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Cardano Supports New Partnerships in Africa for Continued Education and Network Infrastructure


New partnership in Africa

IOHK, the developer of crypto assets (virtual currency) Cardano (ADA), has announced a series of partnerships in Africa. Contribute to education and networking in Ethiopia and Tanzania.

First, the purpose of the alliance with the Ethiopian government is to utilize Cardano’s blockchain to build student and teacher ID systems and learning achievement recording systems nationwide. The ID solution “Atala PRISM” built on Cardano will be used.

Atala PRISM is a system that issues digital IDs and certificates so that users can easily own, manage and share them. In addition to education, it can be used in various fields such as administration, welfare, finance, and various ticket issuance.

It will be used to create tamper-proof learning records for 3,500 schools, 5 million students and 750,000 teachers in Ethiopia. It will help identify areas with low learning achievement and their causes, and effectively allocate educational resources.

In addition, by giving all students a blockchain-verified digital certificate, it is possible to prevent spoofing of educational background when applying for a university or company. Employers have the benefit of being able to verify the records of all applicants as authentic without the cooperation of a third party.

The Ethiopian government is currently launching a digital transformation policy that will drive the digitization of agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and other sectors. The use of blockchain for education through this partnership is part of that. The government has recently issued a national ID standard, and blockchain ID by Atala PRISM will be the first system to issue IDs based on this standard.

Cardano’s blockchain enables accurate tracking of student grades, behaviors, attendance, and educational background, even in kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools. Teachers can also use the system to manage schedules and reports.

Support network access in Tanzania

IOHK has just announced a partnership with the World Mobile Group. The World Mobile Group promotes inexpensive communication networks based on the sharing economy.

The partnership is aimed first from Tanzania to use renewable solar energy to achieve sustainable internet connectivity. IOHK and World Mobile Group will work together to provide local business owners with affordable network nodes based on the Cardano blockchain.

Subscribers to this network will also have access to Atala PRISM, which will enable the identity solution to be leveraged for services such as digital banking, healthcare and education.

IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson commented:

We see blockchain as a force to contribute to the interests of society. Through Atala PRISM, we will provide access to people who previously had difficulty accessing important services such as healthcare because they could not prove their identities.

In addition, allow citizens to keep backups of important documents such as qualifications and property ownership. This will allow refugees who have returned home to regain their homes. Ultimately, we want to create an international marketplace that is equally accessible to everyone, regardless of geographic location, culture, or origin.

He also mentioned that developing countries such as Africa may be able to smoothly adopt blockchain-based infrastructure because there is no existing infrastructure that may hinder the adoption of new infrastructure. ..


Author: A. Yamada
Reference: IOHK, ReBlonde

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