Davide Bernardis is a multimedia designer and creative director based between Berlin and Nairobi. He is currently working on a project with refugee students in Africa. The objective is to develop a decentralized educational system through which tokenized degrees are issued virtually and international quality standards ensured by testing students in physical locations.
Davide will focus on the potential to put the blockchain to good use in disenfranchised contexts. He will talk about his experiences as a volunteer in Africa, at the Idomeni refugee camp where he worked on a project to envision how blockchain could help tackle the issue of academic credential for refugee students. He will also explain his work in Kibera, where he worked with youth developing programming and designing skills through open software. Davide will highlight the importance of decentralization in both scenarios and explore how refugee camps and slums are ideal experimental grounds where innovative solutions can be conceived and tested to truly foster impact at both local and global scale.