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How UNICEF Leverages Blockchain to Close the Digital Divide

Lucas Cacioli, Blockchain.News
UNICEF Blockchain team working together
Martin Romero
19 June 2020

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was created in 1946 to provide relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. After the effects of the war were no longer a priority, the fund directed its efforts toward general programs for the improvement of children’s welfare, particularly in less-developed countries and in various emergency situations.

Christina Lomazzo is the Blockchain Lead for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation; whose work mainly involves leading the blockchain efforts at UNICEF Ventures where she heads up a diverse team of six. Together they invest in early technology prototypes that they assess and determine could have an exponential impact on UNICEF’s operations and ability to fulfill its mission across the developing world.

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