Humanitarian and development actors, governments, the private sector and civil society all over the world have praised blockchain technology and its potential for contributing to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It has been hailed as a possible technological solution for distributing aid, storing identities, issuing land registrations, managing remittances, advancing good governance, and even tackling climate change. Blockchain is the next big thing, yet blockchain implementation in the public, private and civil society sectors is still in its early days.
At this event, we will get an insight into the possibilities and challenges of introducing blockchain technology in our society. We will look into specific use cases of blockchain technology to understand how the technology can be applied in different sectors of society and help advance the SDGs nationally and internationally.
We will meet Ekofolio, a Danish start-up that works to enable everyone to invest profitably in forestry assets; Oxfam presenting considerations and ethics on using blockchain in development; and KL & KOMBIT, who together have launched a blockchain pilot project in municipal administration in Høje-Taastrup.
The event will start out with an introduction to blockchain technology and its potential for contributing to the advancement of the SDGs by UNEP DTU Partnership.
There will be a sandwich break with refreshments.