Panel Discussion: Blockchain As Good Governance Technology

Date: 17 December 2020
Other languages: Русский язык |

UCA is holding an online Panel Discussion on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, 4:00 PM KGT (GMT+6) | 3:00 PM TJT (GMT +5) | 11:00 AM CET on “Blockchain As Good Governance Technology”. The Panel Discussion is being organized in collaboration with the StrategEast and University of Central Asia. The event will be streamed online in English and Russian through Zoom and Facebook Live.


About the Event

Using blockchain technology will generate about $62 trillion in gross added cost by the mid-2020s according to Credit Suisse. The most interesting and promising directions in the blockchain are those beyond cryptocurrencies: healthcare and medicine, logistics, land registries, government and corporate document flow. Estonia, as a leader in the implementation of electronic government services, together with the blockchain startup Guardtime, implements the creation of a unified database of medical books for the population. Georgia creates a pilot project of a unified register of land plots using blockchain.

So how will/can the blockchain change the countries of Eurasia? - this will be discussed at the StrategEast Live panel discussion “Blockchain as Good Governance Technology”.


Programme

  • 4:00 KGT | 3:00 PM TJT | 11:00 AM CEC
    Panel Moderator Shaukat Ali KhanChief Information Officer UCA.
  • 4:02 KGT | 3:02 PM TJT | 11:02 AM CEC
    Welcome remarks by
     Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Rector, University of Central Asia
  • 4:05 KGT | 3:05 PM TJT | 11:05 AM CEC
    Welcome Remarks by
     Anatoly Motkin, Founder and President of StrategEast Centre for a New Economy
  • 4:08 KGT | 3:08 PM TJT | 11:08 AM CEC
    Opening Remarks by Chief Guest H.E. Sherali Kabir, Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Republic of Tajikistan

Panel participants

  • 4:18 KGT | 3:18 PM TJT | 11:18 AM CEC
    Valery Vavilov
    Founder and CEO of the Bitfury Group, a full-cycle company and global leader in the blockchain industry. The company's offices are located in San Francisco, Washington DC, Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam, data centers are located in the Icelandic Reykjanesbaer community and the Georgian cities of Gori and Tbilisi.
  • Vasyl Zadvornyy
    The General Director of the Ukrainian state enterprise Prozorro DP. Prozorro received the international Public Sector Procurement Award for the creation and implementation of an electronic system with unique architecture. The development of this system based on open-source software was carried out in partnership with government, business, and the public, and was administered by the anti-corruption organization called Transparency International Ukraine.

The main issues to be discussed:

  • Current GovTech projects implementation stage in Eurasia and in the rest of the world;
  • Possibilities to develop universal solutions that could be implemented from country to country, and prospect for the creation of international coalitions for the development of uniform standardized solutions;
  • The potential impact of the blockchain technologies implementation in public administration on good governance in the short and long term;
  • The role of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and EBRD, and development institutions in the implementation of such projects.

How to Join

This Panel Discussion will be conducted online via Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, 4:00 PM KGT (GMT+6) | 11:00 AM CET at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81700980320?pwd=NFV0Y1BzaEZ3Z1c5eldOdHNsNmQ2UT09Meeting ID: 81700980320, Password: 969067. The lecture can also be joined via Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/ucentralasia.


StrategEast centre for a new economy has the mission to reinforce the values of the rule of law and private property protection in Eurasian and Baltic countries through the transition from natural‑resource‑based to knowledge-driven economies. Its work is focused on the 14 countries that proclaimed or restored their independence after the collapse of the USSR: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. StrategEast is a registered 501(c)3 organization based in the United States with regional offices in Ukraine and Georgia. 


The University of Central Asia was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university under an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective Parliaments and registered with the United Nations. The University is a unique institution of higher education focused on the development of mountain societies, with its School of Arts and Sciences campuses in Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) and Khorog (Tajikistan), designed by award winning architect, Arata Isozaki. The Tekeli campus in Kazakhstan is currently in the planning phase. UCA’s Graduate School of Development has three research institutes and its School of Professional and Continuing Education has graduated over 157,000 learners since 2006.

Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.

Past online lectures are available on the University of Central Asia's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ucentralasia.

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