affairs, Djibouti

– Improving Governance using the Population Register as an Authentic Source

Dr. Extase Akpotsui, Solution Architect, Zetes

– Biometric Elections in Poor Countries: Wasteful or a Worthwhile Investment?

Alan Gelb, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

– ID & Democracy

Grahame Saunders, Chief Technology Officer, Safety & Security Division, NEC Africa

– The Challenges of Harmonizing Identity Systems to meet Electoral Requirements in Democratic Transitions in West Africa

Richard Degbeko, Chief of Mission, Vice President’s Office of CENA, Benin

– Towards the Development of an Inclusive Large-Scale Identification System: the Case of Elections Cameroon

Patience Fule-Buang Elango, Chief of Public Relations, Public Relations and Communication Section, ELECAM, Cameroon

– Evidence of Identity: The First Element of the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy

Ademola Oladel, Aviation Security and Facilitation Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

– Benefits of Biometrics for Border Control

Ion Otazua, Solutions Sales for Africa, ID Foundation, Travel & Border, Government BU, Gemalto

– Securing Borders with INTERPOL Policing Capabilities

Cyril Gout, Assistant Director, Forensics and Police Data Management Sub-directorate, INTERPOL

– Advance Passenger Information (API): Enhanced Facilitation and Security

Kei Fukagawa, Programme Officer, Immigration and Border Management Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

– Harmonization and Digitalization of Driver’s Licenses in Nigeria

Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal & Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria

– Innovative and Revolutionized Solutions for ID Documents from Enrollment to Issuance

Dr. Roger Tai, Executive Vice President, Emperor Technology


– Connecting Citizens and their Governments: National Strategies of Document Digitalization in Africa: Case Studies

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

– Virtual Identity: Am I really the one I claim to be?

Amaury Chasseux, Product Manager – ID and Vehicles, SURYS

– [Special Keynote] Delivering Inclusive and Trustworthy Polls through Modernization of the Electoral Process

Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria

– E-Voting (Electronic Voting): An Analysis of Scenarios and Preconditions of Success

Nicolas Jaouen, Business Development Manager, Infineon Technologies


– Election Technology made Affordable

Raul Correia, Business Product Manager and Solutions Designer, Smartmatic

– Mobile IDs: Enhancing Citizen-to-Government Interactions

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

– Mobile as a Platform for Birth Registration

Adam Phidel Nkolabigawa,Senior Assistant Registration Officer, Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA), Tanzania

– Where we are Today: Mobile is Here to Stay

Michael Edwards, Director Solutions Marketing, NXP Semiconductors

– Mobile Enrollment of Identity: Technology, Solutions, Experiences and Case Studies

Chimezie Emewulu, Managing Director, Seamfix Nigeria Ltd

– The Utility of Biometric ID in a National eHealth System

Dominic S. Haazen, Lead Health Policy Specialist, Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, The World Bank

– Challenges in Implementing Health Systems in Low and Middle-income Countries without a Patient Unique Identifier

Onsemus Kamau, Head, e-Health, Development & Systems Strengthening, Policy Planning and Health Care Financing, Ministry of
Health, Kenya

– Developing a Biometric based Unique Personal Identifier: The StoneHMIS Experience

Dr. Moses Ndiritu, Director, Afya Research Africa, Kenya

– A Unique Identifier for Patient Records in the Context of Strategic Plan of Digital Health of Senegal

Ibrahima Khaliloulah Dia, eHealth Division Coordinator, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Senegal

– Moderator’s Opening Remarks

Prof. Peter Nyasulu, Executive Director, African Centre for eHealth Excellence, and Chief Researcher, Epidemiology Division, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

– Digital Healthcare Systems: an Overview of Available Healthcare _Platforms (DHIS2, OpenMRS, Bahmni, CommCare, etc.)

Sebastian Manhart, COO, Simprints

– Interoperability between EMR “OpenClinic” and DHIS1: Challenges and Lessons learned from Real Implementation in Mali

Dr. Ousmane Ly, Director General, National Agency of e-Health and Informatics, Ministry of Health, Mali

– Mobile as a Platform for eHealth

Jacques Besançon, Product Manager, Security Components and Vertical Solutions, HID Global

– [Moderator’s Presentation] – Use of Civil Registration/Identity Management System in Achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage

Samuel Mills, Senior Health Specialist, Health Nutrition & Population Global Practice, The World Bank

– Management of National Health Insurance Schemes: the Nigeria Example

Nasiru Ikharo, General Manager, Information & Communications Technology, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nigeria

– How the unique digital national ID delivers full engagement in the ehealth ecosystem – the Estonian experience

Piret Hirv, Head of Healthcare Technology Department, Connected Health Cluster Manager, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Estonia

Day 2



Plenary Session 5: Disruptive Innovations & Research

Day 3
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