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Event: Blockchain, COVID19 Recovery & SDGs

Blockchain Technologies for Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic - A Side Event to the UNECE Regional Forum 2021.

​Blockchain is a rapidly evolving area of information technology with the potential for creating huge benefits in terms of security, reliability and cost efficiency in the exchange of information. ​

Join stakeholders from the UNECE region and implementers of innovative solutions. Together, we can build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic whilst advancing towards achieving the 2030 Agenda.

An online Side Event to the UNECE Regional Forum 2021, organized by the Permanent Mission of Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva.



Program & Speakers

Moderator: Dr. Inon Schenker, Blockchain for SDGs Champion 

Opening Remarks

H.E. Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva

H.E. Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of the Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva 

Mr. Damir Devčič, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations in Geneva

Value added and limitations of Blockchain technologies in SDGs Attainment

Prof. Jean-Marc Seigneur, Senior Lecturer & Director of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on Blockchain, DLT and Apps Development

Ms. Eva Oberholzer, Chief Growth Officer, Member of the Management Board, Cardano Foundation

Panel: Blockchain in Practice: Use-cases for the Attainment of SDGs 

Mr. Tadej Slapnik, Director of Hashnet

Mr. Gadi Benmoshe, Chief Information Officer, Israel Ports Company

Ms. Maria Teresa Pisani, UNECE Economic Affairs Officer, Project Lead, Sustainable Textile and Leather Traceability and Transparency Project


Concluding Remarks: How Blockchain can assist in SDG attainment and build back better from the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Ms. Nena Dokuzov, Head Blockchain Technology Department, Ministry for Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia​