[DRAFT] Celo Pacific Initiative

Hello Community,

TL;DR

  • This proposal is primarily to get support in bringing awareness of everything celo has to offer to the pacific region. This initiative aims at ensuring that the full spectrum of Celo-supported initiatives benefit reaches individuals and businesses, especially those in need of financial assistance & inclusivity across the pacific region.
  • Further more, This proposal presents a strategic initiative aimed at equipping emerging developers with the skills and knowledge required to actively contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the global blockchain ecosystem, with a focus on building on Celo.
  • We will focus for our first milestone on New Zealand and australia. 2nd milestone will be on university impact which will give us access into other countries and territories in the pacific region then for our third milestone will be strategic focus on penetrating other countries and territories within the pacific region.
  • We seek 68,000cUSD to kickstart & bring this project to fruition and upon successful achievement of first milestone, we’ll request for follow up funding with detailed report & proposal to complete 2nd and 3rd milestone consequently.
  • We are a dedicated team of women committed to fostering inclusivity and empowerment actively striving to ensure that a minimum of 30% of those we engage with and uplift are women all In our relentless pursuit of gender equality.

Requested Funding milestone: $68,000 equivalent to 136,000 CELO (est 1 CELO = $0.5)

PROJECT TEAM:

  • Pelagia – Lead / Operations, Celo Ambassador New Zealand
  • Mitchelle Oyebola - Community Lead, Technical Advisor
  • Chidimma – Strategy, Commercial & Marketing lead, Celo Ambassador
  • TBD – Regional manager

Challenge:
Since the inception of celo mainnet, we’ve witnessed the growth and spread of celo penetrating regions around the world. We’ve witnessed the impact celo has made In bringing financial inclusivity and education and empowerment through several awareness campaigns and workshops, hackathons etc all solely ushering the world into the next big evolution, WEB3. with the rise of various regional DAO’S and partnering organizations, celo has championed the adoption of a decentralized system of operation in various markets globally.
But, we’ve noticed a few places left out and seems a bit unfair. We’ve waited for quite a while hoping something will come our way but have now decided to take that bold step to bring celo to this part of the world.
The Pacific region comprises numerous countries and territories with diverse economic structures and financial systems. Given the broad scope of the Pacific, I’ll provide a general overview of some aspects related to the financial system, market, and potentiality with blockchain and web3 technologies:

  • Financial System:
    • The Pacific region includes countries with varying degrees of economic development, from developed nations like Australia and New Zealand to smaller island nations with developing economies.
    • Many Pacific island nations are characterized by a reliance on traditional economic sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and fisheries.
  • Market Overview:
    • Larger economies like Australia and New Zealand have more diversified markets, including finance, technology, and services.
    • Smaller island nations have markets dominated by primary industries, and their economic activities are often susceptible to global market fluctuations.
  • Blockchain and Web3 Potential:
    • The adoption of blockchain and web3 technologies in the Pacific region is influenced by factors such as infrastructure, regulatory environment, and technological awareness.
    • Blockchain technology has the potential to address challenges related to financial inclusion, secure transactions, and transparency in areas like remittances and supply chain management.
    • Web3 technologies, which focus on decentralized and user-centric applications, could offer new opportunities for innovation, particularly in sectors like finance, governance, and identity management.
  • Cultural, Social, and Health Dynamics in gender inequality:
    • Access to education for women has improved in many Pacific Island nations, but challenges still exist, especially in remote areas.
    • Cultural traditional practices may limit women’s participation in certain activities or decision-making processes.
    • Like in many parts of the world, violence against women is a concern in the Pacific.
  • Challenges and Opportunities:
    • Connectivity and infrastructure challenges may exist in some Pacific island nations, affecting the widespread adoption of advanced technologies.
    • Blockchain and web3 initiatives could address issues related to financial services accessibility, especially in remote areas with limited traditional banking infrastructure.
    • Collaborative efforts between governments, businesses, and international organizations may be crucial in driving the adoption of emerging technologies in the region.

