Our Vision

Community Inclusion Currencies represent a game change for humanitarian aid and credit issuance in general. These systems need to be researched and developed open source and open implementation so that as new financial infrastructure emerges it benefits everyone.

CICHub is a place where we will be sharing our journey, software, methods and best practices and inviting others to help.

Our Story

People have been working to develop currencies to benefit communities for centuries. Building on the rich history and research in mutual-credit, private currencies, municipal currencies and local exchange trading systems, CICs started as an attempt to see how these lessons could be applied in undeserved and marginalized communities. They began with paper vouchers the helped small community groups trade their goods and services and eventually grew into digital system with standards and linkages to national currencies.

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Meet the Partners

The core team moving the needle consists of Red Cross, Stichting DOEN, Grassroots Economics and Innovation Norway.

Red Cross

IFRC, Danish, Norwegian, and Kenyan Red Cross Societies

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

Grassroots Economics

Kenyan Foundation

Grassroots Economics led by Will Ruddick and Caroline Dama are a team of on-the-ground implementers, researchers, and crucial support staff for piloting CICs.

Innovation Norway

Norwegian Government

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. They support companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation.

DOEN

DOEN Foundation

DOEN is a Dutch foundation supporting initiatives in the field of culture and cohesion and in the field of green and inclusive economy.

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