Democratic Republic of Congo

Large order, complex needs, tight deadlines

Zetes was able to meet the rigid delivery deadlines by mobilising more than 20 suppliers and subcontractors to transport the kits from Belgium to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mobile kits developed by Zetes were housed in shockproof metal cases. They contained an electric power supply lasting up to 18 hours, consumables (blank voter cards, ink, CDs, etc.) and all the devices needed by the staff to complete enrolment: computer, camera, digital fingerprint reader and printer. The kits were built to function under the most challenging circumstances in rural and urban environments. Zetes also developed the Population Registration Solution for the DRC, an application for the secure capturing and registration of data, pictures and fingerprints of voters and the immediate production of voter identification cards.

25,000+ operators trained and 25+ million voters registered

On a local level , Zetes put together a team of 100 project managers and technicians to train 25,000 Congolese operators and technicians to be able to provide technical support during the registration phase. The enrolment was completed between June and December 2005. More than 25 million voters were registered with the help of the solution built by Zetes, surpassing the original expectations of the United Nations. The experience gained in this large-scale and complex bid, combined with Zetes’ extensive knowledge of the industry, established the company as a solid integrator of systems for the automatic identification of people, capable of handling projects of all sizes.