Celo pacific will focus resources on driving awareness, access & adoption of CELO projects/ dapps amongst locals & institutions within the pacific region. In the Pacific region, Australia and New Zealand are the countries with industrialized economy. But asides from these 2 great nations, Focus will also be on driving adoption within the following countries and territories for the rate of growth and development taking place within their economy. It’s truly the best time to get onboard the band wagon of industrialization being part of their growing economy from the initial stages.

secondary targets for penetration

  • Fiji:
    • Suva (capital city)
  • Papua New Guinea:
    • Port Moresby (capital city)
  • New Caledonia (French territory):
    • Nouméa (capital city)
  • French Polynesia (overseas collectivity of France):
    • Papeete (capital city)
  • Guam (U.S. territory):
    • Hagåtña (capital city)

Approach:

  • Tailored Content Creation:
    * Develop intuitive guides, visually appealing content, and straightforward explainer videos tailored to different demographics.
  • Curriculum Development and Training Materials:
    • Collaboration with experienced educators and blockchain developers to craft a comprehensive curriculum tailored to the Pacific context creating training materials, presentations, and interactive resources for effective learning.
  • Digital Campaign Diversification:
    * Launch engaging digital campaigns across platforms, utilizing targeted messaging to reach potential users.
  • Local Community Connect:
    * Forge partnerships with local nonprofits and associations to create access points for individuals in underserved communities.
  • User-Friendly Resource Hub:
    * Establish a user-centric online hub, offering clear, step-by-step guides, case studies, and interactive tools.
  • Empowerment Outreach through Community set-up:
    * Create channels for users to easily seek assistance and advice, fostering a supportive and responsive community.
  • Education Incentives:
    * Design an incentivization model that rewards users for engaging with educational content, adopting Celo services and sharing to colleagues and neighbors
  • Workshops and Hackathons:
    • Hosting engaging workshops and hackathons in key cities within new Zealand
**Budget ** Amount ($)
I. Tailored Content Creation
Content Creation Team 5,000
Video Production 3,000
Visual Design 1,000
II. Curriculum Development and Training Materials
Training Materials Development 5,000
III. Digital Campaign Diversification
Ad Campaigns 6,000
Social Media Collaborations 4,000
IV. Local Community Connect
Partnership Outreach 3,000
Workshop and Webinar Organization 4,000
V. User-Friendly Resource Hub
Website Development 3,000
VI. Empowerment Outreach through Community Set-up
Community Support Platform 2,000
User Engagement Initiatives 2,000
VII. Education Incentives
Incentive Program Development 2,000
Rewards and Benefits 5,000
VIII. Workshops and Hackathons
Venue Rentals, Logistics, and Prizes 5,000
Total Budget 50,000

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for milestone 1: 4 months duration

  • Content Engagement: Measure content interaction, including video views, guide downloads, and social media engagement.
  • Campaign Reach: Gauge the program’s visibility by tracking the number of unique campaign impressions and social shares.
  • Workshop Attendance: Monitor the turnout at local workshops and webinars, assessing the level of community engagement.
  • Resource Hub Usage: Track visits, time spent, and interactivity on the resource hub, indicating user engagement and relevance.
  • Support Effectiveness: Assess user satisfaction and response times through support channels, ensuring users feel empowered and heard.
  • Gender focus: ensure that no less than 40% of all our efforts are focused on women.

Success Metrics:

  • Content Uptake: Achieve a minimum of 30,000 cumulative views/downloads of tailored content within the first six months.
  • Campaign Resonance: Attain a total of 100,000 impressions across all digital campaigns, showcasing the program’s impact.
  • Community Engagement: Host at least 20 well-attended local workshops and webinars, reaching diverse audiences.
  • Resource Hub Utilization: Accumulate 15,000 visits to the online resource hub, showcasing its value to users.
  • Positive Support Experience: Maintain a user satisfaction rate of 85% or higher through responsive and helpful support channels.
  • Educational Incentives: Attract a minimum of 500 users to actively participate in educational incentive programs.
  • Gender focus: ensure that no less than 30% of all those reached, onboarded and empowered are females.

By crafting an Access & Empowerment Program that prioritizes clarity, engagement, and tangible benefits, we ensure that individuals and businesses can seamlessly access the advantages of Celo-backed projects, fostering financial inclusivity and technological empowerment.
The Celo Pacific initiative is poised to unlock the vast potential of the Pacific region. With a comprehensive approach to content localization, community building, public relations, education, and strategic partnerships, this initiative aims to position Celo as a key player in the crypto landscape.

