TechInAfrica – The United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) is set to train one million Africans mainly consisting of women and youths. The plan is scheduled to kick off in September this year as part of UABA’s effort to promote the adoption of blockchain technology in Africa.
To support the plan, UABA will use a Train the Trainer model boot camps and hackathons to reach out to blockchain and crypto communities on the continent. All these sessions will be held on weekdays in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to the organizers, they also plan to expand the program in Cape Town.
Furthermore, UABA also plans to collaborate with other organizations to expand the program to other African countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
There will be two parts of training: “Blockchain 101 Train the Trainer Program” and “Women in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative.”
Speaking of the Train the Trainer model, the organizers said that the model will use highly-educated trainers in digitally connected areas. They will reach out to first-time learners at the communication level.
“We’ll be running blockchain training programs, facilitating and hosting hackathons and blockchain events. Also, we intend on initiating start-up boot camps for entities developing blockchain-based solutions with use cases focused on Africa’s emerging/developing economies,” said Heath Muchena, UABA’s Research Director.
According to Health, UABA also plans to enter partnerships with local businesses that have tailored their products and services to meet Africans’ needs.