Africa facilitates her progress in the Blockchain space as the African Leadership University (ALU) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI). These two organizations seek to advance the mainstream adoption of Blockchain technology through capacity building in Africa.
It appears that by signing the MoU, the two parties will collaboratively pursue a wide range of activities together. Projects revolving around research development, capacity development, and entrepreneurship acceleration will be explored.
ALU and ABI
The Africa Leadership University (ALU) presently has two campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda. The institution’s evolving vision is to provide learning with real-world application and to enable students to be entrepreneurial by utilizing the most engaging and inspiring teaching system. It is ALU’s mission to scale 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders for Africa and the world, by 2035.
The second stakeholder to this MoU is the Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI). ABI is a group of Blockchain experts in Africa and has its Headquarter in Rwanda. Like ALU, ABI seeks to advance the adoption, development, and the use of Blockchain technology, by building capacities in Africa for the imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Executive Director of the ABI, Kayode Babarinde, expressed confidence in how this strategic move will position Africa in a way that will enable her leverage Blockchain solutions.
Capacity Building in the Blockchain Sector
This collaboration will see both stakeholders cooperatively running many of the Blockchain Curriculum currently offered by the ABI and new ones that are in the works.
He particularly said that:
“We are positive about this collaboration, as it further strengthens the standards in building Blockchain capacities in Africa. Blockchain enthusiasts can now access high quality education in upskilling themselves, businesses will have access to global experts, and governments on access to quality implementation projects and researched policies. Eventually, positioning Africa for digital transformation.”
ALU’s dean and Head of College, (Rwanda), Dr. Gaidi Faraj, also expressed how excited the institute is for this timely partnership.
He stated that :
“ALU prides itself on creating future thinking problem solvers. Blockchain is an essential tool in the tool kit of anyone serious about solving today’s problems with tomorrow’s technology. We are excited about this collaboration with ABI and look forward to getting our students engaged in the adoption and promotion of blockchain technology.”
This is good news to rising Africa as embracing this nascent technology opens endless opportunities of the present day that will positively impacts various sectors of the economy like: Education, Economy, Agriculture, and Hospitality etc. to mention a few.