Kenya Harmony DAO

@Lady_Dev We’re working on this and our goal is to mobilize more Girls to build and learn about Blockchain through the Harmony Protocol.

@Richie Our events shall be open to all, and if you have a friend or a team interested kindly feel free to tag them along.

Hey guys! MarsColony is finally on Mainent!

To celebrate it we would like to allocate a NFT piece of MarsColony to Kenya DAO, could you please provide us a public wallet and let me know if you would like to receive it :slightly_smiling_face:

Here is the list for more details

Kenya is situated strategically from a commerce and a technological standpoint as the entry point to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. As a leader in the adoption of technology in the last 20 years, it would be a failure in both approach and implementation to skip over this here vibrant community. Migratory patterns of Kenyan start-ups suggests the impact would ripple across the entire Eastern and Central African region.

A noble initiative, I believe. It’s very encouraging to watch the youth lead a tech innovation from the inside out as opposed to what we had in the past… innovation handed down to us. This to me is a springboard for some exciting times in the coming years. Cheers to the Kenya Harmony DAO Team.

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Hello @George and Kenya Harmony DAO!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through the backlog of funding requests.

It’s amazing to see the growth of Harmony in Africa. Particularly excited to see the Harmony blue hearts spread through the East African communities.

There are only a few roadblocks preventing Harmony from approving this DAO proposal.

  1. Refine mandates into 3 clear-and-concise points-of-view.
  • Take a look at other DAO’s that have been successful in receiving funding and what their mandates mean to their particular communities. For example, here are the Harmony Community DAO mandates:
  • Growth : onboard users on missions and culture, pollinate values across communities
  • Engagement : amplify content of roadmap and milestones, creative campaigns of products
  • Diversity : solicit voices and votes in forums, reinforce strong governance participation
  1. It’s wonderful to see a list of selected governors with brief bios. All seem well qualified to serve. It would be advantageous to link social media channels to each governor (LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, etc.)

  2. It appears the current selected governors have agreed to 3 month terms, which is fantastic. Now a tentative second election date is needed.

  3. Is it possible to refine your metrics to be more quantitive rather than qualitative? For instance:

  1. Be the foundation of Kenya communities DAO.
  • How exactly will Kenya Harmony DAO go about achieving this? And in regards to Kenyan communities, would it be possible for the Kenya Harmony DAO and the Kenya Harmony Gender DAO to combine forces?
  1. A Kenya Harmony DAO Multisig wallet will need to be created with a proposed 6 of 9 governors required to approve transactions.

If the Kenya Harmony DAO can update your proposal here on the Harmony talk forum, either in the comments or edit the initial proposal, I believe we will be able to move forward with funding.

Thanks again, and apologies for the delay. Looking forward to the updates. :slight_smile:

@Sam @giv

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Hey @Nikita_live thanks for this and we’re happy to claim some portion of Mars. In the meantime use this address : 0xf9eF9286c70E863A86D2017D26763FEe87B0b52b as we set up the Multisig. :blue_heart: :blue_heart: :blue_heart: :man_astronaut: :man_astronaut: :man_astronaut:

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Thanks @frwrdslosh for the feedback on this. And I would say this it’s a timely moment for Harmony since the potential here in East Africa is quite immense. From an application basis all the way to ready to learn talent. :blue_heart: :blue_heart:

Moving on to the proposal, we have updated accordingly and below are the changes:

MANDATE

Harmony on Wheels (Community Creation) :blue_heart: :blue_heart: :rocket:

This one will be one of the key mandates of the DAO: the mandate will create sensitization and awareness to the Kenyan Community at large. To keep the momentum up, a series of 3 campus events will be organized in the first 3 months. One to establish a community at 3 Universities, two in Nairobi and One community in Mombasa. To complement the campus wheel events, another set of activities of Harmony on wheels will be organized targeting young professionals and tech startup founders. The Harmony wheel’s theme will be a blend of four types of events

● Web 3 speed dates: This will be for bridging the gap between Blockchain Dev’s and Web2 Dev’s. This will catalyze the growth of the skill set and projects built on Web 3.

● Project pitching and DAO Launches: to make effective and have a monitoring measure, the DAO will be organizing presentation days. This will be a packed event full of presentations of the projects and DAO’s that have a potential to unlock funds.

