The National ID Program participated in this year’s 5th round of #Zelela organized by the Ethiopian Youth Entrepreneurs Association (EYEA), under the theme “Power up Capacity and Contentedness Towards Start-ups”. NID’s Director of Communications & Knowledge Management, Mr Abenezer Feleke, spoke on the role of Digital ID in creating a conducive platform for in the digitization of services by breaking the barrier to trust in serving as a foundational proof of identity to improve access in the start-up ecosystem. The panelist comprised of H.E Mr Endalew, State Minster of Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration, Mr, Selamyhun, Innovation CEO at Ministry of Information and Technology and Dr Hassen, CEO of Entrepreneurship Development Institute. NIDP thanks Mrs Samiya Abdulkadir Godu, President of the Association for organizing this along with development partners including UNDP for sponsoring this forum. NIDP forward to work with EYEA to further integrate digital ID services.

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