Blockchain for Development

A chain of kudos to Dr. Foster, UNITAR and UN-BLOC for organising in Geneva the sorely needed seminar “Designing the Digital Infrastructure to Support SDGs” – aiming at introducing UN agencies, International Organisations, Academia and NGOs to the Blockchain’s potential and thus accelerate the achievement of SDGs. Even a “veteran” like me involved with Blockchain technologies for almost five years learned a lot from the development use cases presented.

If the topic also tickles your fancy, here’s what was on the menu and feel free to PM me if you’d like to have more details:


Interested in learning about Blockchain and implications for sustainable development? We are offering an introductory seminar in collaboration with Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration

Designing the digital infrastructure to support SDGs:

Blockchain basics: 101, current landscape, opportunities and challenges

Case Studies: how BLOC is addressing five SDGs in two global sectors

BLOC courses: blockchain building blocks for SDGs


BLOC- BL0CKCHAIN LABS F0R 0PEN C0LLAB0RATI0N: We are a network of public and private participants and large talent pools that have come together to build end to end blockchain solutions that meet common needs and create shared value

UNITAR: An autonomous UN body established in 1963, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research ( provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.

Katherine Foster: Former Business Development Lead Sustatainable Land Use at Climate-KIC, Europe’s official public-private partnership on Climate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a former Canadian Diplomat specializing in Climate Change, Human Security, and International Trade. Currently transitioning her family from Switzerland to Washington D.C. Katherine serves as an advisor to a number of international SDG Innovation programmes and Start-Up accelerators and a specialist in Blockchain and Natural Capital.

Special thanks to Marcio Schittini, UNITAR Green Development and Climate Change Programme




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