Global Citizen, IBM Want Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

“Challenge Accepted” Motive

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Global citizen and IBM are offering a new challenge to the developers in the world. Therefore, this is the use of Blockchain in the revolutionization of the way donations are carried out to the humanitarian causes.

The entire-poverty campaign movement in conjunction with the tech giant will partner on the “Challenge Accepted,” which is a decision which has been inspired by the UN Envision 2030 initiative. This initiative, therefore, aims at the improvement of the lives of at-risk and impoverished people.

The developers will use the IBM Blockchain based technology in building a network to connect all donation process. There is also the game aspect where developers can earn points and redeem them to access the experts in IBM.

From previous examples, the UN and also various group organizations have been exploring Blockchain in the tracking the aid to the impoverished sections. Cryptocurrencies have also been a major platform for the facilitation of the various cases from providing electricity to South African schools and also access to clean water.

The World Food Program also has been involved in various donations across the world and they are involved in the use of Ethereum blockchains for the record authentication.

More than Money

Global Citizen Co-founder, Simon Moss said that the technology has the capabilities to change the humanitarian aid face. He further explained that it’s not just in the money bust various organizations can be involved in using blockchains for smooth goods flow and also transparency in the entire organization.

He, therefore, wrote;

“Blockchain can provide clarity on not only who is donating, but how money and supplies flow through organizations that provide aid – such as tracking a gallon of water purchased by an organization to the location where it was delivered.”

The leader of product management of the IBM Blockchain platform, Kathryn Harrison talked to advocated for the growth of internal conversations this year in regard to the “opportunities to use this technology in areas that we can do some pretty substantial social good.”

Harrison Said;

“I think it’s a really exciting opportunity to help engaged citizens see how they can build something that’s going to drive accountability and improvement in the [non-governmental organization] sector.”

A Link in the Chain

Harrison was involved in a challenging management which will run from 15th many to 14th July.

She made an explanation;

“We’re focused on so many different types of use cases. We look at food safety, we look at microfinance, we look things like the environment and carbon credits and energy savings, and this just seems like another opportunity to empower developers to put their skills to use for good.”

Therefore, when the challenge ends, five winners will be selected for proceeding to the pool of contestants. Therefore, according to Harrison, the winners might take their done projects to IBMs Garage Workspaces.

The challenge is like a platform which will allow the developers to look at the aid focussed used of the Blockchain technology in the advancement of their ideas.


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