This #Dash4Nigeria project is a comprehensive approach to Dash adoption in Nigeria, addressing all necessary factors to establish a firm user-base in the country. This will be done through educational programs such as establishing an on-line African Dash school, meet-ups for average users and for merchants, and creating exchange gateways, and more.
Nathaniel Luz is a Certified Creativity Strategist, Events Planner, Social Entrepreneur and libertarian resident in Nigeria. In the last one year, he facilitated events in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon in the campaign he refers to as the Rise of the Cheetahs. The Cheetahs are the fastest generation of Africans. He believes that this generation could help Africa catch up with the rest of the world. He was recently given an award by studentsforliberty.org, a global non-profit organization promoting liberty around the world, in recognition of his works towards a freer society in Africa. He has thus far organized 3 DASH meet-ups, and one outreach amidst several one-on-one meetups in Nigeria.
DASH adoption in Nigeria is currently on a steady rise, despite the hurdles around some of which are; the ban on all cryptocurrency programs being aired and the fear in the hearts of many due to previous experience with online scams.
BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES
1. DASH EXCHANGES
Is the awareness of Dash high in Nigeria? Yes. Do people wish to buy DASH always? Yes. Are there exchanges enough to match tis rising demand for DASH in Nigeria? No.
There are exchanges online, but several newbies prefer to just place a call, transfer some fiat to the sellers bank account and receive the DASH in their wallets in a couple of minutes. Our response here is to contact existing local bitcoin traders, get them together into forming a network that trade DASH locally. This would make DASH more easily accessible for fiat. We’d also work with some upcoming online exchanges that focus on the Nigerian market to integrate DASH as well.
2. AFRICAN DASH SCHOOL
At the recently concluded DASH outreach, participants were eager to learn more about DASH. In the past, we’ve carried out follow up education via WhatsApp groups. This time, we’d love to create a DASH school. This school would have presentations in audio-visual formats. This school would be bilingual (English and Nigerian Pidgin English). While we know that Amanda B Johnson is doing a great job here already, our series would range from 1-5 and would be specifically for the Nigerian audience. Also, it would be easier for Nigerians to learn from another Nigerian due to diction, intonation and other differences. The videos would reach over 1,000 people in the first month of release.
The contents and presentations of this school would be created and streamlined for the Nigeria audience. The bilingual mode would enable us cater for a large number of audience. The videos would be on YouTube.
3. MERCHANT ORIENTED MEETUPS
Are there Merchants ready to transact in DASH. Most certainly. All we need do is a bit more education for tem as to allay their fears on price fluctuations, and some publicity materials regarding it. We also hope to have a monthly meeting with the DASH merchants in order to adequately respond to any issues that may arise. This meetings we believe would create a stronger bond for the DASH merchants, traders / exchanges.
4. CONTINUOUS MEETUPS
The need for more outreaches cannot be overemphasized. We’d continue holding Meetups all over the country.
5. PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
We’d partner with organizations who same same ideology with us, to get a slot to speak at their events. We could maximize this if the organizations are to give us about 45 minutes to speak, and an enquiry desk at the event were people could come for more information.
6. DASH NIGERIA CONFERENCE
All activities above would be crowned with a major outreach at the end of the month. The outreach would have a conference with about 100 participants and would reach over 200 people in total as there’d be other activities asides the conference.
- Tools required
- Produce Videos and graphics
- Meetups by DASH ambassadors
- Merchants and exchanges training programs
- Conferences, partnership with other organizations, and other speaking engagements
- Prints and swags (shirts, rollup banners, stickers, etc., and tips)
- Travels and communication
- Team allowance
- Total is 43 DASH
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