SECOIA is present at the fifth annual ID4Africa conference, leading the CROC-Systems Consortium on various exhibitors stands. The meeting of the movement of the same name campaigns to achieve ID-for-all on the African continent, and will be held from 18th to 20th June 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2030), the World Bank Groups’ Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative and the adapted challenge “No Person left behind”, SECOIA is showcasing a toolbox, facilitating a global credentialling in most challenging environments.
Every individual has the right to have a certified identity, laying the foundation for so many aspects of an independent life. Without identity, there is (mostly) no possibility to legaly acquire a SIM-card; a key element for connecting with relatives and humanitarian organizations. Governmental bodies and IGOs/NGOs have the task and challenge to provide for well-managed processes and find suitable solutions adapted to the various situations such documents are to be issued in. SECOIA and its CROC-solution partners have developed a comprehensive system capable to perform in very challenging environments.
On one hand, physical document systems are often costly, bound to limiting boundaries and little adapted to challenging environments. On the other hand, purely digital or biometric systems are facing a promising future. However, the data sovereignty and operation with fragile connectivity are still a challenge to be mastered, especially in connection with a humanitarian crisis. Stephan D. Hofstetter, Managing Partner of SECOIA, encourages organisations: “Copying highly functional solutions from industrialized countries will often not result in the expected performance, especially under budget constraints. Administrations and IGOs deserve an adapted solution fully designed to their requirements. That is the champions league!”.