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Library Hosts UN Development Programme's Alternative Finance Lab

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On Tuesday, July 25, the Maker Hub and the Gelardin New Media Center are hosting a special afternoon of conversation, socailizing, and workshops with the UN Development Programme's Alternative Finance Lab from UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub in Lauinger Library.

The afternoon will begin at 2:00pm with a presentation by members of the AltFin Lab in the Murray Room (5th Floor, Lauinger Library). The AltFin Lab is an internal startup, run out of UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and CIS. It is a mechanism for exploring and tapping into new financial technologies and mechanisms to access investment for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They will discuss their activities related to crowdfunding, crowdlending, and crowdinvesting, as well as their current Social Impact Bonds projects. Following the presentation, guests will be invited to join the presenters for a special reception. 

After the presentation, guests are invited to a supplemental workshop in the Idea Lab (1st Floor, Lauinger Library), "Introduction to Blockchain." This hands-on workshop will shed light on the blockchain technology that digital currencies are based on and even help guests get started with their first digital currency wallet!

Learn more and RSVP for the presentation and reception and the workshop on our events page!