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Blockchain for Social Good Summit – principled collaboration and ethical use

  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • 420 5th Avenue, New York, New York, NY 10018, United States
  • 19th March 2019 - 20th March 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The International Civil Society Centre, in partnership with NetHope and the University of Edinburgh, is convening a high-level two-day summit on ’Blockchain for social good’ in March 2019. The event is kindly being hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation in New York from 19-20 March.

While various blockchain working groups and projects have emerged within the international civil society sector, there is still no common sector platform to facilitate information sharing and align standards for using blockchain for social good. This summit will bring together these organisations and networks with key collaborators from other sectors with a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of working with new decentralised technologies in the social impact sphere. Together, the participants will explore an ecosystem-wide approach to working on the fundamental overarching strategic questions to guide the development and use of this technology within the civil society sector


Day 1 Speaker Biographies

Day 2 Speaker Biographies


Background Resources – Blockchain for Social Good

Blockchain for social impact moving beyond the hype – This report encompass analysis of 193 organizations, initiatives, and projects that are leveraging blockchain to drive social impact.


Blockchain ethical design framework for social impact – This paper addresses why intentionality of design matters, identifies the key questions that should be asked, and provides a framework to approach use of blockchain, especially as it relates to social impact.


Seven design principles for using blockchain for social impact – seven design principles that can guide individuals or organisations considering the use of blockchain for social impact. We call these the Genesis principles, and they are outlined at the end of this article.


Blockchain for International Development: Using a Learning Agenda to Address Knowledge Gaps – Find out how MERL practitioners gauge the value of blockchain technology for development programming.


A Revolution in Trust: Distributed Ledger Technology in Relief & Development –  This article explains how blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)  is poised to revolutionise our industries and the benefits in trusting them.


Block by Block – This report compares nine distributed ledger platforms on nearly 30 metrics related to the capabilities and the health of each project.