Somalia’s Digital ID Revolution

TUESDAY, 09 JAN 2024

Somalia's Digital ID Revolution

Somalian Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre said that for more than three decades, Somalia’s digital identity system remained stagnant, untouched by the major technological changes sweeping the globe. That standstill will come to an end.

Digital identity systems, often referred to as eID, are the bedrock of Somalia’s new digital services. The government says they empower citizens to exercise their liberties and businesses to operate efficiently. Through this system, the government reaffirms its endeavor to ensure that Somali citizens enjoy equal rights with regard to the participation of all national commitments.