IDEMIA supports Identity Day 2023

We help governments provide people with a trusted identity for life.

At IDEMIA, we believe it is fundamental for each individual to have a legally recognized identity from birth―International Identity Day (ID Day) on September 16 reinforces this conviction. The date is a nod to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and objective 9 which calls for a legal identity for all by 2030. IDEMIA supports this goal, initiated by ID4Africa on April 24, 2018, by assisting governments in providing a foundational identity to their people.ID Day


A foundational ID begins with birth registration and provides citizens with both a nationality and a sense of belonging, which is crucial to their growth in society. A legal identity also gives people the ability to exercise their rights, and access fundamental services and political privileges. These services are essential to a citizen’s wellbeing and include education, healthcare, social protection, the right to vote, and also access to private sector services such as banking and credit facilities.

The three essential pillars of a legal identity are inclusion, protection, and utility. Biometric technologies can help with all three; and IDEMIA uses these technologies as a key enabler in providing citizens with a secure identity that is valid throughout their lifetime. IDEMIA’s biometric algorithms for fingerprint, face, and iris recognition regularly rank in the top-tier across many modalities and solutions in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) evaluations. They are often called the most accurate, fair, and consistent in the market and ensure inclusion for all citizens. With these identity technologies, IDEMIA continues to deliver on the commitment to unlock the world and make it safer.

In a project supported by the World Bank, IDEMIA, together with Atos, leveraged its expertise to support Togo’s digital transformation and improve the lives of citizens’. IDEMIA also recently renewed its commitment to the Nigeria National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) by implementing a full system upgrade, helping make digital identity in the country accessible to all.

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