In today’s global economy, encouraging digital identity is one of the most critical and necessary ingredients to bring about accelerated development in Africa.
Presently, about 490 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone, do not have a valid digital identity record – marginalizing themselves from accessing important services and the digital society in general.
With almost 50 African nations having issued e-passports, there has been a clear drive to spread the use of biometric-based identification across Africa in recent years.
In 2020, the government of Tanzania also made it mandatory for all SIM card users in the country to register their SIM cards biometrically, leading to the vast majority of citizens now having a biometric ID.
In Nigeria, the National Identity Number (NIN) is a prerequisite for accessing important national services like Sim Card and Private Voters Card(PVC) registration with up to 72 million sim cards barred from making calls this year due to unlinked NINs.
Here’s a quick glance at some of our foremost successes — Empowering Africans With Secure Digital Identities