This video showcases the World Bank's Emazdi project, which aims to increase access to clean drinking water in the Congo. The project involves installing water dispensers in various locations throughout the country, providing communities with a reliable source of safe drinking water.
While the project may seem like a positive step towards improving access to water, there are concerns about the use of digital IDs to access the water dispensers. In order to use the dispensers, individuals are required to obtain a digital ID, which has raised concerns about privacy and control.
The World Bank's 2030 Strategy, which includes the Emazdi project, aims to leverage technology to achieve its goals. While technology can certainly be a powerful tool for positive change, it also raises important questions about control and access. By requiring a digital ID to access drinking water, there is a risk of creating a system that gives too much power to those who control the IDs.
Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right, and any effort to increase access should be welcomed. However, it's important to approach these initiatives with a critical eye and to ask important questions about the potential risks and unintended consequences.