EMURGO Africa signs MOU with Nigeria’s Pan-Atlantic University for blockchain collaboration
EMURGO Africa, has announced the signing of an (MoU) with Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) to create and provide blockchain education content.
By Anna B Kiwanuka
EMURGO Africa, a regional venture arm of Cardano blockchain, recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), a private accredited educational institution.
According to EMURGO Africa’s statement, the MoU outlines that the two parties plan to work together in the areas of co-development of a blockchain technology textbook for students, provision of blockchain and Web3 training programs to empower PAU students, access to blockchain internships, business mentorship, and professional networking opportunities with EMURGO Africa and its partners and exploration of joint academic research and community-building initiatives.
Commenting on the project, EMURGO Middle East & Africa co-CEO Shogo Ishida stated, “Since EMURGO Africa’s launch in 2021, we have been laying the groundwork to raise awareness of Cardano and its Web3 potential with key stakeholders, building a community of Web3 talent, and establishing a vibrant investment ecosystem for Web3 companies and traditional financial institutions to unite and support local founders in their quest to build socially impactful solutions that can solve existing challenges.”
He added, “Education has always been a key component of this comprehensive plan and we strongly believe that partnering with PAU will offer young students the educational tools they will need to learn about Web3. This will provide empowerment opportunities for them to network, work in Web3, or build their Web solutions.”
Dr. Pius Onobhayedo, Head of the Computer and Information Systems Department at PAU also noted, “At PAU, we pay special attention to industry collaboration as we aspire to provide our students with cutting-edge industry-relevant knowledge, while at the same time furthering industry development through collaborative research. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the Cardano blockchain ecosystem and related business organizations.”
EMURGO Africa and its network of industry partners Adaverse, Power Learn Project (PLP), and Cassava Network, will collectively be involved in the joint development of the aforementioned education initiatives.
According to EMURGO Africa, this is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Africa, blending institutional education with the future of blockchain as a technology, and cryptocurrency as a tool for access to financial literacy, wealth, and financial sustainability.