[Proposal] 1st NEAR Model of United Nations

Hi Team, Hi @FritzWorm @jlwaugh

As @jlwaugh recommended to us, we create the following topic in order to get the funds to start this new initiative:

Roadmap:

FIRST BLOCKCHAIN AND NEAR MODEL OF UNITED NATIONS :rocket::rocket::rocket::rocket:

NEAR Model of United Nations

Purpose : To grow the NEAR community in a significant and constant way with university and college students. So then, reciprocally, help students to train in everything related to NEAR, Blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies; complementing this with negotiation, writing, and public speaking techniques, which can be used for conflict resolution hand in hand with NEAR technology.

It is proposed and explained down more clearly later; an event called “NEARMun” with a purpose of learning and education for children and university students promoting tolerance, respect and diversity, pushing them into the world of NEAR from a very young age. Likewise, helping participants to better understand the operation of NEAR and the third generation Blockchain technology, which by the way, is the best way to resolve conflicts through all the advantages that NEAR provides.

Objectives :

  • The main objective: This kind of project educates and attracts people, institutions, and entities that will use the tools and opportunities on NEAR, as ASTRODAO that gives to the community user-ends that also gives democracy, efficiency, and transparency in the management of the organization funds.

  • Spread NEAR and its community which is in charge of developing services and tools based on blockchain that has a great impact on societies.

  • Expand the NEAR community in Venezuela that leads stakeholders to interact in the NEAR governance forum, using the different communication and dissemination channels with which they can contribute ideas to the ecosystem.

  • Get different university students from different careers in order to place them as future professionals in strategic places so that they can contribute and interact with all NEAR platforms; such as students in social networks and content creation, students in programming and development, students in education, etc …

  • Opening of wallets and use of NEAR on its protocol as well as the incentive to do staking saving in $ NEAR; then giving a continuous and sustained use to the NEAR wallet.

  • Support the idea of Model United Nations as a large space for the discussion of topics of interest.

  • The proposals emanating from each committee will be submitted to the respective authorities so that they can have a real applicability in the ecosystem.

  • Educate young university students and college students about the use of cryptocurrencies, development of DAOs, DeFi, blockchain, etc …

  • Provide deliberative spaces to democratize and decentralize information and the different opportunities that NEAR offers.

Expected results

It is estimated that all students and people involved in the project will open their NEAR wallet to participate in the Model United Nations “NEARMun” and thus apply not only to the debate sessions, but at the end of them they will receive an award in NEAR. Usually, to do a Model United Nations, students pay a registration fee, let’s say … it is the way in which an event of this type is sustained (almost always mid-range and here we plan to do it high-end); In this case, students will not pay for registration on the condition that they have a NEAR wallet and make resolution sheets, proposals for problems and projects in Blockchain as a democratic and decentralized solution.

Likewise, it is estimated that every 2 or 3 months these events can be held in order to attract more students from different careers and involve the universities and colleges that carry out these Model United Nations frequently. Thus achieving a rebound effect where we will incorporate more students, teachers, and institutions into the community.

The expected results, together with the educational benefits and the students captured, is the significant impact on social networks since it is estimated to have a high level of views for social network publications on the FIRST UNITED NATIONS MODEL OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN VENEZUELA, with prospects to reach all students in the country.

Finally, it is hoped to achieve a simile as well as contact with different national and international organizations that have held this type of event, with which it is mentioned that what is proposed here is possible; Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and NEAR do not escape education or the Model United Nations:

It is interesting that the largest supranational governmental organizations as is UN will support these projects in his office of Childhood and Kids regarding the education of blockchain, crypto, and NEAR.

Success metrics

It can be demonstrated that the United Nations Models have been carried out, by our organizing team, we have been the first to transfer this initiative to the digital part and carry out United Nations models online by organizing meetings and meetups within of the debate committees known as NETMUN where we have managed to hold 4 Model United Nations and 3 discussion meetings for new proposals on the Venezuelan Diaspora in which a total of:

  • Model United Nations: 200 college students from more than 30 schools throughout Venezuela gathered in a virtual room discussing specific topics (in this case we would do it in person, respecting biosafety standards, discussing and debating the benefits, virtues, and development of NEAR in different committees.
  • Discussion Meetups: It is correct to point out that for the discussion meetings, they were not students per se, but Venezuelan migrants around the world, it is also important to note that we achieved a total of 356 registered for a single meetup, where we could not do it in one single day due to the massive number of participants and we divided it into 3 meetings.

Regarding social networks, the metrics were considered to be of high impact and significantly positive, since only the use of IG was considered as a dissemination social network, then waiting for prospecting in the future for the application of others. Therefore, we had the following metrics:

  • Account opening date: February 2020.
  • Number of followers: 1,447 followers.
  • Publications: 51 (each week we posted one).
  • Interaction: Average of 10 likes per post as well as an average of 125 views per post.

In this sense and endorsed by NEAR, it is projected to triple the numbers in terms of metrics for the “NEARMun” event that is presented to start the year 2022.

