Zetes, Platinum sponsor of ID4Africa, advocates for the creation of modern, computerized, and centralized civil registration systems

Come and see us at stand F04
18th to 20th of June, Emperors Palace Convention Center - Johannesburg, South Africa

Brussels, 23rd May 2019 – This year again, Zetes will be present at the fifth annual ID4Africa conference in its capacity as a Platinum sponsor. The meeting of the movement of the same name campaigns to achieve ID-for-all on the African continent, and will be held from 18th to 20th June 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In line with the overall theme, “Identity Ecosystems for Service Delivery”, Zetes' main messages will once again evolve around the “Know Your Citizen” concept. Whereas last year it put the emphasis on the population register, in Johannesburg the company will broaden the scope to the need of integrated civil registration systems and why a national identification database can’t suffice to fulfil the purpose of enhancing administration efficiency. This will therefore be the topic of the sessions Zetes is participating in:

  • 18 June, 4:30-6:30 PM
    PS3: Reports from the solutions providers
    Jérôme Coulon / Regional Director, ECOWAS/CEMAC, Zetes
    Beyond Identity: The enhancement of public services to citizens
  • 19 June, 8:30-10:00 AM
    InF1: Civil registration
    Dr. Extase Akpotsui / Solution Architect, Zetes
    Beyond Identity: The enhancement of public services to citizens. An empirical approach.

Ronny Depoortere, Senior VP of the People ID Division of Zetes, says: "The identification of citizens serves a greater purpose than just the identification in itself. The ultimate goal is to be able to offer better services to those citizens and to be able to rely on correct information in order to take enlightened administrative decisions. Therefore, national identification programmes always need to add this extra dimension into account. The ID4Africa movement perfectly understood this reality and, together with them, we hope we will be able to convince government officials to put the identity at the centre of complete ecosystems. "

Other solutions presented by Zetes at ID4Africa include ZetesOrbis (travel documents & border management solutions), ZetesVox (voter identification & control, e-voting), ZetesSana (identification in healthcare programmes), and ZetesVia (identification of drivers). Population registers are part of the ZetesPersona offering, which evolves around the general identification of citizens, and also includes the production and personalisation of (electronic) identity cards.

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For more information

Corporate Communications Manager
Mathilde Alves Nunes
T +32 2 790 37 48
E mathilde.alves@zetes.com


About Zetes’ government solutions

The People ID division of Zetes provides secure solutions that allow governments to accurately identify their populations and satisfy the strictest international requirements concerning the issuing of documents and the organising of democratic elections. Zetes has more than 10 years' experience in the implementation of sensitive projects for governments and supranational organisations. Zetes’ government solutions are characterised by reliability, combined with flexibility and operational capability. Through this approach, citizens are secure in their ability to prove their identity and exercise democratic rights. For more information visit http://peopleid.zetes.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Zetes

Zetes is a technology company specialising in supply chain optimisation and citizen identification solutions. Our Supply Chain Solutions help companies achieve agility, visibility and traceability across their connected supply chain. Our People Identification division provides public authorities and supranational institutions with solutions to enable authentication of citizens in view of the issuing of secure ID and travel documents and the creation of national registers or voters’ lists. Zetes is headquartered in Brussels and has more than 1,200 employees in 22 countries across EMEA with a revenue of €269.3 million in 2017. In 2017, Zetes became a subsidiary of the Panasonic Corporation.




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