CFTE, Elevandi, and Singapore Management University Launched Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa to Enhance Financial Literacy

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London, 14th of June, 2023 – CFTE, Elevandi, and Singapore Management University Launched Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa. As Africa’s digital economy continues to flourish, the three organisations aim to equip 5,000 students to learn Fintech for free with the knowledge needed to seize opportunities in the fast-paced world of digital finance.

The African Fintech market is projected to hit $150 billion by 2025, according to Business Insider. As digital technology continues to gain traction across Africa, the demand for a workforce versed in the latest fintech trends is ever increasing. The social impact initiative aims to address this skills gap and enhance Fintech literacy across the continent.

The Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa Programme offers foundational learning in various areas of Fintech, including AI, Blockchain, RegTech, Payments, Open Banking, and Sustainability. Learners will acquire an in-depth understanding of these components, gain insights into Africa-specific Fintech trends and challenges, and familiarise themselves with the regulatory aspects and compliance requirements of fintech operations in Africa.

Comprising 7 Masterclasses and 6 Sessions of industry insights, the program was launched as part of the Inclusive Fintech Forum (IFF) 2023 and will remain accessible until December 2024. On completing the programme, learners will earn an industry-accredited certificate, offering them a substantial advantage in their career advancement.

This social impact initiative is free for students, aiming to upskill talents in Africa and enhance financial inclusion in the continent. The programme is open to professionals for a nominal fee of USD 50. A portion of the collected contributions will be donated to CrossAfricaCycleOdyssey, a cause dedicated to uplifting individuals living with disabilities.

Enrollment for the Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa is now open. This initiative reflects the commitment of CFTE, Elevandi, and Singapore Management University to empower Africa’s digital economy by nurturing a digitally adept workforce.

For more information, please visit: https://courses.cfte.education/online-certificate-fintech-in-africa/


About CFTE 

The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is a global education platform that aims to equip financial professionals and organisations with the necessary skills to remain competitive in a rapidly changing industry. With offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, CFTE partners with Fortune 500 companies to build their knowledge in Financial Technology, whilst simultaneously supporting their digital transformation process. Our leading training programmes, curated by global industry experts, help talent build skills to join the digital transformation of finance.

About Elevandi

Elevandi is set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to foster an open dialogue between the public and private sectors to advance FinTech in the digital economy. It works closely with governments, founders, investors, and corporate leaders to drive collaboration, education, and new sources of value at the industry and national levels. Initiatives led by Elevandi have convened over 350,000 people since 2016 to drive the growth of FinTech through events, closed-door roundtables, investor programmes, educational initiatives, and research. Some of its flagship products are the Singapore FinTech Festival alongside fast-rising platforms, including the World FinTech Festival and Point Zero Forum.

About Singapore Management University

A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge based economy. SMU’s education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning. Home to over 12,000 students across undergraduate, postgraduate professional and postgraduate research programmes, SMU is comprised of eight schools: School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Computing and Information Systems, Yong Pung How School of Law, School of Social Sciences. College of Integrative Studies and College of Graduate Research Studies. SMU offers a wide range of bachelors’, masters’ and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, as well as in multidisciplinary combinations of these areas.

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