The Grassroots Addressing and Identity Network (GAIN) was founded by Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi as a platform to identify, showcase, and empower innovative solutions in the addressing and identity management space in Africa.

We seek to promote broad-based participation/partnership with other institutions and/or donor organizations aimed at building sustainable identity management communities in Africa as well as provide innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi



Our goal is to empower innovators and creators in the identity and addressing space across the African continent with the required support and exposure to create solutions that will catalyse enable development, economic growth, create employment and eradicate poverty.

This objective is predicated on our belief that the private sector is crucial Africa’s development and that regulators and the public sector must leverage the vast competencies and exposure of the private sector players to both decide and craft future social and economic wealth.

Our mission is implemented through our signature hackathon event, through industry research and advocacy.



The burning desire to see that things are efficiently executed on time, the first and at all times. We promote hard work and the see-through spirit of the African as the key to value delivery and wealth creation.


The will to see efforts through to completion in a manner consistent with expectations in spite of challenges. We promote the African can-do spirit that seeks to reward consistent performance even in the face of adversity.


The unwavering ability to identify the real issues, isolate the root causes and to be able to prove the requisite solutions without the fear of challenges. We believe that it takes an extra dose of courage to be a successful African innovator. We celebrate and reward this especially in the addressing and identity management space.


We are creating a platform that will foster broad-based partnerships between regulators, innovators, other institutions and donor organizations with the aim of building a sustainable ecosystem that will engender development.