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 Biometric voting in Africa and the theatricalized performance of democracy 
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 and 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]
Christoph Sperfeldt Leaving No One Behind? The Pursuit of Universal Legal Identity in the SDGs
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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