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Tuesday, March 21 • 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Afternoon Breakout 1 – Increasing Access to and Use of Digital Identification FILLING

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Following a crisis, it is vital that affected people can securely and consistently identify themselves in order to access services and restore livelihoods. However, in many humanitarian emergencies, affected people lose access to critical identification documents, or they never had official identification to begin with. Lack of identification can make it exponentially more difficult to access emergency aid services. What is needed to increase the access to and use of digital identification? How can we scale existing solutions and avoid wasteful duplication and lost data from one-off projects? How do we work with Governments to strike a balance between meeting this urgent need and respecting national legislation? Panellists on this session will present a number of visions for how technology can be used to ensure that people affected by crisis have reliable and secure identification over the long term. We hope to leave this session with concrete commitments to leverage and scale existing solutions, standardize our approaches, and put the security and convenience of the beneficiary at the heart of our efforts.

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Isaac Kwamy

Director, Global Programs, Humanitarian Disaster Management, NetHope
Isaac is presently the Global Programs Director of Humanitarian Operations and Disaster Management for NetHope. Isaac leads NetHope’s Global Humanitarian Operations Programs including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery efforts, Crisis Informatics, Access to Information... Read More →

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Alpha Bah

Chief – Emergency Telecommunications Cluster and IT Emergency Coordination, World Food Programme (WFP)
Alpha Bah is the Chief of IT Emergency Preparedness and Response and Global ETC Branch at the World Food Programme (WFP). He oversees the coordination and provision of live-saving ICT emergency services to support WFP’s operations and that of the humanitarian response community... Read More →
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Dakota Gruener

Executive Director, ID2020
Dakota Gruener is the Executive Director of ID2020, a public-private partnership working to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to a digital identity. As Executive Director, she leads overall strategy, builds critical partnerships with public and private-sector stakeholders... Read More →
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Paul Musser

Senior Vice President, Humanitarian, Development and Donors at Mastercard, Mastercard
Paul leads the team responsible for Mastercard’s humanitarian and development solutions. His work focuses on creating and implementing innovative business models and technology solutions leveraging a shared value approach. His clients and partners include UN agencies, international... Read More →
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Kyla Reid

Head of Digital Identity and Disaster Response, GSM Association (GSMA)
As Head of the GSMA Digital Identity Programme, Kyla is responsible for working with mobile operators, governments and NGOs to identify the opportunities, barriers, and value of mobile as a scalable and trusted platform for enabling digital identity. Kyla has been with the GSMA since... Read More →

Tuesday March 21, 2017 1:30pm - 3:15pm
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