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SPEAKERS

21-24 May 2024 I Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Joseph J. ATICK

Executive Chairman

ID4Africa

Host:

PS0, PS1, PS2, PS4, PS9

Yodahe ZEMICHAEL

Executive Director

National ID Program, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Ethiopia

Speaker:

PS1

Amb. Prof. Julius BITOK

Principal Secretary

State Department for Immigration & Citizen Services, Ministry of Interior and National Administration, Kenya

Speaker:

PS1

Discussant:

W2

Engr. Abisoye COKER-ODUSOTE

Director General/CEO

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), and ID4Africa Ambassador, Nigeria

Speaker:

PS1

Moderator:

PS5

Silété DEVO

Director General

National Identification Agency, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Togo

Speaker:

PS1

Thulani MAVUSO

Deputy Director General

Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

Speaker:

PS2

Panelist:

PS12

Josephine MUKESHA

Director General

National Identification Agency (NIDA), and ID4Africa Ambassador, Rwanda

Speaker:

PS2

Speaker:

PS12

Zeze REED

Deputy Executive Director

National Identification Registry; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Liberia

Speaker:

PS2

Mohamed M. MASSAQUOI

Director General and Chief Registration Officer

National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA); and ID4Africa Ambassador, Sierra Leone

Speaker:

PS2

Jonathan MARSKELL

Senior Program Officer, ID4D Initiative

The World Bank

Moderator:

PS3

Discussant:

W5

Emily R. PAGADOR

Assistant National Statistician, Use Case Development and Management Service

PhilSys Registry Office, The Philippines

Speaker:

PS3

Discussant:

W5

Dr. Prabal PRATAP

Technology Director, Aadhaar Usage Division

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), India

Speaker:

PS3

Helmi SOLTANI

General Analyst, Assistant Director, Directorate General for IT and Application Development

Ministry of Interior, Tunisia

Speaker:

PS3

Eduardo Magalhães de LACERDA FILHO

ID project leader

Digital Government Secretariat, Brazil

Speaker:

PS3

Hon. Tahina Michel RAZAFINDRAMALO

Minister

Ministry of Digital Development, Digital Transformation, Post and Telecommunications, Presidency of the Republic of Madagascar

Speaker:

PS4

Robert OPP

Chief Digital Officer

UNDP

Speaker:

PS4

Dr. Kanwaljit SINGH

Senior Program Officer, DPI

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Speaker:

PS4

Nanjira SAMBULI

Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Speaker:

PS4

Grace NANYANZI

Manager, Information Systems

National Identification & Registration Authority (NIRA); and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Uganda

Speaker:

PS4

Discussant:

W3

Dr. Hatwib MUGASA

Executive Director

National Information Technology Authority (NITA), Uganda

Speaker:

PS4

Mouhamed Mahi SY

Director, Information Systems

Agency for Universal Health Coverage; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Senegal

Speaker:

PS4

Mariam Abdoulaye BA

Coordinator

PMO IT & Quality Division, Operational Monitoring Office, Emerging Senegal Plan, Senegal

Speaker:

PS4

Mphatso SAMBO

Principal Secretary

National Registration Bureau; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Malawi

Speaker:

PS4

Paul KATEMA

eGovernment Director

Ministry of Information and Digitalization; and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Malawi

Speaker:

PS4

Luke MATE

Director, Systems Development and Support

Smart Zambia Institute; and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Zambia

Speaker:

PS4

Spriano BANDA

Chief Systems Development Officer

Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Zambia

Speaker:

PS4

H.E. Victor Domingos CANHEMBA JÚNIOR

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Interior, Mozambique

Speaker:

PS5

Matthias Kar KÖHLER

Vice President TECURITY®

Mühlbauer Group

Speaker:

PS5

Karim BENDADDA

Regional Sales Manager, Africa

IDEMIA

Speaker:

PS5

Céline GOUVEIA

Vice President Identity Sales, Government Programs,

IN Groupe

Speaker:

PS5

Tomas ANTOLIK

Executive Director, EMEA

Innovatrics

Speaker:

PS5

 Metesh BHATI

Chief Digital Officer

Protean eGov Technologies

Speaker:

