Blockchain & Humanitarian Action

Blockchain & Humanitarian Action
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  • An example of humanitarian blockchain in action is a pilot project run by the World Food Programme (WFP) called “Building Blocks?, a cash transfer program for 10,000 Syrian refugees in Azraq camp, Jordan.(More…)
  • Now, some United Nations agencies are using blockchain to provide basic identification to refugees and others in developing countries as well as for specific actions like helping refugees obtain food rations in UN camps.(More…)
  • The WFP Blockchain project was unveiled at the Leveraging Innovation for Humanitarian Action held in New York.(More…)

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An example of humanitarian blockchain in action is a pilot project run by the World Food Programme (WFP) called “Building Blocks?, a cash transfer program for 10,000 Syrian refugees in Azraq camp, Jordan. [1] Harnessing technologies such as blockchain is one of many ways that UN Women is working to strengthen humanitarian action. [2] UN Women, together with partners, such as Innovation Norway, is committed to ensuring that humanitarian action responds to the needs and challenges of women and girls and leverages their active participation and leadership. [2]

There’s a gamification aspect as well – along the way, developers who perform certain actions can earn “points” that they can then redeem for access to IBM experts, for example. [3]

Now, some United Nations agencies are using blockchain to provide basic identification to refugees and others in developing countries as well as for specific actions like helping refugees obtain food rations in UN camps. [4] As part of this effort, we are building a Community of Practice aimed at facilitating the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in the implementation of blockchain for humanitarian action and human rights. [5] As with any implementation of the blockchain, there are the issues of scalability and education, but humanitarian action brings its own particular challenges. [6]

The Blockchain for Humanity Initiative will provide ongoing actions for further discussion and engagement with like-minded institutions and practitioners concerning the application of blockchain technology for humanitarian action. [7]

The WFP Blockchain project was unveiled at the Leveraging Innovation for Humanitarian Action held in New York. [8] Gartner?s survey of CIOs in government indicates that while 66% are interested in blockchain, only 20% have any action planned. [9] We aim for a system to trigger fund release from anything up to 6 days to 24 hours before a natural disaster strikes (for early warning and early action). [10]

Blockchain provides an immutable ledger of fund flow, holding corporate and individuals more accountable for their actions. [11] The United States, along with the Lima Group, and other like-minded countries should convene a high-level meeting to define a concrete plan of action in the next several weeks on first steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. [12] The United Nations is stepping into the foray by increasing its promotion efforts in using blockchain technology to take action against climatic change. [11] This initiative may still be in its infant stages but it adds to other United Nations programs in action that are applying blockchain technology to advance an assortment of causes. [11]

Dr. Caroline Rusten, chief of humanitarian action and crisis response for UN Women, told ETHNews, “The whole idea is that we are doing a dry test here in this simulation lab ? We are trying to create a lab environment using material that we use to build safe spaces out in the field. [13]

This Lab enables UN Women to explore, in collaboration with the private sector, cutting-edge solutions that hold potential for closing gender gaps in humanitarian action. [14] To help further these humanitarian actions, technology is being leveraged to provide opportunities to address these crises. [15]

Blockchain, Ethereum, Dance, Climate Action, Carbon Markets andOffset communities are all being supported by the team. [16] We’re passionate about moving blockchain and climate action forward, and look forward to doing so with you. [16]

“Thanks to the work of their graphics cards donors no longer need to give a single euro to support the action of UNICEF,” the organization said in a video explaining the campaign. [17] New approaches to humanitarian actions are needed to meet growing needs and to assist those left furthest behind. [15]

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1. (3) Why Blockchain Is the Lasting Solution to Climate Change – AllCrypto.com

2. (2) Leveraging Blockchain Tech, Gender Equality & Women?s Empowerment

3. (2) Projects — Blockchain for Climate

4. (2) UN Women and partners to pilot blockchain technology in humanitarian action | UN Women – Headquarters

5. (1) Blockchain for social impact in aid and development | Humanitarian Advisory Group

6. (1) Red Cross Tykn

7. (1) Venezuela?s Crisis Is Now a Regional Humanitarian Disaster | Center for Strategic and International Studies

8. (1) UN Women Explores Blockchain Solutions – ETHNews.com

9. (1) Blockchain Lab and Simulation Event | Over the past year, wi? | Flickr

10. (1) UNICEF Is Asking Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency for Syrian Children – Motherboard

11. (1) IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid – CoinDesk

12. (1) UN Agencies Moving Into Blockchain to Help People in Crisis Settings | PassBlue

13. (1) Embracing Complexity: Preliminary Findings from the Humanitarian Blockchain Summit

14. (1) Humanitarian Blockchains: A New Tool to Solve Global Problems? – ArcticStartup

15. (1) Humanitarian Blockchain Summit: Joining Together to Shape the Future of Blockchain For Humanity — CIHC

16. (1) Belgium donates to Blockchain Initiative of World Food Programme – cryptona

17. (1) How Governments Can Unlock Blockchains Potential – Smarter With Gartner