Identity World

On 25-27 September, Marseille will host Identity World.

The conference will focus upon digital identity as an enabler of development.

An estimated 1.5 billion people do not have an official, government-issued and recognized document as proof of their legal identity. The majority of these people live in Asia and Africa and a disproportionate number are women and children. Identity World provides a new forum to address this identity gap and foster global development. In partnership with the World Bank, the conference will explore the challenge of implementing online/mobile/electronic identification systems at multiple levels. Key themes include:

  • Statelessness and inclusion;
  • Civil registration and vital statistics;
  • Public and private sector cooperation;
  • Digital identity;
  • Democracy and peace;
  • And gender best practices.

The Program Committee invites policy-makers, public authorities, governments, financial institutions, banks, social activists, NGOs, solution providers and standards bodies to share their insights and vision of on-going projects, solutions, national programs and international policies.

Further information can be found here.