African moderators initiative (updated) Proposal

MISSING COUNTRIES (LCD) INTERGRATION PROPOSAL

DESCRIPTION:

In line with our proposal to integrate the greater African countries, this proposal shall create an information gathering initiative to supplement the African teams and ambassadorial initiatives that we seek to incorporate Central, Southern and Northern parts of Africa.

This contest invites qualified proponents from the research world to assist us gather ground intelligence from this inaccessible parts of Africa and thereby enable the Africa SG design a workable strategy to be the pioneer blockchain for the whole continent and not just part of it.

TYPE:

CONTEST

DURATION:

06-06-2021 to 16-06-2021

VOTING:

04-06-2021 to 05-06-2021

MOTIVATION:

This contest is part of the integration and diaspora integration initiative within the Africa SG. Our integration with the countries not well represented in Free TON from the African continent indicates an upcoming blockchain space at its infancy. One example is of the 1st runners-up winner-position in the just concluded ABI Hackathon contest. This project from Cameroon has received many accolades from across the continent yet Free TON penetration in the central Africa region is almost negligible.

Another example is Morocco whose blockchain adoption is high (in African standards) yet not well entrenched into Free TON.

This contest wishes to address the above mentioned hitch i.e. Free TON penetration, while at the same time support on-chain community projects from this regions. As indicated, ground intelligence has to first be gathered by entities operating from those regions so as to enable Free TON Africa formulate an effective work plan/ program on integration.

It is in this view that applicants are invited to submit their proposal on offering intelligence reports from the ground under the following requirements and procedures:

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Applicants shall submit a summary of similar previous work completed for competence assessment or any other relevant supportive materials.

  2. Submit a written proposal to address information gathering on the following:

a. Government policies in regards to blockchain interpretation on a country to country basis.

b. Mobile phone population in these regions.

c. Relevant blockchain education of the target population.

d. Advantages and limitations of blockchain access per area of interest.

e. Internet reach and cost per country.

f. Media preferences per region.

g. How Free TON can leverage and access these markets per region.

N/B Kenya and Nigeria are excluded from this proposal as they are well represented in Free Ton

Any other relevant information that has been left out from the above list will be an added advantage to the applicant.

  1. A detailed report of intended teams or existing teams on the ground and their team leaders in the areas of coverage.

  2. A comprehensive budget in KPI format detailing the theme, tasks, period of exercise and the costs per KPI.

  3. A snapshot of Areas of coverage i.e. all countries intended to be covered.

  4. All members intending to work in this applicant’s project shall be required to be Free TON members and to have signed the declaration of decentralization within.

PROCEDURE:

  1. All applicants shall use Google forms to submit their achievements on a periodic basis.

  2. The recipients of all data collected shall be the Free TON Africa SG initial members and any other party that the IM’s shall decide.

  3. Strict deadlines shall have to be observed in relation to the deliverables as indicated in the KPI’s submitted. In case of a delay the applicant shall inform the SG prior to the deadline.

  4. All norms and protocols of Free TON contests shall be observed.

  5. The Free TON fraternity shall be the owners of this critical data and as such can share with internal and external entities on a need to know basis.

  6. The winning applicant shall have a six month window to finish the exercise and submit all the works before the deadline.

  7. Any rewards shall be disbursed after completion and confirmation of each KPI. However a reasonable deposit not exceeding 15% of total budget can be issued at the beginning of the exercise.

  8. The Africa SG can query, accept or reject submitted works if they don’t align with the projections of the winning applicants any indicated KPI.

JURY REQUIREMENTS:

All submissions shall be subjected to the African SG for determination.

The Africa SG voting jury shall be rewarded at 3% rate of the total budget for the project.

FREE TON WALLET ADDRESS:

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I support this proposal…this will increase the adoption of FreeTON across Africa, by connecting the missing countries.

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Its a good program because it will ensure Free TON awareness and usage in most if not all African countries. Maybe point number 7, you could change the word “payments” and instead use “rewards”. But everything else looks good. I support.

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A very necessary step to keep lengthening the reach of Free TON.

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Sure. It is done and any Tons awarded recently are considered as good as payments though. Thanks.

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Fully supported. This program will increase awareness and engagements of Free TON in Africa without neglecting some countries

Those areas mentioned are indeed absent in FreeTON, big ups @Kanyiri for this.

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This is a welcome initiative. Supported without any reservation.

Good stuff guys. Hope that a logical step from their would be a partnership with the UN technology bank. :raised_hands:

ABI RESEARCH REPORT KPI1

In reference to the program attached below, the teams within the following regions have been formed.

This forms the achievement of the first KPI as per the project objectives. The program is dependent on the operationalizing of these three (Tanzania, Ethiopia & Senegal)countries teams. We look forward to the conclusion of this phase of the project to realize the projects’ objectives.

Free Ton Address

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Many Thanks. Looking forward to joining hands with our sisters and brothers in all these areas and to growing together. The future is decentralized.

1ST RESEARCH REPORT SUMMARY BASED ON ABI FINDINGS

We refer to the proposal on research carried out on the 3 pioneer LCD countries stated below and are pleased to summarize the findings as follows:

Tanzania:
a. The population of Tanzania is approximately 58 million.
b. There were 82.21 mobile subscriptions registered for every 100 people in 2019.
c. 89 per cent of the population use a voice telecom service.
d. Internet Penetration is at 49% as of 2020.
e. Approximately half of the Tanzanian population still uses their phones for basic calls and SMS.

Blockchain Education and Training Landscape
In Progress

Media Preference
An insight from the collected data showed that Tanzanians prefer digital media, especially social media with Twitter taking the lead.

Opportunity for Freeton
The data has shown that Tanzania needs blockchain technology education at all levels. This is an opportunity for Freeton to support and sponsor blockchain education initiatives in Tanzania such as boot camps, short courses and blockchain for professional development initiatives.

Senegal:
a. Senegal has a population of 17.1 million as of 2021.
b. It has 9.7 million Internet users as of December 2020 (Internetworldstatatistics.com)
c. 56% of the total population has access to the internet
d. There were 18 million mobile connections in Senegal in January 2020.
e. The number of mobile connections in Senegal increased by 1.4 million (+8.6%)
between January 2019 and January 2020.
f. The number of mobile connections in Senegal in January 2020 was equivalent to 109%
of the total population.
g. Internet Freedom is partly free in Senegal.

Blockchain Education Landscape

Still under confirmations

Media Preference
The Interview data will confirm this (Still in progress)

Opportunity for Freeton
In progress

Ethiopia:
a. There were 44.86 million mobile connections in Ethiopia in January 2021.
b. The number of mobile connections in Ethiopia increased by 710 thousand (+1.6%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
c. The number of mobile connections in Ethiopia in January 2021 was equivalent to 38.5% of the total population.
d. Ethiopia had a population of 116.4 million in January 2021.
e. There were 23.96 million internet users in Ethiopia in January 2021.
f. The number of internet users in Ethiopia increased by 2.8 million (+13%) between 2020 and 2021.
g. Internet penetration in Ethiopia stood at 20.6% in January 2021.
h. Freedom of the Internet is poor in Ethiopia.

Blockchain Education Landscape
Still understudy

Media Preference
In progress

Opportunity for Freeton
In progress

Conclusion:
John Kanyiri -Analyst:
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Dr Maina – Assistant Analyst:
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In view of the foregoing, the work so far carried out is satisfactory based on the expectations of the Africa SG. We believe the authors (ABI) mandated by Free Ton Africa SG have given accurate and updated data and that any party using this information shall undertake to do their due diligence before engagement.

The main document from ABI Research can be found here.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N8t_B8AAd80c6Lq8DIAZPh0GVjDqwWilJInNYreLr70/edit#heading=hgjdgxs

Further funding is hereby requested to achieve and cover August KPI of 14,247 TONS.
FreeTon Address:
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This is a project with profound implications for the FreeTON Africa Blockchain community!

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Following the findings keenly. Thanks

What a data. Learned a lot. Thank you.

