Connecting UN frameworks like the SDGs to Proposals require analyses + evaluation. Support our research work in Fund 8 as in Fund 6.
Analyze Fund 8 proposals for UN SDGs, Human Rights and Planetary Pressures Human Development Index connections, and publish for open access.
This is the total amount allocated to Fund8Proposals + SDGs - Cardano AIM
Why UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) measurements are key for Cardano
About the SDGs - https://sdgs.un.org/goals
We would like to highlight some of our achievements thus far:
Here is a link for an excel that shows the proposed tasks and achievements for the proposals:
* We have developed a SDG Search tool to help proposers integrate SDGs into proposals https://cardanocataly.st/proposer-tool-sdg/#/
* Members of our team have are continuing to map the Cardano ecosystem of Catalyst impact projects that connect to SDGs, and porting them over into the open access Positive Blockchain database as part of a partnership and collaboration with https://positiveblockchain.io
* As a result of our work, Seedstars.com submitted 7 proposals for Fund 7, and received funding for 3 proposals.
* Participated in Building Bridges conference and in talks with the Accelerate 2030 organisation and with relevant partners to bridge their ecosystem and stakeholders with a Cardano Impact Network https://www.buildingbridges.org/2021-edition/building-bridges-week
While we continue our work based on Fund 7 objectives, we ask the community to continue supporting our work also for Fund 8. Giving our team the capacity to provide the data and analysis that helps measure and track how Project Catalyst and its projects are financing solutions that solve wicked problems, using global frameworks in a common language as used by Governments, the United Nations and Multilateral Organizations.
Our research proposal seeks to continue the work of fund 6, and build upon the current research we are carrying out this Fund 7. We will analyze Fund 8 funded proposals and present our analyses in an accessible database format search tool, which is currently live as and open access:
It will continue to be open access, and richer with up to date proposals that have been evaluated as to their connections to UN frameworks (SDGs, Human Rights, planetary pressures adjusted HDI) providing stakeholders with insights into how Project Catalyst is financing projects, the type of projects, impact both actual and forecasted.
This open access data and information can help inform decision making within the Cardano ecosystem, and across the different open source communities and sectors to facilitate multi stakeholder decision making, problem sensing and solving using the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights and planetary pressures adjusted Human Development Index as common frameworks.
We include a quote from SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals:
"17.18 By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts"
Essentially, open source data is KEY to achieving all sustainable development goals: https://blogs.worldbank.org/digital-development/sustainable-development-goals-and-open-data
"We must undertake a concerted global effort to encourage and invest in the creation of digital public goods: open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content." (United Nations, 2020)
"Even when the relevant digital public good or open source solution is found, support and additional investment are still required to scale them up and successfully implement them" (2020, p. 9). Hence here we are, in this decentralized innovation fund experiment that is Project Catalyst! *- https://www.un.org/en/content/digital-cooperation-roadmap/*
We have successfully collaborated with IOG with integrating the SDG Proposer Tool into the Fund 7 proposer submission form. Now, we want to carry out continued research into the activities of our Cardano community of Catalyst stakeholders for Fund 8, and share the learnings with Cardano entities and public benefit to catalyze a positive multiplier effect.
We are actively working on this front. Our team is currently wearing several hats, part of interconnected teams and projects that make up a constellation of Impact oriented projects. We are in talks with, and have developed working relationships and partnerships with stakeholders within the Cardano for Impact ecosystem, and the wider Blockchain for Good, and Impact Investor world. Examples include:
May 2022 - July 2022:
Go through all Fund 8 funded proposals, in addition to a voluntarily completed survey by proposers. Determine and assess the current state of Catalyst proposals using the sustainable theoretical framework lens. Analyse the results and compare to fund 7 results.
Collate results into a publicly accessible database and prepare a written paper and PowerPoint to share the findings internally in the Cardano ecosystem, as well as with related journals, media, and potential partners (coordinated with Cardano foundation & IOG)
Continue improving the open access database and SDG proposer tool and promote through our network, blockchain for good and SDG networks.