● Gender Meetups: To encourage more women to build and learn about WEB3, the DAO will have 2 dedicated events that will seek to get women in the WEB3 community. The event will be designed to have women expatriates talk about their journey and experience on WEB3. This type of event will see the combined effort of other DAO’s such as the Kenya Gender DAO.

Developer Trainings and Policy Lobbying (Bridging the gap of WEB2 TO WEB3) :blue_heart: :blue_heart: :rocket:

To culminate our meetups and community creation, the DAO will work with both international Blockchain/Web3 Trainers and facilitators to train the community on WEB3. To make it worthwhile, each participant will be awarded a certificate that will be signed by HARMONY top members and executives. The DAO aims to train more than 200 community members on a hybrid setting, that’s virtual and physical.

To be in sync with Government regulation and policies, the DAO will be working closely with the Blockchain Association of Kenya. In doing so, the DAO will introduce Harmony and the opportunities that come with Harmony.

Translate Harmony Website to Swahili (Bringing Harmony Closer Home) :blue_heart: :blue_heart: :rocket:

Kenya has a population of 50 million people and more than 70% of the population access the internet, in order to bring Harmony closer home. The Kenya Harmony DAO will be translating the Harmony website, to a lite version of Swahili. Once translated, the website will and can be accessed to more than 300 million Kiswahili speakers in East Africa. The website will continuously be updated with the latest on Harmony ONE. The update will also focus on the events and developments happening in the continent.

Mandate Structure

Governors:

  1. Coffee Master (G.M) : Cocoa Master will be the lead Governor for the Kenya Harmony DAO. Coffee Master leads an agtech startup that leverages Smart Contracts on peer to peer farm leasing of farmers in Africa. as well as providing a farmers wallet for credit access and payments processing. Coffee Master has spearheaded the Growth of the company to more than 10,000 farmers on the platform. Moreover, Cocoa holds more than nine years of experience, both from the corporate world and the Startup world. Besides that, Cocoa Master has previously worked with the leading Telecommunication company in East and Central Africa.

LinkedIn:

https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/george-maina-80a06366/

  1. YVONNE - GOV : Experienced Community Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the blockchain and financial services industry. Skilled in Statistical Data Analysis, Computer Literacy, Mathematics, and Networking. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Business Science focused in Financial Economics from Strathmore University.

https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/yvonne-kagondu-5013a1162/

  1. Kelvin Kihara : Kevin is currently pursuing a computer science degree in the internationally recognized Kenyatta University. Besides that, Kevin has developed and has been part of many emerging technologies projects and programs ranging from Facebook, Huawei, Google and many others. Kevin has also participated in international hackathons challenges where he has emerged at the top. Kevin has a wide skill set in typescript, Flutter,dart,SQL,PHP,NodeJs. Moreover, Kelvin is innovative with a vibrant personality.

LinkedIn:

https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/kevin-kihara/

  1. Gladys Waceke

Gladys is a holder of a Bachelor of Business in Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University. She also has a Higher Diploma in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Certificate in Computer Programming from Strathmore University. Gladys has vast experience in Telcos and has been part of many product and company launches in the region.

LinkedIn:

https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/gladys-njihia-mwangi-70173925/

  1. Caleb Njoroge:

Caleb is a holder of a Master Degrees in Informatics from The University of Manchester, in addition Caleb is a holder of Bachelor of Business in Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University. Caleb has vast experience globally having worked with UNDP and Cord Aid as the Technical Support Consultant. Caleb, has previously held the position of Tech Exchange Consultant at The Nexus Fund.

LinkedIn:

Caleb Njoroge - Programs Manager - Build Up ^ | LinkedIn

  1. FATMA ABDUL - GOV ;Fatma is a Senior Developer and a Blockchain enthusiast. She has previously led development and deployment of projects. Some leveraging on Blockchain. Besides that, Fatma is a great asset when it comes to translation of the Harmony site to Swahili.

Bio:

  1. PASCAL: is a Computer Science B.Sc graduate from leading Kenyatta University, Pascal has an extensive set of programming and software engineering experiences. He has previously created Information management systems for various businesses using the C# programming language, designed and developed E-Commerce websites

https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/pascal-ambogo-mudimba-383051113/

  1. Ep2338: Is a holder of a Ph.D. and Master of International Affairs. He is an international development expert with +10 years of experience in Africa working on projects financed by USAID, USIP, etc. and has worked in the Sahel for numerous years. He has actively collaborated with other organizations in the past, such as the Ethereum Foundation and Polygon, reviewing the African crypto landscape, mentoring local start-ups and supporting them in grant applications. He is a football fan and particularly enjoys hiking in the Pyrenees (as well as building Märklin train models).

