Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Masterclass

Online | 19 March 2021 | 13:30-15:00pm GMT+2

Coronavirus has accelerated the world’s move away from cash. Now central banks are considering developing digital versions of the notes and coins in our wallets. Sweden and mainland China could well launch CBDCs during 2021.

Bitcoin Events, in partnership with the Global Policy House, brings you an exciting new high-level dialogue on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The Masterclass will be part of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2021. 

Online Training

Participants will gain an introductory knowledge of what CBDCs are and how they are being implemented.


Using Global Policy House’s 4 point journey of Discovery, Design, Develop and Deliver.


The Masterclass will be hosted by Michelle Chivunga N, Founder, CEO and Investor at Global Policy House.


What is the future of money in a world that is shifting rapidly and embracing a new digital economy?

What are the opportunities for African economies and emerging markets in this new The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in a global pandemic environment to leverage digital currency for growth and resilience?

This high level Masterclass will be an “Introduction to CBDCs: To CBDC or Not to CBDC” aimed at individuals new to CBDCs.

Topics of the Masterclass will include:

  • CBDCs as a catalyst for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Highlight the opportunities of CBDCs to revamp payments in Africa
  • What are the various reasons that central banks may introduce their own digital currencies?
  • Can CBDCs create currency stability on the continent?
  • Can CBDCs help support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?
  • What are the opportunities for African businesses and the population in implementing CBDCs?
  • What are the challenges and how far are we from adoption of digital currencies?

The potential implications of a CBDC to transform various economies monetary, financial and payment structures is being evaluated all across the world. In this Masterclass we dig deeper into what this means for the continent of Africa with an introduction into CBDCs and potential markets for delivery in Africa – the world’s largest and rapidly expanding single market.


This Masterclass is highly recommended for central bankers, government leads, payments and financing institutions wanting to understand the phenomenon of Central Bank Digital Currency.


The Masterclass will be delivered by a mix of global professionals who will carefully walk you through elements of Global Policy House‘s CBDC 4 point journey of Discovery, Design, Develop and Deliver, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of CBDCs.


Tickets are NOW USD$75.00 p/p.
Discounted from USD$250.00 p/p.

PROMOTION! Use the coupon code: CBDC100% to receive a FREE ticket.
(T&Cs: this promo is available to the first 100 people that register)


Please contact Sonya at sonya@bitcoinevents.co.za or Michelle at michelle@thepolicyhouse.com if your company is interested in sponsoring the Masterclass.


Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D. Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Business School and Co-Founder of SoKat.co

Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Associate Professor of Finance at Johns

Marc Taverner Executive Director of INATBA

Marc Taverner is the Executive Director of the International Association for Trusted

Taha Sajid Chief Blockchain Consultant with Limar Global Tech

Taha Sajid is a Chief Blockchain Consultant with Limar Global Tech, Founder

Vinoy Kumar Global Head of Digital Assets at Standard Chartered Bank

Moerieda Mackay Founder and CEO at Stride Consultancy Services & Consensus Forum Member of South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA)

Moerieda Mackay is the Founder and CEO at Stride Consultancy Services &

Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco

Michelle Chivunga N Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House, Senior Advisor to Government of Bermuda, African Union, WUSME & Fintech4Good

A digital transformation/ blockchain professional and investor with major access to an