April 4, 2018
The United Nations World Food Program is leveraging a blockchain technology startup to track school lunches in Tunisia, so that each child is fed.
The blockchain startup, Devery, is working with the UN World Food Program, along with the Tunisian Ministry of Education to implement a blockchain-based tracking system for its school meals program.
Through this three-way partnership, the initial roll out will feed 1,500 primary school kids, with the goal of ultimately rolling out to the scheme to all 400,000 Tunisian school children currently receiving food assistance. Read more.
The United Nations World Food Programme uses the Ethereum Blockchain to transfer vouchers based on cryptocurrencies to refugees in Syria. The platform was able to transfer cryptocurrency vouchers to a total of 10,000 people. It was done through another platform that was created by Parity Technologies.
Parity Technologies is a startup company led by Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood.
“Funds that were sent to the refugees were specifically used for buying food. With the success of this project, the World Food Programme (WFP) plans to extend the project even further to cover 100,000 people in Jordan by late 2018.”
With this, the UN is planning more Blockchain technology-related projects that can help them move aid to disaster-stricken countries even faster. Read more.
24 APR 2017
The United Nations (UN) is in the final stages of what could be one of the most epic blockchain projects of all time.
After successfully using the ethereum blockchain to transmit Pakistani rupees to 100 people earlier this year, the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) is arranging extra security to ensure it safely executes the next stage of its work.
A pilot test, scheduled to begin in Jordan on 1st May, will see the WFP sending an unspecified number of dinars to more than 10,000 recipients in need of financial support and extra food, with the goal of expanding the number of recipients to 500,000 people by 2018. Read more.
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed that is testing the application of Blockchain to the way it provides assistance to those in need.
“Blockchain can revolutionise the way WFP delivers assistance to vulnerable families across the globe,” said Farman Ali, a WFP worker in the Karachi provincial office.
“It can bring us closer to the people we serve and allow us to respond much faster.”
So what exactly are the tests looking at? Continue reading “UN World Food Programme hails blockchain test a success”
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) revealed earlier this month that it is testing blockchain potential to transform the fight against hunger.
“Blockchain technology, most famously associated with the crypto-currency Bitcoin, offers unique opportunities for humanitarian agencies to provide the best-possible assistance to vulnerable people around the world”, the WFP said. Continue reading “UN World Food Programme successfully tests blockchain for aid tracking”
The World Food Programme (WFP), the food assistance arm of the United Nations, is testing blockchain technology.
In a blog post from earlier this month, the WFP detailed a project centered on a village in Pakistan. The test, which involved recording cash transactions on the ethereum blockchain, was conducted in conjunction with the WFP’s Innovation Accelerator, an effort partially backed by the German government. Continue reading “UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot”
The World Food Programme (WFP) is utilizing the Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance to the world’s hungriest families, demonstrating that the technology can aid humanitarian organizations to safely and quickly send help to nations who need it the most. Continue reading “The UN’s WFP Uses the Blockchain to Feed Hungry Families”
The World Food Program (WFP) is using the Ethereum Blockchain to distribute cash aid to the world’s most hungry families, demonstrating that technology can help humanitarian organizations send aid to nations that need it most.
“Blockchain can revolutionize the way WFP delivers assistance to vulnerable families across the globe. It can bring us closer to the people we serve and allow us to respond much faster.” Farman Ali said in a PMA press release. Continue reading “WFP Uses Blockchain to Distribute Cash Aid to Families Affected by Hunger Worldwide”