PART III | “Digital Immunity Passports"

Tuesday February 16th, 2021

PART III | "Digital Immunity Passports"
11:30 CET

Opening & Welcome

Welcome: Karen Kee, Programme Committee Chair Deputy National Representative | Singapore

Vasilis Koulolias, ICA Chair Deputy National Representative | Sweden

11:35 CET

Objectives of Part III of this Webinar Series

For most countries, an extensive vaccination process is underway. There are currently ongoing discussions in the EU, WHO, WEF as well as within most countries on how vaccine-certificates can be part of the effort to reopen the global economy and enable cross-border travel. However, for a number of countries it is “test and learn” for the vaccine ops that will ensure that everyone is offered the vaccine soon.

Webinar Coordinator: Peter Littlefield, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Employment and Social Development | Government of Canada

11:40 CET

Digital Immunity Passports

Global Overview

There is a variety of different possible design-schemas for building an infrastructure and corresponding applications for vaccine-certificates since preconditions differ among states. Some have central vaccine registries; others have decentralized and while a number even face incomplete or non-compatible systems for registering vaccines.

  • How can states technically build digital systems for the issuing of vaccine-certificates?
  • How can states generate a common administrative process that would cultivate a regime of mutual trust in order to guarantee the authenticity of the certificates for them to be recognized globally.

European Commission: Natalia Aristimuno Perez, Acting Director of Directorate D - Digital Services, EC- DG Informatics (DIGIT)

World Health Organization: Garrett Mehl, Head of the Public Digital Health Technologies Unit - Department of Digital Heath and Innovation (WHO HQ)


Member States

Estonia: Artur Novek, IT Architect, Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre

Singapore: Steven Koh, Director, Government Digital Services Govtech

Sweden: Magnus Enzell, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure


12:50 CET

Vaccine Ops

Leaving no one behind! Best practices on digital solutions deployed, in order support the distribution and certification of the COVID-19 vaccine strategy.

Iceland: Ingi Steinar Ingason, Head of the National Centre for eHealth, Directorate of Health

Israel: Barak Shukrun, Head of Data, Israeli Health Ministry


13:25 CET


13:30 CET

End of Special Session