Hello, Celorians, In adherence to our pledge to advance openness and collect meaningful input from the community, we are delighted to present an overview of our activities throughout the months of August, September, and October within the Celo Africa DAO. We eagerly anticipate receiving your feedback and insights on these undertakings as we persist in our progress.
Project Duration: August, September, October
Project: Celo Africa DAO Report
The Celo Africa DAO started in April 2023 and has actively worked over the past six months to foster the adoption of Celo in Africa. During this time, we’ve successfully organized community events, workshops and represented Celo at big African platforms. We have engaged founders, developers, and university students and inspired a wave of innovation. Our initial focus has been on developer acquisition, community growth, and brand awareness.
As we move forward, our next significant step is to support talented community members (developers) as we explore the potential of building dApps for Minipay. As we wrap up the DAO’s commitments this year i.e. November and December, please find the progress and achievements of the DAO in the current (second) report as summarized below.
Find the first version of the report (May, June & July) in the link attached below.
The Celo Africa DAO’s August, September, and October 2023 report showcases its substantial achievements and strategic endeavors within the key domains of Developer Acquisition, Community Growth, Brand Awareness and positioning. At its core, the mission is to drive the widespread adoption of Celo in Africa by nurturing emerging Web3 talent, empowering the community through education, and fortifying market awareness and brand positioning.
In August, the DAO played host to the Decentralized Intelligence Summit, an event that drew in an impressive audience of over 5000 participants and onboarded more than 500 new Celo developers to Celo. A pivotal MiniPay workshop held in Nigeria led to the inception of an ambassador program and a promising collaboration with MiniPay.
The following month, the DAO played a central role in EthAccra, ReFi Kenya, and EthSafari, collectively welcoming over 600 developers into the Celo fold, while also engaging with a vast audience exceeding 2000 attendees. During these events, more than 50 groundbreaking products emerged from spirited hackathons, and MiniPay adoption soared, with downloads surpassing 150. Furthermore, the alliance with key partners grew stronger.
October brought a focus on Community Education and University Outreach, with an impressive influx of over 1000 developers joining the Celo ecosystem. Three university clubs were activated through carefully orchestrated events. Notably, MiniPay and Valora wallet downloads flourished. The extensive reach continued with the hosting of nine informative Twitter Spaces sessions covering various essential Web3 topics. The DAO’s involvement in Africa’s Talking Summit was equally noteworthy, attracting more than 500 developers and onboarding over 50 developers to Celo and MiniPay.
- Attract emerging Web3 talent locally by focusing on local incubator programs & developer relations.
- Community Education & University Outreach
- Building Market Awareness and Brand Positioning through content distribution.
|Participants||The conference attracted more than 5000 Participants for the conference and workshops both In-person and virtual|
|Partners Alliance||Onboarded more than 5 partners into the regional alliance|
|Users Onboarded||Over 500 users were on-boarded to Celo|
The Celo Africa DAO team conducted a highly productive MiniPay workshop in Nigeria, dedicated to formulating robust go-to-market strategies in preparation for the imminent launch of MiniPay in the African market. This workshop not only yielded impressive outcomes but also displayed an exceptional level of success in several crucial aspects.
Key Deliverables: Ambassador program ideation and launch, Celo Africa DAO partnership and collaboration with MiniPay, Go-to market strategy for MiniPay in Africa
EthAccra 2023 was a three-day event held in Accra, Ghana on September 7th to September 9th, 2023. The three-day EthAccra Hackathon was organized to foster greater integration of developers, builders, and other creators across the African continent.
|Attendance||The conference attracted more than 500 Participants.|
|Valora Downloads||More than 60 Valora downloads|
|Products built during the Hackathon||We had more than 20 entries of products for the Eth Accra Hackathon|
|Users Onboarded||Over 60 developers were on-boarded to Celo|
Celo Local At EthSafari 2023 provided a unique stage for the Web3 community to gain knowledge, forge valuable connections, and brainstorm the future of blockchain technology in Africa and beyond, with Celo Partners HaloFi, FonBnk and MiniPay participating by giving keynotes and engaging in a panel on how to scale Web3 in Africa.
|Attendance||The EthSafari side event received more than 150 participants for the Local event|
|Users Onboarded||Over 50 developers were on-boarded to Celo|
ETHSafari Kilifi brought together over 2,000 developers, enthusiasts, blockchain experts, and forward-thinking venture capitalists from Africa and around the world to learn, hack, discuss, and celebrate the Web3 ecosystem.
|Attendance||The conference attracted more than 2000 participants|
|Users Onboarded||More than 400 users were on boarded to Celo|
|MiniPay Downloads||MiniPay download surged to more than 150|
|Partners||We onboarded more than 5 partners into the regional alliance|
The Minipay Workshop conducted during ETH Safari convened a diverse audience within the Web3 ecosystem, providing an opportunity to acquaint them with Minipay and its developmental potential.
|Attendance||The workshop attracted more than 50 attendees|
The Celo Developer Workshop in Kilifi, emphasized seamless cUSD integration for stable cross-border payments in Africa. Attendees gained hands-on experience with cUSD and Celo Composer for innovative solutions.
|Attendance||The workshop attracted more than 30 developers who attended attendees|
ReFi Kenya 2023 featured a variety of speakers, workshops, and panels on different topics.
Key Deliverables: Attendance
Success Criteria: Number of developers in attendance
|Attendance||The event brought more than 200 attendees including Refi partners, enthusiasts, developers and farmers|
At the Africa’s Talking Summit the DAO managed to organize a notable Minipay product showcase and workshop featuring Celo and Minipay overview, highlighting the unique features. We held a workshop that explored the practical use of USSD technology in building on the Minipay platform, providing attendees with valuable insights and actionable knowledge.
|Attendance||The summit attracted more than 500 participants|
|Users Onboarded||More than 50 developers were on boarded to Celo|
|Build With MiniPay Signups||More than 10 developers joined the Build With MiniPay Hackathon|
Key Deliverables: Community Education, University Programs, Ambassadors for Community and University, Number of activated clubs, Total Wallet Downloads.
Success Criteria: Attainment of specific milestones in community education, effective university outreach, club activations, and wallet downloads
|Community Education and University Outreach||We successfully coordinated and hosted a cumulative total of 6 community meetups and university events in October, and onboarded more than 1000 developers.|
|No of University Clubs Set||Activated over 3 university clubs across the University Ecosystem in October.|
|MiniPay Downloads||Over 150 users downloaded the Minipay wallet.|
|Valora Wallet Downloads||Over 30 attendees downloaded Valora|
|Twitter Spaces||We successfully held a total of 9 Twitter Spaces across the different ecosystems.|
|Community Education and University Outreach||We aim to orchestrate a series of 9 compelling events throughout November and December, encompassing diverse ecosystems, with a keen focus on engaging over 1000+ developers and community enthusiasts.|
|No. of University Clubs Set||We are looking to activate more than 3 university clubs in November and December across all the Ecosystems.|
|MiniPay Downloads||We are looking to get more than 1000 MiniPay Downloads in Kenya and Nigeria.|
|Valora Wallet Downloads||We are looking to get more than 500 Valora downloads|
|Twitter Spaces||We are looking to host more than 12 Twitter Spaces across the different ecosystems.|
In summary, the Celo Africa DAO has demonstrated its commitment to fostering Celo’s adoption in Africa by achieving significant milestones in developer acquisition, community growth, and awareness & positioning. The efforts in organizing and participating in various events and workshops have contributed to building a robust blockchain community and increasing awareness of Celo across the African continent.
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