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IGF 2019 Capacity Building for Better Blockchain Governance


Dynamic Coalition on Blockchain Technologies

Break-out Group Discussions - Flexible Seating - 90 Min


In this session, the Dynamic Coalition on Blockchain Technologies invites you to participate in an interactive discussion and strategy creation session for capacity building around blockchain technology and explore the connection between broad capacity building and the potential for better blockchain governance. After an initial explanation of the intended process and goals, session participants will break out into small discussion groups. Led by group facilitators, the discussion groups will engage in a design sprint exercise in which they design potential methods for capacity building among the general public to enable greater understanding of and interaction with blockchain technology. The groups will then report out to the larger group, and then rotate for a second iteration on a prior group's design. Thus, a total of two design sprints will be undertaken by each group. The goal of the session is to produce concrete proposals that the DC membership can build out over the next year in order to deepen our connection with the broader IGF community, increase blockchain technology capacity among the general public, and ultimately contribute to better blockchain governance.


Carla L. Reyes, Michigan State University College of Law & Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Primavera de Filippi, CNRS & Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Constance Choi, CNRS & COALA


Carla L. Reyes, Michigan State University College of Law & Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Moderator

In light of the below description of the session, we are still working to recruit other moderators. The goal will be to facilitate small working-group discussions to generate ideas for intersectional activity around capacity building in the blockchain technology space. We anticipate that both volunteers from the DC membership and outside participants will act as mini-discussion moderators. Carla Reyes will act only as a facilitator of the overall session. Each table will have a rapporteur as well so that we can bring together all the discussion for the final outputs from the session. This session format is novel for us at IGF, so we don't yet have all the moderators confirmed.


GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 12: Responsible Production and Consumption

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411