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ADBI–Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation and Related ADBI Scholarships

Event | 16 October 2019 Online
e-Learning Course duration

16 October 2019 until 4 December 2019

Background

Rapid advancements in financial technology, or fintech, are opening the door to greater financial inclusion and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. However, the growing knowledge gap between innovators and regulators regarding fintech and business models that apply it threatens to undermine the benefits while giving rise to new challenges.

If inadequately addressed, associated risks such as fraud, data privacy breaches, and other cyber vulnerabilities could increasingly harm consumers and stability. Regulatory deficiencies could also hinder competitiveness and growth within the fintech sector. Yet, for many policy makers, particularly in the region’s developing economies, keeping pace with fintech innovation is extremely difficult given their frequent lack of specialized knowledge and skills.

Against this backdrop, ADBI, Cambridge University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and the Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited are now offering an 8-week Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation. The course examines different forms of financial innovation and potential policy responses.

The course is open to select policy makers from Asian Development Bank Developing Member Countries who will be awarded ADBI scholarships.

Objectives
  • Strengthen fintech innovation and regulatory knowledge among policy makers from a broad range of developing Asia Pacific economies
  • Build the capacity of policy makers to address to address evolving regulatory needs within the fintech sector
Participants

The course scholarships are open to 10 policy makers from Asian Development Bank Developing Member Countries with the following qualifications:

  • Serve at a managerial or operational working level
  • Work within, or moving into, a team or function focused on fintech or related issues
  • Able to commit 4-6 hours per week throughout the length of the course
Output
  • Improved knowledge of fintech, its ability to drive financial inclusion, and associated risks
  • Greater awareness of tools and strategies for addressing fintech innovations and regulatory needs within the sector
How to register

Interested policy makers are asked to register for the course and submit the below scholarship application materials to [email protected]:

  • Full CV
  • Completed application package including:
    • Detailed applicant information form
    • Statement of purpose indicating how the course can contribute to the work of the nominee (1,000 words)
    • Recommendation form

We regret that only shortlisted scholarship applicants will be contacted.

Partners

University of Cambridge Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited (JBSEEL)