Special Recognition of Achievement Award

No existing category fully captured the excellent work that IIG and the Egyptian government  have done in modernising the country’s ID system, instead they have been awarded with a Special Recognition of Achievement.

Up to 2008, Egyptian passports were personalised with handwriting and had poor levels of physical and information security but within 15 years Egypt has moved from handwritten passports to biometric ones.

To help achieve this, IIG built and commissioned the NASPS industrial complex, one of the most advanced security printing industrial complexes in the region and the world, with seven factories under one roof – covering the value chain from the production of secure