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Agenda & Notes

IntroNew participants

Introductions: Who's new to the group or call? Let's get to know each other and what we're working on in the 'blockchain for impact' world

Upcoming Chair electionKaren

A SIG Chair is responsible for the following items:

  • Facilitating the group and helping ensure that the mission statement and goals are observed and met
  • Scheduling and facilitating regular general meetings open to all SIG membership
  • Developing and distributing meeting agendas at least one business day before the scheduled meeting
  • Ensuring that all group members have the opportunity to participate in decisions and provide input even when not attending a meeting. SIG communities are global and a chair should make efforts to ensure all are included in the community’s activities. This can be done by ensuring meeting notes are shared after calls and any major decisions are shared on the mailing list.
  • Ensure recordings/minutes are taken during meetings which captures the discussion and includes a list of meeting participants, shared post meeting, and are added to the SIG wiki page
  • Manage the SIG wiki page
  • Generate Special Interest Group Quarterly Updates to present to Hyperledger POC in a timely manner and communicate regularly on any concerns or questions related to the SIG
  • Serving as a proxy and ambassador for SIG membership (as appropriate)
  • Enforcing adherence to the Hyperledger Code of Conduct and communicating the Anti-Trust Policy
PresentationChristina Lomazzo

Blockchain Lead at UNICEF will share on their projects and activities in blockchain

  • Crypto fundraising "Game Chaingers"
  • Drone certificate for flying in regulated corridor in Kazakhstan, stored on chain
  • Project Connect in Colombia mapping schools, tracking daily internet connectivity speed to know exactly what their level of connectivity actually is
    • Using large data sets and satellite imagery to find unknown schools
    • Once govt had data on unconnected schools in Kyrgyzstan they committed to bring them online
  • Unicef overall doesn't work in crypto yet, only national offices
  • Innovation Fund, up to 100k non-equity financing, not just blockchain, invested in VR, drones, data science, accessibility, and blockchian. Currently 6 investments in blockchain startups in various parts of the world.
  • New project Atrium in UN Innovation Network ( Github repository storefront with underlying blockchain to share code–leveraging existing efforts to avoid duplicative work.
  • How our SIG can contribute: bring our groups' collective knowledge together, directory of projects, bring level of legitimacy when UN is looking to show what's being done in blockchain
  • Contact:
  • MIT paper on Unicef project
  • Presentation: 
Identity WG LiaisonAndres "Dre" Bonifacio

Andres will act as a liaison between the Social Impact SIG and the Identity WG at Hyperledger to ensure the groups are collaborating and aware of each other's overlapping activities

Join the next Public Sector SIG call for a presentation on digital identity from Drummond Reed Public Sector SIG

Meeting Recording


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