Grant ID: 2wvvcgp
GCDSummit2022 is a conference in Accra with the focus on DeFi. We want to educate interested people and enable everyone to understand what this new technology is capable of. Day 1 is tailored to the needs and expertise of people from the banking industry, focusing more on DeFi tools and its potential and Day 2 is for everybody. Neither event requires existing knowledge of blockchain, crypto or Ethereum.
We plan to cover the following topics:
DeFi: Uniswap, Balancer, Aave
Data Analytics: How to use The Graph for indexing
NFT: How can token economy impacts creators entrepreneurship
Education: How to onboard more women into web3
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We have received funding from Uniswap Grants USD 5000
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
I’m convinved that this event will help stimulate ideation and discussion around new and novel subgraph ideas built using the Graph Protocol for the African context and with African user adoption in mind. Beyond that lies the opportunity for new ideas, projects, relationships to be launched from a community with the shared goal of pioneering web3 adoption and development in Africa. The goal of this Summit should be to introduce The Graph ecosystem and spark interest among the participants to use The Graph ecosystem.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
Since 2019, DeFi Africa has worked with MakerDAO, Aave, Zerion, and Balancer protocol to host events. Some the events are:
Dive Into Balancer Protocol held on 18th February 2022:
DeFi & Balancer DEX meetup 22. January 2022
AMA Session with Zerion 13. March 2021
AMA Session with MakerDAO 10. December 2022
Crypto Opportunity Meetup Oct. 2020
Importance of privacy in decentralised finance July 16, 2022
Africa DeFi Meetup. Oct 2019
AMA Session with MetaPool on August 23, 2022 https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1mrxmaPRNbqxy
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
My journey into web3 started in Summer 2021 where I successfully completed “Deep Dive Into Blockchain” Summer School from University of Zurich. After that I started attending ETH hackathons globally like ETHDenver (2nd prize), ETHAmsterdam, ETHNYC (three prizes), ETHCCHack (finalist). Additionally, I started onboarding more women into web3 by teaching about blockchain basics at lunch & learn event as well as writing educational content on social media. My innate curiosity brought me to SheFi, a women led DeFi educational program as of February 2022 because in web3 the learning never ends. And I’m excited to share that I’ll be a teaching instructor starting in September 2022.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I am passionate about leveraging web3 to generate great impact, close opportunity gaps, and create robust economic value, especially for people in Ghana. As a Ghanaian I see an opportunity to unite web3 developers in Africa and beyond. I’m convinced that The Graph is able to bridge web3 technologies with cutting edge development talent across Africa and beyond. More specifically the intention is to use the decentralised data services enabled by the Graph to catalyse dapp creation and adoption built for Africa’s web3 context.