Cassava partners with TBI to assist Africa in reopening its borders

Integrated international financial and technology ecosystem, Cassava Fintech International has aligned with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) in an effort to assist Africa to reopen borders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The partnership between the two will see Cassava Fintech as the latest member of the Commons Trust Network.

Commons Trust Network works in collaboration with a number of stakeholders to ensure that vaccination and COVID-19 test certificates are verifiable.

The Commons Trust Network also works as a global registry of trusted labs, vaccination and health records.

Darlington Mandivenga, Chief Executive Officer of Cassava Fintech said they are excited to join the CommonTrust Network as this will help the company to play a role in ensuring a safe return to normal, productive lives for businesses across the world.

“Following the disruption caused by the pandemic. The objectives of this network very much align with our business model in which we leverage digital technology to offer solutions that address people’s problems,” Mandivenga said.

The main mandate of the partnership between Cassava Fintech and the Tony Blair Institute is to facilitate the movement of passengers by way of an efficient process of validating the health statuses of travellers.

Cassava Fintech will be helping the Commons Trust Network and TBI engaging and supporting the relevant testing and vaccination providers and public health registries in Africa to join the CommonTrust Network as Data Sources.

The digital provider will also Engage and support the relevant governments, airlines and other destinations in Africa to join the CommonTrust Network and accept CommonPass for incoming travellers.

Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of TBI said they are looking forward to work with Cassava Fintech and The Commons Project Foundation so as to support this important initiative as vaccination rollout programmes gather momentum.

“The ability to share vaccine records with the relevant authorities in a secure, accessible, interoperable and digital format will be essential to ensuring that Africa’s people and economies remain connected to the rest of the world,” Blair said.

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