Introducing Yoti Keys
Following a period of research, we are now working on a simple, fully offline and open-source identity solution called Yoti Keys, due for release in late 2019.
Yoti Keys give people a way of identifying themselves even if they don’t have a smartphone or official identity documents. Our offline solution helps charities and NGOs to create Yoti Keys for the people who need them the most.
Yoti Keys help people access
Getting started with Yoti Keys
1. Add a photo and details
Use our tablet app to take someone's photo. Add their name and any other personal details.
2. Secure the data
Ask them to choose a 5 digit PIN to protect their data.
3. Give them their Yoti Key
Their details are added to their Yoti Key, which they can use to prove their identity.
Meet Ken Banks
Ken heads up Social Impact at Yoti. He is an award-winning social entrepreneur, mobile technology and global development expert and author, a PopTech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
In 2013 he was nominated for the TED Prize and in 2018 he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the prestigious Judge Business School in Cambridge.
You can contact Ken here.
We invite three individuals per year to apply for a Fellowship position. We request proposals for research, policy development or solutions development based on three or four key themes related to identity or digital identity. We’re looking for issues that merit further exposure, discussion, development or research.
Applicants may be based anywhere, though preference is given to those from the developing world. Fellows are supported with a generous one-year stipend and receive logistical and technical support from Yoti. Our 2019 program has just closed – read more about the process.
Digital identity is a relatively new discipline and there is still a lot to learn.
Research efforts have picked up over recent years, but many focus on the impact of national digital identity initiatives or the impact of specific technologies on target communities. We’re interested in researching digital identity from the bottom up.
What are the local motivations for adoption, what problems need to be solved and what are the key barriers and opportunities?
Check out our recent research below.
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As technology continues to open opportunities for people everywhere to find solutions to global development problems, innovation challenges have become an increasingly popular way to gather new ideas.
We run targeted challenges, with an offer of cash prizes and technical support, to help local innovators develop solutions to identity-based problems identified in their own communities. Keep an eye out for news on our upcoming challenges.
Hub support programme
Solutions to global humanitarian challenges are increasingly being developed closer to the problems themselves, by the communities themselves.
We work with innovation hubs around the world to help them develop appropriate digital identity-based solutions and services based on local problems they wish to solve.
Watch this space for our programme launch in summer 2019.