A team from MOSIP participated in the 5th Annual ID4Africa Meeting was held in Johannesburg from 18th-20th June. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, of the Republic of South Africa, and the theme for the meeting this year was “Identity Ecosystems for Service Delivery”. Over 1500 delegates attended, including representatives from 50 African countries. Participants included identity authorities and users, international development and humanitarian agencies, civil society representatives, solution providers and domain experts.
Sanjay Jain, the Chair of MOSIP's Technology Committee, was a speaker in a session on ‘Disruptive Innovations’ and his presentation was titled ‘The MOSIP Approach to Foundational Identity’. He spoke about why MOSIP was started, how it intends to work with governments and the private ecosystem, MOSIP's key architectural principles and its product roadmap.
The team also engaged with a number of different stakeholders during the three days of the event, including a meeting with government representatives where we shared the ‘What, Why and How’ of MOSIP. The session was made valuable by the active participation and knowledge-sharing by countries that are relatively more familiar with MOSIP's approach.