How blockchain can possibly improve humanitarian actions
Identifying that blockchain technologies are a future research direction that urges to raise the dialogue among humanitarian actors, Red Social Innovation is launching a publication on "How blockchain can possibly improve humanitarian actions". Co-produced with the British Red Cross, this report gathered experts and case studies around the subject as means to explore the usages of blockchain related to community engagement, cash transfer & traceability.
Interview of Jorge Canovas, project Advisor for the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
The European Innovation Council (EIC), established under the EU Horizon Europe programme, is Europe’s flagship innovation programme to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations.
Social Innovation speaks Arabic!
Only 3% of the web is available in Arabic. Now it is time to provide access to social innovation solutions and actors of change in the region. With the purpose of finding new social innovation solutions globally and promoting knowledge sharing among all the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement; youth, social startups and technological innovations are now invited to explore the digital platform Red Social Innovation in Arabic.
Women in Leadership: How to close the gap in the humanitarian sector?
Globally, only 31% of leadership roles are occupied by women. Besides, within the humanitarian field, gender parity is a long way off since women are still being underrepresented and have limited access to positions of leadership. Whether it is through entrepreneurship, skill training, or cultural change, how can we close this leadership gap in the humanitarian sector?
Traverse | Insights from Australian Red Cross creating, designing and ending a digital identity platform
Despite producing a blockchain and verificable credential-based web and mobile application, Australian Red Cross closed Traverse in 2021 when it encountered a number of critical challenges. Although Traverse was shut down, it provides important lessons for Red Cross and the wider humanitarian sector on the use of blockchain and verifiable credential technologies, and how the sector may approach developing and adopting innovative technologies more broadly.
How to fight ageism towards older adults
Ageism is a phenomenon which describes people that think, feel and act differently towards others, based on age. By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. Older adults often suffer age-related discrimination, which can also be self-directed. Here are some concrete initiatives that social sector organisations can get inspired from.