The 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion platform saw over 1000 learners in 2021

Fintech 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion (10×1000) training platform, a joint effort of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Alipay, announced that its platform has seen a total of 1,067 learners from 66 countries and regions complete its Fintech Foundation Program and Fintech Leadership Program in 2021.

Nearly 80% of its learners come from South and Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines ranking among the top three countries.

After a strong year, 10×1000 also announced a series of new and improved learning programs for 2022.

Among these is the Fintech Experts Program which will be introduced to deepen the learning journey for technology professionals.

Through eight recorded video lectures, the program is designed to take learners in-depth into various topics ranging from AI, blockchain to cloud to gain practical knowledge and skills.

10×1000 will also feature the Green Fintech mini-series to increase awareness of ESG and green fintech, the mini-series will include three recorded video lectures on real case studies and best practices.

In addition, the platform will introduce the Fintech Foundation program in French to better meet demand and reach more learners around the world.

The training content delivered by 10×1000 is guided by a Program Steering Committee (CSC), an advisory body responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the program.

The current committee is made up of global experts from industry, academia and international financial institutions.

The 10×1000 platform aims to train 1,000 emerging talents and technology leaders each year for ten years.

Jason Paul

Jason Paul

Jason Pau, program manager of 10×1000 said:

“Deepening understanding of emerging technology applications, cross-regional sharing, and local networking are top three priorities for learners embarking on 10×1000 programs.

In 2021, 17 expert speakers and 31 leading global organizations, technology investors and industry organizations joined the community as close partners to collectively identify learners for 10×1000.”

Hans Koning

Hans Koning

Hans Koning, Global Chief Digital Finance Strategist at IFC, said:

“I encourage all players in the financial ecosystem, including banks, fintechs and regulators, to continue to explore development and market opportunities given the current rapid digitalization and technological changes.

Innovative programs such as 10X1000 Tech for Inclusion are important to empower future digital and technology leaders to increase their knowledge and skills to become drivers of sustainable innovation in emerging markets.

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