HID brings digital identity solutions to ID4Africa 2023


HID will be at ID4Africa, Booth #H2-45, to demonstrate the latest innovations in document design, biometric technologies and secure issuance solutions that are changing the game when it comes to design, security, enrolment, authentication and verification. This year, ID4Africa takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, May 22-25, at the Edge Convention Centre.

ID4Africa is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to assisting African nations develop and strengthen public and technical systems for identity-related solutions and applications to serve development and humanitarian action. 

There are some 500 million people in sub-Saharan Africa without any form of official identification and with HID’s solutions, African governments will have the tools needed to issue secure, official IDs, drivers licenses and passports, thus allowing citizens to prove their identities and access essential services like healthcare, education, and finance. 

Throughout the years, HID has delivered vital identification solutions to citizens in TanzaniaMoroccoAngola and several other countries in the region.

HID’s identities solutions showcased at the show will include:

Award-Winning Document Design – Robust, award-winning document designs that store the holder’s biometric data, colour portrait and HID’s exclusive Mirage technology—which combines five methods of security—make documents extremely difficult to reproduce, as well as HID Safelink, a new hinge feature designed for maximum security.

Then, on May 24 from 08:30 – 10:15, Colin Howell, HID’s Senior Security Designer, will speak on “The Power of Design in Enhancing Credential Value” and share HID’s design journey to create exceptional passport designs that meet customers’ needs in today’s digital world.

Secure, Streamlined and Personalised Government ID Issuance – Polycarbonate has already been adopted by many governments for use in passport datapages, but now it is increasingly being sought out for national ID cards and driver’s licenses as well—thanks to its extreme durability and opportunity to integrate multiple security features, including laser engraving.

HID will be showcasing, for the first time, a new self-service kiosk that allows citizens to customise their own credentials, as well as a new laser engraving system capable of etching permanent and secure multi-faceted security elements into identification cards with unprecedented ease and speed.

Biometric enrolment and authentication – Using a person’s unique biometric traits—fingerprints or faces—biometrics deliver the most reliable identity assurance, because they can’t be lost, stolen or shared.

Biometric authentication solutions are ideal to fast-track background checks, optimise border security and streamline voter registration, among other use cases. HID will be showcasing its biometric technologies, including fingerprint readers, tenprint and palm scanners, facial recognition and livescan jumpkit.

You can visit HID from May 23-25 in Booth #H2-45 at the Edge Convention Centre in Nairobi to learn more about HID’s broad range products, solutions and services that empower African governments to address challenges they face in issuing credentials to remote locations while also serving high-volume needs of large metropolitan areas.


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