As development evolves, organizations are looking to technological innovation as a key to scaling impact. One of the most widely discussed? Blockchain.
From agriculture to migration, some experts are hailing blockchain as a promising solution to complex challenges. So, what exactly is blockchain, and how can it be used in development?
This March, Devex is convening a panel of experts from the World Economic Forum and Mercy Corps to give you practical guidance on blockchain for development.
This one-hour webinar will cover:
- An overview of how blockchain works — and how it may be used in
- What organizations should think about when considering blockchain for their work
- What it takes to introduce blockchain into an organization's work
- An honest look at the barriers and challenges associated with blockchain for development
We will also reserve time
the end for audience questions. You are welcome to send them ahead of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org. at
Admission is complimentary for all Devex members.
Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, World Economic Forum
Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists and progressive non-profits. Most recently, she was VP of strategic alliances and general counsel of TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with over $9bn in donated tech-based resources. Previously, Sheila also designed and launched NGOsource, a service focused on international
Senior Advisor, Technology for Development, Mercy Corps
Ric Shreves is a Senior Advisor on Mercy Corps’ Technology for Development team. In that role, he manages the Field Technology Testing Program through which Mercy Corps explores new technologies and innovations for humanitarian aid and development. Ric is also the subject matter lead for blockchain tech at Mercy Corps and the author of a white paper on distributed ledger technology, “A Revolution in Trust,” published by Mercy Corps in May 2017
Catherine Cheney (moderator)
West Coast Correspondent, Devex
Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics