African Conservation Challenge: digital identity to foster trusted community engagement
March 25, 2021
We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest social purpose initiative - an African Conservation Challenge exploring the use of digital identities to help foster authentic, trusted, dignified online dialogue between communities and other stakeholders engaged in conservation across the Southern Africa region. The Challenge is open to individuals and organisations based anywhere in [...]
Numbered Humans: the new podcast from our Digital Identity Fellows
May 28, 2020

We’re very excited to announce the launch of Numbered Humans, the new podcast from our 2019 Yoti Digital Identity Fellows. In each episode, you’ll hear from Paz Bernaldo in Argentina, Tshepo Magoma in South Africa and Subhashish Panigrahi in India, as they  reveal some of the key issues that have emerged during the first six months […]

Postponing the launch of our 2020 Digital Identity Fellowship Programme
May 6, 2020
This time last year, we had launched the Digital Identity Fellowship and we were in the middle of accepting applications for our first cohort of Fellows. By the time the application window closed we had received over 120 applications from over 30 countries - the majority in the Global South - providing us with some [...]
Welcoming three more Partners to our Humanitarian Tech Support Programme
March 12, 2020
Last month, we proudly announced the launch of our Humanitarian Tech Support Programme, a new initiative designed to support tech-focused startups focusing on global humanitarian problems. Using our unique blend of global development and digital identity experience, we have already started helping Lanterne in their mission to deliver a trusted, secure alert system to humanitarian [...]
Announcing our new Humanitarian Tech Support Programme
January 29, 2020

As we see in a new decade the world seems to be staring down the barrel of ever-more humanitarian challenges. At the start of 2020 The New Humanitarian lists urban displacement, conflict, antibiotic resistance to infectious disease, gang violence, extremism and climate change as just some of crises facing not just the developing world, but […]

Adventures in social purpose
October 22, 2019
It’s been exactly 18 months since I joined Yoti, initially as Head of Social Impact but more recently under a revised title of Head of Social Purpose. We felt the word ‘impact’ was too focused on the end result, and not enough on the process, the DNA and the ethos of what we were trying [...]
The Digital Identity Toolkit: helping people make sense of digital identity
October 9, 2019
Today we are excited to announce the launch of our Digital Identity Toolkit. As part of our wider Social Purpose strategy, it is aimed at the general public, entrepreneurs, software developers, humanitarian organisations, academics and journalists, we seek to demystify digital identities and - where appropriate - help promote their adoption and use in pursuit [...]
Meet the 2019 Yoti Digital Identity Fellows
September 2, 2019
Earlier this year, after an extended period of ­research and evaluation, we announced the launch of a new Social Purpose Strategy. With an unashamed grassroots focus, each activity is designed to help us better understand, support and empower individuals and organisations working on critical issues of identity, primarily in the Global South. A flagship activity [...]
Reflections on the launch of our digital identity Fellowship Programme
July 11, 2019
Earlier this year, after an extended period of ­research and evaluation, we announced the launch of a new Social Impact Strategy. With an unashamed grassroots focus, each activity was designed to help us better understand, support and empower individuals and organisations working on critical issues of identity, primarily in the Global South. A flagship activity from [...]
Announcing the Yoti Fellowship Programme
April 12, 2019

Update: please note, applications for the Yoti Fellowship Programme are now closed for this year. We are excited to announce the launch of the Yoti Fellowship Programme, one of the signature activities from our new Social Impact Strategy. From today we will be inviting applications from individuals interested in helping unlock the potential of digital […]