WCC launches HERA platform for legal identity registration

14 May 2024 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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International software company WCC has developed a robust Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system, delivered with support of European technology services group Levi9.

It is estimated that around 20% of the global population completely lacks any sort of legal identity, which is a major barrier to civil services and claiming rights. It is also major problem when governments – mainly in developing countries –need to record births, deaths, and vital statistics.

To help governments make the identity process more accessible, WCC has launched HERA, a technology platform that enables effortless registration of vital events such as birth, death and marriage.

WCC launches HERA platform for legal identity registration

The initiative by WCC was designed to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, which aims to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030. WCC decided to make this major contribution to meet with the UN’s SDG goals.

The success of the project was thanks to some rapid scaling on the part of WCC, which rose to the task of meeting deadlines and complying with the needs of various stakeholders.

Partnering with Levi9 offered a clear advantage for the project. The firm’s deep technical expertise was invaluable to WCC, as was its AWS Advanced Partner status.

“The synergy between WCC’s vision for the HERA product and Levi9’s technical expertise has been pivotal. Our collaboration goes beyond building a system; it’s about laying down the foundation for a world where access to education, healthcare, and civil rights is unfettered and universal for everyone,” said Roelof Troost, CTO and COO at WCC.

The project began in earnest in January of 2022. At this point, WCC presented an existing proof of concept, but the decision was made to begin again from the drawing board. From there, the project team was scaled up significantly and in two weeks, a new proof of concept was ready.

“The project was no small feat, requiring coordination across continents and a team adaptable to changing priorities and diverse cultures,” according to the Levi9 team.

The final product is a health-focused registration system that registers vital events and can integrate with other health systems for improved data reliability. The system is deployable both in the cloud and on-premise.

Several governments, mainly in Southeast Asia and West Africa, have already onboarded or shown interest in the solution. Since launch, over 7.5 million people have been enabled to legally register their personal information.

“This is a major step in the right direction for a future of ‘universal legal identity’, and in meeting various UN goals,” said Troost.