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ID4Africa 2022

15-16 June 2022 I Marrakesh, Morocco

Identity in Context: The Digital Transformation Journey Begins

The AUGMENTED General Meeting (AGM) at ID4Africa 2022 is a brand-new way of conferencing. And no, this is not a hybrid event.

It is an innovative way of leveraging the power of two media – our physical and virtual platforms- to unite the entire community around the theme Identity in Context: The Digital Transformation Journey Begins.

For the first time ever, our two most powerful platforms – the physical annual meeting and virtual LiveCasts – are coming together to create a new augmented conferencing experience.

This is the future of conferencing!

Our AGM will be structured as a physical meeting held over 2 days in Marrakesh, Morocco, followed by a virtual assembly gathering the wider international audience through our LiveCasts.

In short, ID4Africa 2022 will open as a physical event and close as a virtual event! Click here for schedule





After a much extended 2-year pause, we’re FINALLY BACK! And ready to bring you the most innovative experience FOUND NOWHERE ELSE through what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable Augmented Conferencing Experience!

ID4Africa 2022 is geared towards delivering THE MOST informative and enriching programs, each of which have been carefully constructed to produce actionable outcomes covering highly pertinent issues which stakeholders from across Africa have been yearning for. Guided by our first-hand insight into Africa’s current ID4D priorities — thanks to over 80 hours of unparallel LiveCasts spanning 2 dedicated years of coverage on identity matters — each program reflects well-formulated activities designed to equip all attendees with on-point knowledge and capacity to help turbo boost their identity programs in ways that simply could not be achieved virtually. We’re confident this event will be worth the journey!


Day 1 Plenaries & Expo: June 15, 2022

The Identification Arena: Deconstructing the Choices Underlying National Programs

This no-holds-barred Mega Segment features prominent leaders from over 10 ID Authorities (majority in Africa) who will step into the arena to engage with renowned Identity expert, Dr. Joseph Atick, for an in-depth comparative analysis of the ID systems their countries pursued. We will examine the choices they are making, and the valuable experiences and lessons learned from the challenges they overcame. We will also explore their stated objectives and the detailed decision trees they executed from design to business arrangements according to the context of their countries. This is by no means a theoretical session! It is one that actively dissects and analyzes real systems that address and overcome real challenges. Be part of this massive encounter!

The Solutions Forum

This session focuses on identity initiatives that have a significant impact on how governments fundamentally conduct their operations and services. These may include visionary frameworks, platforms, approaches, solutions or other initiatives that have already proven to be gamechangers, or are in the process of reorienting the Identity Community towards new promising directions.

The Technology & Solutions Expo: June 15-16, 2022

The Technology & Solutions Expo at ID4Africa 2022 is the ONLY EXPOSITION IN THE WORLD with the highest record of end-user participation. Held throughout days 1 & 2 of the event, this world-class exposition brings under one roof, OVER 100 of the who’s who in today’s industry, offering a one-stop-shop for the very best in cutting-edge technology and solutions that digital identity has to offer, teamed with unparallel opportunities for networking!

Day 2 Workshops & Expo: June 16, 2022

The objective of the workshops at ID4Africa 2022 is to provide delegates with an opportunity to engage in impactful discussions, brainstorming activities and ideological networking through meaningful and focused dialogue around leading issues in the context of 4 highly specialized workshops held on Day 2 of the AGM. The outcomes, recommendations and summations will be presented during two LiveCast episodes held two weeks after the event (June 28 and 30th).

Workshop 1: Digital Public Infrastructure / Digital Stacks

Chaired by: Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA)

This workshop will put identity in context of digital public infrastructure (DPI) or digital stacks, which promise to be essential ingredients of digital transformation of government. They include digital identity, payments, and data sharing platforms. The objective is to learn how to build these stacks effectively, identify key barriers for success and examine ways in which DPG along with other ingredients can be leveraged for building out DPIs (policies, regulation, procurement and vendor models, in-house capacity for different models etc.) to achieve sovereignty and foster digital cooperation on DPIs among countries.

