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Togo Government Selects Atos and IDEMIA to Build its National eID System

Thursday, 01 June 2023 11:46
Togo Government Selects Atos and  IDEMIA to Build its National eID  System

(ATOS) - The Togolese Agency for Identification, ANID-TOGO, has partnered with Atos and IDEMIA to build a national biometric eID system based on the Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP). Atos and IDEMIA will design, build, test, and run a biometric national eID solution for Togo based on iris, face, and fingerprint recognition technology. This project is part of the West African UID Regional Integration Program “WURI” with a global budget of $500 million funded by the World Bank.

Atos and IDEMIA’s solution will include a citizen portal, mobile app, cybersecurity, core biometric system, enrolment kits and personalization system for the new eID cards. The end-to-end integrated turnkey solution will be built on a robust and scalable infrastructure that can suit current and future needs from Togo government. The project will include a focus on local delivery and competence transfer, with Atos establishing a subsidiary in Togo to ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills to local staff for long-term sustainability.

Alpha Barry, CEO Atos Africa, commented: “We are honored to work with the Togolese government and partners on this pivotal project. The biometric eID solution will play a crucial role in Togo's digital transformation and national development. Atos is committed to delivering a reliable and secure solution that meets the needs of the government and citizens. We are proud to leverage our expertise in biometrics, cybersecurity and digital transformation to support Togo's ambitions and contribute to a more inclusive and connected world.”

IDEMIA Middle-East Africa SVP, Mazen Hamadallah, adeed: "We are thrilled to partner with Atos to deliver a biometric eID solution for Togo. IDEMIA’s long-standing expertise is helping bring about the substantial digital ID changes currently under way. Having successfully implemented over 200 online and offline systems across the world, we are committed to leveraging our biometric technology and expertise to accompany governments and institutions deliver on their objectives. With this project, we look forward to supporting Togo's digital transformation and improving the lives of its citizens".

“The implementation of a unique, robust and reliable identification system is an imperative in line with the government's 2020-2025 roadmap, which includes the eID project as one of the 42 priority projects and reforms", according to ANID-TOGO. 

Togo has set high targets for economic growth and development, with a focus on strengthening social inclusion and harmony for peacebuilding. Digitalization of the economy is key to achieving these goals. Providing every citizen and resident with a biometric identity will help position Togo as a regional reference in digital technology, thus asserting its place as a logistics and services hub.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 69 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), and listed on Euronext Paris.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

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