Spotlight on Legal Identity at ID4Africa 2017
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These 10 principles, which were developed by a consortium of international identity stakeholders facilitated by the World Bank and the Center For Global Development, can enhance the benefits of identity systems and protect against their risks.  Click here to download the Principles.

We urge all African identity authorities to practice these principles in their implementations of identity schemes.
This year at ID4Africa InFocus (InF) 6 Session includes an impressive group of experts. ID4Africa is dedicated to promoting diverse voices and is pleased to be able to offer a lineup exclusively of women. 
InF6 focuses on how individuals can be empowered to assert their legal identity within national identity frameworks, an issue at the forefront of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.9.  As SDG 16.9 places birth registration at the forefront of efforts to establish legal identity, this session places emphasis on the policy, institutional, and legal frameworks for reforming CRVS. 

Legal Identity: What is at Stake
Mia Harbitz, Legal Identity Expert, The World Bank
Reform of the civil registration system in Madagascar
Marie Simone Ralinirina, Directeur de l'Administration des Juristidctions, en charge de l'état civil et de la nationalité, Ministère de la Justice, Madagascar

Do we need more innovative approaches to get CRVS off the ground?
Sophie Ogilvy, Senior Government Relations Advisor for Sustainability and Development, De La Rue
Legal Identity Versus Digital Identity
Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio, Cofounder, Vice President, Interact4C, formerly Undersecretary responsible for migration and nationality, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Slovenia
Reform of CRVS in Namibia
Anette Bayer Forsingdal, Director, National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration
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