The African Leadership University (ALU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI), with an objective of promoting the adoption of Blockchain technology through capacity development.
Both institutions signed the MoU in order to collaborate and pursue a wide range of activities together. These activities include research development, capacity development, entrepreneurship acceleration.
Africa Leadership University (ALU), currently operating two campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda, continually projects its reimagining university vision to provide learning with the real-world application and empower and equip its students to think entrepreneurial, by employing the most engaging and inspiring teaching methods. The University aims to develop 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders for Africa and the world, by 2035.
On the other hand, the Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI), is Africa’s Blockchain Think Tank headquartered in Rwanda, founded on the premise of promoting the adoption, development, and the use of Blockchain technology, by building capacities in Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
With this MoU, both parties will now jointly run many of the programs currently offered by the Africa Blockchain Institute, and subsequent ones that will be added. Speaking about the new partnership, the Executive Director of the Africa Blockchain Institute, Kayode Babarinde, expressed optimism at how this will position the continent with a pragmatic approach to getting ready to leverage Blockchain solutions.
“We are positive about this collaboration, as it further strengthen 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.”
Dr. Gaidi Faraj, the Dean and Head of College, African Leadership University, Rwanda also shared the institution’s commitment to innovation and excitement with the collaboration, “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.”
Blockchain potentials are endless as it positively affects all sectors (including Education, Economy, Agriculture, Hospitality), making it an important technology of the future.