Drive the development of instant and inclusive payment systems and help change your country’s financial landscape

Are you ready to ignite the change?

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Why

Get the state of art on how instant and inclusive payment systems implementation impacts lives and livelihoods.
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What

Take certified courses in IIPS, designed by leading experts and offered online through an agile learning platform.
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How

Pass the IIPS Foundations Exam and receive the Foundations Certificate and a 100% scholarship for specialized online courses in IIPS implementation.

Courses

When you pass the IIPS Foundations Exam, you receive a 100% scholarship to further develop your knowledge of integrated payments by following the IIPS Regulatory Specialization, the IIPS Business Specialization or the IIPS Technology Specialization.

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Complete Introduction to IIPS, which fully prepares you to sit the Foundations Exam (professionals who already have foundational knowledge in interoperable payments may choose to skip this step).

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Sit the IIPS Foundations Exam, a 50-question multiple-choice exam leading to the Foundations Certificate.

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Develop your knowledge with the specialization(s) of your choice: Regulatory, Business, and Technology.

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Gain global perspective through an advanced IIPS Seminar alongside other IIPS graduates.

Introduction to Instant and Inclusive Payments

Certify a solid base in IIPS implementation, including broader knowledge of business, technological, and regulatory practices.

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IIPS Foundations Exam

The IIPS Foundations exam covers basic knowledge of how Instant and Inclusive Payments Systems are developed and deployed, including regulatory, business, and technical considerations.

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Regulating and Governing IIP Systems

A 6-week, 3-module online course. This is a paced course, which is offered twice a year. It is one of three specialized streams leading to IIPS Certification.

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Launching and Operating IIP Systems

A 6-week, 3-module online course. This is a paced course, which is offered twice a year. It is one of three specialized streams leading to IIPS Certification.

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Designing and Deploying Technology for IIP Systems

A 6-week, 9-module online course. This is a paced course, which is offered twice a year. It is one of three specialized streams leading to IIPS Certification.

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Inclusive, instant & interoperable: Beyond Finance

A 4-week online course. This is a paced course, which is offered twice a year. This course offer a broader perspective on inclusivity, instantly and interoperability. It´s not part of the IIPS Certification.

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IIPS Capstone Seminar: Lessons from India

A 2-week online seminar to familiarize yourself with the instant payments landscape in India. This is the last step to complete your IIPS certification.

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Certification

The IIPS Foundations Certificate is awarded to students who pass the Foundations Exam, which covers basic concepts and terminology used in IIPS implementation.

Students must have earned the IIPS Foundations Certificate in order to continue to specialisation courses.

Certified students receive a 100% scholarship for advanced IIPS courses.

Who we are

The IIPS program was created through a collaboration between The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Digital Frontiers Institute to expand the base of professionals trained in IIPS implementation.

Dylan Lennox

Business SME

Xavier Martin

IIPS Programme Manager

Steven Haley

Technology SME

Stephen Mwaura

Regulatory SME

David Porteous

IIPS Regulatory Lead

Souraya Sbeih

Business SME

Cici Northup

IIPS Foundations SME

Zachary Kazzaz

IIPS Foundations SME

Nolwazi Hlophe

 Regulatory SME

Our graduates

Want to connect with the professionals shaping instant, interoperable payment systems today? Looking for an expert on inclusive digital finance?

Anjeza Beja

Independent consultant

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Kombe Kaponda

Financial markets infrastructure networks and security specialist

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Soban Najam

Payment Systems SME

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George Francis Phiri

Business Development Executive

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Muhammad Saad Raees

Technical Implementation Manager

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Girum Fekadu

Internal Auditor

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Moayad Ghannam

Business Innovation and Analytics Specialist 

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Relebohile Tlali

Fintech Professional

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Satyajit Suri

Tech for Development

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Giuliano Veneziani

Chief Operations Officer-Kifiya Financial Technology PLC

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Magan Jugurnauth

Banking and Leasing Management Consultant

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Edwin Nuer-Teye

Software Engineer

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One Koketso Chabaefe

Investment Analyst (consultancy)

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Innocent Mghogho

Digital Business Specialist

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