Master of Advanced Studies
in Humanitarian Logistics and Management


Humanitarian Insights - 6 February

February 6, 2018


Potential Disruption in the Humanitarian Sector.

Claudio Bareato
Project Lead
Swiss Blockchain Technology

Blockchain can help to tackle many contemporary humanitarian challenges more effectively. Claudio Bareato, an active professional in Chiasso’s crypto-hub, presents a brief overview of the new technology-driven paradigm Blockchain.

First, he explains the blockchain concept and its core features by introducing its main application to the financial domain, namely the transfer of money and value through the new cryptocurrencies. He then reviews the new range of capabilities and practical enhancements that Blockchain promises to bring to a number of sectors, including the multi-faceted humanitarian setting. He discusses a few other emerging applications to areas relevant to the humanitarian domain and provides input for a possible deepening of blockchain knowledge for humanitarian professionals with an application perspective.


Claudio Bareato currently leads the Swiss Blockchain Technology project in Chiasso, Ticino. He has extensive international experience in the application of new technologies to private and public organizations, with a special focus on security risks. He holds a master’s in Forensic Sciences (Criminology – Investigation – Security – Intelligence) from Università di Roma La Sapienza, and a master’s in Telecommunications Engineering from Università degli Studi di Padova.

Claudio actively contributes part of his time to humanitarian action by volunteering with an international humanitarian aid organisation.


The session will be followed by a Q&A session and an apero.

6 February 2018 | 18.00 - 19.00
USI Red Bulding | A21

The event is open to the public and will be live-streamed through Skype.

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