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Welcome and Introduction
Forum Overview and Objectives
An introduction to the forum sessions and the speakers presenting and discussing electronic identity schemes, solutions, services, applications, business models and case studies.

Greg Pote, Chairman, Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

Developing National eID Systems
Delivering e-services to 160 million citizens
Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services (IDEA)
The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of the World Bank, is currently deploying a secure, accurate and reliable national identification system, centered around a unique and life-long national identification number, population databases and corresponding identification card. The Election Commission explains how the national eID infrastructure, and identity verification services that will serve as the basis for more efficient and transparent service delivery, will be delivered through the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services (IDEA) Project.

Brigadier General Sultanuzzaman Md. Saleh Uddin, Project Director, IDEA Project
Election Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Strengthening homeland security with biometrics
Bhutan - Integrating Biometrics into an Immigration System
In 2014 the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan launched a biometric-based immigration system to combat illegal immigrants and strengthen homeland security. The integration of an AFIS into the existing immigration system allows capturing of fingerprints and performing on the fly verification and identification of each person. As well as successfully combating the illegal immigrant problem and improving homeland security, an additional benefit has been the reduction of border control processing time for the subsequent visits of foreigners.

Tashi Dorji, ICT Officer, Department of Immigration,
Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan

Ensuring that eID projects stay on track
Keeping eID System Implementation Failures at Bay
Many e-ID card or e-Passport system projects have failed to deliver on their promises. Unexpectedly long delivery lead times, budget overrun, lack of compatibility between existing configurations and upgrades or poor system operational performances are regularly witnessed around the world. Many issues may arise during e-ID systems rollout; some are curable, others are catastrophic. This presentation will provide details and illustrate approaches to be considered when making decisions to avoid deadlocks at a later stage.

Manuel Deloche, Vice President, Government ID, Arjo Systems

Prepare for arrival of Finance Minister and VIPs
Official Forum and Exhibition Opening

Greg Pote, Chairman, Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

Opening Address

Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary, Information & Communication Technology Division
Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Opening Address

HE Imran Ahmad MP, Hon'ble Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee
Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Opening Address

HE Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Hon’ble State Minister,
Information & Communication Technology Division
Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Opening Address

HE, Abul Maal A Muhith, Hon'ble Finance Minister
Ministry of Finance
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  Official Opening of the Exhibition and Refreshments
Challenges for Launching National eID Projects
Identity schemes
in high and low
Discussion: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Bangladesh is the world’s most densely populated large country while Bhutan has one of the world’s lowest population densities. In this discussion experts from government identity authorities and eID solutions providers discuss best practices and lessons learned in the planning, designing and implementing of national electronic identity management schemes for large and small populations. Issues to be explored will include political and legal issues, institutional frameworks, technology selection and integration, project management and operation, working with stakeholders and communicating to citizens and end-user organisations.

Colonel Sultanuzzaman Md. Saleh Uddin, Election Commission, Bangladesh
Tashi Dorji, Department of Immigration, Bhutan
Manuel Deloche, Arjo Systems

Authentication for Service Delivery
Using national eID
cards for
Linking Citizen e-Services across Domains Using Universal eID-based Access
A key concern in e-service delivery is proper authentication/identification of the service recipient. Using a universally accepted and trusted credential, such as a national eID card, to access public and private sector e-services establishes uniformity, ease of use, and trust. The national eID also enables governments to analyse consumption of services by citizens across multiple domains - important for planning future services. Preconditions including population registers, identity management systems, infrastructure, interoperability, and relevant policies will all determine implementation.

Dariusz Kaliszewski, Vice President International Operations, TigerIT Group

Opening up the use
of biometric eID
Biometrics and eID - New Technologies, New Use Cases
eID documents have become the standard and trusted documents for travel and identity checks in many countries worldwide. But privacy concerns and the fact that, under the ICAO standard, fingerprint images are stored make it nearly impossible to use the eID in the private sector. Even many Government organizations, especially in developing countries, cannot use the biometric authentication. New technologies help to open the use of biometric eID in the public and private sector and lead to various new use cases and applications for secure identity verification.

Arnd Langguth, Director Sales and Business Development, GenKey

National e-services
for Bangladesh
Providing authentication for government services in Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) is the regulatory body of computer and information technology related activities in Bangladesh. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology of Bangladesh. In this presentation the BCC explains the national ICT strategy for authentication of electronic government services in Bangladesh, that will support the rollout of the new national smart identity card as part of the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services (IDEA) Project.

