NIPOST Address Verification System

Details of the organization
Nigerian Postal Service
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
NIPOST Address Verification System
NIPOST Address Verification System (AVS) is a technology platform that empowers individuals, organisations and government institutions to verify physical addresses and the identity of the occupants or business that resides at the address in a sustainable and commercially viable manner. One of the reasons 65% of Nigerians are unbanked or underbanked is their lack of proof of address even with a government-issued ID. NIPOST AVS turn the address verification challenge on its head, to create a viable platform that can create hundreds of thousands of sustainable jobs. Any qualified individual with a smartphone, internet access and NIPOST AVS agent app can join the community and have a paying job. This initiative contributes to the SDG by creating a job role for the world we live in today, for every youth in Nigeria regardless of their gender, disabilities or tribe. NIPOST AVS creates an insatiable demand for the supply of able and educated youths across to country to earn a living wage simultaneously doing a collaborative work for the overall good of the country.
National implementation: Nigeria
Ongoing from 12/06/2017 to 15/06/2018

WSIS information
      * E-employment
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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