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Disruptive technology in international funding


  • Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy , Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)


  • Muna Wehbe, Stars Foundation
  • Kate Franks, the innocent foundation

Event details:

In this session Rhodri Davies will explore the opportunities and risks of disruptive technology (e.g. blockchain) and how funders can play a key role in addressing them. This will be an interactive session with time for questions, followed by open discussion to share our experiences.

About our speaker:

Rhodri Davies is Head of Policy at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), and also leads Giving Thought – CAF’s in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. He is the author of Public Good by Private Means: How philanthropy shapes Britain, which traces the history of philanthropy in Britain and what it tells us about the role of modern philanthropy. Beyond that, he has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics – from social investment to the charitable applications of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain – and is much in demand as an adviser to governments, businesses, charities and philanthropists. Rhodri graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy and embarked upon an academic career before migrating into public policy work, where he has spent over a decade specialising in the policy aspects of philanthropy and charitable giving.

Contact| 0207 255 4499


Cost to members: £20

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