Organizers insisted that the program dubbed "50-in-5" will ultimately reduce costs, build local capacity, maximize impact and help radically shorten the implementation journeys for DPI in 50 countries in the next five years.
DPI refers to a secure and interoperable network of components that include digital payments, ID and data exchange systems, which globalists have been asserting to be essential for participation in markets and society in a digital era. "DPI is needed for all countries to build resilient and innovative economies, and for the well-being of people," the program’s website declared.
The initiative is also supported by GovStack, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as well as Co-Develop, which was founded by ultra left-winger Rockefeller Foundation. It seeks to have the countries design, launch and scale at least one component of their DPI stack in a safe, inclusive and interoperable manner in the next five years. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Center for Digital Public Infrastructure, Digital Public Goods Alliance and United Nations Development Program were also involved with the program.
Meanwhile, the 11 "first-mover" countries taking part in the program so far are Bangladesh, Brazil, Estonia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Moldova, Norway, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Togo. A careful spread from every continent, including first, second and third-world nations.
Representing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the 50-in-5 launch event, Melinda Gates said that with the right investments, "Digital Public Infrastructure will help us accelerate progress across all the health and development goals." She added that by 2028, more than 500 million more people will have a digital identity that allows them to access employment and education opportunities more easily, as well as financial services, healthcare and government programs. (Related: Gates and his globalist buddies set to accelerate DIGITAL PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE in 50 countries by 2028.)
"By 2028, more than 500 million more people will have a digital identity that allows them to access employment & education opportunities more easily, as well as financial services, healthcare & government programs": Melinda Gates, 50-in-5 DPI Campaign #digitalID #digitalidentity pic.twitter.com/vtzdJ1scXY
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Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Dumitru Alaiba gave the keynote address during the launch. He shared that his country was modeling its "government super app" after Ukraine's Diia platform, which aims "to enable all life situations" with digital ID. "Over the next five years, we are committed to enhancing and establishing key DPI components: the payments system, the digital signature and the digital identity," he said. "All of those components are available in Moldova. They are currently being in a permanent state of evolution."
Nele Leosk, Estonia's ambassador-at-large for digital affairs, said that for his country, the aim of digitalization is about much more than DPI or becoming the world's leading country in digital public services, the aim has always been to make a strong economy, to create a more open government and effective government, with the true inspiration being to build our democratic state.
"In a country like ours, where there are federal and regional governments, each keeps data separately and has a mandate. You have to keep fences to be able to talk to each other across geographies and jurisdictions it's very easy to learn from countries like Sri Lanka and Singapore. We don't have to reinvent the wheel, especially when there is no need to reinvent it," Yodahe A. Zemichael, Ethiopia’s National ID Program executive director, said.
Meanwhile, on the same day the 50-in-5 program launched, the European Parliament and Council of Europe agreed on a new framework for a region-wide European Digital Identity (eID) system. An official press release included: "The revised regulation constitutes a clear paradigm shift for digital identity in Europe aiming to ensure universal access for people and businesses to secure and trustworthy electronic identification and authentication."
It further indicated that member states will offer citizens and businesses digital wallets that will be able to link their national digital identities with proof of other personal attributes. This would be how citizens could prove their identity and share electronic documents from their digital wallets via their mobile phones.
"With the approval of the European digital identity regulation, we are taking a fundamental step so that citizens can have a unique and secure European digital identity. This is a key advance for the European Union to be a global reference in the digital field, protecting our democratic rights and values," Nadia Calvino, acting Spanish first vice-president and minister for economy and digitalization, stated.
This came after the announcements that the European Central Bank is moving on to the “next phase” of its Digital Euro plans. According to former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, the digital euro will afford some "limited control" over people’s spending.
Some critics observed that as the world is deeply engrossed in the Hamas and Israel conflict, the global reorganization phase of the Great Reset is just quietly going about its business, building a net and waiting to tighten it.
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