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Wednesday, September 5 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Workshop: What can Blockchain offer to MERL? (Separate registration required)

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Tired of the blockchain hype, but still curious on how it will impact MERL? Join us for a full day workshop with development practitioners who have implemented blockchain solutions with social impact goals in various countries. Gain knowledge of the technical promises and drawbacks of blockchain technology as it stands today and brainstorm how it may be able to solve for some of the challenges in MERL in the future. Learn about ethical design principles for blockchain and how to engage with blockchain service providers to ensure that your ideas and programs are realistic and avoid harm.

This workshop has an additional cost of $150 - please be sure you have registered here.

Here is the agenda for the day.

Speakers
avatar for Shailee Adinolfi

Shailee Adinolfi

Director, Blockchain Solutions, ConsenSys
Shailee Adinolfi is currently Director, Blockchain Solutions at ConsenSys, a venture production studio harnessing the power of ethereum. She was previously Vice President of Account Management and Marketing at BanQu Inc., which creates Economic Identities (patent pending) for people, assets and organizations on the distributed ledger, linking them to the global economy. At FHI 360, Shailee was a Technical Advisor, Digital Financial Services and Project Director for the USAID Mobile Solutions Technical... Read More →
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Michael Cooper

Founder, Emergence
Michael Cooper is a former Associate Director for Policy and Evaluation who has 13 years experience with the U.S. Department of State, USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation. In this capacity, he had technical oversight on dozens of independent mixed-method evaluations, creation... Read More →
avatar for Valentine J Gandhi

Valentine J Gandhi

Founder, The Development Cafe
Dr Valentine (Val) Joseph Gandhi is an Implementation Scientist, Development Economist, Policy Advisor, Poverty and Livelihood Impact Evaluation Specialist, ICT4D and Knowledge Manager, currently based between Jakarta and Nairobi, with over 15 years of interdisciplinary, quantitative... Read More →


Wednesday September 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chemonics 1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20016

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