Social responsibility and blockchain adoption can go hand-in-hand. Well, that is what the United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) is doing in Zambia.
After running a successful awareness campaign in Zambia in February 2022, in which the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Felix Mutati, officiated at a key UABA event, UABA, together with the Technology Ministry, hosted a training workshop where officials from several sectors of government got UABA’s signature Blockchain 101 training.
UABA is now embarking on a youth empowerment pilot project in three of Lusaka’s townships. Recognising the need for digital literacy, skills development preparations for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and poverty alleviation, the Science and Technology Ministry has partnered with UABA on this social endeavor.
As the government is shifting towards new technological digital systems to solve structural problems, they are looking to blockchain adoption because of its:
Progressive approach and at ways that blockchain can be used in the drive for self-sustainable communities that are less dependent on government
A payment system for a basic human needs scheme
The pilot project has attracted Zambia’s leading Fintech and ICT company, Probase, on board.
Probase recently signed a partnership with UABA to deliver life changing blockchain-based solutions for the people of Zambia and potentially Africa by providing capacity building on projects such as the up-coming youth empowerment pilot project.
The youth empowerment pilot project intends to create sustainable local communities through incentive-based crypto opportunities that will enable communities to earn and spend cryptocurrencies for basic human needs, as well as test the feasibility of implementing blockchain in the Zambia Public sector.
The following townships have been earmarked for the pilot project:
The commencement of the project is yet to be announced.
United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) is a Non-Profit Organization formed for the promotion of the adoption of blockchain technology in Africa, and creating partnerships and networks that deliver on life changing blockchain projects.
UABA’s learning programs empower individuals and organizations with skills and networks to build solutions that take advantage of blockchain technology.