Self-Sovereign Identity in the Developing World

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Emerging technologies can transform international development. But connecting people efficiently and securely to services requires a robust identity solution. As systems and services become digitized, so must identity. But what is the optimal form of digital identity?

New America's Future of Property Rights Program believes that self-sovereign identity (SSI) --or a persistent identity that is administered by the individual, not by a central authority-- could soon be extensively embraced in the developing world.

Please join FPR for a two-part event on how SSI can help to solve identity problems related to land rights and other development issues throughout the developing world.

9:00 - 10:00 AM: Self-Sovereign Identity Learning Session (Optional)
A thought leader in the space will speak on the current state of self-sovereign identity. Vendors will also give presentations on their respective self-sovereign identity platforms.

10:00 - 11:30 AM: Panel Discussion on Self-Sovereign Identity in the Developing World


Brad Witteman, @bradley_jw
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Everest

Elizabeth Renieris, @hackeylawyER
Global Policy Counsel, Evernym

Kaliya Young, @IdentityWoman
“The Identity Woman,” see her talk “The Domains of Identity" from the MyData Global Conference 2018

Shailee Adinolfi, @ShaileeA
Director, Government Blockchain Solutions, ConsenSys


Michael Graglia, @jmichaelgraglia
Director, Future of Property Rights Program at New America

Follow the conversation online using #SSIatFPR and following @FLHatNewAmerica.

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The Future of Property Rights Technology Self-Sovereign Identity