ID4Africa 2023 Highlights Digital Identity as Public Infrastructure at Augmented General Meeting

ID4Africa 2023, known as the Augmented General Meeting, will convene from May 23-25 at the Edge Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s event, organized by ID4Africa and hosted by the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, Kenya, centers around the theme of “Digital Identity as Public Infrastructure.”

The conference features three days of engaging activities, including two days of Plenary Sessions, one day of Workshops, a Hackathon, and an exposition showcasing innovations from over 100 prominent international, regional, and local companies. With the participation of more than 1800 key identity stakeholders from 90 countries, including over 800 government officials representing 50 African countries, this edition of ID4Africa sets a new attendance record.

Diverse Speakers and LiveCasts to Enrich the AGM Program

The AGM program boasts a lineup of over 80 speakers, including representatives from African and international governments, international development agencies, humanitarian agencies, and the private sector. The event concludes with two LiveCasts (virtual seminars) on June 7 and 21, offering summaries, recommendations, and further discussions derived from the Plenaries and Workshops.

Virtual Access Available for Remote Stakeholders

For stakeholders unable to attend the physical event in Nairobi, there is an option to register and follow the live simulcast of the Day 1 and 2 Plenaries on Zoom, ensuring broad accessibility to the conference’s valuable content.

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) Engages in ID4Africa

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), a global non-profit association dedicated to the secure digital identity ecosystem, has announced its participation in ID4Africa, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from May 23-25, 2023.

Throughout various keynote, panel, and workshop sessions, SIA aims to explore the development of digital trust frameworks and introduce the European digital wallet approach. Emphasizing collaboration and interoperability, SIA underscores the crucial role they play in unlocking the full potential of identity, enabling individuals, economies, and societies to thrive.

On the first day of the event, Didier Trutt, Chairman of Secure Identity Alliance, will deliver a presentation on the European Digital Identity (EUDI) Wallet and its significance in facilitating interoperability of trust within the ecosystem.

Additionally, SIA will host its mid-year OSIA Advisory Committee meeting and dinner, inviting government agencies interested in the OSIA open standard to reach out or visit their welcome pod in the exhibition area.

The second day will feature a panel discussion led by Debora Comparin, Chair of the OSIA Initiative at SIA, focusing on collaboration and interoperability.

Lastly, on the third day, Debora Comparin and Stephanie de Labriolle, Public Affairs & International Relations at SIA, will contribute to a workshop dedicated to building people-centric, demand-driven digital public infrastructure to transform public and private sector services.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain valuable insights into the future of digital identity.



The European Digital Identity (EUDI) Wallet: Enabling the ecosystem for interoperability of trust Didier Trutt, Chairman, Secure Identity Alliance

DAY 1: TUESDAY 23rd May 2023 – OSIA DINNER PARTY – 19.00 – 23.30


Debora Comparin, Chair, OSIA Initiative, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

DAY 3: THURSDAY 25th May 2023 – Workshop W1: Building People-Centric, Demand-Driven Digital Public Infrastructure to Transform Public & Private Sector Services

Debora Comparin, Chair, OSIA Initiative, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) Stephanie de Labriolle, Public Affairs & International Relations, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

About the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) is a global non-profit association representing public and private actors and organizations involved in the secure identity ecosystem and adjacent industries. With a mission to unlock the full power of identity for the benefit of people, economy, and society, SIA supports the development of its members’ activities across four key pillars: Identity for Good, Outreach, Open Standards Development, and Industry Services and Solutions.

OSIA, a digital public good, is an open standard set of interfaces (APIs) that enables seamless connectivity between building blocks of the identity management ecosystem, regardless of technology, solution architecture, or vendor.

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