CrowdInnovation, CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate (...)

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CrowdInnovation, CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate (...)

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2nd Annual International Conference on CrowdFunding and Smart Finance for Peace and Development - 12 and 13 December, 2017, United Nations
One week of High Level Meetings, Crossing the Spheres of the Stakeholders
The halfway point between the PORTO-ALLEGRE FORUM and the DAVOS FORUM ; the platform for the creation and development of projects for peace and SDGs.


2nd Annual International Conference on CrowdFunding and Smart Finance for Peace and Development - 12 and 13 December, 2017, United Nations
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International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies
December 11-15, 2017
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The program

Wednesday December 13, 2017

from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday evening, de 19:00 à 23:00 : Networking Dinner of Science and Finance for Peace and Development Networks

Presentations will be held in english and french. Debates and questions will be organized in english and french.
Leading Projects of Scientifical Projects Development and Crowd Sources Sustainable Solutions since 1992, and creating 1st Participatory Scientific Researches Camps in 2004, the NGO Objective Sciences International have the Special Consultative Status to United Nations. Active in all continents, the NGO organize every year, since 2012, the International Annual Conference on Rights of Nature in United Nations, at which one participate all Governments actives in this domain or interested by these works. From 2016, and every year, OSI organize into the heart of the United Nations hemicycle the International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, in order to allow all the actors and operators in these domains to exchange, meet and share directly and at the largest international level.
Crowd Sourced Finance

Operators of CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies who exchange already at national and continental levels (Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Middle-East...) and who desire to exchange together, and share practices and solutions, at the world level, meet together at the Annual International Conference organized in the United Nations.

Crowd Lending / Crowd Supporting / Crowd Investing / Smart Finance / Appropriate Technologies

Several public or associative organizations that are active in the domain of CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, federated or organized, at the national level. The main national actors, the federations, and the specific operators, organized presently at the international level, and are called to meet annually at the end of the civil year, at the International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, at United Nations, in Geneva.

This annual space of sharing results and pooling of skills, allow to the actors of the domain to exchange practices, solutions, ideas, needs.

Your Annual Exchanges Resource

In the following of the national and continental meetings that are organized in each country and continent by the local federation, this International Annual Conference at United Nations allow the actors to implement in consultation, or to inform mutually, of progress and actions they lead during the year, or that they have in project.

The participants at this Conference are:

  • Local and regional actors of different countries
  • Thematic Actors by disciplines of finance and of crowdfunding
  • Regional or national federations
  • Thematic Federations, by disciplines of finance and of crowdfunding
  • Large Institutions of Finance, Sustainable Development and Economy
  • Government departments (Economy, Industry, Finance ...) and international associations of Ministries
  • Specialized Journalists (finance, economy, science, environment, education, sustainable development ...)
  • UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP ...)

Subjects that are in the agenda of December 2017 are:

  • Standards and references of exchange on Participatory Finance practices between national and international organizations
  • National and international Charts of Participatory Finance, examples, projects, ongoing discussions of shares
  • Financing Solutions of the actions of Development and New Appropriate Technologies
  • Access of citizen actors to the Development of Projects beyond their simple financial contributions
  • Administrative Status / legislative / recognition / etc of actors of Smart Finance projects
  • The Citizen Participatory Finance, beyond the digital interface
    - * Expected Features of web portals of Participatory Finance
  • Services for Participatory Finance provided by FabLabs
  • Dissemination and Exploitation of the results to the uninvolved Big Public
  • Road map for the mutual opening of the data collected

Detailed Program

Exchanges between stakeholders of the meeting will happen in a round table between speakers and debates with the audience of the Assembly.

Organiser : NGO Objective Sciences International, Geneva
Chairman : Thomas EGLI, President of Objective Sciences International
Moderator : Maxime PALLAIN, Membre of the Swiss syndicate of the CrowdFunding Organisations, CEO Switzerland of Raizers. Raizers is a plateform of crowd investment online, unlisted stocks, active in Switzerland, France and Benelux. This company propose to its crowd-community 2 main products of investment, capital shareholding in SME and and debenture loan in more mature companies or specific sectors like property development :

Here the Programme of the 5 days of GENEVA FORUM of December 2017, where are described the 2 days dedicated to the Conference on Finance and Science for Peace and Sustainable Development Goals.

Programme of GENEVA FORUM 2017 (Public side)

14:00 – Opening of the Conference


14:30 - Introduction

14:30 - 15’
Opening Remarks
Recall of concepts of the International Annual Conference
Thomas EGLI, President of the NGO Objective Sciences International

Already Validated Presentations

Crowdfunding for social good and education - successful examples from the UK
Hubbub have helped 35+ university advancement teams across the UK and US to bring in and engage donors by embracing digital fundraising.
This session will focus on crowdfunding for the social good and education with successful examples from the UK University and charity sectors, identifying how we can use what we have learnt in the UK across Europe and globally to support great initiatives. We will explore the economic context of fundraising, government funding and crowdfunding in the UK and if this has any implications on its future across the continent as well as globally. We will also consider it as a structural innovation for institutional supporter engagement that will build funding stream resilience. Finally, we will focus on some great examples of successful ideas come to life through crowdfunding and discuss the trends for its future development as a funding vehicle in the UK higher education sector and beyond.
Ralitsa PADALSKA, Hubbub,

Big-data, machine-learning and crowdsourcing: the future on
humanitarian information management

Natural disaster or conflict related humanitarian emergency crisis
information is mostly generated in unstructured formats.
The possibility of integrating and creating intelligence around this information
enhances the analysis posibilities and access to this knowledge.
Converting text like reports into semi-structured or structured data for
its automatic analysis is a challenge. Modern tools like Machine and Deep
Learning have shown that it is possible to mold it into
suitable formats. Using the crowds wisdom is another path that juxtaposes
naturally with such as computer models. Putting order on such a scale of
information by collectively training algorithms. In this talk we will explore
the problems and advances on this technologies that are building in
Datasauri NGO.
Xavier VOLLENWEIDER, Switzerland, Secrétaire de l’association DATASAURI et Economist à la Fondation FlowMinder

Crowdsourcing of Inventive Activities: current debates
The crowdsourcing of inventive activities (CIA) consists in externalizing to a crowd, research activities and/or complex and creative tasks. Several recent examples have highlighted the advantages of this type of practice: to reduce the costs of the innovation process and to improve its results.
This innovation management practice raised many hopes, but nowadays is it a real reservoir of creativity or a socially imposed detour for organizations? Are there many sectors where crowdsourcing is well suited? Should all organizations use this practice?
We present the basic principles of crowdsourcing and the many form crowd innovations can take. Then we underline some failures and successes of crowdsourcing.
We have also studied the organizational impact of CIA based on the
theories of the boundaries of organizations. The literature identifies four different boundaries: Efficiency, influence, competence and identity boundaries. This analysis makes it possible, among others, to identify some limitations of the use of CIA and to devise theoretical predictions on its emergence and conditions of utilization.
Thierry Burger-Helmchen, Full Professor in Management Science, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, researcher at BETA-UMR 7522 CNRS (laboratory A+), University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study

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