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KICTANet Tackles Digital IDs at the 2024 World Conference on Statelessness

KICTANet is actively participating in the 2024 World Conference on Statelessness, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from February 26th to 29th.

This conference, organized by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Nationality for All, and Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas Malaysia, brings together over 400 individuals with diverse experiences and expertise related to statelessness.

The Digital ID Community, of which KICTANet is a key member, is hosting two sessions:

  • Roundtable: Digital ID, digital public infrastructure, and statelessness.Tuesday 27th February, 14.30 – 16.00: This session will be facilitated by Laura Bingham (Temple University) and Emmanuel Okiri (Nubian Rights Forum) and will delve into the complex relationship between digital identity systems, public infrastructure and the consequences for stateless individuals.
  • Panel: Digital ID Programmes: Global Trends, Emerging Threats and the Right to a Nationality. Wednesday 28th February 10.00 – 11.15: Moderated by Eve Hayes De Kalaf and Jose Arraiza, this panel will feature expert speakers, including Jaivet Ealom (Rohingya Centre of Canada), Marianne Diaz Hernandez (#WhyID Campaigner, Access Now), and Katelyn Cioffi (NYU School of Law). The speakers will discuss global trends in digital ID programs, emerging threats, and the fundamental right to nationality.

The overall World Conference on Statelessness aims to foster solidarity, knowledge sharing, and collective action to address the issue of statelessness.

Through discussions, workshops, and presentations from various stakeholders, the conference will offer valuable opportunities for learning, collaboration, and inspiration, ultimately pushing for positive change in the fight against statelessness.

KICTANet is also responsible for coordinating the logistics for the twin events with support from Co-Develop.



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