Digital Identity for Trade and Development


The global objective of this course is to identify and draft policies on digital identity related to trade and development. It includes defining:

  • The limits of data protection and digital identity
  • The scope of digital identity governance
  • The risks and solutions related to digital identity


Each course module includes interactive assessments and links to communication tools for online interaction. Every module consists of video presentations, a participant manual, a forum, tests and case studies. Participants should spend between 4 to 5 hours per week to study the material and participate in the forums.

The 5 distance learning modules are:

  • Module 1: Fundamental Concepts of Digital Identity
  • Module 2: Data Protection
  • Module 3: DI Usage
  • Module 4: Governance
  • Module 5: DI Technology Solutions & Risks

The course is conducted in TRAINFORTRADE’s distance learning platform. In the platform, participants will have access to manuals, multimedia presentations, module exams, opinion surveys and forums created for each module for discussions with the instructor and other participants.

A 90-minute follow-up webinar will be organised at the end of the course. The topic will be defined during the assessment of the on-line sessions.

Target groups

Primary target:

Policy makers:

  • Ministry of Interior (national security and identification issues)
  • Ministry of Justice (legal issues)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Financial regulator (National Bank)
  • Ministry of Trade/Commerce (usability)
  • Ministry of ICT

Private sector:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Cluster (ICT, Fintech, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurs

Secondary target population:

  • Authentication institution
  • Postal services
  • Financial institutions
  • Telecom companies
  • NGOs

Digital Identity for Trade and Development – Course report 2023

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