10×1000 Tech for Inclusion Platform Witnessed More Than 1,000 Learners in 2021by Fintech News Singapore April 4, 2022
Fintech training platform 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion (10×1000), a joint effort by the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Alipay, announced that its platform saw a total of 1,067 learners from 66 countries and regions complete its Fintech Foundation Programme and Fintech Leadership Programme in 2021.
Close to 80% of its learners are from South and Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines ranking as the top three countries.
On the back of a strong year, 10×1000 also announced a series of new and enhanced learning programs for 2022.
Among it is the Fintech Expert Programme which will be introduced to further the learning journey for tech professionals.
Through eight recorded video lectures, the programme is designed to bring learners through a deep-dive into various topics ranging from AI, blockchain to cloud to gain practical knowledge and skillsets.
10×1000 will also introduce the 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.
Additionally, the platform will introduce the Fintech Foundation Programme in French to better meet the demand and reach more learners globally.
Training content provided by 10×1000 is being guided by a Curriculum Steering Committee (CSC), an advisory body responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum.
The current committee is composed of global experts from industry, academia, and international financial institutions.
The 10×1000 platform aims to train 1,000 emerging talents and tech leaders each year for ten years.
Jason Pau, Program Lead of 10×1000 said,
“Deepening understanding of emerging technology applications, cross-region sharing and local networking are the top three priorities for learners embarking on 10×1000 programs.
In 2021, 17 expert lecturers and 31 leading global organisations, tech investors, and industry organisations have joined the community as our close partners to collectively identify learners for 10×1000.”
Hans Koning, Global Chief Digital Finance Strategist at IFC said,
“I encourage everyone in the financial ecosystem—including banks, fintechs, and regulators—to continue exploring development and market opportunities given the current fast-paced digitisation and technological changes.
Innovative programs like 10X1000 Tech for Inclusion are important to empower future digitisation and tech leaders further increase their knowledge and skills to become drivers of sustainable innovation in emerging markets.”