Tykn for NGOs

Need a hand with beneficiary management? Ana can help.

Ana lets you issue and verify your beneficiaries’ documents in a digital tamper-proof way. Allowing you to provide quicker socio-economic integration and get better impact assessment.

Quicker socio-economic
integration.

Most institutions use systems unconnected between them. Making it difficult to verify beneficiaries’ Documents & ID. Tykn’s Ana platform lets you connect with other systems and share data in a privacy compliant way. So you can help people get quicker access to the services they need.

Get
Proof of Impact.

How do you prove that your beneficiaries’ livelihoods were improved by your efforts? Tykn’s Ana platform lets you create a lifelong digital connection with beneficiaries. Allowing them to share data with you in a privacy compliant way. Helping you assess impact and prove it to donors.

Tykn is protecting high stakes sensitive personal data.

For the past 3 years Tykn has been working with organisations such as the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the United Nations Development Programme to protect the personal data of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world: refugees.

We're used to making high stakes sensitive data become private and secure.

Our team is composed of subject-matter experts in Cryptography, Distributed (Digital Identity) Systems, Blockchain, Mobile Network Operators, and User Experience Design, formerly holding positions at Thomson Reuters, Dutch Ministry of Interior, Telefonica and many more, all driven by tech innovation for good.

Client Stories

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme

Tykn worked with these two organisations to make the Work Permit application process in Turkey become digital, easy and quick! An important step to help improve refugee employability in the country. Accomplishing this meant being able to connect two “unconnected” institutions: the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Labour.

The 121 Consortium (an Initiative of The Netherlands Red Cross)

Tykn leads the development of the 121’s Digital Identity Backend. 121 believes a digital identity creation will speed up Cash Based Aid in the future, by allowing people affected to access aid digitally and safely. 121 co-designs with People Affected by disasters, Aid Workers and People Donating, and uses robust and available technology to create the solutions you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing

Our pricing is built for organisations of all sizes. It depends on the size of your active user base and how many credentials and documents you will verify monthly. Please contact our sales team so they can learn more about your use-case and give you a personalised quote.

Who stores the personal data? Where is the data stored?

Your beneficiaries’ personal data is stored on the digital wallets on their devices or in the cloud. All documents and credentials you issue are issued through a peer-to-peer encrypted connection. Not even Tykn can see what is exchanged between you and your beneficiaries.

This is new for us and we don't know how to integrate this into our legacy systems.

Tykn’s Ana platform easily integrates with legacy systems through REST APIs. We’ll help you get up and running in no time.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our API integration.

Can you make digital versions of paper documents? What if a beneficiary does not have documents?

If a beneficiary has documents we can help you digitise them. Your organisation would be the issuer of the digital version and attesting to the authenticity of the original paper documents. If a beneficiary does not have documents, unfortunately, there’s no way for us to create a digital version of it.

Is the document digitisation done by the migrant or the authorities?

The authorities can verify and digitise documents on behalf of the migrant. Tykn, through trusted document verification service partners, could also perform the digitisation if needed.

What about people without smartphones and/or the internet?

Ana Cloud is the best option for your beneficiaries who do not have smartphones. It does not require the download of an app and can be used on feature phones. Personal Data will be stored on the cloud and can only be accessed/shared with the user’s consent.

Currently, a beneficiary who does not have internet access has to come to a physical branch/department. After implementing the Ana platform they would still have to do that but our platform would make the process of ID verification become much faster.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about Ana Cloud.

What personal data do you require from a refugee to install this app?

We require zero personal data to install. The beneficiaries’ digital wallet in the phone or in the cloud will contain the data of the received credentials/documents and the beneficiaries decide who accesses it and who it is shared with.

Could a beneficiary upload prior academic documents they have?

Yes. Tykn uses trusted document verification service partners to verify their authenticity.

Do you integrate with Kobo?

Tykn’s Ana platform easily integrates with several Case Management Systems through REST APIs. We’ll help you get up and running in no time.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our API integration.

What is the underlying technology?

Tykn’s Ana platform leverages Self-Sovereign Identity technology. This technology allows the issuance of tamper-proof digital credentials/documents that are verifiable anywhere, at any time, and the creation of a peer-to-peer encrypted channel where those credentials/documents are exchanged. It also enables citizens to be in control of their personal data. Deciding and consenting to who accesses it and who it gets shared with.

If you’d like to read more, we wrote this Beginners Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity.

Why is blockchain used?

The 3 pillars of Self-Sovereign Identity are Blockchain, Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifiers.

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly simply called “Blockchain Technology”, refers to the technology behind decentralized databases providing control over the evolution of data between entities through a peer-to-peer network, using consensus algorithms that ensure replication across the nodes of the network.

More simply put:

Imagine a book (or ledger) that anyone could obtain, free of charge, where anything written on its pages would be there forever, and at the same time, would be cross-referenced with the other books to check whether what was written to be valid and true; this is the essence of DLT.

In identity management, a distributed ledger (a “blockchain”) enables everyone in the network to have the same source of truth about which credentials are valid and who attested to the validity of the data inside the credential, without revealing the actual data.

Through the infrastructure of a blockchain, the verifying parties do not need to check the validity of the actual data in the provided proof but can rather use the blockchain to check the validity of the attestation and attesting party (such as the government) from which they can determine whether to validate the proof.

For example, when an identity owner presents a proof of their date-of-birth, rather than actually checking the truth of the date of birth itself, the verifying party will validate the government’s signature who issued and attested to this credential to then decide whether he trusts the government’s assessment about the accuracy of the data.

Hence, the validation of a proof is based on the verifier’s judgement of the reliability of the attestor.

By leveraging blockchain technology Self-Sovereign Identity establishes trust between the parties and guarantees the authenticity of the data and attestations, without actually storing any personal data on the blockchain.

This is crucial as a distributed ledger is immutable, meaning anything that is put on the ledger can never be altered nor deleted, and thus no personal data should ever be put on the ledger.

If you’d like to read more, we wrote this Beginners Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity.

 

Is any personal data stored on the blockchain?

No personal data is ever stored on a blockchain. The beneficiaries’ personal data stays with the beneficiaries on their devices. What is stored on the blockchain is the “signature” of the organisation who issued a credential. Through this “signature” a verifier can trust the source of the credential and its authenticity.

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