ABOUT ID4AFRICA AMBASSADORS
Each year, ID4Africa seeks out representatives from identity authorities in Africa to become Ambassadors of the Movement to play a key role in its grassroots effort of building identity awareness throughout Africa.
The ID4Africa Ambassadors are senior-level government officials – appointed one per country – who act as a liaison between their country’s institutions and the Movement. Since the establishment of the program in 2016, the Ambassadors have ensured that their countries’ priorities and presence are well represented in all ID4Africa activities.
Our Ambassadors are the most important link between the Movement and their respective countries. They play an integral role in influencing and shaping the direction of the ID4Africa Movement to ensure that the issues pertaining to the development of identity ecosystems in their countries are prioritized and addressed in all our activities including the Annual Meeting. The appointed role is merit based and results in quite a number of both rewarding and fulfilling opportunities.
THE AMBASSADORS SUMMIT
The ID4Africa Ambassadors Summit (IAS) is an ID4Africa meeting held the day before the Annual Meeting. It allows the Ambassadors to give feedback to the Movement, and influence its direction by making it aware of the issues of high priority in their respective countries. The IAS is presided by the ID4Africa Executive Chairman.
The inaugural event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17th June, 2019. During the meeting that followed the IAS, the IIC elected a President and Vice-President, for their leadership.
Ambassadors enjoy a great sense of personal fulfillment in being numbered among the pioneers that are devoted to saving lives and advancing socio-economic levels for fellow citizens through their active contribution towards digital transformations of identity in Africa.