• February 1, 2018

‘AID:Tech – a good news story’ at the World Economic Forum

‘AID:Tech – a good news story’ at the World Economic Forum

‘AID:Tech – a good news story’ at the World Economic Forum 1024 579 AID:Tech

Last week, AID:Tech enjoyed the fantastic experience of being part of the World Economic Forum.

Blockchain in the Development and Humanitarian Context: Use Cases & Vision

This year at Davos, we partnered with Citi, Innovation Norway, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), NetHope, The Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to host a high level panel discussion discussing the potential of Blockchain technology and its use cases in the development and humanitarian context.

The panel was led by the sector’s leading figures including Dr Jemilah Mahmood, the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the IFRC, Julie Monaco, the Global Head of Public Sector Group at Citi, Lauren Woodman, CEO of NetHope and Elisabeth Fosseli Olsen, Head of Humanitarian Innovation Initiatives, Programs and Grants at Innovation Norway.

Tech for Integrity

Committed to the cause of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption, and as proud winners of Citi’s Tech for Integrity Challenge, we were also thrilled to hear that the Tech for Integrity platform is being carried forward by the WEF Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.

Clifford Chance’s Technology: Will it unite or divide us

AID:Tech CEO, Joseph Thompson, also took part in Clifford Chance’s thought provoking discussion, Technology: Will it unite or divide us, during our stay. A summary is now available as a thought leadership piece, where Gillian Tett, the Financial Times’ markets and finance columnist and US Managing Editor and Radek Sikorski, the former Defence and Foreign Minister of Poland, discuss how technology and its implications will develop in the coming year.

Read Clifford Chance’s article here.