Bhalisa 5 | Engineering Trust : can digital identification systems repair the informational inheritance of colonial government?

Friday, 12 July, 2024 - 17:00

Short programme | Full programme, with abstracts


Thursday, Jul 11, 2024:  Day 1 

9:00 to 9:30 : Introductions 

9:30 - 11:30 : Historical practices and their afterlives 1

Gulshan Banas Partial Inclusion by Uneven Documentation: Who makes it to what state record?
Luc Bulten Reshaping Colonial Registration: Challenging, Utilising, and Changing the Dutch East India Company's Bureaucratic Apparatus in Early Modern Sri Lanka
Zehra Hashmi Individuating a Classificatory Identity
Eve Hayes de Kalaf We’re Here Because You Were There: The Windrush Scandal, Strategic Exclusion and the Hostile Environment

11:30 - 13:00 : Historical practices and their afterlives 2

Edward Higgs Ambient facial recognition, identification and policing, in an historical context
Michelle Spektor Biometric Statecraft, Policing, and Fingerprint Technology in Palestine/Israel, 1920-1948
Keren Weitzberg Vetting, temporality, and the 'backend' of identification in Kenya

13:00 - 14:00 : Lunch …

14:00 – 16:00  Engineering or undermining trust? 1

Katelyn Cioffi Fostering trust and accountability in interoperable digital ID and social welfare systems
Marielle Debos A Postcolonial Card Cartel: How European Companies Sold Biometric Voting in Africa
Sanjay Dharwadker Identity and standards - the technical becomes both, the simulacrum and the reality
Georges Eyenga The Harmony Platform in Cameroon. How to build trust through a digital public infrastructure ?

16:00 – 16:15  Break

16:15 – 18:00   Engineering or undermining trust? 2

Henk Marsman The EU Digital Identity Wallet - Overview of activities on European and member state level for the amended Regulation 910/2014 (eIDAS)
Babatunde Okunoye Strengthening Trust in Nigeria’s emerging digital credit market
Stephan Scheel “How Can Citizenship Expire?“ – Faulty Machines, Donor Fatigue and the Undoing of Trust in Malawi’s National ID-Card Regime

Friday, Jul 12, 2024:  Day 2

9:00 - 11:00 New institutions, new politics 1

Walter Bartl Establishing a Register-Based Census in Spain: Preconditions and Implications
Héloïse Grard The reforms of the Kenyan public service : From digital revolution to digital exclusions
Wendy Hunter Becoming Citizens: Social Pensions and the Inclusion of Undocumented Elders

Claudio Machado
Janaina Costa

DPI Governance in Brazil: Challenges of institutional coordination of the digital identity

11:00 – 13:00 New institutions, new politics 2

Silvia Masiero The Politics of Data Activism in Digital ID
Pariroo Rattan Digital citizenship in India: Disconnecting a nation from its people
Emrys Schoemaker Identity Wallets: from institutional politics to political individuals?
Marika Sosnowski The bureaucratic revolution

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch … 

14:00 – 16:30 Achieving 16.9?

Edwin Abuya Universal Birth Registration: Not for Persons with Disabilities
Allison Petrozziello Birth Registration as Global Governance Concern: Depoliticizing, Decoupling Rights…Derailing SDG 16.9? 
Bronwen Manby Schrödinger’s citizenship: The terminology of statelessness
[Short Break]
Stephen Kasumba Leaving no one behind on legal Identity - The Uganda case
Vy Tran Measuring legal recognition: A new analytical framework
Edgar Whitley What is the economic impact of not being ID Inclusive?  Some initial thoughts

17:00 – 18:00 Wrap up

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