What is HUMANIA ?
The Covid-19 pandemic is the first truly global crisis. Beyond the loss of life, there are numerous far-reaching consequences such as human seclusion, suffering, economic distress and a sense of helplessness. Covid-19 is changing things on a personal, professional, social, economic and simply human level. We believe that it is our responsibility as a community, to respond to this new world in an inclusive, positive and collective fashion. We must leverage our strengths, sense of humanity, and solidarity to do some good.
The IBDA and CashEssentials have been joined by multiple industry organisations to develop an initiative to support global recovery post Covid-19 by bringing together all actors in our community. The global cash community has already reacted to the ongoing crisis and consequent hardship being experienced by societies around the world. A diverse number of individual initiatives, driven by community members, are underway and making a real difference for millions of people. HUMANIA is a global platform for us to work together and through our collective efforts, achieve more than as individuals. By pooling our resources, reach, competencies and willingness to help, we can have more impact on a local scale (where it is needed most) while leveraging the assets that exist within our community globally. One may simply think of HUMANIA as a way of channeling support from those who can and want to help, to those who need it most.
This inclusive approach will enable individuals to create a piece of banknote artwork that will directly contribute to global recovery while capturing a moment in time from the Covid-19 pandemic. An ‘open-source’ approach is being adopted in order not to preclude access to the project by any individual, organisation or other entity who shares our philosophy of creating value for society via banknote artwork. HUMANIA participation is open to all individuals from all industries and backgrounds.
HUMANIA is all about restoring hope and supporting the people in society who have been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in their efforts to recover and rebuild. HUMANIA aims to achieve this by:
- Raising funds and awareness to support post COVID-19 recovery.
- Paying tribute to those who have been in the front line during the fight against the pandemic.
- Demonstrating that cash connects people in a crisis situation thanks to its unique attributes:
How will HUMANIA Help
The diversity of our community is our strength. Most of us already have ideas about how we can help others who are suffering during this crisis. These ideas will most likely be specific to your region, culture or scope of operations. HUMANIA will empower you to convert your ideas into reality and gain the support for the global community. Every idea, no matter how big or small, merits consideration. What really counts is our willingness to do some good for those who need your help. Our social responsibilities extend beyond the places where we live and work to the actual people who depend on cash to survive, exchange and simply exist as fellow humans. HUMANIA is the global cash community's social responsibility platform allowing us all to engage, contribute and 'give something back' to our world.
The HUMANIA Journey
HUMANIA is a journey for us all. How far we go and how much good we do ultimately depends on you and your support. The below illustration frames our long term ambition with HUMANIACURRENCY. We will make this journey together, along with all contributors and supporters. Regardless of how far we go, every step we take along the road will show we care and that individually and collectively, the currency community cares and has a profound sense of humanity towards others, especially in times of crisis.
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could push half a billion more people into poverty unless urgent action is taken to bail out developing countries.
The HUMANIA Journey
HUMANIA is a journey for us all. How far we go and how much good we do ultimately depends on you and your support. To get HUMANIA started we are proud to announce the launch of HUMANIACURRENCY. This initiative will facilitate those willing to help, via design activity, to join forces, build bridges and leverage their design skills as a valuable asset to help reconstruction, post Covid-19. To achieve success, we have established a framework to facilitate the design of currency (banknotes and coins), celebrating and paying tribute to the people, spirit and collective solidarity of humanity during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The following illustration frames our long term ambition with HUMANIACURRENCY. We will make this journey together, along with all contributors and supporters. Regardless of how far we go, every step we take along the road will show we care and that individually and collectively, the currency community cares and has a profound sense of humanity towards others, especially in times of crisis
While Covid-19 is defining how many of us live our lives today, we are conscious and optimistic that this will not be an enduring phenomenon. We will find a way forward and without doubt, we will be confronted with new challenges. HUMANIA is a scalable infrastructure that can be switched on and off according to global, national, regional and even micro social requirements. It is the beginning of a new way of engaging with our world and we invite every actor in our community to take a leap of faith and become involved. You can do this simply and quickly by registering as a HUMANIA Partner and both discover a multitude of sustainable initiatives you can contribute to along with proposing your own ideas and concept.
HUMANIA Can Become More
The possibilities for HUMANIA to evolve into a vector for the Global Cash Community to ‘give back’ to society are significant. Collectively, we share a responsibility to support those who use the products (banknotes and coins) we design, develop, distribute and deploy. Our social responsibilities are global in context and we must find a way to reach and help those who need it the most.
The very simplicity of the HUMANIA initiative affords each and every one of us the opportunity to make a difference. Since banknotes and coins touch the lives of virtually every sector of society in every part of the word, future HUMANIA activity will not be limited to the cash community but we will extend it to those who use our products.
HUMANIA can act as the voice of social responsibility for our community and unite individual initiatives and efforts under a global umbrella… Just imagine schoolkids around the world creating a HUMANIA design and through this, exchanging and discovering other cultures and societies.
HUMANIA is a Journey without any real roadmap… You are in the driving position to take us anywhere. BY embracing the spirit of HUMANIA we can discover just how much good we can do in this world by pooling our ideas, resources and goodwill.
This is just the beginning and by opening our minds and our hearts, HUMANIA can become our community’s way of supporting sustainable social and economical development in times of crisis and in ways we never before imagined… It all depends on your support and contributions.