This is a great opportunity to gain employment and work on blockchain projects globally, become an experienced and certified blockchain developer, get mentored by experienced developers from the ethereum ecosystem and build a network with other blockchain developers across Africa.
The African Blockchain Alliance, ABA has partnered with ConsenSys Academy, the educational core of the Ethereum movement to bring to focus the Ethereum Certified Blockchain Developer Program to Africa. The goal of this program is to give developers the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to become industry-ready blockchain developers that can
add significant value to their organizations, businesses, or make them marketable to top blockchain companies across the globe.
Our vision with the program is to train 1000 blockchain developers across Africa and empower them with the tools they need to leverage blockchain to solve some of the pressing problems in Africa and the world
The first cohort of the program has graduated in July 2019 and applications are now open for the second cohort starting late August 2019. Africa Blockchain Alliance is looking to increase the number of developers and country representation with this next cohort and will also be awarding scholarships to a number of developers for the program, thanks to a $10,000 grant from ConsenSys Grants, which was announced during the 2019 Ethereal Summit in New York in May 2019.
Allan Katangole, a developer from Uganda who was part of the first cohort said:
The Africa Blockchain Developer Program was quite informative both in a theoretical and practical aspect. The mentorship and office hour sessions were top notch and provided efficient and quick solutions in situations where I was stuck technically.