Sanjay Dharwadker is an ID policy and architecture specialist. He currently works with UNHCR as a digital identity expert.
Till recently, he was head of global ID Consultancy at WCC, The Netherlands and has over thirty years’ experience in identity and identification across Asia, Africa and Europe.
His current focus areas are digital identity, ID standards, civil registration, electronic travel authorization, privacy, biometrics and biographics. He is also a member of ISO, ICAO and CEN/TC technical standardization committees on the subject.
Previously, in India, he worked for UNICEF and World Bank programs as well as large ID initiatives in the public domain, leading up to the Aadhaar program.
He is a participant at The Hague Colloquium on the future of legal identity and writes regularly on the subject.
He recently released his debut novel “Diamond in my Palm”.