Andrew Spence
Apr 17, 2018 · 2 min read

Contribute to a United Nations Project to Provide Blockchain Educational Passports for Syrian Refugee Children

Join a project to design and build an educational passport for refugees to record and keep proof of their educational experiences.

This is a global community for individuals, teams, and organizations to join forces with the United Nations to develop & apply technology for social impact.

The Blockchain Educational Passport is a proposed project to help refugees keep track of educational credentials, such as school certifications, and other formal and informal experiences.

There are currently over a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Roughly 50% of them are children and of these only 250,000 are currently in school. Whether in schools or not, tracking their identity, learning credentials and ensuring that their achievements are portable remain key challenges.

Additionally, the #BlockchainEducationalPassport will benefit teachers in helping them to develop support measures and pedagogical approaches which are evidence-based and certified. The tool will potentially be deployed in refugee camps and schools in Lebanon and impact more than 250 thousand people in schools across Lebanon.

The best solutions will be featured during the STI Forum for the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations, New York, USA, June 5–6.

Check out this link to see if you can contribute to a worthwhile cause that will have numerous other applications in the future.

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Passionate about making work better. I work at the intersection of org change, HR & tech. MSc in Cognitive Science and #AI #Blockchain #FutureOfWork

Blockchain and the Distributed Workforce

Articles and resources about new decentralized models for work, using blockchain and other technologies. Will also cover related topics including demographics, the job market and new organisational models.

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