Blockchain for Social Impact
The adoption of blockchain technology in African countries is paving the way toward solving fundamental societal problems. Blockchain initiatives can strengthen digital identities, improve value chains, reduce fraudulent elections, combat corruption, and preserve land and medical records. However, the perception of blockchain as a complex technology currently inhibits its application to tackle existing issues.
FLAIA seeks to expand accessibility and knowledge of blockchain technology among African communities by linking international and local actors. We believe local players with deep societal understanding are well positioned to use this technology to build positive, viable, effective, and sustainable solutions. Furthermore, we partner with international blockchain organisations to gain valuable support and expertise for maximizing on-the-ground success.
Flaia works to preserve humanity's intangible heritage, particularly in the digital realm, to ensure human rights, non-discrimination, and equal access to information. According to UNESCO, a language dies every two weeks, along with its vision of the world and a variety of intangible cultural assets. Despite the trends toward homogeneity in globalized societies and internationalized work processes, we believe in safeguarding the world's linguistic and cultural variety.
The Sahel region suffers from a significant gap between men and women when it comes to technology and availability. Considering the impact of technology on every aspect of development, women's technological illiteracy further limits their access to vital services, from health and education to government and human rights. Flaia aims to address this issue by offering technical training and mentoring to women who work in technology or wish to join the ecosystem.
Flaia is deeply devoted to promote and respect human rights by upholding a set of ethical values that represent the highest standards of excellence and integrity. We aim to advance human rights in communities where we work, emphasizing education, equality, freedom from oppression and violence, as well as giving communities a voice in the political process.
Flaia is committed to socially responsible behavior that improves the lives of individuals, protects the planet, and creates value responsibly. A transparent and ethical approach is followed for every action in order to monitor the impact on society and human development. We focus heavily on societal advancement and improving collaboration between individuals, government agencies, and cultural organizations.
Flaia strives to reduce emissions, increase efficiency, and integrate sustainability into every aspect of its operations. In addition to maintaining a commitment to our physical surroundings, sound environmental management implies a respect for and understanding of traditional uses of the land. Our collaboration with community interests allows us to understand and assess the environment holistically, in a way that represents and respects all interests.
Flaia has cultivated a global team of international development experts, entrepreneurs, financial specialists, data analysts, and visionaries. We are driven by our passion for tech for good and maintaining the highest ethical standards for Africa's blockchain ecosystem.
Eduard Peris i Deprez
holds a Ph.D. in War Studies and a Master of International Affairs. He founded the GeoAnalytics Center, a tech for good organization based in the Sahel. He worked in Africa for 10+ years with USAID and USIP and recently partnered with Ethereum Foundation and Polygon Hermez to research and assist Africa's crypto ecosystem.
holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Studies and a Master of Research in Politics. His scholarly research focuses on international organization politics, quantitative data collection and processing methods, with a recent study on blockchain technology and its potential applications in Africa.
is an expert in international development and creative design focused on visual identity. She has led tech-for-good projects at the World Bank and Mercy Corps, managing activities from conception to execution. At present, she works as an NFT artist and promotes access for African artists to the NFT market.
is an expert in finance with ten years of experience in budgeting, variance analysis, reporting, accounting system implementation, and capacity building. She worked most of her career in Africa in the field of international development and donor management and regulation with Global Fund, USAID, DoD, DFID, KfW, and Dutch government.
We train developers and entrepreneurs to increase the general and technical understanding of blockchain. In order to bring about the most beneficial, viable, and sustainable solutions using blockchain technology, it is in the best interest of local players with deep societal understanding to implement this technology. Participants will gain skills to meet the growing demand for blockchain in a range of sectors, from banking and finance to agriculture and supply chain, to government, healthcare, and education.
We support local actors in their advocacy efforts with regulators. By raising public awareness and attracting positive media attention to the benefits of blockchain technology, we can further accelerate the successful adoption of blockchain technology. Public influence efforts aim to build capacity to serve the greatest number of people and to promote an environment that fosters innovation, jobs, and investment. Our outreach programs include seminars, educational roundtables, and interactions with elected officials, policymakers, and regulatory agencies.
We assist locally-led initiatives through funding, training and other identified means of development. Solutions must be designed and implemented in a way that is equitable, informed by local priorities, and based on local knowledge and expertise. By using a bottom-up approach, individuals and communities are able to leverage their incredible creativity and potential to tailor solutions based on their own experience given greater resources and power to build resilience.
Our representatives work with local actors to identify potential use-cases and determine how they can best serve the community. As a result of its proximity, the project pays particular attention to the contexts of the local area, as well as the exchange of knowledge among communities of common background.
A transparent and ethical approach fosters open information sharing, accountability at all levels, and shared trust among stakeholders. We work together to create value and generate results that enable communities to grow and thrive.
Drawing from 15+ years of experience, the team designs, prioritizes, and implements effective solutions. Throughout each project, our team learns how to manage obstacles more effectively, continuously monitoring, reviewing, and improving each one to ensure maximum social and environmental impact.
Through a fluid and continuous dialogue with society, we gain insight into the expectations and interests of the communities where we operate, enabling us to become involved in their development and offer the best response for their needs. In each action, we commit to improving the lives of individuals, protecting the planet, and creating value.
Growing the Ecosystem! Together, we can positively impact Africa's blockchain ecosystem.
There are many ways to partner with us - from becoming a founding partner to sponsoring an event to developing a training and participating in an engagement program. We will work with you to design an ideal partnership that combines our respective expertise, ideas, and resources to maximise our efficiency and social impact in the community.
Additionally, donating your time is a hugely valuable contribution to our work. Volunteers help strengthen our connection with communities around the world and support us in activities throughout the year.
If you are interested in exploring a partnership and other collaboration opportunities with us please get in touch with our team.