Africa News Morocco to host ID4Africa 2020

Morocco to host ID4Africa 2020

-

- Advertisment -
Morocco to host ID4Africa 2020

ID4Africa 2020 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, under the theme of “Identity 360.” Executive Director Dr. Joseph Atick announced the host country during a plenary session on the third and final day of the movement’s fifth annual meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The sixth annual event will be held June 2 to 4, and be hosted by Morocco’s Ministry of Interior. Omar El Alami, Head of Information Systems for the Strategy Division of the Ministry of Interior of Morocco, accepted the honor and responsibility on behalf of the 2020 host country, shaking hands with South Africa’s ID4Africa Ambassador Thomas Sigama, acting Deputy Director General for the 2019 host country’s Department of Home Affairs.

Government delegates from across the continent, biometrics and other digital identity vendors, international organizations, civil society organizations and international and African businesses are expected to attend the sixth annual meeting of the ID4Africa movement. This follows a year in which African leaders took steps to take charge of the continent’s identity ecosystem, including setting a mandate and choosing executives for the ID4Africa Identity Council, and discussing the formation of a pan-African data protection council.

El Alami thanked 2019 host country South Africa for its hospitality, and recognized ID4Africa’s achievement of bringing together a large and diverse group of stakeholders to engage in productive dialogue, and in particular the work of Executive Chairman Dr. Joseph Atick. He lauded the quality of the panels and interactive sessions, and told the room of delegates that high expectations are being placed on countries across Africa.

“These are expectations of youths aspiring to modern development for economic and social inclusion, which allow improvement of the well-being of the population through the use of information and communication technologies,” El Alami says.

Northern Africa had limited involvement in the ID4Africa movement prior to several countries in the region, including Morocco, engaging significantly with delegations including several high-level government representatives. After being held in Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia, Nigeria, and now South Africa, the inclusion of countries from the north of the continent and 2020 host role represent a major step forward for ID4Africa.

Related Posts

Article Topics

 |   |   |   | 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest news

Sierra Leone government ministers end retreat – what next?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2020: A two-day ministerial and cabinet retreat which started last Friday, ended yesterday Saturday in...

Saudi energy minister says confident China can contain, eradicate new coronavirus

DUBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister said on Monday the kingdom was closely monitoring developments in...

Algeria Tightens Control At Airports To Prevent Coronavirus Spreading

Algeria has taken the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the “Coronavirus” epidemic in the country, the Director...

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

The duo entered the final day six shots off the lead but with strong winds and showers at Emirates Golf Club,...

Basket-ball: l’ESR en quarts de finale à Dubaï

L’Etoile Sportive Radésienne s’est qualifiée pour les quarts de finale du tournoi international de basket-ball de Dubaï suite...

Assemblée Générale du Réseau national des Chambres d’Agriculture du Niger (RECA) : Les producteurs nigériens réunis à Niamey pour évoquer l’avenir de leur profession

Spread the loveSharing is caring! Les acteurs ruraux réunis au sein du Réseau national des Chambres d’Agriculture du Niger (RECA)...

Must read

Sierra Leone government ministers end retreat – what next?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2020: A two-day ministerial and...

Saudi energy minister says confident China can contain, eradicate new coronavirus

DUBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you