The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 10:45 - 11:30
Blockchain for Good: Disrupting Extreme Poverty Using Economic Identity FILLING

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Economic Identity is a birth right of every human being. The blockchain innovation enables a universal ID for refugees, IDPs and people living in extreme poverty.

Current interventions like micro-credit, social ventures, food aid, financial inclusion continues to stumble. Places like Bangladesh, DRC, Sudan, Somalia, Guatemala and CAR etc. where aid pours in millions of dollars continue to suffer.

Why? Because 2.5 billion people in the world don't have Economic Identity! We can solve this in the next 10 years or less with blockchain based identity.



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Ashish Gadnis

BanQu (Investor) / UN Women (International Consultant), BanQu / UN Women
http://finovate.com/finovatespring-2016-best-show-winners-announced/ Major Accolades - August 2014: Change Maker Award Winner (ARC) - Coding Schools for Refugees - September 2013: Selected by Clinton Global Initiative -- DRC Action Committee - January 2010: Delivered 48 tons of... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 10:45 - 11:30 EAT
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