Lindsay Oliver, Communications Specialist
We are pleased to announce that Cadasta and Spatial Dev are joining forces to build out our technological platform for documenting and asserting land rights. Spatial Dev builds user-centric software tools focused on leveraging meaningful data. Their team will be building the initial release of the Cadasta platform as we build out our engineering team and bring them up to speed. We'll be taking over development for later iterations of the platform.
Frank Pichel, CPO
Over the past year, Bitcoin has come to the public's attention as an alternate, or cryptocurrency, due largely to significant swings in value and its linkage to sites like Silk Road, the black market of the internet . While the focus on Bitcoin has been mostly on its potential impact to the banking and finance world, the most interesting component of it just might be a component of its inherent architecture - block chain.
Peter Rabley, Director of Property Rights Investments, Omidyar Network
Noel Taylor, CEO & President, Cadasta
Sometimes the toughest problems can be tackled by the simplest of solutions.
Consider Makena. She is a bright, energetic 13 year-old who lives with her family in Kibera in Nairobi – the largest urban slum in Africa. Like every adolescent girl in the world, Makena is at a critical life crossroads where her next few years will probably determine the rest of her life. Will she be able to stay in school? Will she become a doctor, a lawyer, a carpenter, or a mechanical engineer? Will she be able to make choices about her own life? Or, will she be forced to drop out of school?