New kid on the blockchain
Everyone in the room is excited about this new partnership. Utiva X Binance relationship.
“Blockchain!!” If like me, you’re always found in tech circles, then you would agree with me that blockchain is perhaps the only other word you’d hear more than AI. Blockchain really needs no introduction… or does it?
Blockchain is more than just a technology. Blockchain, at its core, is deeply empowering. The tenets of technology border on freedom, inclusion and boundless strength. Blockchain has changed lives and improved livelihoods but it has done so unequally.
Studies show that only 5% of women have access to blockchain advisory and learning services. By a lot of standards, this is woeful.
In a post-covid age where development agency budgets are being squeezed, poverty and unemployment are on the rise, using digital technology and innovation as a key way to reduce poverty at a low cost while also improving the efficiency of the public and private sectors is gradually happening; for men, but sadly we can’t say same for women and girls.
To help this, we need deliberate and structured learning programmes that are targeted at aggressively moving women into emerging and rewarding technology sectors like Blockchain, and that’s was exactly what Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange had in mind when they went into partnership with us at Utiva.
The goal of this project is to make life better for 300 women across the continent by giving them access to quality training in Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, this is all in a bit to ramp up efforts to ensure relevant digital literacy for all, breach the digital divide while we keep women on a steady path to sustainable livelihood opportunities.
Yet, this is only the beginning, the ripple effect of a project of this magnitude only means that more and more women will be inspired to break the bias and change the status quo in male-dominated industries.
As Blockchain continues to disrupt industries across board, Utiva’s goals are simple: to ensure no one is left behind regardless of gender, social status, race, faith or ethnicity.