Milesstone2:
Enhancing Celo’s Impact through University Outreach: A Comprehensive Proposal
Introduction:
The Celo Pacific is committed to fostering innovation and knowledge within the blockchain ecosystem, with a particular focus on universities. This proposal outlines an initiative to engage universities across the Pacific region, encouraging student developers to explore and contribute to the Celo ecosystem. By partnering with universities, we aim to cultivate a community of talented developers and innovators who can drive the growth of Web3 technologies within the region.

Focus Area : University Programs and Outreach
Key Deliverables:

  • University Events:
    • Organize 1 university event per country per month.
    • Establish Celo University clubs within 5 universities.
    • Onboard at least 5 developers from universities each month.
  • Community Participation:
    • Ensure active participation of 150 attendees in each university event.
    • Achieve a minimum of 75 downloads of Celo Wallets per month.
    • Garner at least 100 social media followers each month.
  • Diversity and Inclusion:
    • Strive for over 30% women’s participation across all university events.
      Success Criteria Milestone 2::
  • Activation of 10 Celo University clubs
  • Monthly onboarding of 25 developers from universities.
  • Participation of 150 attendees in each university event.
  • A minimum of 75 Celo Wallet downloads monthly.
  • At least 100 social media followers each month.
  • More than 30% women’s participation across all university events.

Milestone 3: Expanding Celo’s Reach Across Pacific Territories: 6 months
Introduction:
Building on the success of Milestones 1 and 2, the Celo Pacific Initiative is poised to extend its impact to additional countries and territories within the Pacific region. This milestone focuses on strategically penetrating the blockchain and Web3 ecosystem in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Guam. The goal is to replicate the success achieved in New Zealand and Australia, fostering awareness, access, and adoption of Celo projects and dApps.

Focus Area: Strategic Expansion
Key Deliverables:

  • Territory-specific Tailored Content:
    • Develop intuitive guides, visually appealing content, and straightforward explainer videos tailored to the demographics of each territory.
  • Partnership Outreach:
    • Forge collaborations with local nonprofits, educational institutions, and associations in each territory to establish access points for underserved communities.
  • Digital Campaigns:
    • Launch engaging digital campaigns across platforms with targeted messaging tailored to resonate with the cultural and economic contexts of each territory.
  • Local Workshops and Hackathons:
    • Host engaging workshops and hackathons in key cities within each territory, providing venue rentals, logistics, and prizes for hackathon winners.
  • Community Support Platforms:
    • Establish channels for users in each territory to easily seek assistance and advice, fostering a supportive and responsive community.
  • Incentive Programs:
    • Design and implement territory-specific incentivization models to reward users for engaging with educational content and adopting Celo services.

Success Criteria:

  • Successful launch of territory-specific tailored content with a minimum of 20,000 cumulative views/downloads within the first six months.
  • Collaborate with at least two local nonprofits or associations per territory for partnership outreach.
  • Achieve a total of 50,000 impressions across all digital campaigns in the targeted territories, showcasing the program’s impact.
  • Host at least 10 well-attended local workshops and webinars in each territory, reaching diverse audiences.
  • Accumulate 7,000 visits to the online resource hub from users in the targeted territories, showcasing its value.
  • Maintain a user satisfaction rate of 80% or higher in each territory through responsive and helpful support channels.
  • Attract a minimum of 300 users in each territory to actively participate in educational incentive programs.

Building on the foundation laid in New Zealand and Australia, we aim to create a lasting impact in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Guam, ensuring the seamless integration of Celo projects and technologies into the fabric of each community.

Transparency & Progress Report

Team Budget Overview - $18,000

Monthly Updates

Monthly Updates
We are committed to providing monthly updates on our progress. Our success will be measured through quarterly reports tracking the progress in various focus areas. The following template outlines our budget allocation.

