Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain

Blockchain and the wider category of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) claim to provide a more transparent, accountable, efficient and secure way of exchanging information.

Proponents suggest DLTs can address common problems of non-profit organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), such as transparency, efficiency, scale and sustainability (Accenture, 2017).

The resources in this section relate specifically to this area of innovation and research within the RCRCM and wider humanitarian sector.

 

In May 2018, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) conducted the Blockchain Open Loop Payments Pilot Project in Isiolo County, Kenya assisting over two thousand households affected by drought. The objective was to explore the risks and benefits of blockchain technology for humanitarian cash transfer programming (CTP).

01 Sep 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: IFRC

Review of the Blockchain Open Loop Cash Transfer pilot project implemented in May 2018 by IFRC in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to assist over two-thousand households affected by drought in Isiolo County.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash technology
  • Blockchain and DLT

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: ICHA, Kenya Red Cross

The purpose of this study is to document the learnings from this pilot project in Kenya, inform the way forward for KRCS, and explore the benefits and risks of blockchain technology.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa
  • Blockchain and DLT

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