Block Chain and the SDGs
Beyond the hype of crypto currencies, blockchain is a technological approach to verification and transparency which is generating solutions to a wide variety of challenges. This journey visited the Palais Wilson, the first headquarters of the League of Nations and gave participants an introduction to what blockchain is. Virginia Cram-Martos of Tringularity shared the work that they have done with the UN Economic Commission for Europe on Blockchain for the SDGs, and Nathan Cooper of the International Federation of the Red Cross shared their experience in creating a blockchain application to facilitate cash transfers in Kenya. Participants also explored how blockchain might unlock transformative approaches to SDG implementation.