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Sofrecom sets up a digital identity system in CAR

Sofrecom sets up a digital identity system in CAR

By - February 25, 2020

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The Government of the Central African Republic has received funding from the African Development Bank Group to cover the cost of the Central African Fibre Optic Backbone (CAB) project.

The overall objective of the CAB project is to contribute to regional integration through the implementation of terrestrial fiber optic interconnections between Central African countries. This reduces the high cost of telecommunications/ICTs for businesses in the subregion; creates jobs in all sectors of activity and develops the production of goods and services through the digital industry.

Digital government is a part of the digital industry, making it easier for citizens to do business. In addition, it modernizes the administration and facilitates its management.

The development of digital administration depends on the implementation of a unique system of citizens's identification. Indeed, identity is an essential tool for  every citizen. It gives them access to private services such as opening a bank account, access to public services (education, health, ...).

Sofrecom will carry out the following activities:

  • Conduct an inventory of the personal identification system in the Central Africa Republic;
  • Draw up a feasibility study (technical, economic, financial, legal, regulatory and institutional) to generalise and develop the effective use of a reliable, unique and secure national digital identity system (NDIS);
  • Evaluate the uses of the SNID and its impacts for citizens in terms of digital, financial and social inclusion . . . , while taking into account their socio-professional categories, geographical locations and gender . . .
  • Detail the accompanying measures required for the digital identity to become a lever for the socio-economic development of the CAR. These measures concern the actions to be taken in the areas of training, governance, change management, protection and security of personal data, user rights, so that the digital identity becomes a lever for the socio-economic development of the CAR.