Innovation consultant, UNICEF
Vladimir Trkulja is an innovation consultant at UNICEF, focusing on discovering and piloting tech products that can improve the lives of children. Recently he is focusing on blockchain technology, piloting and launching multiple initiatives within UNICEF.
Vladimir graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, and has extensive experience in leading tech teams and developing digital products for the global market.
Connecting every school to the Internet: How can NFTs help?
To mark UNICEF’s 75th anniversary, the UN’s largest-ever collection of NFT artworks: the Patchwork Kingdoms was created. It was created by Giga: a global initiative to connect every school to the Internet by 2030. These 1,000 Patchwork Kingdoms shine a spotlight on digital inequality around the world and have so far raised over US$700,000. This presentation will decompose critical steps which the team behind this collection took in order to sell out the collection in a matter of a few hours and discuss lessons learned on this journey. Also, the presentation will touch base on the role of crypto in UNICEFs fundraising activities, both globally and locally.