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ID4Africa unveils new Ambassador Class

ID4Africa Expands Ambassador Program: Appoints Ambassadors in 19 African Countries

ID4Africa announced its 2017 class of Ambassadors. The Ambassador program, which was conceived of over a year ago, has now tripled in size with 19 Ambassadors appointed representing over 60% of sub-Saharan Africa by population.
The ID4Africa Ambassadors, all of whom are African government employees, are identity experts that volunteer their time to promote the responsible use of digital identity in Africa and act as important liaisons between ID4Africa and the institutions and identity stakeholders in their respective countries. They ensure that their countries’ issues and concerns are part of the collective agenda and that their countries are well represented in their delegations to the ID4Africa Annual Meeting.
This year ID4Africa received an unprecedented number of applications from prospective government officials from nearly every African country. The successful applicants were selected based on merit and experience.
ID4Africa Executive Chairman, Dr. Joseph J. Atick said “We are thrilled with the level of interest that we have seen in the program and the engagement that the Ambassadors have exhibited. This is a force for good to be reckoned with.” He added “Because of their involvement we are able to get closer to the issues and better understand the identification needs and challenges country by country, which enables our movement to be more impactful and responsive.”

The current list of Ambassadors includes (listed in alphabetical order by country):

  • Burkina Faso: Allassani Ouedraogo, Director of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Cameroon: Jean Paul Ntsengue, Director of the Cabinet, Elections Cameroon (ELECAM)
  • Chad: Josias Taradoum, Manager of Civil Registration, Good Governance Program
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Elisabeth Gore, Vice Director Independent Election Commission (CEI)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Moussa M. Mbutho, ICT Counselor, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Djibouti: Moustapha M. Ismail, Director of e-Government, Presidency of the Republic
  • Ethiopia: Daniel Lishanew, ICT Director, Vital Events Registration Agency (VERA) (Continuing Ambassador)
  • Ghana: Emmanuel Brown, Senior Officer, Card Production, National Identification Authority (Continuing Ambassador)
  • Lesotho: Tumelo Raboletsi, Director for the National Identity and Civil Registry Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (Continuing Ambassador)
  • Liberia: Zeze Reed, Deputy Executive Director of Technical Services, National Identification Registry
  • Malawi: Sophie Kang’oma, Director, National Registration Bureau
  • Mali: Abdoul SY, Director of Human Resources, Ministry of  Defence and Veterans (MDAC)
  • Mauritania: Mohamd Ntilitt, Director of Informatics, Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI)
  • Niger: Tinni Hamadou, Director of Census, Statistics, & Materials, Ministry of Interior
  • Nigeria: Godswill Ukauwa, Chief Superintendent of Immigration, the Nigerian Immigration Service (Continuing Ambassador)
  • Senegal: Mouhamed Mahi SY, Coordinator of Computer Services Unit, Universal Healthcare Coverage Agency (CMU)
  • Sierra Leone: Elijah Koroma, Chief Technology Officer, National Registration Secretariat (Continuing Ambassador)
  • South Sudan: David Jobojobo, Deputy Director ICT, Ministry of Interior
  • Uganda: Charles Nsimbi, Manager, Civil Registration, Uganda Registration Service
Additional information and updates can be found on the Ambassador Page of our website.



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