Workshop 2: Identity Management for Frictionless Borders

Chaired by: The International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The workshop will focus on how to facilitate cross-border mobility of people and goods amidst a background of increased public health, and security risks. It will explore a range of options and experiences for how to meet the evolving requirements for travel and admission and stay measures while avoiding the growth of existing inequalities to accessing regular migration. The objective is to identify practices in which integration of identity management into border processes and formalities, teamed with enhanced coordination and universal access to legal identity, can ensure frictionless and equitable human mobility, particularly during times of crisis such as pandemics and war.


Workshop 3: Mission 100: Towards Achieving 100% Legal Identity by 2030

Chaired by: UNICEF

This workshop will examine legal review and policy reforms to align existing CR laws with international standards and best practices. It will also explore the simplification of CRVS business process to ensure registration and certification are done simultaneously and preferably through ‘one-step, one-visit’ process. Other key pillars of dialogue will include decentralization—primarily through twinning with the health sector to expand the reach and make services affordable–and digitization through innovative and safe use of technology. The objective is to develop actionable and scalable recommendations that could help push the needle of birth registration towards the 100% registration goal of every new birth, hopefully by the 2030 target date.

Workshop 4: ID Communication & Awareness Strategies: Best Practices for Building Evidence & Engaging the Publicclose

Chaired by: The World Bank – ID4D

This workshop will provide practitioners with good practices on how to collect information and data on key people-centric metrics and foster strong communication and engagement with the public and civil society to help build inclusive and trusted Digital ID systems. It will build on participants’ real experiences and ID4D resources, including toolkits on qualitative research, surveys and M&E, communication campaigns, and CSO engagement (forthcoming).

Workshop Participants

Below is a physical layout of a typical workshop. It identifies three categories of participants: Working Group Leaders; Contributors; and Observers.

Working Group leaders are chosen in advance in consultation with the chairing organization. They comprise of the workshop Chairperson, Discussants and Rapporteurs.

Contributors are those who have undergone merit-based selection from an application process and are selected as professionals who have subject matter expertise, experience, and display a willingness to contribute to the dialogue. These professionals include representatives from African government, development agencies, civil society, NGOs, NFP organizations and industry who will form a core group seated at the roundtable with privilege to speak and contribute to the discussions. Contributors will be acknowledged by name in any issued summary report.

Observers are non-contributing participants who will be seated in theatre style at the end of the room. This is a “Listening Only” role open to all AGM attendees and is subject to seating availability.

Apply for a Workshop

Applications are now closed for persons interested in becoming a Workshop Contributor.

All ID4Africa 2022 delegates are encouraged to attend the workshops. Delegates who will not be participating as Contributors (i.e., those with a speaking role) are welcome to join as Observers (i.e., listening only). [See Observer description above].

Days 3 & 4 LiveCasts: June 28 & 30, 2022

Each workshop Working Group will issue a report that will be presented and discussed two weeks later as dedicated LiveCast Episodes on June 28 & 30. The findings and recommendations will be distributed to the relevant African government agencies and ministries as appropriate.

Dr. Joseph J. ATICK


H.E. DR. William Ruto, C.H.G

The Republic of Kenya

Prof. Kithure Kindiki

Ministry of Interior and Administration of National Government, The Republic of Kenya

Amb. Prof. Julius Bitok

State Department for Citizen Services, Ministry of Interior and National Administration, The Republic of Kenya

Hon. Eliud Owalo

Ministry of Information and Communications, The Republic of Kenya

Hon. Dr. Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane

Minister of Finance and Development Planning Ministry of Finance, The Kingdom of Lesotho

Prof. Kenneth A. Attafuah

National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana

Mouhcine Yejjou

Morocco eID Project

Engr. Aliyu AZIZ

Commission Nationale de Gestion de l'Identité (NIMC), Nigéria

Tariq Malik

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Pakistan

Rosemary Kisembo

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

Teguh Setyabudi

Population et l'État Civil (Dukcapil), Ministère de l'Intérieur, Indonésie


DigiFi Africa, Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Yiannis Theodorou

Digital ID, Tony Blair Institute

Ismail Hassan Rumatila

National Identification Authority (NIDA), Tanzania

Josephine J. Temba

Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

Mohamed Mubashir Massaquoi

NRCA, Sierra Leone, and ID4Africa Ambassador

Philip Bangura

Central Bank of Sierra Leone

Fanie Sethokga

Grants Operations, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), South Africa

Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby

National Health Insurance Authority, Ghana

Gail Hodges

OpenID Foundation

Didier Trutt

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

Yann Haguet

IN Groupe

Rahul Parthe


Colin Howell

HID Global

Marc-Julian Siewert


Jan Lunter


Nathalie Kienga

Office of the President, and ID4Africa Ambassador, DR Congo

Aimé Martial Massamba

ANINF and IBOGA Project

Sébastien Guérémy


Suresh Sethi

Protean eGov Technologies Limited

Mark Sullivan

Canadian Bank Note

Jeremy Springall


Sean Zheng


Uchenna Chigbo

Commission Nationale de Gestion de l'Identité (NIMC), Nigéria

Al Shiferaw

National ID Program, Ethiopia.

Mina Awol Abdo

National ID Program, Ethiopia

Dr. Jean Aholou

WURI Benin

Mariel Attonde

WURI Benin

Sanjeev Yadav

UIDAI, India

Dr. Pramod Varma

EkStep Foundation, Aadhaar & India Stack, Beckn Protocol

Christin Schulz-Kaunga

Digital Governance Component for GIZ Digital Transformation Center, Kenya

Jonathan Marskell

ID4D, The World Bank

Debora Comparin

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

Ramesh Narayanan

Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP)

Chahine Hamila


Hadiza Ali-Dagabana

Commission Nationale de Gestion de l'Identité (NIMC), Nigéria

Michala Mackay

DSTI, Sierra Leone and Board Member, DPGA

Julia Clark

Banque Mondiale

Marie Eichholtzer

Banque Mondiale

Fiona Asonga


Mustafa Mahmoud


Akhmad Sudirman Tavipiyono

Ministry of Home Affairs, Indonesia

Sanjay Dharwadker

DSTI, Sierra Leone and Board Member, DPGA

Haingotiana Rasitefanoelina

Ministry of Interior and Decentralization, Madagascar

Mbawaka Mwakhwawa

National Registration Bureau (NRB), Malawi

Yodahe Zemichael

National ID Program, Ethiopia

Devendre Gopaul

Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius

Tulimeke Munyika

Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security (MHAISS), Namibia

Abdullahi Hussein

National Identification and Registration Authority, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Somalia

Josephine Mukesha

Ministry of Interior and Decentralization, Madagascar

Pam Dixon

World Privacy Forum

Sumedha Deshmukh

Cambridge University

Fui Meng Liew


Edward Duffus


Abdullahi Hussein


Bhaskar Mishra


Oliver Chinganya


Aliou Ousmane Sall

Ministry of Territorial Communities, Development and Regional Planning, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Senegal

Alexandre Marie Yomo

BUNEC, Cameroon

Mphatso A. Sambo

National Registration Bureau (NRB), and ID4Africa Ambassador, Malawi

Dr. Abdoulaye Alkadi

Civil Status, National Directorate of Civil Status, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Mali

Lamin Fatty

Births and Deaths, Ministry of Health, and ID4Africa Ambassador, The Gambia

Russel Nxumalo

Department of Civil Registration and National Identity, Ministry of Home Affairs, Eswatini

Abdon Marius Mikpon’aï

Directorate of Civil Registration, Ministry of Interior and Public Security, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Benin

Justin Omer Balima

Directorate General for the Modernization of Civil Status, Burkina Faso

Josias Taradoum

Ministry of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Good Governance, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Chad

Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra

National Population Commission, Nigeria

Ago Christian KODIA

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

João Paulo Montes

UNECA/Ministry of Justice, Angola

José Alves Té

General Directorate of Civil Identification, Guinea Bissau

Djenabou Touré-Camara

Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Guinea

Juvenal Pereira

National Civil Identification and Authentication System, and ID4Africa Ambassador, Cape Verde

Togbe Agbagla

Togo Digital Agency, and ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Togo

Immaculate Kassait

Bureau du Commissaire à la Protection des Données, Kenya

Stella Alibateese

Autorité Nationale des Technologies de l'Information (NITA), Ouganda

Marguerite Ouedraogo Bonane

Commission for Data Protection and Liberties, Burkina Faso

Namongo Coulibaly

Directorate of Personal Data Protection (ARTCI), Côte d’Ivoire

Moussa Seyni Gado

High Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, Niger

Mamoudou Niane

Personal Data Protection Authority, Senegal

Edwin Nii Nortei Amarte

Registration and Licensing, Data Protection Commission, Ghana

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The conference & exhibition of the 6th Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement will be held at the Palais des Congrès event center at Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 15-16 June 2022.

