Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), is to keynote the upcoming BLOCKDeFi2020 Virtual Blockchain Conference scheduled to hold from the 12-13 September 2020 on the 2D Airmeet platform.
Dr. Ezekwesili was Vice-President of the World Bank's Africa division and is former Nigerian Minister of Education, Minister of Solid Minerals, and a Presidential candidate in Nigeria's last general elections. She has been a strong advocate of due process, transparency, and accountability in governance, of which she sees blockchain technology as a necessary tool for Africa's economic transformation.
The conference organized by Blockchain Nigeria User Group, is designed to bring attendees the best industry experts and thought leaders, insightful discussions with unique networking opportunities in a virtual world. Recall that #LagosBlock-DeFi:2020 previously scheduled to hold physically last May was postponed due to COVID-19 restriction guidelines. #BlockDeFi-2020 will now hold as a global technology event on a 2D interactive virtual environment.
The conference which will commence from 10:00 AM WAT will focus on "Unpacking Blockchain and the potentials of alternative, open trustless finance in building the foundations of financial self-sovereignty in Africa!"
Conference tracks will focus on blockchain protocols making significant impacts, layer 2 technologies of Bitcoinâ€Š-â€ŠLightning Network, Ethereum layer 2 scaling solutions, distributed filesystem, and other decentralized web technologies.
"We believe that Africa needs blockchain technology, more that blockchain needs Africa!" - Chimezie Chuta, Founder/ Coordinator Blockchain Nigeria User Group.
Also confirmed are, Elizabeth Stark, CEO and Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO both Chief Executives at Lightning Labs, Christian Roesch, Head Africa Operations, at Kinesis Money, Ali Hussein Kassim, Co-Founder & CEO at Kipochi, Nairobi Kenya, Emomotimi Agama, Deputy Director and Head Registration, Exchanges, Market Infrastructures and Innovation Department at SEC Nigeria, Carmelle Cadet, founder & CEO, EMTECH, and several others as speakers and keynotes for the conference.
This is the 9th edition of the National blockchain conference series that has been held across Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt since 2017 by Blockchain Nigeria User Group. It will be a two-day event content-packed event covering; Keynotes, Presentations, Panel discussion segments, Networking, and product Exhibitions.
The conference is free, but registration is required via https://www.airmeet.com/e/9c836320-e93b-11ea-8616-b3016fb86143