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In conjunction with CatalsCon22 I will be presenting and highlighting all the current Wada hubs, and announcing the plans for this project with the wider Catalyst community. See hub profiles in the attached report.
The last two months have seen a focus on building the back end system and fully leveraging the Joget Cardano plugins to create a simple and robust profile management system.
This month our focus was on creation of:
- admin user wallet for funding the submission of transactions containing meta data to the Cardano blockchain
- creation of a validation and submission "record" to track and trace updates to profile records on the client side of the application with new records and latest data being written to the chain on the admin side of the application
- ability to manage submissions to the blockchain for multiple directories
- creation of accounts and wallets for each system admin
Prior months saw the development of the front-end components needed to have:
- flexible administration of project profiles irrespective of chain
- advertising and other revenue generating services within the platform
- taxonomy / categorization system for projects to be listed
- project submission and validation process
Preliminary meetings held with all hubs together and as one on one calls. Collected data on hub profiles as they currently stand as tracking information. Made outline of long term plans with each hub to refine over the next months as we continue with the project. More details in attached document.
Rebrand - Proposal received form external agency (under review) Valuation - Ongoing work with Edify on aligning purpose with strategic positioning Business Model - Restructuring to allow for donations and sponsors
Onboarding - 9 new recruits onboarded in November Training - Booked for December Program - Launched earlier this month, audits have begun
Setting up introductory calls with team members to prepare for project launch
The first part of this proposal, sponsoring and presenting a high level policy event in Kenya was successfully held. Wada presented on Cardano as a blockchain of choice to solve some of Africa's significant digital monetary challenges.
Since our lead on the ground in Zimbabwe is not available for this project, we are working with the Computer Science at ESATIC, Ivory Coast to train a group of French Computer Science students in Plutus Smart contract development
Backend and frontend is progressing steadily but slowly. Team is figuring out a way to write to the blockchain. Details in attached proof
Onboarding - Offer letters sent to new Oracles. Recruitment - Front-end dev and editor acting as support staff for the program. Documentation - Launch documentation completed.
Services - Wada brand services under development, to confirm in November. Structure - Foundation application to be reviewed by a legal expert.
We are working on the back end wallet and admin. Right now I am making generic portals but BiB admins will login and approve submission and write to the blockchain if they provide a wallet. So it will be two tiered. One non blockchain, and then blockchain validated. And that will include a link to the latest hash meta data record on the blockchain explorer
Products - Previous product named "WadaDex" now changing to external product, separate from Wada entity. Structure - Foundation application sent to the UK Charity Commission. Recruitment - Executive Assistant hired and onboarded. Branding - Brand team under review for rebrand and partnerships.
Application open for the audit program - form distributed to interested parties..
Pilot participants have been invited for a second round of the program, with some additional responsibilities for those that have shown interest in professional development.
Work should restart in September
First event with partner GPH scheduled for July 2022 2nd event for November 2022. Weekly meetings ongoing. This event was postponed to September due to local elections.
Project is on track. Project backend development in progress to accept projects' listings
Please attached file
Data collection in progress. Website build ongoing then blockchain integration
Will make another attempt to reconnect and/or consider reallocating funding to another hub event
Not at this time
Dates for two events set. Ongoing collaborative meetings ongoing with partner (Global Policy House)
Nothing to add at this point
Close-out report in preparation
Ghana: Our partner Thaka is currently in Ghana visiting with different fashion contacts and learning more about traditional weaving methods, a more formal report of her trip will follow next month. Cameroon/ Congo: Manfo visited Congo to meet Ntumoi (Subject matter expert). Making the first contact in person was very valuable as this is someone who is extremely busy and we were able to lay out the groundwork for how we want to work with him. We set up a communication channel with and will develop a more specific track in terms of discussion topic details in the upcoming months.
From last report: (Although we had earlier identified leads in two of the countries, it is now becoming difficult maintaining contact and interest in this project. No funding has been allocated to these sites yet so the plan is to do a re-evaluation and reallocate the funding to two new sites as needed.) Update; Two alternate hub leads have been identified and project will progress as scheduled
Contact has been made to on-the-ground Lead. First implementation call held, waiting for follow-up and then funds disbursement
Preparation for the events is ongoing with implementation date set for November 2022. Second meeting held with Partner Implementer and plans drawn up.
Completion report in progress
We completed the final event for this project where we guided new proposers through the CA review flagging process. We are excitedly awaiting the voting results to hopefully see many of the people we helped to receive funding. Close out report coming soon.
First meeting already held with Partner Implementer and plans drawn up. Tentative date for event set.
Project completion date has been extended to end of Q4 2022 due to the difficluties mentioned above.
This project is complete. Will be providing a closing report by next reporting date. Thanks for the funding and the support
Contact has been made to on-the-ground Lead. First implementation call scheduled for next week
We have been setting the groundwork for our upcoming event in Ghana focusing around culture through fashion.
We have hosted several small in-person and larger online virtual proposer workshops in preparation for a few more in person workshops leading into the next funding round.