West Africa has more than 16 countries throughout the region, but there is a lack of community resources to begin developing with Cardano.
Educating developers on Cardano by developing Haskell & Plutus educational material and high-impact virtual workshops, events and hackathons
This is the total amount allocated to West Africa: Dev Tools & Events
Content creation: Training 1000s of developers across West Africa using the resources we already have.
Math/Physics teachers in our network are now software developers.
Francophone connection to create resources in both French and English.
Mastering the training for our own teachers and then spreading that teaching throughout the region.
Awareness campaigns that feed into the virtual events and courses
Example Dev Tools & Courses:
What Success Looks Like:
Onboarding traditional software developers, and firms from within West Africa and the wider Diaspora. Teaching them about Haskell, Plutus, Marlowe and the wider Cardano ecosystem. Assisting them in the process of building with Cardano and eventually submitting high-impact Catalyst Proposals.
Key metrics to measure:
Key Team Members:
Josh F - Global Lead
MercyA1 - Comms Lead
Felicien F- Technical Lead, Software Architect (French & English)
Megan H - Math/Physics Teacher (French & English)
Didier - Educator and Software Developer (French & English)
Chuma C - IT Recruitment Expert, Xceed365 CEO
Vincent K - Education and Business Training Consultant (French & English)
West Africa Proposer Outreach: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/West-Africa-Proposer-Outreach/340017-48088#idea-tab-comments
Xceed Decentralized eLearning: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Xceed-Decentralized-eLearning/340199-48088
Local Centers in West Africa: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Local-Centers-in-West-Africa/340029-48088
West Africa Decentralized Alliance: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/West-Africa-Decentralized-Alliance/333074-48088
Haskell Devs, Software Devs, Math/Physics Teachers, eLearning Platform. A unique position of having "boots on the ground" local expertise.