The Palais des Congrès is located about 10 minutes from the Marrakech Menara International Airport, and is just a few minutes away from the traditional Medina and the modern Hivernage districts.

Getting there

The Palais des Congrès at Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is about 6km from Marrakech Menara International Airport (RAK). Delegates will have 2 main ways to get to the venue from the Marrakech Menara International Airport:

  1. Registered taxis are available throughout the day at designated pick-up zones. The cost is about USD6 – USD10 (~MAD58 – MAD100).
  2. Private car pick-up arrangements can be organized upon request by guests staying at the adjacent Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi. Please indicate your request on the booking form provided, when making your reservation.


Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech
Avenue Mohamed VI,
Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Contact Venue

Zineb Berrada
Project Manager

+212 0524 33 91 00 | +212 602 24 12 19


ID4Africa 2022 delegates can enjoy discounted rates on accommodation for 4 hotels – Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi, Grand Mogador Menera, Jaal Riad Resort Marrakech (formerly “Jardins de l’Agdal Hotel”) and Labranda Rose Aqua Parc.

  • Toutes les réservations doivent être effectuées latest May 13th, 2022 to enjoy the discounts provided.
  • Les tarifs pour les autres types de chambres sont disponibles sur demande.
  • After May 15th, rooms will be subject to availability and market rates.
  • These select hotels have high occupancy all year round. We therefore advise that you make your reservation at least 3 months ahead of the event to secure your space or to ensure that your team are booked in the same hotel.

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi (Venue Hotel)

Address: Avenue Mohammed VI, Hivernage, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
Venue Tel: +212 5 243 39100
Location: 5.2 km from Marrakech Menara Airport, around 9 min by car.

Grand Mogador Menera

Address: Avenue Mohamed VI, Hivernage, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco.
Venue Tel: +212 5 39 34 87 00
Location: 10 mins drive from Marrakech Menara Airport.

Jaal Riad Resort Marrakech (formerly Jardins de l’Agdal Hotel)

Address: Zone Touristique de l’Agdal Mechouar El Kasbah, Marrakesh Morocco
Venue Tel: +212 5244-59500
Location: 10 mins drive from Marrakech Menara Airport.

Labranda Rose Aqua Parc

Address: Labranda Rose Aqua Parc, Mohammed VI Boulevard, 40000 – Marrakech
Venue Tel: +212 524 339 000
Location: 10 mins drive from Marrakech Menara Airport.

Travel Advisory

All arriving passengers over 18 years old must present a valid vaccine passport OR a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72hrs before boarding.

A valid vaccine passport must contain proof of three doses. A vaccine passport of two doses will be accepted if no more than 4 months has passed since the second dose was received. (One dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is equivalent to two doses of other vaccines).

Arriving passengers are required to complete a passenger public health form (FSP) online via the following link: which must be printed out and signed before boarding your flight.

Keep yourself updated at the following links: – updated 19 May 2022

  • Proof of recent COVID vaccination OR a negative PCR test result will be needed to collect your name badge.
  • As required by the Moroccan Government, you need to notify ID4Africa of the hotel/accommodation you will be staying at during the event at
  • Please be sure to wear a face mask at the venue.
  • Maintain social distancing.

During your stay, you must adopt barrier gestures to protect yourself and others. However, once you arrive in Morocco, several numbers are available to citizens and travelers for advice, assistance, security and emergency.

A list of embassies and consulates in Morocco is also at your disposal for any information, request for documents or to benefit from consular services.

In case of COVID-19 Symptoms(+212) 801 004 747
Pasteur Institute(+212) 5 22 26 20 62
SOS Doctors(+212) 5 22 98 98 98
Poison Control Center(+212) 8 01 00 01 80
Royal Gendarmerie177