Duration/wage Amount Spend Owner Notes
(2 hrs/day - 5days/wk) $500 per month / 12 months $6,000 Mitchelle Oyebola
(2 hrs/day - 5days/wk) $500 per month / 12 months $6,000 Pelagia
(2 hrs/day - 5days/wk) $500 per month / 12 months $6,000 Chidimma
TOTAL $18,000
  • No. Technical Workshop Participants:
  • No. of Incubator Participants:
  • No. of Active Developers:
  • No. Social Media Followers:
  • No. Community Event Attendees:
  • No. of New Partnerships/Alliance Members:
  • No. of University Clubs Set Up:

Structure & Mult-Sig 7/10

Role Name LinkedIn Multisig
Lead / Operations, Celo Ambassador New Zealand Pelagia [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Community Lead, Technical Advisor, Celo Ambassador Mitchelle Oyebola [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Strategy, Commercial & Marketing lead, Celo Ambassador Chidimma [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Fiji celo ambassador TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
French Polynesia celo ambassador TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Regional manager TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC

This is basically a rough draft for which we hope to use as a pilot to bring in opinions, suggestions and take questions and feedback that’ll help us further tailor a more excellent and detailed proposal that’ll reflect the heart of the Community. Thanks everyone

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Hi @mitchelle,

Welcome to the forum.

I’ve been pretty open recently that there’s little evidence that content, impressions, clubs, and followers is what’s missing in the Celo ecosystem and will actually elevate the protocol and mission to another level.

This is a global protocol with thousands of open and free resources. What are the specific barriers that people in Australia / NZ might be facing that prevents them from taking part or using Celo? Australia/NZ has some of the highest standards of living in the world with amazing universities, and actually a pretty thriving blockchain scene that bootstrapped some OG protocols (like Synthetix). What problem are you solving for?

I can definitely see more of a need for outreach in the wider Pacific / Polynesia, but why do we need hyper-localized content here? PNG, Fiji, Guam all have English as official languages for example. I can see an argument for French-speaking content curation but I don’t think that needs an entire spend request, one could contribute to the open-source documentation translation efforts in French or any local dialects right now.

Left out of what, specifically, do you mean here? This is an online, globally accessible protocol, or at least in theory. You do mention connectivity issues - are you planning to build internet infrastructure? What exactly is the support here? Can you show the community how you’ve helped with accessibility before?

Finally, could you fill out the names and profiles of the people performing the work, so that the community can see your previous outreach, relevant experience, and so on. Where are you all located?

I’ll be voting no on this proposal in it’s current form because it’s too broad, too offline, too impression and content focused, no mention of utilizing or building on resources that already exist., and no clear through-line that any of this work aligns with the technical or optical challenges facing Celo over the next year.

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hi @Thylacine

i see your view and share a few of them.
but, i’m curios… are we really just about looking out to vote who can write the best proposal and get funded?
celo asia dao did just about that and got voted yes and funded yet see whats happening in that space. lots of controversy .

shouldnt we be more focused on harnessing the most out of partnerships with new proposers by seeing where they can come in handy, whats needed and whats not, collaborate and build on a more solid feedback-backed proposal so we can together achieve proliferation and boost user activity of celo protocols…

over a year ago, there was a proposal for celo india i think but due to issues in collaboration, it looks ignored and gathering dust. thats a place with the largest population arguably speaking.

i think we can even as a community incentivize contributions by willing and knowledgeable community members to new proposals like this to encourage growth and at least ensuring no loss on potential partnerships and investment that may come our way.

by the way, hi @mitchelle and welcome to the forum.

this could help a lot to know how far you’ve come and what you have to offer the celo community.

i do recommend you reach out to more Community members who can guide you on what celo is all about, current focus and how you can be a part of it and still bring opportunities in CELO to your region.

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People should be writing the clearest and best proposal they can. That shouldn’t be controversial.

For the record I was against the Celo Asia DAO too, and looking at the thread now it seems to be mired in angst and confusion.

For this Pacific initiative however, would just love to see more meat on the bones of what actually is being offered here, that’s all.

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Overall this seems way to broad. “Pacific” could mean anything from Japan to Chile.

Furthermore It really is unclear how general societal issues like access to education or infrastructure are related to Celo.

Listing off general problems only obfuscates the aim of your initiative.

