Six developing countries – Sri Lanka, Morocco, the Philippines, Guinea, Ethiopia and the Togolese Republic – are using an Aadhaar-like, open-source system to provide digital identities to their citizens. The platform was built by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B), a non-profit headed by Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan.
USTDA’s training grant will help Smart, a subsidiary of the Philippines’ largest, fully integrated telecommunications company PLDT Inc., deliver better cloud-based products and services to its customers across the Philippines.
The Philippine Government's vaccine certificate is based on the Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing (DIVOC) created in India, used as a reference system by the WHO's Digital Documentation of COVID Certificates (DDCC). It uses private and public-key cryptography and is interoperable with authorised wallet applications.