Digital Transformations for West Africa

“Cardano brings a new standard in technology – open and inclusive – to challenge the old and activate a new age of sustainable, globally-distributed innovation” Cardano Foundation.

About Wadalliance

 After Asia, Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent with a wide range of and abundant natural resources. Even so the continent is the least wealthy per capita throughout the world.

 According to a 2014 UK report, Africa receives about $133.7 billion each year from official aid, grants, loans to the private sector, remittances, etc. But at the same time, some $191.9 billion is extracted from the continent in the form of debt repayments, multinational company profits, illicit financial flows, brain drain, illegal logging and fishing etc. And more recent figures put the outflow much higher – at over $218 billion. In other words, Africa suffers a net loss of more than $85 billion every year. Such a net outflow suggests that far from the West aiding Africa, it is Africa that is aiding the West.” Firoze 2018 (Should the West Stop Giving Aid to Africa?)

 Despite Africa’s wealth challenges, recent economic expansion and the large and young population (average population age of 19 years compares favourably with the world population average age of 30 years) make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.

 The continent is keen to catch up with the West through emerging technological developments and offers an immense opportunity for international investments and a large potential market for what Cardano has to offer. 

What we do

Digital Transformations. Discover. Set. Accomplish.

Projects

We are an international organization with local footprints.
We aim to equip local developers and entrepreneurs to build decentralized applications and businesses on the Cardano protocol.

Public Relations

We plan to collaborate with trusted local and international electronic and print media outlets to inform the public about the benefits of the Cardano protocol to limit fear, uncertainty, and doubt and accelerate adoption ​

Advocacy

We intend to support local as well as international high profile personalities to influence policy decisions in West Africa member countries to facilitate Cardano adoption ​

Research

The focus of our research is to work with communities to discover challenges and opportunities for Cardano protocol solutions. We examine the root causes of barriers to adoption, build understanding with communities and stakeholders to remove or reduce barriers to enable adoption.

Marketing

Our marketing strategy will focus on existing and future businesses and entrepreneurs in the West Africa sub region. We will provide information, promote, and facilitate the building of businesses on the Cardano protocol.

Community



Engagement

We will use a membership and volunteer system to engage both local and international Cardano community members to leverage skills, experience, and knowledge to spread adoption.

Education

Using our relationship with other projects within the Cardano ecosystem, we will maintain a one stop shop virtual education portal and facilitate in-person developer education. We will also work with academic institutions to incorporate blockchain education into their programs of study.