Blockchain Lab and Simulation Event
Over the past year, with the generous support of Innovation Norway, UN Women has been assessing the potential of leveraging blockchain technologies to address challenges faced by women and girls in humanitarian settings.
As part of this work, UN Women, in partnership with the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN OICT) hosts a four-day Simulation Lab from January 29 to February 1, 2018 at the UN Women New York Headquarters.
This Lab enables UN Women to explore, in collaboration with the private sector, cutting-edge solutions that hold potential for closing gender gaps in humanitarian action.
Based on the results of the Lab, four to five solution providers will be invited to submit a request for proposal (RFP). UN Women intends to pilot two to four solutions in the eld in collaboration with its UN and private sector partners and with the support of Innovation Norway, with the intention to thereafter upscale the most successful solutions as part of UN Women’s Global Flagship Programmes for Disaster Risk Reduction (Gender Inequality of Risk) and Crisis Response and Recovery (LEAP-Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection).
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