Supporting projects that use privacy-preserving Verifiable Credentials (VCs) in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and strengthen our societies and economies.

What is CCI

The COVID-19 Credentials Initiative (CCI) is a global community of more than 200 individuals from over 60 organizations looking to deploy and/or help to deploy privacy-preserving verifiable credential projects in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and strengthen our societies and economies.
We come together through CCI to share our experience, learning, and expertise, and help each other successfully launch COVID-19 verifiable credential projects in local communities. CCI provides the resources, medium, and facilitation needed to have effective conversations and meaningful collaboration. 

As a global initiative, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every country or region. Solutions need to be built for, and ideally by, local communities in their own cultural and operational context, independent of their size.

Coming together for good




Global Organizations



How to get involved

As a global initiative, a key success factor for CCI is to engage and connect the right person(s) or organization(s) across geographies and disciplines with relevant domain experts to foster collaboration and provide valuable support for developing solutions. Solutions can require expertise in digital identity, healthcare, technology, legal, governance, ethics or policy making domains. Given this aim, we are extending an open invitation for you or your organization to join our global endeavor.

Use cases workstream

Verifiable credentials can power many different kinds of use cases, but are particularly suited to situations concerning privacy and ethical issues involving different stakeholders. This workstream establishes the foci of the CCI by defining and prioritizing the set of verifiable credentials that are most useful to the COVID-19 response.
  • Define a set of immediately useful verifiable credentials and the technical requirements for issuing and verifying them.
  • Focus on very specific trust problems unique to the COVID-19 pandemic in different societies.
  • Investigate and understand the unintended consequences of their use.

Rules and governance workstream

This workstream is in charge of defining the rules of how VC technology is to be used, as well as the algorithmic and human trust mechanisms to ensure sensitive personal data remains secure, private, and tamper-proof.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.

Tools and technology

Join the technical conversations around how to best architect and deploy the VC technology needed for COVID-19 credentials.
  • Publish architecture guidance, tools, and documentation that all participants could use to solve COVID-19 credential use-cases in an aligned, synergistic, and interoperable way.
  • Cooperate on advancing existing verifiable credential-focused open source technology such that a greater number of organizations can more easily make use of it.

Coordination, communications and inclusion

This group manages the internal and external communications to align participants and communicate the vision and output to all stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and share information across the CCI workstreams.
  • Communicate a single view of the initiative’s progress.
  • Manage outbound messaging and PR.
  • Capture and review the inclusion and accessibility requirements needed to make this technology work for everyone, everywhere.

Participating Organizations

This initiative is made possible through the participation of over 60+ organizations from around the world, including governments, large tech companies, startups, and institutions across a wide range of industries who all have a common goal.

Contact us

There are other ways to get involved. If you are interested in joining the initiative, writing about the progress being made, or connecting with us, fill out the information below and we will get back to you.
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