Not only for profit: The use of blockchain by the World Food Programme - practical observations and legal implications

Online

21 April 2022 14:00 - 15:00 CEST


Join the webinar organised by the AIJA Human Rights Committee in co-operation with the Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (IP/TMT) Commission on 'Not only for profit: The use of blockchain by the World Food Programme - practical observations and legal implications' on Thursday 21 April at 14:00 CEST.

Although blockchain is by no means a new technology, its full potential and possible legal implications are yet to be discovered. While the obvious blockchain application is either in cryptocurrencies and/or by financial institutions, there are some novel ideas that shed lights on how blockchain could be beneficial for non-obvious groups of people and human rights works. During this webinar, the speakers will present how blockchain is used by the World Food Programme in the largest use of blockchain technology in the humanitarian sector – the Building Blocks initiative that so far helps over 1 million refugees, every month, with secure cash-based transfers. The speakers will discuss legal challenges (web 3.0., privacy) connected with this idea, as well as they will think about its future and further possible applications.

 

How to join?

This event is for free and open to everyone.

To join the event, please register here.  If you registered for the event, you will receive the Zoom link to connect on the day of the event. 

 

Speakers

Katarzyna Szczudlik, Partner at SSW Pragmatic Solutions Spaczyński, Szczepaniak, Okoń sp.k.

Julia Hugendubel, Senior Associate at CMS Germany

Ezinma Ukpai Ukairo, State Counsel at Ministry of Justice, Abia State, Nigeria


AIJA Commissions

  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications