We are seven years away from the date set by the United Nations in the Sustainable Development Goals for all individuals to have legal identity recognized. But there is still a long way to go.
According to recent estimates, about 850 million people have no legal identity documents — half of them in Africa. This means they face serious challenges in accessing health care, education, legal protection, social assistance, or the right to vote, among others.
In a predominantly digital context, solutions that require a digital identity are an asset — while many public services are also migrating to z, even in countries with the most rudimentary infrastructures.
Using this approach as an access route for the inclusion of individuals in the most diverse areas of society, through the recognition of their identity, is a path that the IDINA team has taken, always bearing in mind two essential requirements: the security and confidentiality of the data collected. It may be a long road, but we’re on it.
Today, September 16, International Identity Day, IDINA presents its institutional video, where you can learn more about the project’s new goals, approach, and purpose.