Proposal “Dash-Africa“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Africa
Owner:DashingDude
Monthly amount: 24 DASH (14596 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-02-17 / 2018-05-17 (added on 2018-02-07)
Final voting deadline: in 6 days
Votes: 452 Yes / 90 No / 35 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 107 Yes votes to become funded.
External information: www.dash.org/forum/threads/dash-africa-pre-proposal.19509/
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Proposal description

Summary

Dash Africa is an established project and is now the largest and foremost outlet for Dash-related media in Africa. It has also served as the platform to launch and develop successful projects in several African countries. This 3-month proposal is partly retrospective in action, to pay for work already completed, and to serve as a template for future proposals.

Introduction to the Proposal Owner

The Proposal Owner is Slottle Addams, known as @DashingDude, a frequent participant in the Dash forums and a Com.Sci geek.  Before founding Dash Africa he worked for many years as a software dev, manager, entrepreneur, and university lecturer.  For 10 years, he worked voluntarily part-time as network engineer, deploying a wireless WAN  infrustructure at 17 schools in remote rural areas with the Siyakhula project.  He likes teaching Capoeira and alpine skiing too, so he should really get more physical exercise instead of spending so much time in front of his computer.

Proposal Scope

Dash Africa is an active platform from which Dash is penetrating the African continent’s market for cryptocurrency, a market of high potential, as many African countries suffer from fiat currency shortages.

This proposal covers several projects which are already in progress:
  • Dash Waterfront Office - Located in the scenic Cape Town harbor of Hout Bay, a popular tourist destination, we are opening an office offering Dash information, promotional material, free wi-fi, and more.  
  • Road Trip + Vehicle Branding - Visiting universities and events across South Africa in a nice Dash-branded vehicle.
  • Continued funding of Dash Leopards Soccer - This project is expanding rapidly and yielding great results.  Please visit the website to learn more.
  • Ambassadors Program - Ambassadors are provided with training, funding and materials to perform their own meet-ups, thus exponentially increasing our influence.
  • Development/Maintenance of Dash Africa website - Visit Dash Africa
  • Journalism - This allows us to pay a stipend to the journalists who provide our content.
  • Promotion of Dash into traditional communities - To penetrate the traditional communities saving industry, worth over $2 billion dollars.
The principal component of the platform is the Dash Africa website, a sophisticated and effective means of educating, informing, and communicating with, a growing Dash community in Africa.

Completion Milestones

Conventional milestones are inapplicable as the proposal is largely funded retrospectively, i.e. payment made for work already completed. The Dash Africa website is visible proof thereof, already highly professional, regularly updated.

The effectiveness of the Dash Africa platform is exemplified by these significant completed project milestones:
  • Professionally designed branding and logos.
  • The Dash Africa website posts on average 3 fresh, edited blog items per week (over the last 6 months).
  • The #Dash4Nigeria project, recently funded by proposal, which trains and equips Dash Ambassadors to promote Dash to others.  (@rotc)
  • Poverty alleviation, road trips and education projects, funded in Ghana.  (@cryptolib)
  • The launch and continuation of the Dash Leopards Soccer project.
  • Search Engine Optimization - we're #1
Other scope components under development are, in no particular order:
  • Penetration of traditional African financial systems, to introduce Dash as a modern tradition.
  • Harnessing of soccer, the continent’s most powerful single interest, as a means of promoting Dash awareness.
  • Expansion of an African network of Dash ambassadors to personally teach others about Dash.
  • Multilingual extension to include the many Francophone countries of Africa, as Dash Africa is presently only Anglophone.
  • Continued editing, writing and design services for the teams across Africa.
Much of the scope has been achieved or is under development, but at considerable personal costs of time and money: project sustainability requires repayment of these costs.

Progress Reporting


Dash Africa is results orientated and well-equipped to produce monthly Progress Reports for the Dash MNO’s as included in future monthly proposals.

