Up Your Digital Identity Game 

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DFI and Omidyar Network are awarding 100 full scholarships for DFI’s 4-week Digital Identity online course

Digital identity is where we are going to find prosperity; where we’ll find job creation and true financial inclusion. This is why the sector needs a diverse set of perspectives to create and promote Good ID.

The 100 beneficiaries of the scholarship will have the opportunity to become experts in the digital ID field, with the hope that this will lead to furthering the financial inclusion agenda and continue promoting Good ID policies and processes. 

Through the four-week online certification course, which begins 17 September 2020, students will:

  • Understand the core language and concepts of the digital identity field
  • Understand and learn to apply the principles of digital ID 
  • Analyse public, public-private, and private models of digital identity
  • Evaluate types of digital identity systems for financial service providers
  • Develop digital identification strategies and explore linkages to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals


✅ You work in digital finance & want to learn everything about digital ID

✅ You have an undergraduate degree and/or two years’ relevant work experience 

✅ You’re interested in finding ways to accelerate financial inclusion

Apply today! Applications close on the 15th August 2020

What’s the Goal?

DFI and Omidyar want to promote DFI’s Digital Identity online certification course to allow more people to enter this space and continue to push the financial inclusion agenda. As well as continuing to close the gender gap in the sector. Fintech companies continue to grapple with an underrepresentation of women in leadership roles. This, according to a report by the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) in which findings revealed that among the 400 respondents, only 12.5 percent of those in leadership roles are women. To close the gender gap in the rapidly expanding digital identity sector preference will be given to female applicants.


The Digital Identity Scholarship is open to everyone, 18 years and older. Preference will be given to women who are currently working in the digital finance industry and who have a proven track record in implementing solutions to promote financial inclusion and gender equality through digital finance. Digital Frontiers Institute and Omidyar Network will review all applicants and communicate their decision by the 15th of August 2020.

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Apply by completing the form below, 100 scholarship seats available:

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