Blockchain’s Role in International Development: A Comprehensive Research Study

Introducing Our Pioneering Research on Blockchain for International Development and Humanitarian Use Cases In today’s increasingly interconnected world, technological advancements aren’t just about faster processors or smarter devices. They are becoming vital tools in solving some of humanity’s most pressing challenges—from poverty alleviation to environmental sustainability. We are thrilled to announce the release of our groundbreaking…

A Meeting of Minds in Uganda: Polygon DevXTour

In a gathering that brought together key players from the web3 ecosystem in Kampala, startup founders, Polygon guild representatives, and the esteemed Tony Olendo from Polygon, the conversation revolved around the transformative potential of blockchain technology, including the realm of International Development. This event featured a series of presentations by various projects, with a special…

International M.E.A.L Hackathon

“Hacking for trust” an international M.E.A.L Hackathon Measuring and proving the value of impact-driven projects can be a challenge, impacting their reputation and funding. To tackle these issues, wedeveloped #HackingForTrust, a solution that enhances measurement techniques and helps projects showcase their impact. The hack introduced international development and humanitarian practices to web3 builders and fostered…

Favela’s Polygon TechHouse open day in Brazil

Polygon TechHouse’s open day event, held within the Complexo do Chapadão favela in Rio de Janeiro, presents a compelling case study for examining technology’s role in marginalized communities. This event showcased a series of workshops and activities aimed at demonstrating the practical applications of technology and its potential to foster community development. The context of…

Web3 for Wildlife Conservation in Kenya (II)

Human-wildlife conflict poses a persistent challenge within the Maasai Mara Ecosystem, jeopardizing both local communities and precious wildlife populations. The delicate balance between human settlements and wildlife habitats has been strained, demanding innovative approaches for coexistence and conservation. In response to this pressing issue, Impact Plus orchestrated a workshop that introduced pioneering strategies to mitigate…

Chapadão Polygon TechHouse

After months of researching and refining the concept to ensure the initiative would be effective and sustainable, we opened the first Polygon Impact TechHouse at the favela of Complexo do Chapadão in Rio de Janeiro. With an estimated population of over 25,000 residents, it is considered one of the most dangerous areas in Rio. The…

Favelas for blockchain! : Rio das pedras

Bringing Web3 education to favelas is crucial in promoting financial inclusion and empowering underprivileged communities. The lack of access to traditional financial services in these areas makes it difficult for small businesses and individuals to secure loans and make investments. This makes it essential to educate and empower these communities with new tools like DeFi…

NGO Bootcamp Brazil

The Web3 for NGOs workshop brought together a diverse group of nonprofit organizations seeking to understand the potential applications of blockchain in Brazil’s favelas. The event explored the fundamentals of blockchain, NFTs, and smart contracts and provided real-world use cases and demonstrations of how organizations can leverage these technologies in urban areas characterized by poverty,…

Favelas for Blockchain

Impact Plus has led a number of initiatives in favelas. This event, which took place in Rio das Pedras explored the potential of driving blockchain technology in community development in one of Brazil’s largest favelas. The event delved into themes such as the fundamental concepts of blockchain, the power of decentralization, and the unique characteristics…

Developers for Social Impact

The “Developing for Social Impact” program was a transformative experience for participants, providing them with the tools and knowledge to make a meaningful impact in their community using Web3 technology. The program, held over three days, was designed for students from YabaTech and members of the Ajegunle community. During the program, the 48 participants received…