Emmanuel Kpakpo Brown graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah 4 University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Publishing Studies. He is currently a Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP) and pursuing an MSc Information Technology & Law.
Brown has been working with the National Identification Authority (NIA) for the last 12 years and currently a Principal Officer -Technology & Biometrics. Within the digital identity industry, Brown is an Ex-Vice President of the ID4Africa Identity Council (IIC) — a Council made up of 48 African countries’ senior government identity experts’ – ID4Africa Ambassadors.
The Council is a think-tank that provides guidance and advisory services to governments on digital identity matters. By dint of hardwork and profound knowledge of the industry, he was appointed and served six (6) consecutive annual terms as an Ambassador for ID4Africa — Ghana and during the period published a 4-page paper on Africa’s Implementation of e-ID in the industry’s much respected Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity 2019 — 2020 Annual Report.
Brown is a reputable international speaker and has presented papers at several international digital identity conferences including the African Union’s 5th Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration (COM5) in Lusaka, Zambia — 2019; Reconnaissance International’s 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 High Security Printing — EMEA in Warsaw-Poland, St. Julian’s — Malta, Lisbon-Portugal, and Tallinn-Estonia respectively.
He was also a speaker/rapporteur at the ID4Africa 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Annual Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa in Rwanda, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa respectively; and a participant at the APSCA’s 11th Government Discussion Forum on Electronic Identity, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Brown’s professional working life began after graduating from the KNUST at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in 2006, where he was appointed an Assistant Statistician/Head of Printing & Publications Section. Whilst still with the GSS, he was contracted in 2010 by the United Nations – Food & Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) as the National Communications Consultant for the CountrySTAT- Ghana project. He is currently in his 16th year in public service -with over a decade of those years in the Biometrics and Identity Management industry.