LinkedIn:

https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/eduard-peris-deprez/

MM is an international development expert and a Creative Director with ample expertise in tech for good- She holds an art degree from the Escola Massana from Barcelona and is currently working on several tech for good projects for the World Bank, Mercy Corps, etc. She is also an NFT artist, supporting the access of African artists to the NFT market. MM will develop the DAO’s image, and ensure that all activities are rigorously designed, planned and implemented. She also has expertise organizing Hackathons.

Success Metrics:

  1. The Kenya Harmony DAO will participate in formation of more than 20 DAO’s in the country. The DAO’s formed will be geared to represent the country demographic of more than 42 tribes, youth, women, Web3 communities and all the unique attributes Kenya Has.

  2. A Lite Swahili Harmony website that will be used in the Six countries in the East Africa Region. Namely Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo.

  3. The Kenya Harmony DAO aims to train more than 500 Software developers. In addition the DAO will also provide some basic/beginner introduction of WEB3 to Non Technicals.

  4. The Kenya Harmony DAO will establish and mobilize a community of students,developers and techies, the goal is to have more than a 1,000 members by December 2022.

  5. Participate in the annual AGM for Blockchain association of Kenya and sponsor some of the monthly events by the association.

  6. Offer guidance on unlocking the 300 Million Grant fund to Projects, Daos, Launches to the communities formed.

The Ask
Kenya Harmony DAO is seeking $74,700 in the first funding; the resources will be channeled to below activities in the first three months. However, after laying the foundation, The DAO will request another set of funding which will be used to expand the Harmony Protocol visibility in the country and support new communities of Developers, Validators and DAO’s.

Multisig wallet address
0x3ca797fc22708c465169b29B39458d18a7446fD4

ELECTIONS
The Kenya Harmony DAO, will follow the set DAO policies and the Governors have agreed to have an Election 3 months after the date of receiving the funds.

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Nice one! Thanks for the speedy update, @George

I will review this today and you can expect a response tomorrow.

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Hello, @George!

Excited to keep this proposal progressing towards a DAO bootstrap fund approval. Thanks for updating governors bio’s with links! Well-educated group and nice to see some familiar faces :slight_smile:.

It appears the 3 mandates for Kenya Harmony DAO are:

Harmony on Wheels (Community Creation)
Developer Trainings and Policy Lobbying (Bridging the gap of WEB2 TO WEB3)
Translate Harmony Website to Swahili (Bringing Harmony Closer Home)

Harmony on Wheels (Community Creation) is a wonderful goal. And a suitable mandate for what the DAO hopes to accomplish. I would ask that you summarize the paragraph underneath that particular mandate into 2 subclauses. The 3 mandates for a DAO should be able to fit within a tweet.

Developer Trainings and Policy Lobbying (Bridging the gap of Web2 to Web3). Harmony does not participate in lobbying. It is something we can not fund. Please consider removing the “lobbying” from your budget. And consolidate this particular mandate into two subclauses that relate to the goal.

Translate Harmony Website to Swahili (Bringing Harmony Closer Home). This is more of a deliverable than a mandate. Translation. Consider a different mandate, separate from Community Creation, that focuses on Bringing Harmony Closer Home.

I would like to reference the metrics again:

  1. Is it possible to refine your metrics to be more quantitive rather than qualitative? For instance:
  1. Be the foundation of Kenya communities DAO.
  • How exactly will Kenya Harmony DAO go about achieving this? And in regards to Kenyan communities, would it be possible for the Kenya Harmony DAO and the Kenya Harmony Gender DAO to combine forces?

Particularly, in regards to this specific metric:

  1. Participate in the annual AGM for Blockchain association of Kenya and sponsor some of the monthly events by the association.

Participating in the annual AGM for Blockchain is a lovely deliverable. The metric of success would be something like, signing up 1,000 people for the 1wallet while the DAO is in attendance. Consider defining the metrics a little more.

Considering the budget, while Harmony is still giving out the DAO bootstrapping funds we do not fund lobbying and we do not fund travel expenses. Once a DAO has found the path to self-sustainability, then the treasury management is entirely up to the governors and their respective communities.

