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.
Fordham University Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Civic Hall members email firstname.lastname@example.org for $20 off ticketed price.
— Centre for Innovation at Leiden University
— United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology
— Civic Hall
— University of Northampton
— Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation