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November 29, 2018 RAPID RESPONSE

The What, Why, and How of Blockchain Technology in Advancing Environmental and Social Justice

This program addresses how Blockchain technology offers innovative solutions to disaster relief, sustainable development, and issues of environmental, economic and social equity while first helping us understand the underlying technology behind it. In this 2-hour learning experience, practitioners, policy makers, students, advocates and curious surveyors will:

  1. Understand the value of decentralized ledgers and systems.
  2. Understand cryptocurrencies and their consensus mechanism.
  3. Understand the value and mechanisms of smart-contracts. 
  4. Understand blockchain’s application across disaster relief, sustainable development and environmental justice
  5. Participate in a Q&A to stimulate creative thinking for potential applications of Blockchain technology to solve our greatest challenges


  • Chafic El Kurdi, Head Blockchain Development, Eden GeoPower
  • Stephanie Trager, CEO, Intentional Paradigms; Co-Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Environmental Justice Committee

Co-Sponsor: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Environmental Justice Committee

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