At the airport: The future of checkpoint delta

By Sanjay Dharwadker – WCC Smart Search & Match. Shrouded in the mysteries of Cold War espionage stories, Checkpoint Charlie has captured our imaginations as the ultimate border crossing for over half a century now. When the Berlin Wall finally came down, it had 14 checkpoints known by the names of their respective neighborhoods. But…

Africa – IDENTITY in DIVERSITY

By Sanjay Dharwadker, WCC Smart Search & Match  The griot of West African tradition is a living archive; an oral historian and troubadour who has the births and deaths of generations memorized. Even today we can still witness the ritual of reciting the names of generations of ancestors. And yet, Africa has abysmal birth registration…

People, birth and legal identity

By Sanjay Dharwadker, WCC Smart Search & Match. How nations record individuals is subject to constant evolution. In recent decades we saw the rise of biometrics, but the next wave looks to take a more holistic approach comprising foundational identity, civil registration and vital statistics closely coupled to functional systems riding on the latest technologies.…