Day 1 – Wednesday 4th October 2023

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Welcome and Introduction Briefing to Digital Government Africa 2023

  • John Glassey, Chief Executive Officer, AfricanBrains

Welcome & Introduction to Zambia’s National E-Government Policy

  • Percy Chinyama, National Coordinator for Office of the President, E-Government Division (SMART Zambia Institute)

Zambian Ministerial Welcome Speeches

  • Hon Jack J Mwiimbu (MP), Minister of Home Affairs & Internal Security
  • Hon Felix C Mutati (MP), Minister of Technology & Science

Q & A Session 1: Digital Government Infrastructure – Situation Analysis

  • Hon Felix C Mutati (MP), Minister of Technology & Science, Zambia
  • Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications & Digitalisation, Ghana
  • Hon Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT & Innovation, Rwanda
  • Hon Ibrahim Sannoh, Deputy Minister of Communication, Technology & Innovation, Sierra Leone
  • Hon Eng Kundo Andrea Mathew, Deputy Minister of Information, Communication & Information Technology, Tanzania
  • Moderator: Phyllis Kamau, Director, Government Engagement, Visa Inc.

Presentation 1: Smart Borders to Ensure Secure Open Trade for a Digital Africa

  • Faith Musonza, Director Strategy and Financial Inclusion, Imagine Smart Cities

Q & A Session 2: Implementing Trusted National Digital Identity & Electronic Services

  • Hon Jack J Mwiimbu (MP), Minister of Home Affairs & Internal Security, Zambia
  • Hon Charles E Fonseka, Minister of Internal Affairs, Seychelles
  • Hon Paulo Rocha, Minister of Interior, Cape Verde
  • Hon Lucia Witbooi, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety & Security, Namibia
  • Victor Domingos Canhemba Junior, Permanent Secretary for Interior, Mozambique
  • Moderator: Gur Geva, CEO, iiDENTIFii

Presentation 2: The Importance of Identity Verification for Digital & Financial Inclusion

  • Mutisunge Zulu, Chief Risk Officer, Zambia National Commercial Bank (Zanaco)
  • Gur Geva, CEO, iiDENTIFii
  • Moderator: Abe Wakama, CEO IT News Africa

Presentation 3: Citizen-Centric Digital Government. Lessons Learnt During Implementation.

  • Israel Bimpe, CEO, Irembo