, a new community-led chapter of the Stacks Ecosystem announced today that they have started efforts to educate potential blockchain developers throughout 27 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The chapter was formed by Mohamed Abdou, an Egyptian entrepreneur and software engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Information Security and Cryptography known for founding Dmails, a 500 Startups backed project which now goes by the name 'Pravica'.
Like many community leaders around the world, Mohamed and the Pravica team have at least 2 years of local organizing under their belts, including numerous meetups, workshops, and networking events. By launching the Stacks MENA chapter, the Pravica team hopes to grow, educate, and empower Stacks community members in the MENA region on a much larger scale.
Mohamed and his team at Pravica will kickstart the chapter and look to eventually bring on more support and partners dedicated to the chapter. The efforts of the chapter will begin with a focus on educating youths, developers, start-ups and enterprises through a variety of activities including partnerships, entrepreneurial events, summits, hackathons, and other activities.
As Mohamed and his team put it, they want to play a critical role in fostering a new generation of blockchain developers in their communities.