Giulio Coppi

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Giulio is currently the Digital Specialist (ICT4P) in support of Norwegian Refugee Council operations worldwide, and Humanitarian Innovation Fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in NYC. Giulio has worked with humanitarian and human rights organizations for over 10 years, covering both field and HQ positions. He founded and leads an initiative for Open Source humanitarian Technology, and he is the promoter of the Humanitarian Blockchain Summit, currently at its second edition. 

Guilio joined IARAN because of an interest in joining a community of forward looking humanitarians, and engaging in a critical discussion on the future of the humanitarian sector beyond the mandate of a specific organization

Current Projects

Guilio is contributing to the development of a digital ecosystem at NRC, building data and digital literacy programs, and supporting digital initiatives at HQ and in the field. This includes researching how to introduce a dignified Digital ID system owned by individuals, developing an internal approach to DLTs and blockchain technology, contributing to the digitization of the legal assistance for refugees and populations displaced by conflict, guiding efforts to create local crowfunding projects, AI-powered education chatbots, school level info access points, among others.