Transforming development through blockchain

Gain a clear understanding of what blockchain is and its potential to transform development programming and humanitarian response.

Blockchain is well-understood in the financial services industry and is being explored by companies in Africa and Asia, often where the traditional banking and money transfer systems are under-developed or insecure. In international development it's an emerging technology, with trials taking place in areas including identity verification in emergency situations, cash transfers, land registration/land rights and supply chain management. Much of its value-add is centred around its ability to increase the efficiency and security of exchanging digital information, facilitate smart contracts and improve transparency.

Book a place at this afternoon event to get the facts about blockchain, hear case studies from development organisations using it and understand whether blockchain could benefit your organisation.

Who is it for?

For those who have heard about blockchain but are unsure what it is and how it's being used by development and humanitarian organisations. It's especially relevant for chief operating officers, chief finance officers, and those working in programmes, finance, funding, grant management and transparency and accountability, and funders who financially support NGOs and others working in the sector.

What you'll learn

By the end of the session you'll be able to:

  • Explain what blockchain is, and what it's not
  • Discuss ideas of how it might or might not work for you
  • Start engaging with and exploring this technology in a way that is accessible, for instance, through collaboration with others


The event will run from 14:00-17:00.

  • Introduction to blockchain: what it is and how it's being used
  • Implementing blockchain: using current case studies from NGOs who are using it. Explore what's working, and what's not, look at the benefits as well as the risks, and the investment and timeline required for bringing in the technology
  • Governance and ethics: explore transactional trust and the ethical dimensions of holding data on the blockchain

Course prices

Band 1


Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.

Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.


off if you book early*


off multiple bookings*

Event dates

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

38 places remaining


130 Wood Street
United Kingdom