Free TON and ABI Research Study on Blockchain Adoption in Least Developed Countries of Africa (Final Report)

The just concluded research was exploratory in nature and covered three countries namely Senegal, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The findings of the research provide insights from Least Developed Countries Integration into the Mainstream Blockchain System in Africa. As the curated data shows, the growth of Blockchain in these countries has inspired innovations, and spontaneous grass-root development, that inevitably creates a conducive environment for the technology to thrive. The report indicates that, the growth of Blockchain ecosystems in Africa is aided by enabler technologies as basic as cell phone usage which has allowed increased participation on networks that facilitate financial inclusion, basic health services, cooperatives, agricultural activities, to mention but a few. The report highlights the fact that Least Developed Countries are increasingly orienting their future development on the technologies whose future is Blockchain guided. The research was tailored to initially capture what is possible in these Least Developed Countries Integration into Mainstream Blockchain Systems in Africa.

Opportunities for Free TON Africa:

The data revealed that the majority of Blockchain innovations and startups of focus across the three countries are at the formative stage of their operation. This creates a great opportunity for Free TON to launch Blockchain incubation and acceleration programs and other investment-ready initiatives.

The data in these three countries under study, indicates a rising number of respondents classifying themselves as Blockchain enthusiasts. This is the foundational emotional attitude necessary for the acceleration of any new technology, and thus important to Blockchain in this case. This is an opportunity for Free TON to appraise more Blockchain ambassadors in the three countries.

One of the key barriers to entry for any technology is that of language and culture. These three countries are cases in point. Tanzania is majorly a Kiswahili speaking nation, while French is predominant in Senegal and Amharic the lingua franca for Ethiopia. To help with Blockchain uptake and adoption, it is strongly recommended for Free TON to initiate a translators program for these countries, as well as other nations, as the program rolls out into the next phase.

Another of this research’s findings indicates that government policy can be an impediment to Blockchain adoption in Africa.

This is well captured by the results from Senegal where the regional central banks have distanced themselves from efforts to digitize currencies. It is an opportunity for Free TON to develop an advocacy program aimed at lobbying governments to embrace Blockchain based technologies.

The vice versa is especially evident in Tanzania where the current political leadership has been taking some positive steps towards the acceleration of new technologies with a specific instruction to all government stakeholders to prepare for blockchain networks. This is an express opportunity for Free TON to seize the lead role advantage through government partnerships in Tanzania. This undertaking would most probably set a good example of localized Blockchain benefits to the opposing governments.

The data from Ethiopia indicates that the current government is already embracing blockchain driven technologies as seen in its partnership with Cardano. As the continent awaits to see how the Ethiopia-Cardano partnership will evolve, Free TON Africa should quickly move to engage in similar entry activities within the country. This coupled with the translators program, will see Free TON attract a huge and permanent presence within the beneficiary societies.

There is therefore need to be deliberate in designing an inclusion plan for Least Developed Countries in Africa into the mainstream blockchain ecosystem. Whereas this study focused on only the three countries of Senegal, Ethiopia and Tanzania, it is recommended, that, Free TON considers using the knowledge gained from the data to customize roll-outs into other countries. By expanding research into other countries, Free TON will be able to gain vital data and information that will clarify the actual state on the ground in relation to; blockchain education and training, blockchain policies, entrepreneurial ecosystem and other supportive data such as internet penetration and cost of internet data in other countries across Africa.

Attached is the final pdf:
(FreeTon Research Report Draft-2 - Google Docs)

We therefore request the final tokens of 12,211 to cover September work.
FreeTon Wallet
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Добрый день! Где можно посмотреть выплаты участникам и жюри по конкурсу:
#13 Africa Moderators Initiative (Updated) Proposal
Я хочу понять, сколько получил участник и сколько получили судьи за этот конкурс. Может быть у вас есть документ с итогами этого конкурса?

Good day! Where can I see the payments to the participants and the jury for the competition:
#13 Africa Moderators Initiative (Updated) Proposal
I want to understand how much the participant received and how much the judges received for this competition. Maybe you have a document with the results of this competition?