Blockchain paves the way for social good in Zambia

UABA, a non-profit organization in Zambia is dedicated to promoting blockchain adoption in Africa by forming partnerships and networks that deliver life-changing blockchain projects.

By Anna B Kiwanuka

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Social responsibility and blockchain adoption are two concepts that can coexist. That is exactly what Zambia’s United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) is emphasizing by promoting blockchain adoption in Africa. This is going to be done through partnerships and networks that provide life-changing blockchain projects for example educational programs that equip individuals and organizations with skills and networks that are needed to create blockchain-based solutions. 

Its most recent successful awareness campaign took place in Zambia in February. The primary UABA event featured a training workshop where officials from several government sectors underwent UABA’s distinctive Blockchain 101 course, which was officiated by Minister of Science and Technology, Felix Mutati.

Recognizing the need for digital literacy, skills development preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and poverty alleviation, UABA has launched a youth-empowerment pilot project in three of Lusaka’s townships, in collaboration with the country’s Science and Technology Ministry.

The government is looking to blockchain adoption and the ways blockchain can be used in the drive for self-sustaining communities that are less reliant on government, as well as a payment system for a basic human needs scheme, as the government shifts to new technological digital systems to solve structural problems.


 Probase, Zambia’s premier finance and ICT company, has announced a partnership with UABA to bring life-changing blockchain-based solutions to Zambians and, perhaps, Africans, as well as delivering the capacity building on projects like the impending youth empowerment pilot project.

The youth-empowerment pilot project aims to build sustainable local communities through incentive-based crypto opportunities that will allow communities to earn and spend cryptocurrencies for fundamental human needs, as well as test the feasibility of using blockchain in the Zambian government. The project has been designated for the Zambian cities of Kalingalinga, Chainda, and Mutendere.

The exact start date of the project has yet to be confirmed.

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