SM Ashraful Islam, Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council

Roadmap for
secure eID for
public and private
sector services
Discussion: Will the Future of Secure eID be Document-less?
With biometrics, digital certificates, mobile devices or otherwise, is it now feasible for governments to enable citizens and residents to prove identity, both off-line and online, without ever issuing any identity document? Or will they always be reasons why governments will need to issue national eID documents? What are the options for document-less secure electronic identity and are they practical for all use cases of governments, citizens and residents? This discussion explores the roadmap for secure electronic identity for public and private sector services with and without identity documents.

Dariusz Kaliszewski, Tiger IT
Arnd Langguth, GenKey
SM Ashraful Islam, Bangladesh Computer Council

Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition Viewing
Integrating National eID and Civil Registration
policy for an
effective legal
identity system
Integrating National Identification and Civil Registration
Biometric-based National Identity (NID) secures legal identity and the ability for citizens to prove their identity. Legal identity begins with the Civil Registration. In this presentation, the World Bank explains the importance of the linkage between Civil Registration and NID systems and the need for a single identity management policy covering Civil Registration and NID with clear purpose statements, including covering data privacy, particularly in developing countries that can lack mature Civil Registration and NID systems. An integrated NID and Civil Registration system is also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal 16.9: provide legal identity for all including birth registration.

Syed Khaled Ahsan, Senior Public Sector Specialist, The World Bank

Ensuring and
single legal
Malaysia's Central Registry, CRVS and Outreach Programmes
Malaysia's myIDENTITY is an online centralized personal information registry system that enables all government agencies to verify and authenticate their customers’ identities while providing convenient, fast and secured service. It also enables individual Malaysians to update the contact information of their single legal identity to be shared across government agencies. JPN explains why the myIDENTITY online authentication system is only possible because of the comprehensive CRVS system with reliable and accurate CRVS database that Malaysia has developed with the support of outreach programmes and Urban and Rural Transformation Centers to interact with citizens.

Maizatul Sheela Binti Mohamad, Project Manager (Operations & Infrastructure )
Government Smartcard Division, National Registration Department of Malaysia
Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia

Renewing civil
registration for
Current Development of Smart National ID Card of Mongolia
The General Authority for State Registration (GASR) was founded in 2009 within the "national program to establish an aggregate system of registration and information in Mongolia”, to integrate statewide registration organisations with a central database. GASR created a new civil registration system linked to key government agencies including the election commission, tax department, passport office, law-enforcement and military. In 2012 the existing national ID card was replaced with a smart identity card, containing biographical and biometric (face and fingerprint) information, to enable e-government applications and facilitate electronic delivery of public services to citizens.

Munkhnyam Altanzurkh, Director, Information and Technology Department
General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia, Ministry of Justice

Renewing civil
registration for
Creating and Maintaining Lifelong Unique Identities from Birth
In 2003 Botswana integrated civil registration with their national identification system by using birth registration as a primary "evidence of identity". Creation of a single identity for each citizen begins with "establishment of identity" through a unique identity number issued at birth registration and is maintained throughout life, terminating at either death registration or emigration, marking "end of identity". The unique ID number is used to register the citizen in the ID management system at age 16 with biometrics to further strengthen and anchor the identity. This enables robust and reliable national identity management through a single identity that is created once and use throughout life for personal identification and authentication to public services.

Neo Lepang, Director, Statutory National Registrar, Identity Management and Civil
Registration, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Republic of Botswana

national ID
and CRVS for
single legal
Discussion: Strategies to Link National Identity and CRVS Systems
Linking CRVS and national identity systems strengthens management of a single legal identity and improves governance and service delivery. However in some countries the CRVS and national identity systems are at different levels of maturity. It can take years to establish a strong and mature CRVS system and infrastructure. Developing countries may lack a strong or long-established CRVS and the national identity system and CRVS may be loosely or not connected. What strategies can support scaling up, modernising and digitising of CRVS, to enable linking of CRVS with national eID systems in a single legal and policy framework?

Syed Khaled Ahsan, World Bank Group
Maizatul Sheela Binti Mohamad, National Registration Department of Malaysia
Munkhnyam Altanzurkh, General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia
Neo Lepang, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Republic of Botswana

Close of day 1