Strengthening democracy with digital civil registry

To protect citizens from identity fraud and guarantee a transparent electoral process, Gabon has turned to Gemalto for a comprehensive Coesys biometric citizen enrollment and eID issuance solution.

Gabon aims to build a reliable national biometric civil registry to replace paper identification with electronic documents and generate a secure electoral register ahead of the local 2013 elections.

Featuring a single, unique identification number for each citizen, the new national biometric database will serve as a master registry to issue all citizen identification, including:

  • Birth certificates
  • ID cards
  • Passports
  • Driver's licenses.

With its biometric identification program, the country is creating the new basis for Gabonese citizenship.

This initiative is key to the ambitious development strategy known as Emerging Gabon.

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Gabon's national biometric identification initiative