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What does Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts mean for the Aid Sector?

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What do Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts Mean for Aid Sector? According to a recent report from UK Fundraising(1), trust in charities among has radically fallen. The main reasons for this decline are distrust in how charities spend their donations. How can we reverse this trend?

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology have some fascinating features that could have a huge impact on charities and charitable giving.

Join us at Ninety One in the vibrant area of Brick Lane to find out what the pioneers in the space are working on.


Open Doors 18.30
Event Start 19.00
Introduction @ 19.00 - Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (Tee Ganbold - Enterprise Solution @ Consensys)

First Speaker -@ 19.10 - Ralph Mazet ( CEO)
Second Speaker @ 19.20 - Ben Joakim (Disberse CEO)
Third Speaker @ 19.30 - Kris Decoodt ( Comms Manager)

Panel Discussion with Q&A @ 19.40 (Ralph Mazet , Ben Joakim and Kris Decodt - Alberto Campora Moderator)

Networking Session @ 20.00 / 20.10
End of the Event @ 20.45/21.00


Speakers BIO:

Raphaël Mazet, Alice si CEO .

Formerly COO of CliqStart. Ex Brazil head at Speyside corporate relations

Alice is a social impact engine built on the Ethereum blockchain. Their mission is to make the impact of social organizations radically transparent and accessible so that they can raise the funds they need to eradicate the world's biggest problems. They have released a very interesting project helping London rough sleepers in partnership with St Mungo's, a UK-based homelessness non-profit. You can find more information here

Alice incentivizes social organizations (charities, NGOs, social enterprises) to provide verified data about their impact, by using smart contracts that tie payments to their results and reward them for sharing their data with third parties.

Website :
Twitte @Alice_si

Ben Joakim
Founder & CEO, Disberse

Ben is a social entrepreneur with experience and expertise in international development. He is the Founder & CEO of Disberse, a fund management platform that drives the transparent, efficient and effective flow and delivery of development and humanitarian aid, built on blockchain technology. Ben was formerly a Global Advisor at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, leading a $30 million project portfolio, primarily across sub-Saharan Africa, whilst developing global strategy. He has also led UK charitable trusts and foundations, and invested in a number of early-stage social enterprises, both in the UK and internationally. Ben is a Cardiff University and UWC Alumnus.


Disberse is a fund management platform that drives the transparent, efficient and effective flow and delivery of development and humanitarian aid. We enable donors, governments and NGOs to transfer and trace funds through the whole chain, from donor to beneficiary, via intermediaries. We ensure vital resources reach those they are intended to serve, for the greatest impact.

Twitter @disberse

Learn more about the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition

Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) incubates, develops, and implements confederated blockchain products and solutions that can address social and environmental challenges across the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. BSIC is an initiative of ConsenSys.

Website :
Twitter : @ethereum4impact

(1) Uk Fundaraising Report :