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Digital Identity

$250 / Finance Available

This 4-week courses provides an introduction to digital identity technology, covering a number of real world examples and their implementations.

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Start Date

18 February 2022


4 Weeks


Online, in our digital classroom

Digital Identity

This course looks at the broad landscape of digital ID, covering the main reference schemes such as Aadhaar, eEstonia, BankID & Mobile Connect. We explore the importance and different forms of ID, what they are and what they mean for financial services. We focus on how it is affected by global developments, understanding SDGs and financial inclusion issues and explore the impact of digital evolution gaining insight into trust frameworks. The course provides an understanding of ID approaches zooming in on how the roles of authority and use cases varies. We unpack categories of digital ID schemes and extract insights from eID examples from the developing world. The course exposes you to the rapidly emerging category of private ID providers, new models and business cases. And finally, it provides an understanding on the development of a digital identity strategy and the different environments affecting it.

Why do I need a Digital Identity Management Course?

This course is designed to meet the knowledge and competency needs of digital finance professionals who are not (yet) experts in the field of digital ID, but who wish to get a comprehensive grounding in the field. It is preferred that students attending this course have an undergraduate degree and/or two years’ relevant work experience. This course integrates well with AML-CFT course in regulatory stream and extreme inclusion courses under customers and products.

On completing the course, students will be able to understand the core language and concepts of the emerging field of digital identity technology, describe and compare both public and private leading models of digital ID provision, assess a scheme against the principles and emerging standards for digital ID and interrogate an ID provider to understand their proposition better.

Course Curriculum


David Porteous

Founder & Chairman
Digital Frontiers Institute

Paul Makin

Identity and Financial Inclusion Consultant

What is Digital Identity?

Digital identity is a set of technology and principles designed to create and maintain identity documentation on a digital platform.

What is ID4D?

Identification for Development, or ID4D, is an initiative of the World Bank to help build identification systems for the digital age that help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

What is DFS?

DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.

What is Fintech?

Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.

What is Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.

What is Digital Frontiers Institute?

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.