UNICEF hatches plan for a prototype DAO, following its crypto fund
UNICEF, an agency of the United Nations that provides relief and humanitarian aid to children, is testing concepts for a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). “Right now, we’re building a DAO prototype to fairly distribute power and communication for a globally distributed digital public good,” said UNICEF blockchain lead Arun Maharajan.
Digital public goods (DPGs) are types of open-source software, models and standards that can be used by can countries to build digital infrastructure as an alternative to private proprietary solutions. The early stage pilot, which is being built on top of the Layer 2 solution Polygon, hopes to enable easier communication between stakeholders of a DPG when discussing possible new features to the project. Still, UNICEF has trialed the open-source voting tool Snapshot for potential governance proposals, he added. This is one way it would function much like your run-of-the-mill decentralized organization. The ultimate goal would be that such projects could use the DAO.