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WADA Uni Students Catalyst Registry

$7,000.00 Requested
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Problem:

Los estudiantes universitarios son el futuro de la tecnología blockchain, pero no participan plenamente en el programa Project Catalyst.

Reto: F6: Catalyst value onboarding
over budget Requested 9.333% of the fund.
Proposal Assessor Reviews:
4.6 (12)
Yes Votes:
₳ 77,954,756
No Votes:
₳ 16,133,167
Unique Wallets:
371

Experiencia

The Catalyst School

WADA: Cardano Community skilled practitioners and entrepreneurs, located in hubs across Africa & the diaspora.

Solución

Diversify Catalyst inclusion through onboarding, navigation events, and resource provision for university students in  Africa

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Detailed Plan

Purpose of this Proposal/Address Challenge Question

  • WADA (West Africa Decentralized Alliance) is requesting 7K USD to leverage its partnership with the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) and The Catalyst School to reach and integrate at least 100 French, English & Arabic speaking African Students into Project Catalyst within 6 months. This will enrich Catalyst participation by diversifying inclusion to a key Cardano target market.

Experience & Tools:

  • Our team has extensive experience in coordination, delivering training, creating educational material, and hosting online events. BEN brings 7 years of expertise organizing blockchain education in universities all over the world

Marketing Strategy:

  • Target Audience: West Africa (+Diaspora) University Students
  • Channels: Eventbrite, University Networks/ Communication Channels
  • Ad Campaigns: (WhatsApp groups, Twitter)
  • 3-tier Incentive: Event Attendance, Onboarded to Catalyst, Community Advisor, Proposer or Referrer confirmation
  • Target Outcomes (Estimates):

Events

  • At least 100 Attendees (Event completion)
  • At least 50 Onboarded (Catalyst)
  • 40 Community Advisors/Referrers
  • 5 Proposers

What Success Looks Like:

  • Reaching bright English, French & Arabic speaking students from within Africa and the wider Diaspora. Teaching them about Project Catalyst and assisting them in the process of engaging, becoming Community Advisors and submitting high-impact Catalyst Proposals.

Roadmap

<u>1-3 months</u>:

  • At least 100 students in the West Africa sub region and have attended our events and are aware of Cardano and project Catalyst

<u>4-6 months</u>:

  • At least 50 onboarded into Project Catalyst as Community Advisors/Referrers or Proposers

<u>6 months-1 year</u>:

  • 25 plus students onboarded and engaged Catalyst members in various roles and who are making trusted referrals and mentoring others.

Key metrics to measure:

  • No. of Student attendees
  • % that become active community advisers
  • % watch town halls
  • % vote
  • % proposes
  • $ of Total Funded (plus other Success metrics)
  • % becomes a referrer
  • % of Attendees to Catalyst Onboarding events
  • % of event Surveys/Attendees

Risk Management

  • We will work within our overall Risk Framework as out lined here:
  • <https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/West-Africa-Decentralized-Alliance/333074-48088>

Proposing Team:

  • Victor Corcino - Director The Catalyst School
  • Mercy Tachie-Menson - WADA Coordination (please see team page on WADA website)

Budget: 7k

  • 2k Team Costs (Materials, Co-ordination)
  • 2k Event Costs (Hosting, Guest fees)
  • 3k Marketing, Retention &amp; Adoption (Ads, Outreach, Student Incentives)

Launch Date

Q1 2022

Affiliated Proposals:

  • <https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/WADA-Proposer-Workshops/366968-48088>
  • <https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/DID-in-Congo-Universities/367573-48088>
  • <https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/TheCatalystSchool-Focusing-Africa/368891-48088>

Reseñas de CAs

Addresses Challenge

4.5 / 5
4 Reseñas

Does the proposal effectively addresses the challenge?

Comentarios de la comunidad (4)

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There are two components of this proposal that address the challenge. It's target audience is university students & Africa. Both make up a significant part of Cardano's future.

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Idea with excelent value proposition and proposal is good. The problem statement is valid (how to increase presence of students in Africa?), in line with challenge, with clear return for African community (and Cardano community as a whole) and scalable to other regions of the world. Having said that, it still lacks a bit of the "how" it is going to be done - thats why it didn't get 5 here. It could be clearer what content will be discussed, how to better engage with local entitities and students (parnetships), what kind of events and activities will be held and so on. Communication strategy should have more details. It could have also be included a mentoring program by Cardano SMEs to help those more interested and prepare them on technical and management aspects in blockchain and Cardano.

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The proposal addresses the campaign brief by identifying a pertinent issue with its problem and solution statement which would encourage adoption at the grassroots.

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This proposal has good alignment with the challenge and is clear on its objectives that are very specific ( get African Uni students onboard) from a voter perspective the first question that pops into my head is how do you know that Africa Uni students are not engaged? it would be good for the proposer to have supported this claim with some evidence but i don't think it should detract from the overall proposals which is good.

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Feasibility

4.3 / 5
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Given experience and plan presented is likely that this proposal will be implemented successfully

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i have run many workshops/hackathons/training session utilising eventbrite and meetup. The proposal is not clear on how many events we get for $2k. Also will the these costs cover all activities for the next 12 months, ie is the $2k resource cost for the proposers or to employ and local admin?

A more detailed plan against resources(named if possible) and budget would help answer the questions above. My day job is managing project and running a consultancy business so spend a lot of time putting plans and business cases together.

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The WADA organization has demonstrated already their ability to implement. Combining their efforts with the Cardano School helps both organisations.

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The 2 people committed seem competent with experience and technical skill. However, as the target audience is broad, diverse and numerous, more people would be welcomed. Budget breakdown and timeline seem realistic and make sense within project scope.

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From a feasibility standpoint, the team behind the proposal are quite active in the Cardano ecosystem and have provided a timeline on how they intend to go through with the project. However, I would wish to see their marketing plan included in the proposal as well as projections of how many students they would bring into the ecosystem to further gauge the proposal impact and meet minimum user adoption metric of 50% within two years.

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Auditability

5 / 5
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Does the proposal provides sufficient information to assess and audit progress and completion?

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the milestones and metrics area easy to understand and will help the community know if this project is successful. I assume the proposal team will continue to mentor the new participates for at least 1 year so suggested stretch targets are: 40 people onboarded as CA's. These CA's are active and have assessed at lest 5 proposals each 5 proposers onboarded and at least 5 proposals accepted into a voting round

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KPI's are clear. Measurable and meaningful

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Clear and good milestones. The proposed kpis are great but it could have some targets over time. Risk management is also very well done.

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The information provided is sufficient to audit the progress and the success of the proposal as it meets the project proposal brief, impact assessment and feasibility potential. Kudos!

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