In this tutorial, we will explore the highlights of Celo’s participation in the Africa Tech Summit 2022, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Celo Foundation, a prominent player in the crypto and blockchain space, was excited to engage with the vibrant African tech community during the event. This tutorial will provide an overview of the key activities and discussions that took place during the summit.
On the first day of the summit, Celo Foundation hosted a panel discussion titled “D5 for the People: Can Crypto and Poverty in Africa.” The panel was moderated by Yah Leeway and aimed to explore the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in addressing poverty-related challenges in Africa.
On the following day, Celo Foundation organized a drinks reception in collaboration with partners such as the World Food Programme (WFP) and Mercy Corps. This reception provided an opportunity to delve deeper into the initiatives undertaken jointly by Celo Foundation, WFP, and Mercy Corps.
During the reception, Celo Foundation and its partners discussed their collaborative projects focusing on micro work and community building. These initiatives aimed to leverage blockchain technology to create opportunities for individuals in underserved communities, ultimately contributing to poverty alleviation efforts.
Celo Foundation, in partnership with Mercy Corps and WFP, unveiled two reports during the Africa Tech Summit. These reports highlighted the progress and impact of their joint efforts in the field of microwork. Microwork refers to the completion of small digital tasks by remote workers, often in marginalized or economically disadvantaged regions.
Celo Foundation’s participation in the Africa Tech Summit 2022 provided an excellent platform to engage with the African tech community and discuss the potential of crypto and blockchain technology in addressing poverty-related challenges. The panel discussion and drinks reception facilitated meaningful conversations with partners such as WFP and Mercy Corps, enabling the exploration of innovative solutions like micro work and community building. Through their collaborative efforts, Celo Foundation, WFP, and Mercy Corps demonstrated their commitment to leveraging technology for positive social impact in Africa.