BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC DISCUSSION

10 Oct
10 Oct

Venue: Strathmore University

HIGH LEVEL BREAKFAST MEETING ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR

 

                                              

TOPIC:              HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS REFRAMING AND RESHAPING HUMANITARIAN WORK –

 

                           THE CASE OF KENYA RED CROSS WORK IN ISIOLO

 

DATE:                WEDNESDAY 10th October 2018

VENUE:             STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

TIME:                 7.00 am—10.30 am

 

 

 

Imagine a world where humanitarian aid can reach people affected by crises exponentially faster, where humanitarian organizations can reach the neediest people in a society and where beneficiaries of humanitarian aid can store their health, education and identification data in an uncorrupted system. This is the world blockchain technologists and humanitarians envision — one with more sustainable and dignified responses to humanitarian crises.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Partnership with Strathmore University Business School (SBS) and International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) cordially invites you to a High Level Breakfast meeting on Blockchain Technology in the Humanitarian sector.

In the ever-changing environment of humanitarian aid few things are constant, there is need for humanitarian organizations to find innovative ways to be efficient and effective in aid delivery while being financially feasible. In keeping up with the times, KRCS had adopted innovative strategies including the piloting of Blockchain technology in a cash transfer project that was conducted in Isiolo County.

The Meeting will focus on the applicability of Blockchain technology for the humanitarian sector while drawing from the experience of stakeholders in various fields who have used or applied block chain technology in their work. The discussion will feature case studies including the KRCS and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) pilot in Isiolo County.

Speakers from various sectors including the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT Joe Mucheru, The Chair of the Chair Kenya’s Taskforce Committee on Blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI)- Prof Bitange Ndemo, Secretary General - Kenya Red Cross Society, Dr. Abbas Gullet among others will offer practical recommendations on (i)  the use of block chain in the humanitarian sector beneficial for communities; (ii) Is the scale up of Blockchain technology feasible and desirable, (iii) What are the lessons learnt (Including challenges faced) from the use of Blockchain technology?