The conference focused on learning & collaboration across sectors to carve out implementation strategies for Uganda. Especially on how we can build a new kind of trust with this technology as a foundation between government and private sector. An essential need, in the country and for the continent.
It was brilliant to see the president, government and global industry leaders from the private and public sector discussing how we can push action and knowledge on blockchain forward! Action steps was made and put upfront at the end of Day 2. An example is how The Uganda government spearheaded by the Ministry of ICT has moved to constitute a “National Blockchain Taskforce” to come up with a policy to streamline use of blockchain in Uganda. Other actions where:
We were also very exited about our second meeting with the chairman of the Uganda blockchain organisation and Africa blockchain conference, Kwame Rugunda. Seeing how focused Kwame and his team are on action to push blockchain forward, is both motivating and inspiring!⛓✨
The panel discussion was set to be open and informal, lead by the audiences questions, so we had a very diverse range of topics. From actual use cases of blockchain technology within the humanitarian world, to people wanting to know the best way to learn about the technology. Supply chain and not taking advantage of cheap product sales from rural areas, was a topic of interest & concern. We where privileged to sit with such a great panel and wish we had more time to go in depth.
Thank you to The Blockchain Association of Uganda, for an amazing and important event!
We will be back next year.