PS5

Dr. Lourino Alberto CHEMANE

Chairman

National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (INTIC); and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Mozambique

Moderator:

PS6

Chairperson:

W5

Xavier PROST

Global Vice President

IDMS, Veridos

Speaker:

PS6

Mark SULLIVAN

Director, Digital Services

Canadian Bank Note

Speaker:

PS6

Devendre GOPAUL

Permanent Secretary, Home Affairs Division

Prime Minister’s Office; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Mauritius

Speaker:

PS6

Sébastien GUÉRÉMY

VP, Digital Identity and Verification Solutions

Thales

Speaker:

PS6

Jeremy SPRINGALL

Global Head

SITA AT BORDERS

Speaker:

PS6

Sean ZHENG

CEO

EMPTECH

Speaker:

PS6

Patrick GROTHER

Biometric Testing Project Lead

NIST

Speaker:

PS7

Discussant:

W1

Craig WATSON

Image Group Manager

NIST

Speaker:

PS7

Mei Lee NGAN

Computer Scientist

NIST

Speaker:

PS7

Gail HODGES

Executive Director

OpenID Foundation

Moderator:

PS8

Discussant:

W2

Andrew HOPKINS

Chief, Digital Identity and Registration Section

UNHCR

Speaker:

PS8

Chairperson:

W2

Tumelo RABOLETSI

Former Principal Secretary

Ministry of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs and Police, CRVS and ID Expert; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Lesotho

Speaker:

PS8

Dr. Victor AMADI

Research Fellow, Centre for Comparative Law in Africa

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Speaker:

PS8

Albert SIAW-BOATENG

Director, Free Movement of Persons, Migration and Cross Border Cooperation

ECOWAS

Speaker:

PS8

Adam COOPER

Technical Consultant

European Commission

Speaker:

PS9

Ramesh NARAYANAN

CTO

MOSIP

Speaker:

PS9

Discussant:

W5

Michael McCASKILL

Director, Identity Management

America Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

Speaker:

PS9

Loffie JORDAAN

Business Solutions Architect

America Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

Speaker:

PS9

Anand ACHARYA

Project Manager

Bhutan National Digital Identity Scheme

Speaker:

PS9

Discussant:

W5

Catherine NABBALA

Head

Product-Identity Verification and Global Business Development, Finema (Thai Health Pass)

Speaker:

PS9

Jaume DUBOIS

GovStack ID & Wallet Building Block Lead & Principal Consultant

GovStack & ID30

Chairperson:

W5

Damian GLOVER

Senior Director, Communications

Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF)

Speaker:

PS9

Vijay VUJJINI

CTO & Chief Architect

Center for DPI & G2P Connect

Chairperson:

W5

Dr. Sarah LISTER

Head, Governance Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

UNDP

Chairperson:

W4

Moderator:

PS10

Hon. Shakeel SHABBIR AHMED

Member of Parliament

Kenya National Assembly

Speaker:

PS10

Hon. Gladys GANDA

Member of Parliament and Budget Committee Chair

Malawi National Assembly

Speaker:

PS10

Hon. Mariama Ella GOBA

Member of Parliament, Communication, Technology and Innovation

Sierra Leone House of Parliament

Speaker:

PS10

Madeleine SATILOU GOLENAN épouse TOUVOLI

Member of the General and Institutional Affairs Committee

National Assembly, Côte d’Ivoire

Speaker:

PS10

Barbara UBALDI

Head, Governance Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

UNDP

Speaker:

PS10

Peter KUSEK

Global Program Manager, Digital Development

The World Bank

Speaker:

PS10

Julia CLARK

Senior Economist, ID4D Initiative

The World Bank

Discussant:

W5

Moritz Carl FROMAGEOT

Associated Expert

Office of the UN Envoy on Technology

Speaker:

PS10

Dr.Emrys SCHOEMAKER

Senior Advisor, Governance

UNDP, and Director, Caribou Digital

Speaker:

PS10

Discussant:

W2

Alexandre Marie YOMO

Director General

National Civil Status Registration Office (BUNEC), Cameroon

Speaker:

PS10

Discussant:

W3

Tulimeke MUNYIKA

Director, National Population Register, Identification and Production, Dept. of Civil Registration

Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Namibia

Speaker:

PS10

Dr. Aminah ZAWEDDE

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and National Guidance, Uganda

Speaker:

PS10

Percy CHINYAMA

National Coordinator

Smart Zambia Institute, Zambia

Speaker:

PS10

Discussant:

W5

Matthew McNAUGHTON

Digital Development Practitioner

Co-Develop

Moderator:

PS11

Sulemana BRAIMAH

Executive Director

Media Foundation for West Africa

Speaker:

PS11

Marianne DÍAZ HERNÁNDEZ

Global Campaigner

Access Now

Speaker:

PS11

Pam DIXON

Founder & Executive Director

World Privacy Forum

Speaker:

PS11

Discussant:

F1

Nashilongo GERVASIUS

Technology Policy Researcher

University of Science & Technology, Namibia

Speaker:

PS11

Elizabeth ATORI

Legal Officer

Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), Uganda

Speaker:

PS11

Discussant:

F2

Prof. Mame Penda BÂ

Researcher & Lecturer, Political Science

Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis, Senegal

Speaker:

PS11

Mariam JAMAL

Digital Rights Program Officer

Haki na Sheria Initiative, Kenya

Speaker:

PS11

Conrad DALY

Senior Counsel, Human Development & Technology, Legal Vice Presidency, Operations Policy Unit

The World Bank

Moderator:

PS12

Nay CONSTANTINE

Legal Expert and Data Governance Specialist, ID4D Initiative, Digital Development Global Practice

The World Bank

Moderator:

PS12

Karidja KONE Epse BAMBA

Director of Affiliation

The National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM); and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Côte d’Ivoire

Speaker:

PS12

Edson GUYAI

Director, ID Management

National Identification Agency (NIDA); and ID4Africa Ambassador, Tanzania

Panelist:

PS12

Dr. Vincent OLATUNJI

National Commissioner/CEO

Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), Nigeria

Panelist:

PS12

Discussant:

F1

Immaculate KASSAIT

Data Commissioner

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Kenya

Speaker:

PS12

Chairperson:

F1

Dr. Jean AHOLOU

National Coordinator, WURI Project

National Agency for the Identification of Persons (ANIP), Benin

Panelist:

PS12

Laura BINGHAM

Executive Director, Institute for Law, Innovation & Technology (iLIT)

Temple University Beasley School of Law

Panelist:

PS12

Panelist:

PS12

Marie EICHHOLTZER

Digital Development Specialist, ID4D Initiative

The World Bank

Chairperson:

W1

Ghislain de SALINS

Senior Digital Development Specialist, ID4D Initiative

The World Bank

Discussant:

W1

Teki AKUETTEH

Founder & Executive Director

Africa Digital Rights’ Hub, Ghana

Discussant:

W1

Jeremi JOSLIN

Executive Director

OpenSPP

Discussant:

W5

Prof. Carsten MAPLE

Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering

Cyber Security Centre, University of Warwick

Discussant:

W1

Nathalie KIENGA

Deputy Chief

National Cyberdefense Council; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Democratic Republic of Congo

Speaker:

W1

Mulalo TSHIFARO

Acting Chief Director, Infrastructure Management

Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

Discussant:

W1

Yann BOUAN

Chief Strategy Officer & Identity Expert

IDAKTO

Discussant:

W1

Ibifuro APIAFI

Strategic Account Executive

Smile ID

Discussant:

W1

Clarence BASOGLOYELE

Product Manager

MedTrack, Ghana

Discussant:

W1

Chinenye CHIZEA

Technical Lead and Security Architect

Digital ID4D Project, Nigeria

Discussant:

W1

Angele DJOHOSSOU

Bureau Deputy Director

Regional Bureau, Southern Africa, UNHCR

Speaker:

W2

Patrick Michael EBA

Deputy Director, Policy & Law

UNHCR

Chairperson:

W2

Sanjay DHARWADKER

Author and ID Policy Expert

UNHCR

Chairperson:

W2

Benedicte VOOS

Senior Legal Officer

UNHCR

Chairperson:

W2

Sam JEFFERIES

Senior Registration & Identity Management Officer

UNHCR

Discussant:

W2

Sheema SEN GUPTA

Director, Child Protection

UNICEF

Chairperson:

W3

Oliver Chinganya

Director

African Centre for Statistics, UNECA

Chairperson:

W3

Paul KOREKI

Technical Advisor

Office of the Minister of Justice, Côte d’Ivoire

Discussant:

W2

Bhaskar MISHRA

CRVS & Legal Identity Specialist

UNICEF

Chairperson:

W3

Discussant:

W2

Ato Tesfa BELISSA

Team Leader, Registration & Documentation

Refugees and Returnees Service (RRS), Ethiopia

Discussant:

W2

William MUHWAVA

Chief, Demographic & Social Statistics Section

African Centre for Statistics (ACS), UNECA

Discussant:

W3

Edward DUFFUS

CEO

OpenCRVS

Chairperson:

W3

Discussant:

W5

Goodson SINYENGA

Director, Planning, Research & Information Department

Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Zambia

Discussant:

W2

Martin Bratschi

Technical Director, CRVS

Vital Strategies

Discussant:

W3

Thandeka CHOUKE

Head, Statelessness Project

Lawyers for Human Rights, South Africa

Discussant:

W2

Annina WERSUN

Chief Impact Officer

OpenCRVS

Chairperson:

W3

Fatima KHAN

Professor

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Discussant:

W2

Abdikani WEHLIYE

Director, Civil Registration Services

Ministry of Interior; and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Somalia

Discussant:

W3

Discussant:

W4

Nelson NYANGU

Director

Social Welfare, Ministry of Community Development & Social Services, Zambia

Discussant:

W2

Mahamat Oumar KESSOU

Director General

National Agency for Secure Documents (ANATS), Chad

Discussant:

W2

Richard SIKAKANE

Deputy Director, Citizenship and Travel Documents

Department of Home Affairs (DHA), South Africa

Discussant:

W2

Richard SIKAKANE

Deputy Director

Citizenship and Travel Documents, Department of Home Affairs (DHA), South Africa

Discussant:

W2

Huyen Tran Titi Ho BREKKEN

Senior Advisor, Section for Innovation

NORAD

Discussant:

W3

Robert KARANJA

Senior Director, Africa

Co-Develop

Discussant:

W3

Ago Christian KODIA

Director General

National Agency for Civil Registration & Identity (ONECI), Côte d’Ivoire

Discussant:

W2

Romesh SILVA

Senior Technical Specialist

UNFPA

Discussant:

W2

Chahine HAMILA

e-Gov Senior Advisor & Technologist

UNDP

Chairperson:

W4

Discussant:

W5

Rahul PARTHE

Chairman & Co-founder

TECH5

Discussant:

W2

Stephanie DE LABRIOLLE

Executive Director

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

Discussant:

W2

Victor MARGALL VON HEGYESHALMY

Governance Procurement Lead, Office of Procurement

UNDP

Chairperson:

W4

Simon REED

Deputy Director

IrisGuard

Discussant:

W2

Anna METZ

Digital Development Specialist

The World Bank

Discussant:

W4

Abdon Marius MIKPON’AÏ

Director, Civil Registration, Civil Status Directorate

Ministry of Interior and Public Security; and ID4Africa Ambassador, Benin

Discussant:

W3

Aliou Ousmane SALL

Director General

National Civil Status Agency (ANEC); and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Senegal

Discussant:

W3

Henry MACHIRI

Registrar General

Civil Registry Department, Zimbabwe

Discussant:

W3

Mbawaka MWAKHWAWA

Principal Registration Officer

National Registration Bureau, Malawi

Discussant:

W4

Leevans SEEBA

Deputy Registrar General, Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship

Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Zambia

Discussant:

W3

Tessa RUIJGROK

VP, Strategic Alliances

WCC Group

Discussant:

W3

Mustapha Saidu KAMARA

Director, Procurement & Logistics

National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA), Sierra Leone

Discussant:

W4

James MWANZA

Technical Advisor

Vital Strategies

Discussant:

W3

Karin HEISSLER

Regional Adviser, Child Protection

UNICEF WACARO

Discussant:

W3

Ousmane DIALLO NACANABO

Director, Unique Identifier

Directorate General of Civil Registry Modernization, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Security, Burkina Faso

