Etisalat Digital has partnered with Smartworld to exclusively bring Shahada, a digital certificate platform, to all educational institutions in the region. Etisalat Digital is empowering ‘Shahada’ with its market reach, advanced infrastructure in the country and operational capabilities and take it to all schools and universities.
Launched in February 2020 by Smartworld and Grape Technology, a UAE blockchain startup, the platform brings together educational institutions, government entities and other stakeholders on a secure permissioned blockchain platform. It will save time and resources by enabling these institutions to securely issue credentials on blockchain, avoiding forgery of paper-based certificates and creating an educational passport where credentials are easily shared with third parties, who can verify their authenticity seamlessly. Shahada also enables ministries to play a regulatory role on the blockchain records, digitally attest and certify credentials issued inside and outside the UAE.
Shahada is in alignment with both the UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021 and the 50-Year Charter, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.