I agree with @Thylacine

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Hello Community, i’ve incorporated some changes to reflect opinions of some members of the community. please do spare some time to read and kindly give feedback.
one of the paramount change is we’re changing name from pacific to oceania region as pacific region was way too broad and celo community comprises different regions that have different opinions as to what the pacific truly covers.

I’m Mitchelle, a New Zealander and blockchain enthusiast, was active in the nouns ecosystem for 2 years and contributed to its ecosystem growth. Currently serving as regional adviser to samoan government for Oceania Blockchain Special Economic Zone.

TL;DR

  • This proposal is primarily to get support in bringing awareness of everything celo has to offer to the oceania. This initiative aims at ensuring that the full spectrum of Celo-supported initiatives benefit reaches individuals and businesses, especially those in need of financial assistance & inclusivity across the oceania.
  • Further more, This proposal presents a strategic initiative aimed at equipping emerging developers with the skills and knowledge required to actively contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the global blockchain ecosystem, with a focus on building on Celo.
  • To have a grounded and solid base for operations and a pilot framework to utilize consequently, We will focus for our first milestone on all English speaking regions within oceania, 2nd milestone will be on university impact which will give us access into other countries and territories in the oceanic region then for our third milestone will be strategic focus on penetrating other countries and territories within the oceanic region.
  • We seek 84,000cUSD to kickstart & bring this project to fruition and upon successful achievement of first milestone, we’ll request for follow up funding with detailed report & proposal to complete 2nd and 3rd milestone consequently.
  • We are a dedicated team of women committed to fostering inclusivity and empowerment actively striving to ensure that a minimum of 30% of those we engage with and uplift are women all In relentless pursuit of gender equality.

Requested Funding milestone: $84,000 equivalent to 168,000 CELO (est 1 CELO = $0.5)

PROJECT TEAM:

  • Pelagia – Community Lead / Operations, Celo Ambassador New Zealand
  • Mitchelle Oyebola - Lead, Technical Advisor
  • Chidimma – Strategy, Commercial & Marketing lead, Celo Ambassador
  • TBD – Regional manager

According to a company’s 2021 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, the Central and Southern Asia and Oceania (CSAO) region is the fourth-largest global cryptocurrency market. The region accounted for ~14% of all cryptocurrency value transacted between July 2020 and June 2021. In addition, transaction activity within the CSAO region grew by 706% compared with the previous year in terms of raw value.

In a press release, Chainalysis country manager for Australia and New Zealand Todd Lenfield commented: “The Pacific region is quickly becoming a centre for cryptocurrency innovation. Our increased investment in the region will ensure businesses and governments can explore digital asset ecosystems in a safe, compliant manner.”

https://www.investmentmonitor.ai/news/blockchain-data-start-up-chainvalysis-opens-australia-office/

Oceania is a growing region with a market not deeply exploited. in 2021, Chainalysis and binance opened operations base here & Many other corporations are doing likewise.

There’s currently no active celo Community within this region, and hardly any participants from this region participating in celo protocols like prezenti or celo camp, or even contributing to growth of ecosystem in building on celo etc

Celo is already home to so many amazing dUtilities/dApps that could alleviate poverty in underdeveloped communities and materialize financial inclusion exposing these regions to the next way of operations…the decentralized way.

This is an opportunity for celo to boost user activity of its dApps and increase onchain transactions/activity on celo in Quite possibly the least studied region on earth. must we add that millions of dollars trade in transactions within this very small region.

We want to expose all the amazing benefits of building on celo and exposing celo dapps and projects to the countries within the oceania and see how utilizing celo based projects could encourage growth and development in the regions.

Bringing awareness of celo protocols to these islanders should in turn increase user activity of our dapps and projects and generally celo protocol.

Many of these communities go through a lot of hardship and witness some significant challenges with centralized payment means. Assistance in gaining loans and resources through some of celo projects could boost operations and sooner eradicate poverty ushering in unprecedented business growth and community development.