Cardano AIM (Assembly Inspiring Masses), an active Catalyst Community member and currently designs and builds tools that support the community. These include the popular voter-tool (https://cardanocataly.st/voter-tool/#/), the Community Advisor Tools (CA and vCA-tools) (https://cardanocataly.st/ca-tool/#/ & https://cardanocataly.st/vca-tool/#)))))))) as well as the community landing page (https://cardanocataly.st/), the SDG Proposer Tool (https://cardanocataly.st/proposer-tool-sdg/#/), and the SDG Search Tool (https://cardanocataly.st/sdg-search-tool/#/).
Razali is an Educator, Editor, Digital Economy, Blockchain & Sustainability Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Catalyst Proposal Mentor, Wada UN SDG and Education Coordinator, Co-Founder of Sustainable ADA, Contributor at Positive Blockchain & Catalyst School Core Member https://www.linkedin.com/in/razali-samsudin
Cole Bartlett https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-bartlett
UNITE 2030 Youth Delegate, a recent graduate in Economics & Sustainability, Founder of Sustainable ADA, Contributor for Positive Blockchains, Blockchain & Sustainability Researcher, & Social Entrepreneur, Ecoquest Education Foundation - Sustainability Research, B Impact Clinic part of UNH's Changemaker Collaborative - Kikori, Sustainability Splash Program Organizer, Bronze UNH Sustainability Award Winner
Yoram has 20+ years of business experience working with technology companies (strategy, partnerships, investors). In the last years, Yoram is focused on combining impact and business. 4 years ago he left his comfort zone and worked for 2 years for an NGO Earthworm.org focusing on sustainable business models across agriculture supply chains. Yoram also constantly works with startups as an advisor and mentor i.e. GivingWay.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/yoram-ben-zvi-446836
Cardano4Climate.com (C4C) community includes overs 200 members and growing. C4C is organizing weekly meetups and monthly events and collaborating with multiple impact communities (i.e. climateneutralcardano.org), companies (i.e. Veritree, Cardashift) and the Cardano companies (IOG, Emurgo, Cardano Foundation)
SustainableADA.com team is focusing on educational services, research and communication of impact projects on the Cardano blockchain, spreading the word of the work and impact of the Cardano ecosystem
A summary article and slides to be shared internally in the Cardano ecosystem, to journals, and partners, and posted on social networks will be delivered upon completion of the research.
A Frontiers Journal Perspective Article Manuscript is currently submitted and pending peer-review.
* An open access database has been built, and will include the results of this research, building upon research into Fund 6 proposals and their connection to SDGs. Current research connecting Fund 7 proposals to the UN SDGs is underway in relation to this successfully funded Fund 7 proposal:
Results will be ported over into the open access SDG search tool (https://cardanocataly.st/sdg-search-tool/#/) which was made as a result of funded proposals:
Overall success criteria include:
Updating of the SDG search tool with the results of this research into Fund 8 connecting proposals to SDGs, and being searchable in the open access SDG search tool.
We achieved our goal to be included in the Proposal process by Fund 9. The SDG Proposer Tool is part of the Proposal Form process currently in Fund 8. The results will continue to show the importance of the SDGs to Project Catalyst and projects that go live.
Our goal is for funded proposals to be connected to the relevant SDGs where applicable, and included in an open access database for public benefit, for use by researchers, private and public entities. This work is underway. The open access SDG Search tool is live and found at: https://cardanocataly.st/sdg-search-tool/#/
We work with external partners to promote the use and promotion of these tools in their ecosystem and wider network of multilateral organizations, multinational corporations, foundations, institutional and impact investors, entrepreneurs and civil society bridging new people into Catalyst and the Cardano community. Success will be when these open access tools are part of the toolkit of ecosystems and changemakers throughout the Cardano for Impact network, the Blockchain for Good community, and beyond!
This is a hybrid in that it is both a continuation of previously funded projects, and seeks to develop and open up new fields of inquiry and research in what is an area of investigation that is not being systematically researched, and shared as open access research. The previous funded proposals that this proposal builds upon are:
*Fund7Proposals + SDGs - Cardano AIM
*Proposal Framework Tool
*Research in Applying Frameworks-AIM
*Add SDG ratings to proposals - AIM
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's contribution to sustainable development
200+ team of active Cardano community members. AIM team (voter-tool, CA-tool, vCA-Tool, Proposer Tool, SDG Search Tool). Globally diverse, multidisciplinary team of professionals: marketing, partnerships, research, and event planning expertise. Fund 5,6,7 winners.