GHANA x HARMONY
PANEL AND SUMMIT PROPOSAL
This is a proposal to introduce Harmony to Ghana.
- $50K for a panel discussion introducing Harmony to Ghana.
- Event date around April 2022 in Accra, the capital city of Ghana
- 100-200 target attendance with curated individuals from Web3, Web2, finance, tech, and culture
- The goal of the panel discussion is to build awareness of Harmony in Ghana to kick off a Web3/Tech summit in the summer.§
- $100k for a Web3 summit with another $150k from co-sponsors.
- Partner with the Co founder of Afrochella Alvin Bekoe (Africa’s current No.1 festival)
- 500-1000 target attendance with curated individuals from Web3, Web2, finance, tech, and culture the goal is to develop interest
from 9 potential highly influential governors to kick start an ecosystem fund specialising in African interests with a focus on Ghana.
Involve the African diaspora in these efforts and curation.
GHANA AS A LEADER IN TECH
FOR THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA
Currently, Ghana is gearing up to be the “Silicon Valley of Africa” with big companies establishing their African presence there, notably Instagram, YouTube, and Jack Dorsey’s Twitter.
Dorsey’s outlook on Bitcoin and blockchain technology cannot be overlooked with Twitter establishing their headquarters for Africa in Ghana. He and Jay-Z recently formed Btrust, a 500 BTC fund (as of this writing currently worth $18.5 million at $37,000/BTC) with the initial focus on funding Bitcoin development in Africa and India.
With Ghana leading the charge in tech, Harmony has a chance to make a bold statement on the continent of Africa which will require both a business and creative content strategy that gives
Ghana has become very appealing to tech companies due to its democratic and economic stability. The country has a great reputation on the continent and globally with its current President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also being the current Chairman of the African Union and voted in Forbes as this years most influential African.
I am proposing that we introduce Harmony to Ghana by first starting with a focused panel discussion on decentralisation and the blockchain in Accra. The goal of this panel discussion is to have Harmony share their vision for having a blockchain that can scale to 10 billion users giving us the foundation to target notable industry people that can help push this vision forwards in the region for a follow up summit in July. Our targets will be the tech enthusiasts and tech leaders with strong affiliation to Ghana such as Bozoma St. John (CMO of Netflix), Jack Dorsey, as well as corporate executives from financial institutions and the highest senior Government officials like the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia who is very enthusiastic about the digitalisation of Ghana. These discussions can open the door for potential fiat onramps to showcase Harmony on its ecosystem and serve as a great recruitment tool for talent to help build out the technology in the region.
The cost of this panel will be $50k and the timeline for the first panel could be in the month of April, perhaps the back end of ETHBarcelona. It will be a curated event working with my business associate Alvin Bekoe (Co-founder of Afrochella) who has credibility in creating similar events of scale in Ghana leveraging his in house team responsible all Afrochella’s event build outs.
The Budget will go towards
- Venue Hire
- Equipment Hire
- Event planners
- Car hire
- Team travel + Accomodation
Success at this panel would be for Harmony to share its vision clearly with a selected panel of experts and influential tech enthusiasts in region, building serious interest from Africa by using effective content, PR, and marketing to attract the target audience & stakeholders needed for a follow up tech summit in the summer. It is advised that we showcase a premium wallet solution at this panel that the people can demo and use.
Africa has the youngest population on earth, and that demographic is deep into culture. By working through culture, we can inspire the next wave of Web3 builders to build on Harmony. The enthusiasts in the region are quite receptive and very curious about blockchain so by Harmony introducing themselves in the region through panels and cultural inspired events, it will open up many different opportunities in the region.
The first panel in April will help us set the stage for a bigger summit that we could schedule June/July of this year. The ask to put an event on of this size would cost around $250k. We think if Harmony committed to $100k of the budget, it would rally the right co-sponsors from tech and culture to participate and commit to the other $150k. Harmony would again activate people in the region with their wallet solutions, exhibiting it at the summit. We can prep the wallet in advance to be catered to those on the ground in Ghana with an emphasis of making it simple to use given their existing use of MoMa (Mobile Money).
We could approach other companies like Chipper Cash in the region who could be collaborators in this effort:
We can collaborate with existing wallets built on Harmony that can be tailored to the needs of target users in Ghana. While wallets like Metamask exist, they are not prevalent to the masses around the region.
This is a golden opportunity to have users and builders all rally behind an aligned vision by setting the standard for peer to peer transactions in the region.
Success out of the panel and summit would be for Harmony to provide the framework to develop an Ecosystem DAO focused on funding blockchain projects built in Ghana?Africa with DAO representation. Projects with blockchain solutions built on Harmony’s network that can provide solutions for local and international remittances, real estate acquisitions, and tourism services should be our main targets. A key focus for Harmony’s ecosystem in the region should be centred around a wallet rollout strategy that can be accessed by the Diaspora and locals, serving as a new medium and strategic tool for bridge-building. We can work towards building a strategic partnership with initiatives like Beyond the Return and the Diaspora Affairs at the office of the President.
There exists a strong pathway for building the case of gaining positive regulation from the relevant bodies which will contribute immensely towards Harmony’s commercial standing not just in the region but globally. Favourable regulations will attract the right partners needed to build out Harmony’s platform in the region.
Beyond Africa, there is a big chance to create an awareness campaign centred around Harmony and Ghana working together. With the right alignment and vision between Ghana’s government, media, and globally established tech companies, we have a chance to tell amazing stories from the region, helping Harmony to expand it’s vision throughout the Diaspora, the continent, and beyond.