07 May 2019

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 2 (Digital Identity)


Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees: Envisioning a Digital Identity Ecosystem in Support of the Global Compact on Refugees [info]
- Three virtual events based on specific themes will take place on 21 May, 24 May & 29 May 2019. Follow link to sign-up for participation in the virtual events. A final in-person conference will be held in Canada on 12-13 June 2019.

The official presentations have not yet been announced; however, this submission from the University of South Wales has been posted online.


*Blockchain Technology: The Answer to Securing Legal Identity? (ENS Blog, April 2019) [text]

Digital Identity in the Migration & Refugee Context: Italy Case Study (Data & Society Research Institute, April 2019) [text via APO]

Displaced & Disconnected (UNHCR & GSM Association, April 2019) [access]
- "This report focuses on a relatively under-explored, but nonetheless significant barrier to access among refugees and other displaced persons: legal and regulatory requirements mandating that an individual’s ID is authenticated before accessing a mobile connection, bank account or mobile money wallet." Follow link for main report and 20 country reports.

"How We Can Use Technology to Help Refugees Establish a Verifiable Identity," Forbes, 3 Dec. 2018 [text]

*Legal Identity as a Barrier to Digital Connectivity for Refugees, Policy brief for the World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva, 8-12 April 2019 [text]

Mission Billion: Transforming Countries and Empowering People through Digital Identity, Washington, DC, 12 April 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Recognising Urban Refugees in Jordan: Opportunities for Mobile-enabled Identity Solutions (GSMA Mobile for Development, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 1 (7 May 2019)

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