105 developers have graduated from 6 months of Blockchain Programming Training organized by the Africa Blockchain Centre.
The Africa Blockchain Centre is a Web 3.0 firm based in Kenya.
Through the training, participants were trained on the core fundamentals of blockchain technology and decentralized systems.
This is in addition to training on blockchain programming protocols which include Cardano, Algorand, and Ethereum.
The firm, which seeks to enhance the adoption of fourth industrial revolution technologies selected the participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin, Zambia, and South Africa.
According to the firm, the training was aimed at meeting up with the demand for blockchain solutions in the region.
“There is not enough talent because of how novel the technology is. The technology was conceptualized hardly 13 years ago and it has been under speculation for years with no established pipeline for blockchain talent in place. We see the sector’s rapid expansion and aim to become the sector partner when it comes to blockchain capacity.” said Jefferson Mkungusi, the CEO of Africa Blockchain Center.
With the new skills acquired, the beneficiaries are now expected to come up with innovative solutions for Africa.
“The youth that we have trained will be able to build innovative solutions that will enable Africa to leapfrog to a new era. The potential that blockchain has in solving some of the challenges that are facing Africa is massive, and we have not even scratched the surface. We aim to train 10,000 blockchain programmers, power 25,000 business leaders and executives on blockchain readiness, incubate 50 blockchain startups and launch robust solutions for the market in the next five years.” he said.