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GBBC & GDF Global Leaders Series with Dr. Hayat Sindi, Chief Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank

July 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Join us for the next GBBC & GDF Global Leaders Series with Dr. Hayat Sindi, Chief Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank, an organization designed to build collaborative partnerships between communities and nations, across 57 member nations. Dr. Sindi will join GBBC CEO Sandra Ro for a conversation on:

  • The pivotal moments in Dr. Sindi’s career, academic journey, and personal life that led her to this point
  • How the Islamic Development Bank is approaching blockchain and crypto
  • What the Transform Fund and the Engage platform is, and some of the most exciting projects to come out of it

Dr. Hayat Sindi is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists and a global champion of science and technology. The Chief Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Sindi was voted one of the BBC’s top 100 Women 2018, a list of inspiring and influential women from around the world.

Dr. Sindi graduated with honors from King’s College London in Pharmacology in 1995, and was the first woman from the Gulf region to obtain a PhD in biotechnology from the University of Cambridge.

In 2017, Dr. Sindi was appointed as Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). In this role, she has put science, technology and innovation at the heart of IsDB’s work, making it a powerful driver of economic growth and sustainable development. In 2018, she contributed to the launch of IsDB’s $500m Transform Fund and Engage platform –the first digital hub of its kind for the developing world– to support innovators find solutions to development challenges through the power of innovation.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Sindi engaged with several global health partners to develop innovative solutions to strengthen global supply of COVID-19 diagnostics by leveraging and building manufacturing capacity in IsDB member countries. She has also designed a dedicated initiative emphasizing the role of locally developed innovation and technology transfer in strengthening health infrastructure in IsDB member countries.

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) and Global Digital Finance (GDF) have partnered to host a weekly webinar series with leaders in government and technology to get their read on the current global situation, emerging technologies, and field questions from members of the community.

Learn More:

https://gbbcouncil.org/

https://www.gdf.io/

https://www.isdb.org/

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Date:
July 13, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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