Acknowledging that blockchain technology has often been associated with scandals and quick financial gains, it becomes imperative to instill a sense of social responsibility among new developers, engineers, designers, and all contributors to the Web3 ecosystem. This is essential to harness the potential of these technologies for addressing humanity’s most pressing needs. At this stage, technology transitions from being an abstract concept to a tangible tool for reflecting and, ultimately, resolving societal challenges.
With this mission in mind, Impact+ forged a partnership with the local university MMU to organize a one-week Web3 Training program in Kenya. The outcomes of this initiative were both remarkable and inspiring. The training, led by Kelvin Kariuki, a lecturer at the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, aimed to equip participants with blockchain skills while emphasizing the importance of social responsibility in using these skills to tackle societal issues.
During the training, participants received specialized instruction geared toward leveraging their developer skills for social impact. Moreover, they had the unique opportunity to engage with representatives from Web3 gaming companies and local enterprises like UTU Technologies and Kotani Pay. The training reached its pinnacle with the presentation of six innovative projects. Participants pitched blockchain-based solutions designed to address various social challenges, including the establishment of transparent voting and government systems, academic certificate verification, and the creation of NFT artifacts to empower women artisans in remote African communities.
Activity: MMU Web3 Developer Training
When: 11-15 July, 2022
Where: Kenya, Nairobi