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Thursday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Blockchain in Africa

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If Africa and Europe want to meet their sustainability objectives in time, the game needs to change. This would be the purpose of the proposed Africa-EU Blockchain Partnership. The digital age brings about “disruptors” and “game changers” which themselves give rise to “innovations” in particular in terms of transparency and trust, efficient use of public funds and contracts management. There are numerous reports showing the benefits that can be gained by States, both donors and recipients, business, civil society.: GIZ, FAO, BiP, WEF, WTO, UNCTAD etc. and initiatives as from OECD, KfW, PositiveBlockchain, Blockchain for Good. An Africa-EU Blockchain Partnership would be a source of many innovations in supply chains as food, textile, minerals. It would open new avenues to secure funding for biodiversity This initiative should also be seen in relation with the UN Convention on Corruption, the role of Commodity Traders of strategic natural resources (oil, metals, grains) , Human Rights and modern slavery. “Impact Investing”, “Inclusive Capitalism”, “Inclusive and Sustainable Finance” initiatives.
Such Africa-EU Blockchain Partnership agreement would be the first international partnership of a new generation in the digital age , the type of which the IFC is looking for , where technology is used to foster ethical and equitable advancement, build trust and mutual understanding to address disparities and promote public good, transform society to become more just, prosperous and resilient1.

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Jose Saenz-Albanes

Antonio Jose Saenz-Albanes

ICT e-Infrastructure Operations Coordinator, LifeWatch ERIC
Antonio José Sáenz-Albanés is the ICT e-Infrastructure Operations Coordinator of LifeWatch ERIC. He received a Diploma of Advanced Studies of the Official Postgraduate Program in Engineering and Technology of the Information of the University of Seville. He has 29 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Chief Technology Officer and Director for Spain. ERIC FORUM Executive Board Member, LifeWatch ERIC
Currently LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Director for Spain. ERIC FORUM Executive Board Member representing the ENVRI cluster, and former Chair of ERIC FORUM too.As e-Biodiversity expert holding a PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise... Read More →
avatar for Michael Sung

Michael Sung

FOUNDING CO-DIRECTOR OF THE FINTECH RESEARCH CENTER, FANHAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FINANCE
Prof. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, having founded various companies over the years in diverse high-tech industries ranging from fintech, AI, blockchain, semiconductor, and new materials industries. He is founder and Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations... Read More →
avatar for Sorcha Mulligan

Sorcha Mulligan

Founder, The SMEChain
Founder of The SMEChain, Eatosystem & Tokonomics Director, BlockW Steering Committee member, Blockchain Ireland Skills & Innovation Group member, EBSI European Blockchain Strategic Infrastructure EC - SME Financing Working Group Member, Findexable Ambassador for SDGs, AREA42 SME... Read More →
avatar for Alex Cahana

Alex Cahana

Partner, BTBlock
With 27 years clinical practice, 17 years in digital health and 7 years in distributed ledger technology, I am currently a UN/CEFACT expert for blockchain and health, advisor to AfyfaRekod and board member for AdaLabs and the AI Center of Excellence in Africa.As an industry leader... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Van Ermen

Raymond Van Ermen

Executive Director, EPE (European Partners for the Environment)
"Ambassador” of the European Climate Pact. Sherpa of the EPE President as member of the High level steering group of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials(ERMA).EPE is leading a consortium presenting a Roadmap: Blockchain and an Africa-Europe Partnership as Equalsproposed... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Virtual Room: Namibia