10×1000 Tech for Inclusion released its results for 2021. With the vision to train 1,000 emerging talents each year for ten years, the platform saw a total of 1,067 learners from 66 countries complete its Fintech Foundation Program and Fintech Leadership Program in 2021, and receive certifications from 10×1000 and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
What does 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion really do?
Close to 80% of its learners are from South and Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines ranking as the top three countries. Mr. Jason Pau, Program Lead of 10×1000 said: “Deepening understanding of emerging tech apps, cross-region sharing and local networking are the top three priorities for learners embarking on 10×1000 programs.”
“Realizing the potential for cross-country knowledge sharing, 10×1000 has also focused on connecting a vibrant global fintech community of learners, experts and partners to cultivate learning. In 2021, 17 expert lecturers and 31 global firms, tech investors, and industry firms joined the community as our close partners to collectively identify learners for 10×1000.”
“I encourage everyone in the financial ecosystem—including banks, fintechs, and regulators—to continue exploring development and market opportunities given the fast-paced digitization and technological changes,” said Hans Koning, Global Chief Digital Finance Strategist at IFC.
“Doing so will promote a balanced development that focuses on financial inclusion, consumer protection, cybersecurity, and digital financial literacy. Innovative programs like 10X1000 Tech for Inclusion are important to empower future digitization and tech leaders further increase their knowledge and skills to become drivers of sustainable innovation in emerging markets.”
What are the 2022 plans by 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion?
10×1000 also announced a series of new and enhanced learning programs for 2022:
Fintech Expert Program
- The program will be introduced to further the learning journey for tech professionals.
- Through eight recorded video lectures, the program is designed to bring learners through a deep-dive into topics ranging from AI, Blockchain to Cloud to gain practical skillsets.
Green Fintech Miniseries
- To enhance awareness on ESG and green fintech, the miniseries will feature three recorded video lectures on real-life case studies and best practices.
Fintech Foundation Program in French
- To better meet the demand and reach more learners globally, 10×1000 will make its Fintech Foundation Program available in French.
Mr. Pau added: “We are committed to expand curriculums to provide a widely accessible learning journey for fintech and tech experts worldwide. We welcome more partners to join hands in our collective goal of bridging the digital skills gap and driving financial inclusion.”
Training content provided by 10×1000 is being guided by a Curriculum Steering Committee (CSC), an advisory body responsible for ensuring the quality of the curriculum. The committee is composed of experts from industry, academia, and global financial institutions.