ConsenSys has launched a 12-week Ethereum blockchain developer programme in support of One Million Arab Coders, an initiative by the Dubai Future Foundation, designed to equip young Arabs with coding skills and education.
In line with the Smart Dubai 2021 strategy, this collaboration will now open new avenues by introducing a blockchain track. ConsenSys will cover the $1,000 cost of the programme for a selected pool of tutors with proven expertise and certify 1000 participants on the blockchain track.
ConsenSys, which entered the gulf region in 2016, has seen considerable growth in a short time, and this ongoing support of the One Million Arab Coders initiative reflects the company’s commitment to educating and equipping the Arab world with the programming and technical skills of the future. In addition to running the programme, ConsenSys will use this as an opportunity to identify new talent and will be offering employment opportunities to the top performers across the MENA region.
Lina Hediah, Director, ConsenSys MENA commented, “As a venture production studio and blockchain software development company, we understand the shortage of developers in this space and are committed to helping build the next-generation of Arabs through learning and development of blockchain technology.”
“By providing the Arab world with access to programming courses and high-level expertise, we are empowering the participants, both students and tutors, with a skillset imperative to the successful technological transformation of Dubai and the region, thus making a significant impact,” Hediah added.
One Million Arab Coders was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in October 2017. It aims to provide training and tools in coding, giving program partners like ConsenSys the opportunity to foster and harness Arab talent and help them build the skills they need to pursue careers in technology by becoming proficient in coding.