Rebecca Enonchong, a leading technology expert from Cameroun, has been appointed into the United Nations (UN) Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board.

Enonchong, founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech, is expected to work with two African heads of state – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame  (board chairman) and an Ethiopia’s PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed.

The new body – Centre of Excellence for Digital ID – is expected to, among other things, provide technical inputs to the discourse on Digital ID on the continent, define and shape standards for Digital ID in Africa, provide capacity development for African countries and Regional Economic Communities on Digital ID.

The appointment of Enonchong is seen as strategic, because of her rich experience in incubating startups with the approrpiate technology.

 

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