To sum it up:

  1. Consolidate and refine the mandates.
  2. Define the metrics
  3. Adjust the budget

Bullish on getting this across the line with the Kenya DAO governors. Thanks for all of your patience and understanding.

Thanks @frwrdslosh for the prompt feedback and input on the Kenya Harmony DAO, we have done accordingly and updated proposal. Kindly have a look at the items below:

Refined Mandates:

  1. Harmony on Wheels - Grow the Harmony community by 2,000 Through Meetups.
  2. Developer Trainings and Hackthons; Collaborate with Coding schools on Dev’s trainings and Hackerthons.
  3. Engagement: Use Educational institutions to promote Harmony learning as a Gateway with demonstration of Ecosystem dAPPS, growth potential through events, developer outreach and hackathons.
  4. Diversity: Translate the Harmony.One site to Swahili and create awareness on communities and regions that speak Swahili

Metrics:

  1. Work together with Kenya Gender DAO to grow the community to 2,000 Members
  2. Translate the Harmony.One to Swahili
  3. Collaborate with coding schools to reach more than 100 Developers in training and Hackathons.
  4. Participate in the Blockchain Events in the East African Region with the goal of getting a 100 Sign Ups per event.
  5. Combine forces with Kenya Gender DAO on training and hosting MeetUps for Women Software Developers.

Budget:

  1. $10k for host 5 meetups for 50 people each
  2. $10k for partnering with a regional hackathon of 100 developers.
  3. $10k for translating open.harmony.one.
  4. $10k for sourcing 5 approved grantees from that language or region.
  5. $10k for growing a public community to 1,000 active members on Twitter and Telegram.

A Quick Update, Mary Maina will be joining the Kenya Harmony DAO as a Governor. She is an excellent community manager and shall see the success of this and the set Mandates. From here on, she takes over. @MaryMaina4084

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Thank you @George. Excited to join The Kenya Harmony DAO.
Looking forward to contributing and working together with all of you to enable the perpetual growth of the community.

Hello, again @George! :laughing:

Thank you so much for working with us to approve this DAO bootstrap grant proposal. Harmony wants nothing but the best for DAO’s forming on Harmony.

I think the best path to approving this proposal would be to start the Kenya Harmony DAO as a Regional DAO. If you take a look at the Regional DAO guidelines, here, your budget is aligned with the deliverables and metrics to be approved.

We would like to conditionally approve this DAO proposal, as long as certain criteria is met and agreed upon by current Kenya DAO governors. This criteria is:

  1. Modifying Mandates
  1. Current Kenya DAO governors agree to beginning as a Regional DAO (based on guidelines linked above) with a plan to expand in the future. Reminder of the Regional DAO deliverables:
  1. $10k for host 5 meetups for 50 people each
  2. $10k for partnering with a regional hackathon of 100 developers.
  3. $10k for translating open.harmony.one.
  4. $10k for sourcing 5 approved grantees from that language or region.
  5. $10k for growing a public community to 1,000 active members on Twitter and Telegram.

Upon each completed milestone, the Kenya Harmony DAO will submit an invoice to Harmony to receive funds to their multisig wallet. How governors decide to pay out the funds is up to the community and the current governors of the DAO.

Thank you so much for your passion and patience. Looking forward to your thoughts.

@giv @Sam

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going the way ‘harmony regional daos’ looks really wise if we’re going to concentrate our attention to a certain locality/region/country

Thanks, @frwrdslosh, and you’re quite precise on this. As Governors, we view this as the best direction. A Regional DAO following the set Mandates with an aim to achieve the Set Metrics. Once Again, grateful for giving the Kenyan Community this Chance. We’re optimistic that all will turn out well.

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Hello Team, a quick update. Due to my current commitments and responsibilities I may not be able to give quality time and output to the Kenya DAO. It’s on this note I wish to step down as a Governor. As mentioned previously @ MaryMaina4084 Will lead the way as the Main Governor helped by the othe Gov’s. Elated that this will grow to greater heights.

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hey mary, lets work to get those alignments in place! we are almost there!

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Sure. Excited to structure the alignments.

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Hello Mary, any news here? I think it could make sense you talk to Harmony Swahili Translation and Repository (Swahili Blockchainopedia) DAO - #9 by Sam… and Daniel is outstanding!

There is some considerable overlap, and many ways to collaborate, if not to merge!

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