In furtherance of its fintech educational goals titled – Fintech Learning Series, the Fintech Association of Nigeria in partnership with the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators trained lawyers and arbitrators in Nigeria on Digital Skills 101 through Zoom on Saturday, 30th May 2020.
The “New Normal” occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic and the role the digital would play in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR couple with changing future of work makes it imperative for all professionals to acquire the right dose of digital skills to be able to fit well in the digital economy.
In introducing the session, Seun Folorunso, Resource Manager of FintechNGR says the partnership with NICArB is a testament to the positioning of the Association as a leader in digital literacy and education as the Association would soon be launching its digital and fintech certification programmes in partnership with relevant institutions from across the globe.
While welcoming the participants to the session, Shola John-Oshodi, Registrar, NICArB says the training was packaged at this critical time to make sure that lawyers and arbitrators compete favourably with professionals from other sectors of the economy and ensure they are not limited in availing themselves the myriad of opportunities that come with the digital economy.
The training facilitated by Wole Oyeniran, Technology & Digital leader, Deloitte & Touche – West Africa and member, FintechNGR GovCo, and his team took the participants which included the six (6) judges of State High Courts amongst other eminent participants through intricacies of Internet and the World Wide Web, tools for Keeping up with partners and clients in the digital economy, the necessity of the Digital Court, implications and importance of Social Media and Information Security and the practical illustration anchored by Derin Fagbure, Founding Partner, In Black and White LP.
According to Wole, to build an inclusive digital society where all and sundry participates meaningfully in the Digital Economy, professionals including lawyers and arbitrators must be equipped with the necessary tools and skills to thrive, and use technology
In his words “going digital saves time and money, ensures work-life balance, improves health and enhances the speed of delivery as speed is a form of justice, although it comes with security issues, professionals must learn to discover and handle.
The training was the first in the series of digital education programmes the Association and NICArB have in the pipeline as they look to launching specific and focused digital training programmes soon.