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ID4Africa28 Jan 2022

ID4Africa Unveils 2022 Ambassador Class: Increased Female & Senior-level Representation 

Paris, France, 26 January 2022 – ID4Africa announces the appointment of 84 senior-level African government officials representing 48 countries to its 2022 Ambassador Class- which is subject to the quota of 1 Ambassador and 1 Deputy per country. This impressive increase from 65 appointees in 2021 reflects an unequivocal endorsement of the program by African Governments and a clear recognition of the important role the Ambassadors play in the identity ecosystem.

The 2022 Ambassador Class stands out for several reasons, not least among which is the notable increase in female representation, from 24% in the previous year to 32% this year. This reflects the leadership’s recognition of the importance of women in the Movement and is the result of a vigorous campaign to recruit qualified female leaders.

Additionally, the 2022 Ambassadors Program was expanded at the request of several African governments to allow all African countries, regardless of population size, to appoint two individuals (instead of one as in previous years) to the ID4Africa Ambassadors Office—one Ambassador and one Deputy. This interest in increased senior-level representation is a clear indication that these countries are eager to actively direct and engage with the Movement to ensure it is responsive to their identification needs. The Ambassadors Program is essentially Africa taking identity matters into its own hands.

Commenting on the success of the program, Executive Chairman of ID4Africa, Dr. Joseph Atick, said: “The Ambassadors Program has grown over the years to become a major pillar supporting the ID4D agenda in Africa. The Ambassadors are among the Continent’s best and brightest, united not by a political will but by their faith in Africa’s potential and their unwavering commitment to working together to realize it. These men and women are the engine that drives the Movement forward, ensuring that it remains connected to the realities on the ground and responsive to their needs. They are what makes us a grass roots Movement with roots entrenched in every country.” He further added in relation to the increased female participation: “We are pleased to see the program identifying and empowering women, and we will continue to do so.”
ID4Africa has 48 Ambassadors and 36 Deputy Ambassadors in 48 African countries.
For more information about the Ambassadors Program and the list of current Ambassadors, visit: https://id4africa.com/ambassadors-about/
About ID4Africa:
ID4Africa is an NGO that accompanies African nations on their journeys to develop robust and responsible identity ecosystems in the service of development and humanitarian action. The Movement is driven by the need to establish identity-for-all, not just as a legal right (consistent with SDG 16.9), but as a practical necessity to enable inclusive access to services in Africa.
About The Ambassador’s Program:
The ID4Africa Ambassadors are senior-level government officials who act as important liaisons between the institutions and identity stakeholders in their respective countries and the Movement. Since the establishment of the program in 2016, the Ambassadors have ensured that their countries’ priorities and presence are well represented in all ID4Africa activities and have served as key advocates for digital transformations of identity.
More information: https://id4africa.com/
Media Contact: Stefane Daley s.daley@id4africa.com 

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Network AID seek the welfare and well-being of illiterate women/girls, young people, persons with disability and deprive children to have a healthy, safe, inclusive and corrupt-free society where they are recognized, respected and identity protected