The next episode in our CPR - Country Progress Reports* series focuses on Tanzania – the birthplace of the ID4Africa Movement!  It brings together key decision-makers of the major identity stakeholders in Tanzania to discuss the progress the country has made towards identity for all as well as their vision and strategy for completing this journey. 


The discussions will:

  • Highlight models of interactions among the country's supply and demand sides of the identity ecosystem

  • Extract lessons for cooperation among the stakeholders that could be of help to other African countries.

  • Examine actionable lessons from what has been achieved so far while setting the expectations for what remains to be done to develop a modern, inclusive identity ecosystem that can be used not only to recognize people's rights but also to enable their participation in modern economies.

Special attention will be given to the impact of COVID-19 on identity management and on the measures that have been adopted to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic.

If you care about building performant identity ecosystems, come and be part of what promises to be a fascinating multi-perspective view on identity!


Attendees will have ample opportunities to engage through chat, Q&A, and by participating in our Community Voices segment to share added perspectives.

About The CPR Series:

Country Progress Reports (CPR) is a special ID4Africa LiveCast Series that puts into the spotlight the identity ecosystem of one African country at a time and reunites the major identity stakeholders that have a vested interest in its development.

Click Here for a replay of the first CPR episode, launched live on Sept 23rd.

The Moderator

Joseph Atick

Executive Chairman 

Dr. Joseph Atick is a recognized world renowned advocate and expert on identity matters. Having been one of the founders of the identity industry nearly 30 years ago, he led several companies in that domain and developed some of the foundational algorithms underlying secure digital identity today, including the first commercially viable face recognition algorithm. 

Dr. Atick retired from the industry in 2010 to focus on promoting identity for social and economic development around the world. In that mission he partnered with the World Bank and other UN agencies, and was heavily involved in the development and field testing of the methodology and analytic tools that would guide the subsequent activities in that space, and would lead to the launch of the ID4D initiative at the World Bank. 


In 2014, he co-founded ID4Africa as a pan-African Movement to promote responsible digital transformations through digital identity in Africa. He is a staunch defender of privacy, data protection and human rights and continues to provide counsel to governments and international organization on the use of identity for public good. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.

The Panelists

Dr. Arnold KIHAULE

Director General

National Identification Authority (NIDA), Tanzania

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Thomas Mongella

Manager - Oversight and Policy, Directorate of National Payment Systems, Bank of Tanzania

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Phillipine Mmari

Unified Registry of Beneficiaries Manager, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

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Robby Otaigo

Senior ICT Officer, Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA)

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Benedict Ndomba

Director of Compliance and Security Management

e-Government Authority (eGA)

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Shaaban Abdalla

Deputy Executive Director

 Zanzibar Civil Status Registration Agency (ZCSRA)

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Linda Riwa

Consumer Business Unit Director

Vodacom & TAMNOA

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Damian Chikira

IT Consultant, Ministry of Home Affairs

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Josephine Joseph

E-payment Coordinator, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

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