Discussant:

W3

Cornelius WILLIAMS

Senior Legal Expert

UNICEF

Discussant:

W3

Nicola BRANDT

Child Protection Specialist

UNICEF ESARO

Discussant:

W3

Prosper Simon Blaise OTTOU OTTOU

Director, Information Systems

National Civil Registration Office (BUNEC), Cameroon

Discussant:

W4

Julio LUCAS

National Director, IT, Information Technology and Institutional Communication Office

Ministry of Justice & Human Rights, Angola

Discussant:

W4

Mouhcine YEJJOU

Director

Morocco eID Project, DGSN, Morocco

Discussant:

W4

Lt. Col. David JOBOJOBO

Deputy Director, ICT

Directorate of Civil Registry, Nationality, Passports and Immigration; and ID4Africa Ambassador, South Sudan

Discussant:

W4

Alexander Morgan CHEGE

Assistant Director, ICT

Civil Registration Services, Ministry of Interior and National Administration, Kenya

Discussant:

W4

Nachiyunde NACHIYUNDE

Provincial Registrar, Central Province

Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship (DNRPC), Zambia

Discussant:

W4

Ramathou TRAORE Epse TOURE

Deputy Director of Maintenance & Support, Information Systems Division

ONECI, Côte d’Ivoire

Discussant:

W4

Eyob Alemu BUBA

Technical Director

National ID Program (NIDP), Ethiopia

Discussant:

W5

Princess Nkoyo EKAMMA ANIEFIOK IWOK

Director, Procurement

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria

Discussant:

W4

Stefanus van STADEN

Title TBC

Organization TBC Namibia

Discussant:

W4

Stella ALIBATEESE

Director, National Personal Data Protection

Personal Data Protection Office, Uganda

Chairperson:

F1

Debora COMPARIN

Chairman, OSIA Initiative

Secure Identity Alliance

Discussant:

W5

Omar SEGHROUCHNI

Chairman

National Data Protection Monitoring Commission, Morocco

Discussant:

F1

Tsitsi MARIWO

Director Data Protection

Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PROTAZ)

Discussant:

F1

Tchimaden Hadatan SANADY

Chairperson

Data Protection Authority (HAPDP), Niger

Discussant:

F1

Keith BRECKENRIDGE

Professor & Acting Co-Director

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of Witwatersrand

Chairperson:

F2

Bulelani JILI

Meta Research PhD Fellow

Harvard University

Discussant:

F2

Nanjala NYABOLA

Writer, Political Analyst, Activist & Author of 'Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics' and 'Traveling While Black'

Independent

Discussant:

F2

Daniel GOLDSCHEIDER

Founder

OpenWallet Foundation

Discussant:

W5

Togbe AGBAGLA

CTO

Agence Togo Digital (ATD); and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Togo

Discussant:

W5

Gertrude KADUMBO

CEO

Malawi National Switch; and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Malawi

Discussant:

W5

Connie Francis SHIRIMA

Director, Management Information System

National Identification Authority (NIDA), Tanzania

Discussant:

W4

Mihret WOODMATAS

Senior ICT Expert, Department of Infrastructure and Energy (DIE)

African Union Commission (AUC)

Speaker:

PS8

Abdiwali Ali ABDULLE

Director General

National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA); and ID4Africa Ambassador, Somalia

Speaker:

PS10

Henrietta LAMPTEY

Actg. Registrar

Births and Deaths Registry, Ghana

Discussant:

W3

Shah MAHMOOD

Researcher

University of Warwick

Discussant:

W1

Rahel ABRAHAM

Program Director/ Chief Operating Officer

National ID Program (NIDP), Ethiopia

Discussant:

W2

Bronwen MANBY

Academic & Consultant

London School of Economics

Discussant:

W2

Speaker TBATBA

TBA

National Identification & Registration Authority (NIRA); and ID4Africa Ambassador, Uganda

Discussant:

W3

Dawit Mulugeta DAME

Head of Strategy

National ID Program (NIDP), Ethiopia

Discussant:

W4

Julien DROUET

VP, Identity Solutions

IDEMIA Smart Identity and Board Member, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

Discussant:

W4

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