“New Zealand is an exciting market with a strong history of fintech innovation,” said Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

The reason we’re targeting these markets is that there is a large population of people who are unbanked or underbanked, and don’t have the same access to financial products like you and I do

While the world has made fast and distant progress into the future of digital world through web3, some of the communities in these countries are way behind and lack financial backing to explore their inner creativity. We aim to facilitate them with the necessary tools to learn and build on the celo, pushing the Celo web3 stack and incubating them into the ecosystem

Which countries are categorized under oceania region:

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea PNG
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Other territories within close proximity and falls inside our adoption plan.

  • New Caledonia (French territory):
    • Nouméa (capital city)
  • French Polynesia (overseas collectivity of France):
    • Papeete (capital city)
  • Guam (U.S. territory):
    • Hagåtña (capital city)

Goals:

  1. To spread awareness about the Celo protocol and increase its adoption. Celo oceania will focus resources on driving awareness, access & adoption of CELO protocol, projects/ dapps amongst locals & institutions within oceania. our ultimate goal is to drive more on-chain activity to the Celo Network.

Approach:

  • Local Community Connect & onboarding:
  • Forge partnerships with local nonprofits and associations to create access points for individuals in underserved communities.
  • Education Incentives:
  • Design an incentivization model that rewards users for engaging with educational content, adopting Celo services and sharing to colleagues and neighbors
  • Tailored Content Creation:
  • Develop intuitive guides, visually appealing content, and straightforward explainer videos tailored to different demographics.
  • Driving visitation of non-devs to our webpage and driving daily engagement & utilization of celo dApps and tools to solve challenges in their business

**Budget ** Amount ($)

Description Cost
I. Tailored Content Creation
Content Creation Team 5,000
Video Production 3,000
Visual Design 1,000
II. Local Community Connect
Partnership Outreach 10,000
Workshop and Webinar Organization 7,000
III. Education Incentives
Incentive Program Development 3,000
Rewards and Benefits 5,000

Success Metrics:

  • 30+ referred projects for Celo Camp/prezenti and other ecosystem programs
  • 500 valora wallets activation
  • 300 Participants across the whole region
  • 15% downloading Contract Kit
  • 100K+ views on web3 media
  1. CELO oceania will also focus on growing the CELO community within oceania and guide them through the ecosystem relying on existing resources and creating materials for localized regions

Approach:

  • Empowerment Outreach through Community set-up:
  • Create channels for users to easily seek assistance and advice, fostering a supportive and responsive community.
  • User-Friendly Resource Hub:
  • Establish a user-centric online hub, offering clear, step-by-step guides, case studies, and interactive tools and projects on celo.

**Budget ** Amount ($)

Description Cost
IV. Empowerment Outreach through Community Set-up
Community Support Platform 5,000
User Engagement Initiatives 5,000
V. User-Friendly Resource Hub
Website Development 3,000

Success metrics:

  • 2000 new followers across all social media platforms
  • 2 Twitter Spaces per Week
  • 4 Instagram Lives per week
  • 20 Social Posts (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter) per Week
  • 2 Community Meetups per Month per active market
  • Reach of the Celo oceania website ~3k website visitors monthly

We’ll also set up specific website trackers for key activities.

  1. Thirdly, help nurture the next cohort of great builders/talents on Web3 through university outreaches & hackathons.

The primary objective is to support individuals and projects that are interested in building on Celo.

Approach:

  • Workshops and Hackathons:

  • Hosting engaging workshops and hackathons in key cities

  • Digital Campaign Diversification:

  • Launch engaging digital campaigns across platforms, utilizing targeted messaging to reach potential users & builders.

**Budget ** Amount ($)

Description Cost
VI. Workshops and Hackathons
Venue Rentals, Logistics, and Prizes 15,000
VII. Digital Campaign Diversification
Ad Campaigns 6,000
Social Media Collaborations 4,000

Success metrics:

  • 3 hackathons in oceania
  • 50 hackathon participants per each hackathon
  • 10 submissions per each hackathon
Description Cost
Logistics - traveling 7000
legal, Tooling, Administrative fees and other miscellaneous 5000

Grand Total Budget 84,000

Enhancing Celo’s Impact through University Outreach:

Introduction:
The Celo Pacific is committed to fostering innovation and knowledge within the blockchain ecosystem, with a particular focus on universities. This proposal outlines an initiative to engage universities across the Pacific region, encouraging student developers to explore and contribute to the Celo ecosystem. By partnering with universities, we aim to cultivate a community of talented developers and innovators who can drive the growth of Web3 technologies within the region.

