Aiden Slavin

I am a consultant and journalist working at the intersection of the technology and humanitarian sectors. I am currently based at the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University, where I am Innovation Fellow. Prior to entering the IIHA, I worked as a journalist for CNN and CNN Arabic, traveling throughout the Middle East. My current work includes consultancies with ID2020, the Sovrin Foundation, and the PeaceTech Lab at the US Institute of Peace. I hold a Masters of Science from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.

Aiden Slavin

Digital Identity: A Solution to Kenya’s ID Challenge?

April 7, 2020

A proposed national biometric identity program in Kenya has incited criticism from privacy and digital rights advocates, prompting a...

Aiden Slavin

Blockchain as a Humanitarian Tool for Digital Identity

February 4, 2019

The world is abuzz with blockchain. Financial service providers, governmental agencies and—most recently—humanitarian organizations are all investigating how blockchain...


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