The 21st meetup from eSatya was successfully held on July 29, 2021. The meetup was entitled “Blockchain for Social Good”. The main objective of the meetup was to know how relief distribution programs are carried out and how technology such as blockchain is keeping the process of aid distribution transparent and efficient. The speakers for the meetup were Ms. Ashmita Manandhar Shrestha, Rahat, and Mr. Rajendra Dahal, SOLVE Nepal.
The first speaker for the session was Ms. Ashmita Manandhar Shrestha. She is a Project Manager for Rahat, a blockchain start-up project funded by UNICEF INNOVATION FUND. She discussed what Rahat is all about, its processes, and how it works.
The second speaker for the session was Mr. Rajendra Dahal. He is the Executive Director from SOLVE Nepal. He discussed how SOLVE Nepal is working on different development areas and also during COVID how they are helping and assisting the local community.
The meetup was moderated by Ms. Sanishya Shrestha. The meetup was supported by the CSIT Association of Nepal, Prime IT Club, Digital Notice India. The meetup was hosted in the virtual platform Zoom and was streamed live via eSatya’s Facebook page. 28 attendees attended the meetup in Zoom and 25 people attended the meetup through eSatya’s Facebook page.
The session was followed by an interesting question and answer session where the participant’s queries were answered by the speaker Ms. Ashmita Manandhar Shrestha. The entire session was one hour long and was attended by various professionals, blockchain enthusiasts, and students from inside and outside of Kathmandu valley.