The ID16.9 podcast by Biometric Update examines progress towards the realization of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 of providing legal identity for all people, including birth registration, by 2030.
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IDINA: community-generated identity
A group of academics have devised a system for communities to create and issue their own IDs.
Africa can do it (ep. 11)
Cornelius Williams, outgoing global director for child protection at UNICEF, shares insights into identity and birth registration from his 30-year career in the sector.
Cameroon: when a state demands ID it doesn’t issue (ep. 10)
In this episode we hear from Ayang Macdonald in Yaoundé who has been speaking to people affected by a lack of ID in multiple ways.
Zimbabwe undocumented (ep. 9)
In this episode, we’re heading to Zimbabwe to hear about the impact that a lack of ID has on individuals and the country as a whole.
ID for all purposes or people? – Privacy International (ep. 8)
In this episode we’re in conversation with Tom Fisher, senior researcher at Privacy International, a human rights and surveillance advocacy organization based in London.
Mass catch ups and SMS – Digitech Development (ep. 7)
In this episode, we look at how technology, legal reform and mass catch up birth registration activities help countries improve progress towards their goals.
International ID Day – who’s it for? (ep. 6)
In this episode we hear from government, civil society and the private sector about Identity Day.
India: Exclusion by design (ep. 5)
In this episode we’re talking about India and its biometric identity system, Aadhaar.
The private sector wants a stake in legal ID (ep. 4)
In this episode, we’re looking at the role of the private sector.
Discussing the OpenCRVS open-source civil registration system (ep. 3)
We’re going in big with our first look at technology, an entire digital civil registration and vital statistics system called OpenCRVS.
SDG 16.9 – A life and death situation (ep. 2)
In this episode we’ll hear about death registration, the role of biometrics in legal identity and get an update on progress towards a legal identity for all.
Setting the case for a legal identity for all (ep. 1)
More than a billion people in the world have no legal identity – no way to prove who they are. The United Nations has pledged to fix this.