Featured Courses

Certified Digital
Finance Practitioner

CDFP Certification

A 3-year journey of carefully selected courses, providing professionals with a solid foundation in Digital Financial Services.

Duration3 years
Start dateEnrol anytime

Certificate in Digital Money

Available in English / Français

A 12-week foundational course on digital money, covering all aspects of digital payments and digital financial service.

Duration12 weeks
Start date18th February 2019

Leading Digital Money Markets: A Global Tour

Certified by DFI

A 12-week course providing a global tour of noteworthy experiences on digital money systems currently in use.

Duration12 weeks
Start date18th February 2019

Bitcoin:
Back to the Future

Certified by DFI

An introduction to the emerging world of distributed ledgers and internet-based value exchange systems.

Duration4 weeks
Start date25th February 2019

Remittances in the Digital Age

Certified by DFI

A comprehensive perspective on how the remittance industry has developed and evolved and how it operates today.

Duration4 weeks
Start date17th September 2018

Digital Humanitarian Cash

Certified by DFI

A general introduction to the use of digital payments in humanitarian aid – focusing on the mechanics of digital aid.

Duration5 weeks
Start date11th February 2019

Operationalizing Mobile Money

Certified by DFI

The 5-week Operationalising Money Market course takes a closer look at all the aspects needed to build your mobile money business.

Duration5 weeks
Start date17th September 2018

Digital Identity
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Certified by DFI

An introduction to digital ID, covering reference schemes such as Aadhaar, eEstonia, BankID & Mobile Connect.

Duration4 weeks
Start date29th October 2018

Digitizing the Last Mile in Smallholder Agriculture

Certified by DFI

This course explores the range of digital tools being deployed to smallholder farms and others in the agricultural value chain.

Duration4 weeks
Start date – 5th November 2018

Blind Spots: Gender and Digital Financial Services

Certified by DFI

This course explores the barriers between DFS and certain populations, particularly women, focusing on industry blind spots.

Duration4 weeks
Start date – 15th October 2018

AML-CFT:
Regulation and Compliance

Certified by DFI

An introduction to money laundering, terror financing and proliferation financing and the tools to combat them.

Duration4 weeks
Start date8th October 2018

Consumer Protection
as a Business
Strategy

Certified by DFI

An introduction into consumer protection in digital financial services and its key implementation challenges.

Duration4 weeks
Start date24th September 2018

About Us

What We Do

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) prepares tomorrow’s fintech leaders for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a fast-changing and disruptive industry.

Switch Community

DFI connects more than 1 500 industry professionals representing public, private and development sectors in 60 countries through its online community, Switch.

Our Courses

DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital financial solutions.

OUR FUNDERS & PARTNERS

IS THE DIGITAL FRONTIERS INSTITUTE FOR YOU?

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    You are interested
    in developing your
    digital financial
    skill set.

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    You want to make
    digital financial
    solutions more
    accessible.

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    You want to open
    yourself up to new
    job opportunities
    & promotions.

OUR CUSTOMERS

Leading companies across the globe are developing their teams’ skills in digital financial services through Digital Frontiers Institute.

Founders

David Porteous (Chairman)

David has been involved in finance inclusion initiatives internationally for more than two decades. He received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cape Town, and later obtained an M.Phil in economics from Cambridge and a PhD (Economics) from Yale. David has held executive roles in public and private financial institutions in Africa, and is the founder and CEO of BFA, a consulting firm based in Boston.

Gavin Krugel (C.E.O.)

Gavin has been involved in the payments and financial services industry for over 20 years. He has managed large global development programs as a former manager of the Mobile Money for the Unbanked and Mobile Health programs at the GSMA and has held leadership and board positions in both large multinational organisations and start-ups. He holds an MBA from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

Ignacio Mas – Executive Director

Ignacio Mas is a Senior Fellow at CEME at the Fletcher School. He has been deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has held senior telecoms jobs at Vodafone and Intel, and has been adjunct professor at the Business School at the University of Chicago. He holds a SB degree from MIT and a PhD from Harvard.

Are you ready to work towards
more inclusive digital finance solutions?