Our Team

The SDG Blockchain Forum was founded by United Nations advisors who negotiated the final outcome of the Sustainable Development Goals and¬†Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are impassioned to leverage innovation in technology, social enterprise, and public policy to address our planet’s greatest challenges.

Professor Ramy Noaman, Founder

Ramy Noaman served as Senior Policy Adviser at the United Nations, advising on the final outcome of Sustainable Development Goals. He negotiated the Financing for Development, which set in motion more than $6.5 Trillion in public and private funding for sustainable development. In turn, he led further research on SDG implementation for the World Bank and United Nations University’s WIDER Institute. As a world traveler and scuba diver, he is passionate about preserving the planet and investing into the people and cultures who make it beautiful.

Professor Noaman is an Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Immigration Studies at New Jersey City University, and directs the data analytics firm NY Strategy.

Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Director

Yusuf Abdul-Qadir advises national and municipal governments on sustainable development strategy, and served as Senior Policy Adviser at the United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals. He advocates for social enterprise as a transformative tool in the war on poverty, and has served on the board of eco-business Plantagon.

Yusuf Abdul-Qadir is the Regional Director for the ACLU in Central New York.

Christian Germes, Program Coordinator


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