46 participants from the Pacific obtained certificates of completion from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organized course on “Digital Identity for Trade and Development” (DITD) for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Participants that attended the training were from Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Cook Islands.
The course which was delivered remotely from 13 February to 17 March 2023, covered six modules including the Fundamental Concepts of Digital Identity; Data Protection; Digital Identity Usage; Governance; Digital Identity Technology Solutions & Risks; and Digital Trade Agreement.
The course received positive feedback, considering that many countries are seeking to or already progressing their digital identity systems. Participants found the course useful in providing them with the necessary tools to develop their systems, and an opportunity to learn from other countries’ experiences and from experts.
The delivery of the training contributes to the implementation of the Pacific Regional E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap specifically key priority areas 4 and 6; respectively E-commerce related laws are made or amended based on UNCITRAL model laws as best international standard, plus other best international practices and Digital skills are enhanced for all.