Explainer: How are humanitarian aid organizations using blockchain and Web3?

Blockchain and Web3 can make humanitarian aid more transparent – but might also leave organizations more vulnerable to risk.

Why It Matters

Blockchain promises utopian ideals of decentralization and transparency, which are particularly appealing to the aid sector. However, as aid organizations and technology vendors build more public-private partnerships, it’s vital for the former to develop technical capacity and risk awareness among staff.

(Photo courtesy of CARE)

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In Ecuador, international aid organization CARE launched a one-of-a-kind pilot project in 2021: using crypto-vouchers to connect people with reproductive and sexual health services. 

In collaboration with Umoja Labs, a crypto payments platform working with underbanked population

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