Core Team and Principal Skills

The various components of Dash Africa, or the initiatives which it supports, are the product of a group of some 15 members around the core of:
  • Slottle Addams  -  Team Leader
  • Tom Rogers  -  Editor and Content Production
  • Clive Ritchie - London based Graphic Design and Image Consultant
  • John Reed  - Community champion and activist
  • Nathanial Luz (@rotc) - Nigeria - Dash Ambassadors program
  • Ricardo Phillips - Dash Leopards Soccer

Budget

Proposal Fee -  5 Dash
Dash Waterfront Office - 10 Dash
Road Trip + Vehicle Branding - 10 Dash
Continued funding of Dash Leopards Soccer - 10 Dash
Ambassadors Program - 10 Dash
Development/Maintenance of Dash Africa website -  8 Dash
Journalism - 2 Dash
Promotion of Dash into traditional communities - 2 Dash
Management Fee - 5 Dash
Contingency Allowance - 10 Dash

TOTAL                                72 Dash

Funding duration:  3 months, 24 Dash per month

Once again - Much of this work is done already!

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0 points,3 days ago
@DashingDude has continuously demonstrated his commitment to this community, and this proposal is a good idea. Wish you luck!
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0 points,3 days ago
Thanks!! Your comment saved me from the profanity of the trolls!
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0 points,3 days ago
Please excuse the trolling below. It seems to be happening on a lot of other proposals too.
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0 points,5 days ago
This proposal has got so much potential for the network. I hope to see it pass. @dashingdude go get it done man.
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0 points,9 days ago
Good guy. Known community member. Demonstrated progress. Voting yes!
solarguy
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0 points,5 days ago
Thanks Dude! Muchly. This project has already gone warp-mode. Stay posted to see our new Waterfront Offices. This is like, a miracle.
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0 points,10 days ago
@DashingDude, after reading some news, I wanted to suggest the next idea.
You are opening an office in South Africa, and in this news:
http://bitcoinafrica.io/2018/02/11/bitpesa-south-africa-launch/

The Bitpesa payment processor, the most important on the African continent that uses Bitcoin, they will open an office.
It could be interesting that you can get a meeting with Elizabeth Rosiello, the company's CEO and introduce her to the Dash network, and the Dash advances in Africa.
If Bitpesa used the Dash network, it would save many commissions and I'm sure they do not know our potential.
I think it is important that your efforts in Dash go through to have a meeting with Bitpesa, with which we could have synergies.

Let's see what other colleagues say.
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0 points,10 days ago
I contacted you on Discord. I'd be glad to meet Elizabeth Rosiello... does anybody know how to get me an introduction?
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1 point,13 days ago
I think that when you talk about Dash, you should always put the focus as a payment system, with the example of Paypal and a platform that can give its users the opportunity to do international business, both within the African continent and export.
Thanks for your proposal, you have my support.
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0 points,13 days ago
Vote yes for fellow capoeirista :) Other proposal details good too.
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-1 point,14 days ago
It's a great project and it's got my YES, Africa must be carried along in this revolution.
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0 points,13 days ago
Thanks!
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-1 point,14 days ago
I'd go even further and distribute small amounts of dash for free in poor countries as a stepping stone to (a small) global basic income.
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2 points,15 days ago
Acceptable budget. More marketing online is probably than offline but this is okay for the time being.. You have my support.
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0 points,14 days ago
Thanks dude! This is not my first proposal, and it won't be my last. The team that has formed around Dash Africa is quite remarkable - so please keep watching what we do on the ground!
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1 point,15 days ago
+1
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-2 points,15 days ago
@dashingdude you have mentioned other members efforts in your proposal

Could you clarify your proposals connection to theirs?
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0 points,15 days ago
Sure... I'm guessing that you are talking about my friends from Nigeria and Ghana? We all collaborate, under the loose term "Dash Africa". And they've had proposals approved for their countries. I would like to do similarly in South Africa, which has the biggest economy on the continent. I also run the Dash Africa website, which is where we all post our progress. So no formal connection... we just collaborate.
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-1 point,15 days ago
Wow guys... thank-you so much for the surprise. I only posted this an hour ago, and already I have Yes votes.
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-3 points,15 days ago
Would the guy who just gave me 8 No votes care to comment? Be nice.
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1 point,14 days ago
Don't spam your own proposal..
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