Blockchain for Humanitarian aid distribution, Free Webinar


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Blockchain has been a disruptive technology at the foundation of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. It is also a very powerful tool able to enhance transparency and accountability, two components so much needed and requested also in the humanitarian aid and development field

The blockchain technology is used to distribute and trace aid funding, provide and manage unique identifiers for beneficiaries to receive assistance, being in the form of food or cash or access to primary services.

As much as blockchain is a hot topic in the humanitarian field,  the need for clarity about its benefits and pitfalls is urgent. 


So, what is really blockchain? 

How does humanitarian aid distribution work? 

How to manage beneficiaries from a NGO or a merchant’s point of view?

This webinar goes through the basic concepts of a blockchain and explain how blockchain can help streamline and make cash transfers and humanitarian fairs a fast and secure experience

During the second part of the webinar we'll then display a portal built to support the processes of aid distributions through the blockchain technology . 


For more information, please write to academy@gnucoop.com




Lecturers


Eonpass is building the backbone of the anti-counterfeiting infrastructure within the EUIPO sponsored programme Blockathon. 

In this quest it also won the Bitcoin2019 Liquid hackaton for using confidential transactions for the supply chain. Thomas and the team are active in the bitcoin space since 2014 and are experts in managing blockchain interactions.



Paolo Palmerini is expert of ICT for social change, child rights and management of complex organizations. He joined Gnucoop in 2018. He was previously the Executive Director of CIAI, an Italian NGO working for Children in 13 countries. He served as Programme Specialist at UNESCO in the Maghreb cluster office of Rabat, Morocco leading the ICT and Media Development sector. He collaborated with other local and international non profit organizations. We lived and worked in Europe, United States, West and North Africa, South and South-East Asia. He holds a university degree in Physics and a PhD in Computer Science.