Two Ed-Tech platforms, Ekolance and TechonomyAfrica have announced a partnership aimed at strengthening the Blockchain Technology and Web 3 ecosystem in emerging countries.
The partnership is also aimed at improving the quality of life by placing as many talents as possible in remote jobs with web3 companies from the developed world.
According to the duo, the technology and blockchain ecosystems remain largely male-dominated, limiting the participation of women, especially in emerging countries.
This initiative, it said will also aid in reducing the gap in the demand for labor.
Co-founder of EkoLance, Modupe Ativie, said in this regard “Statistics show that an increasing number of women are participating in the training and recruitment events—which usually are focused on recruiting more women to the tech industry—there are still signs that gender bias is affecting the attitude climate in and about the industry.
“Our focus is not just educational inclusion but building and nurturing communities of competent web3 professionals for every job role, and this we will achieve by providing hands-on training from global blockchain experts and direct access to jobs. Our goal is to gradually but steadily close the demand gap for blockchain professionals with talent from emerging communities”.
“TechnomyAfrica in collaboration with Ekolance is tackling these problems by providing free training for specific professional streams, especially those roles that are in great demand, such as solidity development, community management, and content creation.
According to the partners, less than a thousand black women in the world were tech developers focused on blockchain development in 2019.
The duo recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed to launch specialized programming for players in the Blockchain Technology Industry in selected countries this year.
This initiative, the duo said will foster opportunities for the African diaspora to create global blockchain opportunities and solutions.