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How is Oxfam rethinking aid using blockchain technology?

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Level 1, 20 Queen St

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Join Elsa Carnaby, Josh Hallwright & Typehuman in a discussion about how blockchain is being used to improve the humanitarian aid

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We're excited to host Elsa Carnaby and Josh Hallwright from Oxfam Australia to discuss how they have been using blockchain technology within the Oxfam global movement, and how the opportunities and risks they see blockchain technology presenting the broader aid and humanitarian sector.

Both Elsa and Josh have been instrumental in leading Oxfam Australia's blockchain and innovation efforts. They both work within Oxfam Australia's disaster preparedness and response capability and over the last 12+mo, along with other team members and partner Sempo, have lead a blockchain pilot in Vanuatu that seeks to make it easier to send cash to those in-need. They are also supporting an ongoing pilot with Oxfam Great Britain exploring how blockchain can be used to connect donors directly with those in need through a mechanism called "direct giving".

The conversation will cover their direct experience in leading blockchain initiatives, through to their views on the opportunities and risks that this technology presents the broader aid and humanitarian sector.

The evening will be hosted at the Typehuman office, MC'd by Nick Byrne and be a "fireside chat" setting. Please join us for a rich conversation followed by snacks and drinks.

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