Food Security and Nutrition Network

Translating Technology to People: Empowering Communities with Blockchain as a Tool in Aid Delivery

Event Details
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am
InterAction, 1400 16th St NW #210, Washington, DC 20036

Originally created to enable the digital currency Bitcoin, blockchain technology has garnered attention by creating new opportunities beyond currency for organizations in all sectors. The blockchain has the potential to transform the development sector by improving transparency and traceability, and thus enabling cost savings. The distribution logic behind blockchain can offer new insights into development while providing a new tool for solving some of the challenges that plague delivery.

An introductory guide to blockchain technology and the benefits of the technology in development will be provided, together with a discussion of case studies in the development sector that have utilized blockchain in current delivery models to illustrate possibilities for future integration.

Presenters from UC Berkeley School of Public Health Eat. Think. Design course:  Matthew Hahn, Joint MBA/MPH, Nicholas Mylet, MBA, Athena Roesler, MPH in Public Health Nutrition, Vasuki Narasimha Swamy, Electrical Engineering PhD, and Somalee Banerjee, MD, Interdisciplinary MPH with a Global Health specialty

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A light lunch will be served.

Information on remote access, if available, will be provided a few days before the event.