November 10, 2017

PARTNER EVENT – Humanitarian Blockchain Summit

Location: Fordham University Lincoln Center 113 West 60th Street McNally Ampitheatre New York, NY 10023

8:00am - 6:00pm EST

The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit at Fordham University will bring technology experts, scholars, and humanitarian practitioners together for dynamic discussions about the future of blockchain technology in humanitarian operations and in pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Blockchain technology holds great potential for improving these operations—whether it’s used to transfer cash to disaster victims, coordinate the delivery of supplies, streamline humanitarian financing, or make humanitarian projects more gender-inclusive.

Participants will recommend policies for using blockchain in specific humanitarian interventions through:
— Highlighting a range of piloted and pioneered blockchain initiatives for humanitarian action;
— Facilitating the ethical adoption of humanitarian blockchain solutions in response to technical, legal, and governance
— challenges facing the humanitarian sector;
— Bringing together people from across sectors to foster new partnerships, encourage technical collaboration, and explore nontraditional funding sources;
— Curating existing open-source tools used in humanitarian blockchain services; and
— Building a digital community of developers interested in impacting humanitarian assistance.

Please note: This event will NOT take place at Civic Hall.
Fordham University Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street
McNally Ampitheatre
New York, NY 10023
Civic Hall members email events@civichall.org for $20 off ticketed price.

Core Partners
Centre for Innovation at Leiden University
United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology
Civic Hall
University of Northampton
Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation

With the generous support of Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Consensys and Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance.

Please visit our website for more information about:
Partners and participating organizations
Call for abstracts
Full agenda
Pre-summit events


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