Can Trust be Engineered on the African Continent? | ID4Africa | Forum 2

Friday, 24 May, 2024 - 16:30

As African nations embrace biometric ID systems, real-time banking switches, shared credit reporting, and computerized voting, the question arises: can trust be engineered in this digital era? While trust is well-defined in computer science and security, a broad state-level understanding of protecting trust in digital infrastructure is lacking. This Forum explores key questions, such as:

• How do digital infrastructures both foster and undermine trust?
• What impact do various financial obligations have on trust within digital systems?
• Does political involvement weaken or strengthen trust in these systems?
• What institutional drivers are needed to foster trust in digital infrastructure?
• Are the proliferating digital systems in Africa enhancing or eroding trust? 

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