Focus Area : University Programs and Outreach
Key Deliverables:

  • University Events:
    • Organize 1 university event per country per month.
    • Establish Celo University clubs within 5 universities.
    • Onboard at least 5 developers from universities each month.
  • Community Participation:
    • Ensure active participation of 150 attendees in each university event.
    • Achieve a minimum of 75 downloads of Celo Wallets per month.
    • Garner at least 100 social media followers each month.
  • Diversity and Inclusion:
    • Strive for over 30% women’s participation across all university events.
      Success Criteria Milestone 2::
  • Activation of 10 Celo University clubs
  • Monthly onboarding of 25 developers from universities.
  • Participation of 150 attendees in each university event.
  • A minimum of 75 Celo Wallet downloads monthly.
  • At least 100 social media followers each month.
  • More than 30% women’s participation across all university events.

General Success metrics:

  • Successful launch of territory-specific tailored content with a minimum of 20,000 cumulative views/downloads within the first six months.
  • Collaborate with at least two local nonprofits or associations per territory for partnership outreach.
  • Achieve a total of 50,000 impressions across all digital campaigns in the targeted territories, showcasing the program’s impact.
  • Host at least 10 well-attended local workshops and webinars in each territory, reaching diverse audiences.
  • Accumulate 7,000 visits to the online resource hub from users in the targeted territories, showcasing its value.
  • Maintain a user satisfaction rate of 80% or higher in each territory through responsive and helpful support channels.
  • Attract a minimum of 300 users in each territory to actively participate in educational incentive programs.
  • Attendance of 800+ people on meetups/classes & upload recordings
  • Gender focus: ensure that no less than 30% of all those reached, onboarded and empowered are females.

Transparency & Progress Report

Team Budget Overview - $18,000

Monthly Updates

Monthly Updates
We are committed to providing monthly updates on our progress. Our success will be measured through quarterly reports tracking the progress in various focus areas. The following template outlines our budget allocation.

Duration/wage Amount Spend Owner Notes
(2 hrs/day - 5days/wk) $500 per month / 12 months $6,000 Mitchelle Oyebola
(2 hrs/day - 5days/wk) $500 per month / 12 months $6,000 Pelagia
(2 hrs/day - 5days/wk) $500 per month / 12 months $6,000 Chidimma
TOTAL $18,000

• No. Technical Workshop Participants:

• No. of Incubator Participants:

• No. of Active Developers:

• No. Social Media Followers:

• No. Community Event Attendees:

• No. of New Partnerships/Alliance Members:

• No. of University Clubs Set Up:

Structure & Mult-Sig 7/10

Role Name LinkedIn Multisig
Community Lead / Operations, Celo Ambassador New Zealand Pelagia [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Lead, Technical Advisor, Celo Ambassador Mitchelle Oyebola [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Strategy, Commercial & Marketing lead, Celo Ambassador Chidimma [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Fiji celo ambassador TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
French Polynesia celo ambassador TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
Regional manager TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC
“”” TBD [LinkedIn Link] TBC

thanks to evveryone who read and gave opinions. thanks so much. will revert on questions step by step as more Community members chipp in on this proposal. thanks

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Hi Mitchelle,

Thanks for adding more information but unfortunately I feel there’s still too many red, or let’s say… orange flags :slightly_smiling_face:

Orange Flag 1 [Background]

The “Oceania Blockchain Special Economic Zone” doesn’t appear to be an official thing. It looks like a one-sided venture initiative launched by investors in Hong Kong without government approval. Are you employed by this company? Who are they specifically, and do they have a website? What would your expect your split of time be between your current work and this draft proposal to be?

