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SDF Joins WEF's Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative to Support Most Vulnerable Communities


Ellen Canale

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SDF is a proud supporter of the World Economic Forum’s Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) Initiative as the sole blockchain organization among a distinguished roster of global collaborators. This initiative is meant to address systemic challenges confronting the 2 billion individuals enduring poverty and insecurity worldwide.

SDF's decision to align with the HRI Initiative stems from a shared vision: to leverage blockchain's power to bring tangible solutions to real-world problems. SDF's mission is to make financial infrastructure more inclusive, easier to access, and affordable to all. The HRI Initiative, with its goal to mobilize $10 billion in capital by 2030 to empower local businesses in frontier markets, aligns with that ethos. By driving sustainable market-based solutions that reduce aid dependency and enhance community resilience, SDF’s support of the HRI Initiative furthers SDF’s goals of pursuing meaningful, scalable impact.

Denelle Dixon, CEO of SDF, emphasized this synergy, stating, "SDF's vision is to give people the tools to build resilient communities. We believe that blockchain technology can play a pivotal role in transforming frontier markets, strengthening local economies, and reducing aid dependency. It's about empowering vulnerable communities to develop accessible, sustainable solutions that address deep-rooted challenges. Our participation in this initiative exemplifies our dedication to driving positive change on a global scale."

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Straight from the WEF

For more information, click the link for the press release directly from WEF.