Zambia Calls On The Region To Take A Lead In Digital Identity Governance Straight From High School

Cape Town, South Africa, May 24th, 2024, SZI… SMART Zambia National Coordinator Mr Percy Chinyama has called upon the Southern African region to take the lead in developing a robust Digital Identity Governance system which could have far-reaching benefits for trade facilitation, creation of borderless countries, and non-stop borders.

Mr Chinyama said this during the close-out session workshop on Accelerating Sustainable Digital Transformation through Collaborative Efforts between GovStack and DPx at the ID4AFRICA 2024 conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Mr Chinyama explained that this was in line with what President Hakainde Hichilema talks about; trade facilitation, borderless countries, and non-stop borders.

He explained that by developing a standardized digital ID system in the region could lead to a passport-free zone within the SADC and COMESA regions.

Mr Chinyama explained that this could happen with the introduction a standardized ID in the region adding that the region would not need passports.

The national coordinator also highlighted the importance of collaboration and innovation in making the project a success.

Mr Chinyama noted that it may take some time to see the benefits of this project adding that by investing heavily in developing a unique digital identity governance system, the region would yield results in the next ten years.

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