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MOSIP ‘Stories from the field – Spotlight on Guinea’ webinar: Recording available.

26-11-2020

Questions to the Technical Team from Guinea:

How does Guinea perceive digital transformation and growth for social well-being?

What challenges do you face in digitalization and identification?

What is the strategy for interoperability with functional systems and services?

What was your experience with MOSIP as you developed a pilot?

How did you go about identifying general needs for the pilot such as scope, resources, technical team training, etc.?

What are the security and privacy aspects being considered for your ID system?

The answers to all these and more may be found here in the recording of MOSIP’s ‘Stories from the field- Spotlight on Guinea’ webinar on 19 November, a milestone marker for several reasons.

  • The webinar set the tone for the ‘Stories from the Field’ webinar series featuring countries with whom MOSIP engages to help realize their customized digital fIDs.
  • It featured the Republic of Guinea, the first country to leverage MOSIP as an open source platform and digital public good to successfully develop a Guinea-specific ID solution based on MOSIP 1.1.1. called UNIR 1.0.0, now ready to be field tested.
  • As the first WURI* and ECOWAS* country attempting to roll out a digital fID system, the experience sharing
    • Captures Guinea’s trailblazing journey which will likely inspire other WURI countries to confidently advance their digital transformation journeys including establishing fIDs.
    • Helps the audience hear first-hand from the technical team, the excitement and challenges in developing a solution to be piloted with 4000 residents before a full-fledged roll out for all Guineans in-country and outside.

The story telling session featuring the technical team from WURI Guinea who developed the solution with the guidance of the engineering team at MOSIP -- Hadja Cheriff - Sr. Business Analyst, Ibrahima Mouctar Diallo - Technical Lead and Ferdinand Goumou - Network and Security Engineer, was seamlessly moderated by Robert Karanja, Director, Responsible Technology & Africa Lead, Omidyar Network. The team’s captivating story cut across four chapters -- Guinea and digital transformation, Guinean ID and Technology landscape, Pilot and UNIR 1.0.0, and Post Pilot which elicited several interesting questions from the audience during the Q&A session that followed.

Watch the webinar recording through this link. To know more about MOSIP and how you can contribute towards advancing the leverage of a digital public good, drop us a line at info@mosip.io. Keep watching this space, subscribe to our YouTube channel and visit our website to stay tuned on updates and events.

ABOUT WURI (extracted and rewritten from World Bank’s abstract)

The West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) project aims to help build fIDs for the entire population in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region regardless of nationality, citizenship, or legal status. Through grant of the resultant government-recognized proof of identity, citizens can access a suite of government services including safety nets, social registries, health and pension programs, financial and digital inclusion, women, and girls’ empowerment, and labor mobility. The project comprises three components to accomplish its mission – Strengthening the Legal and Institutional Framework, Establishing Robust and Inclusive fID systems, and Facilitating Access to Service through fIDs.

ABOUT ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established on 28 May 1975 through the Lagos treaty. ECOWAS envisages creating a borderless region that enables its population access and advantage of resources through opportunities in a sustainable environment. ECOWAS comprises 15 members who are mandated to promote economic integration in all fields of activity in the constituent countries. It aims to foster collective sufficiency and create a single large trading bloc through economic cooperation.