Possibly relevant links:

Orange Flag 2 [Accountability & Thesis]

  • Focus on unverifiable, off-chain events and university clubs with unclear goals. No mention of specific target universities. You mention as a metric “1 university event per country per month”, and 14 target countries. You’re going to run 14 events per month all across the Oceania region? You also plan to have active participation of 150 attendees per event? Are these in-person? Do these small nations even have university attendance to support 150 attendees?
  • Questionable focus on social media metrics as proof of impact
  • Failure to expand on why existing documentation, content, and tooling are inaccessible for English-speaking users in the Pacific. What specific needs would tailored content be addressing?
  • No mention of the CEL2 roadmap and improving awareness in that space
  • Mention of incentivization model for engaging with content lessens the impact of any social metrics

Orange Flag 3 [Team & Experience]

  • A team of three, two with no last name attached, no profile, no history in the Celo ecosystem, and no personal links, is eyebrow-raising at the very least. Personally I would like to see if the team has closeness and experience to the region you would be serving
  • No links to prior work in the space or impact achieved with other networks other than a reference to nouns (I couldn’t verify your involvement but would be happy to see some work samples)

I’m sorry if some of these points are assuming too much, I’m trying to really push applications to be simpler, clearer, and much more achievable over the last year.

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thanks again @thylacine for your consistent and invaluable feedback. we really trully appreciate and are humbled

tailored content is highly needed. if locals are going to relate to what we propose, they’ll wanna see real world usage that relates to their customs and lifetyle. for instance, a russian video content with a call to action to partner for huge ROI sent to african audience… they’ll need to see how it applies to thier indigenoues localties. a video by a samoan telling a samoan to invest for huge roi and prompt a call to action will have more impact than a foreign video asking for the same response . we cant afford to spend so much on on ads and marketing to not have effect on the audience we’re trying to reach.

we are non devs. we dont know it all as to the intricacies of all CEL2 entails but we believe that as we journey through every hurdle, we’ll learn, adapt and do our best to mirror celo’s values and focus contributing to its growth

we are a team of three that came together for this project. we are still building and wont put a proposal to vote till our team is complete and fully structured. we just decided to put out a proposal draft to get feedbacks on where we need to build on. we primarily are just about bringing celo to oceania. our structure is subject to change as we expand our numbers and vision.

we experienced some resistance from some personels in the govt system with personal agendas that led to that publication as a result of some external activity that had nothing to do with us. so still under review with due diligence checks with rightful authorities being carried out, we’ve ancipate a public statement soon with proper acknowledgment. samoan isnt so big so we really are just strictly discerning to the kind of crypto investment allowed within its region.

but i’m an adviser and not full time so willing to devote my spare time to pushing an Initiative thats most passionate to me.

we intend to focus on each university per month hosting workshops and speaking at events that will take place within the uni each month. also using the medium to establish clubs there that will serve as ambassadors to celo oceania.
not all of these countries have universities but those that dont have tetiary institutions that we could penetrate also to acheive our goals.
we aim for all events to be in person and subsequently, online meetings can hold with the clubs handling activities.
we aim for high attendance so our benchmark can be equally as high. these events wont be focusing on its students alone. we hope to extend the invitation to locals within close proximity of the region to achieve mass participation.

every progress ofcourse will be detailed on the forum, websites and social platforms.
we only proposed what we’re certain of and make no handwavy assumptions… we definitely will be testing several hypothesis that we hope will map out for us a working structure for future objectives but nothing that requires us to reflect in our budget.

Hi @mitchelle, where are members of the multisig physically located? As a Pacific Islander, I know that each country may have some cultural similarities and differences that require on-the-ground knowledge, but I’m curious how folks who are both not physically close or in-region and supporting part-time will be able to make a significant impact. Can you share where each of your members of multi-sig based?

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Hey, @mitchelle, I’m happy to provide feedback and a link to the latest guidelines.

Applying for Celo Public Goods Funding
You’re likely aware you can apply for Celo Public Goods funding under the Regional DAO strategy. We’ve just published a thread with more information here and created a Public Goods Funding Wiki to provide more guidelines. I propose adding [DRAFT] to the Title of your Forum Thread.

Feedback on the proposal
I have to align with the feedback from @Thylacine.

The large scope (many different islands), significant budget, the absence of a proven track record in the Celo ecosystem, and the flags raised don’t give me confidence.

If anything, I would propose significantly reducing the request and starting by showing real progress and adoption in a specific country.

Cheers,

Luuk

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