Enhancing the use of blockchain technology in achieving food security in Africa
Food security is vital in the COVID-19 pandemic era and post COVID-19 as Africa still struggles to achieve food security. In achieving food security, technology becomes important so as to ensure that the farmers get their due benefit. Blockchain technology will be simplify so as to ensure that all farmers and other stakeholders benefit from their produce
Who (is the webinar for): Students, researchers, data analytics, NGO, African and European projects, anybody in Africa and beyond, who is dealing with data management.
Akaninyene Obot is an academian in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. My research is within the fields of Agricultural finance, policy analysis and agribusiness with a focus on long term economic progress at the interactions between finance, policy technological change and agricultural diversity. The objectives is to translate these to improved policy formation with the objective to improve the lives of rural communities through increased agricultural productivity, expanded employment opportunities, access to education and greater returns to researchHe is also a Volunteer Project Consultant at Ukana West 2 Community Based Health Initiative (CBHI), Akwa Ibom State
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
Raj is an Advisory Board Member at several blockchain companies and the Founder and Chairman of the India Blockchain Alliance. He is an accomplished Tech innovation professional, Drupal Web Application Developer, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Educator, Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Blockchain Solution Architect, Community organizer and friend of disruptive ideas, and founder of India Blockchain Alliance, the largest Indian tech think tank, protem Chairman for Organization of Blockchain Technology Users (OBTU). Raj is also the Asia Lead, Technology & Innovation at Blockspace Technologies ltd. and Advisor of Techbuild Innovation Partners.He has helped organize India's biggest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency events across major cities . He has spoken at several international seminars and conferences in Boston, LA, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Singapore and Durban, he speaks regularly in Tech events in India, Africa and Canada Besides blockchain, He has skills in AI, Robotics, Cyber Security. IoT, and Cloud Computing Raj is a regular contributor to several technology publications including Times Tech India. Our organisation, IBA is the official blockchain partner at the Africa Tech week 2020, India
Founder and Chairman of the India Blockchain Alliance
Bente Lilja Bye has been a member of the GEO community since 2004, engaged both as representative in the GEO plenary, in committees and contributing to the GEO Work Programme, and currently represents Norway on the GEO Programme Board. Bente runs a small research and consultancy company, BLB, focusing on transforming Earth observation data to information and knowledge for societal benefit. She is responsible for Communication, Dissemination and Assessment as partner in NextGEOSS.
Bente Lilja Bye CEO, BLB & webinar host on behalf of Plan4all
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