Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA), the knowledge arm of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of UAE’s capital, on Wednesday announced the launch of a School of Digital Assets to lead the development of new digital skills based on a Digital era.
The announcement was made on the third day of the on-going first edition of Abu Dhabi Finance Week (ADFW) hosted by ADGM, in partnership with key economic drivers of the Abu Dhabi economy and a group of global and regional financial institutions.
The week-long event serves as a platform for in-depth conversations around the MENA region’s thriving financial sector, industry trends, developments and innovation involving financial markets and global banking.
In line with UAE’s vision to build a knowledge-based economy and the regional agenda for solving access to qualified talent, ADGMA’s new School of Digital Assets will offer Foundation, Intermediate and Advance level programmes that explore themes of Metaverse, NFTs, Crypto, Blockchain, DeFi and Cybersecurity. ADGMA has partnered with the Center for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), Binance Academy and Avnon Academy to educate & qualify professionals in this field.
Expanding on these associations, ADGMA also launched an open access learning hub to provide free blockchain and crypto education in over 20 languages, in partnership with Binance Academy, during ADFW.
Pioneer in User Education
Bader Kalooti, Head of Growth and Operations for MENA at Binance said that Binance is a pioneer in user education, and its educational arm, Binance Academy, is one of the largest learning hubs in the blockchain industry. Our partnership with ADGMA is another step in bringing accessible and standard-setting blockchain and crypto education to all.
ADGMA aims to deliver world-class financial education and literacy, positioning Abu Dhabi as a leading global financial centre. In line with this, the School of Digital Assets will promote holistic learning that focuses on educating professional on digital assets, economics and blockchain, as well as upskilling, re-skilling, and enhancing the employability of local talent to ensure long-term sustainability in market growth.
Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, COO at ADGM and Managing Director at ADGM Academy, said that with the growing demand and added value around digital assets education and adoption, ADGM and ADGM Academy recognise the key role of specialised education along with the means to provide this at a professional level.
Crypto Hub Launched
The ADGM also launched Abu Dhabi Crypto Hub given the rapid emergence of new virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies and other related assets and ADGM is leading the way to introduce progressive frameworks and regulations around these technologies and developments.
The launch of “Abu Dhabi Crypto Hub” is viewed as an important representation of the strategic initiatives taken by ADGM in support of economic diversification and the growing role of Abu Dhabi as a financial hub, addressing the current and future needs of the market through innovative technologies.
Crypto Abu Dhabi served as a vital platform to facilitate the assembly of the global crypto, blockchain and decentralised finance entities and elaborated on some of the most disruptive financial technology of our age, while also discussing and planning the long-term growth and development goals of an exciting, dynamic and forward-looking sector of the financial industry.