The annual scholarship supports select individuals who want to further their knowledge and training in innovation and digital financial services. The scholarship offers a unique blend of theory and practice, building the individuals knowledge and facilitating growth. Understanding the challenges of low usage of financial services in the region, the scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding financial inclusion practitioners.
Looking beyond its usual partners, PFIP has announced changes to its scholarship programme that will see more Pacific Island Countries being able to apply for this annual scholarship.
The RJS scholarship had previously been open to only Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, the six countries where PFIP works. This year the scholarship has been extended to all South Pacific Island Countries and organisations that have not previously worked with PFIP. The scholarship covers course fees for the Chartered Digital Finance Practitioners (CDFP) Certification offered through the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI). DFI is a non-profit founded in 2015, with links to Tufts University and primarily funded by the Omidyar Network, FSD Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation. Having trained over 2,000 financial inclusion practitioners from over 90 countries, the Institute is considered an educational leader in the Digital Finance space with its online executive education courses, focused on digital finance research and catering for a growing pool of industry professionals.
The CDFP Certification is a certification programme is designed to support the emerging digital financial services practice area within the Financial Inclusion space. As part of the learning, participants will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of different business models, use cases as well as gain experience through lessons learnt from global exposure and peer learning opportunities across different continents.
Applications close on 10th August 2018, for more information please email Elizabeth Larson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org