Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to be revolutionary technologies, believed by many as being key future components in accelerating the attainment of the SDGs. Blockchain technology can be utilised in many important ways, such as building transparent and resilient supply chains including tracking vaccine delivery and facilitating transparency in pricing. Cryptocurrencies could become an important element in direct aid transfer, authenticated by blockchain, as well as a method of financing the SDGs. This session will explore specific case studies for implementing blockchain on islands.
Stefen has worked in multi-lateral financial institutions and in grantmaking foundations. He is also a co-founder of the Shift the Culture startup advocacy group, and the Arrowlynk Ventures business incubator, both based in The Bahamas.
President, Caribbean Blockchain Alliance
Ms Powell is a Certified Accountant (ACCA), and also carries the designations of Chartered Director (C. Dir) and Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C).
Chief Risk Officer, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)
Sandra Uwantege Hart
Blockchain Innovations & Cash Transfer Lead, Oxfam
Thanks to his diverse career, unique upbringing, and Polynesian roots, George understands the concept of community as a part of his culture. With time, he extended his understanding into a strong concept-driven approach to community building for various startups including Draper Startup House (previously Tribe Theory Startup Hostels), co-working spaces such as Dimension⁵ and Hub Australia, and legal tech firms such as LawAdvisor.
With more than 7 years of experience across SEA and Australia as a community builder, George is a true expert at building communities for ventures and loves motivating people into action.
George Siosi Samuels
Managing Director, Faiā
Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer, Bitt