Scope / Opportunities:

Outreach provides us with opportunities, our goal leads us to think that with NETMUN children, we can achieve in the long term, which will also depend on resources, a great contribution to society in terms of education called " NEAR Kids ”which will mean an important quarry for tomorrow’s professionals exploiting their talent today, as some organizations do, such as“ Crypto Kids Camp ”- https://www.cryptokidscamp.org/ - which has managed to convert the universe of Blockchain technology in a new age school for children. Can we imagine something similar but with NEAR? - This is the way to start!

The scope is destined to reach (over time), to all the schools in the country, then achieving, little by little, that all the children and their representatives want to interact with NEAR projects from the United Nations Model, to complete education in colleges on third-generation Blockchain technology. Here we will also have the collaboration of a foundation that is dedicated to the education of children throughout Venezuela and that has also organized Model United Nations, the “Fúndate” Foundation: Login • Instagram

We will also have the collaboration of the GOAT Solutions LTD company and the participation of the Funky Rolls company - Login • Instagram -.

All those institutions are willing to actively participate with the entire NEAR ecosystem.

In the case of university students, we plan to create a NEAR university in the medium term, with students from different careers who want to graduate and study not only smart contracts but everything related to Blockchain technology, always hand in hand with NEAR. Can we imagine a NEAR university in Venezuela? - Model United Nations is the way to start!

Target audience

The target audience that “NEARMun” focuses on is aimed at university students from related careers such as International Relations, International Law, Liberal Studies, International Trade, Geopolitics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Finance, Administration, and others … Also college students in the final semesters of high school who wish to begin to have experience in models of the united nations. The mission is intended to be able to integrate them with the knowledge they can acquire for the use of DAOs, wallets, DApps, tools, and resources provided by NEAR, its protocol, and its Blockchain.

Although it would be the first layer of public or niche to which one wants to reach, the United Nations models are characterized by the result that emanates from them known as “Resolution Sheets” where those solutions and proposals (which in this case will be related a NEAR and its virtues) may be elevated to other instances and entities, so it would be considered a more professional target audience that we can reach. Finally, a public interested in disseminating, discussing and debating about the virtues, the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies, their scope and their use, the blockchain and of course NEAR, would be considered in the third layer.

Location

The “1st Model United Nations NEARMun” on Blockchain, Web3 and NEAR will be held in the city of Caracas (Venezuela), in person, counting on the fact that Venezuela in terms of United Nations models is the 3rd country in the world with larger volunteer delegates and participants in such models. Both international and national delegations from different universities, technical schools, and colleges have been part of prestigious models at Harvard and IVY Leagues. By virtue of the development of the “ 1st Blockchain Model of the United Nations NEARMun ”, the possibility of developing it in other localities will be evaluated in a first national instance, and then raising it to other international locations; coupled with the expected fact of replicating it in the city of Caracas at least 4 times a year and if possible in other states of the national territory.

Date and time:

The Model United Nations “NEARMun” will be held between January and February depending on available resources. The event will take place on a non-holiday weekend in work sessions divided into 4 discussion sessions and debates of an hour and a half each (2 academic hours), understood in the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This date and time may vary depending on the availability of the spaces where the aforementioned Model United Nations will take place.

Costs

The event involves operating expenses that arise from the rental of adequate and high-level spaces, going through qualified personnel, logistics consumption in the matter of snacks, articles on the safeguarding of biosafety, transport, preparation, and acquisition of material advertising (physical and digital) with the logos of the event and NEAR respectively, coverage of the registration of students, awards and decorations for the winners of the United Nations Model in Blockchain, audiovisual equipment for the development and collection of information with the purpose of massifying the event through the social networks, with the dissemination of NEAR is a cryptocurrency that supports, finances and promotes educational projects. Likewise, hiring of qualified personnel for the protocol and organizational section of the event; In this sense, it is projected to make an investment of $5100 USD, which as of the date of this publication means 560 NEAR approx.

I remain available if anyone wants to know more about our project. Feel free to join us and to ping me if there is any doubt.

We will be NEAR you

Contact: @LuisAponte99 @Nicolasp2
Reference: @FritzWorm
#Near-Venezuela

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This project is a fantastic opportunity to professionalize university children and youth in education through the Model United Nations!

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Interesting project, Blockchain for children…

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Thanks @antoniopeascanio

We are really excited to present this project to the NEAR community and get involved in it

If you are interested, keep it posted for new updates

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The idea of proposing a project for the growth of the NEAR community seems great to me, starting from an early age. Imagine the blockchain in your vocabulary that competes with video games on your parents’ phone. That is something we would have wanted. But, in knowledge for cryptocurrencies we are all learning, so it is not too late. I hope that Near Venezuela achieves it, that the children keep their little savings in a wallet, instead of the classic little pig, ha ha.
Good Luck !!!

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Love this project! I’m hoping to build on your example and create a process for helping anyone organize Model UN events around the world. This way, our global network of teachers and students can learn together, while supporting education about governance, blockchain technology, and sustainable development.

Also, it is cool that NEARmun participants will use NEAR wallets + applications like Astro! I’m curious to explore how students could interact with various features of a DAO. Let’s connect and perhaps delve further into ways I can support. For instance, our goals might be aligned toward experimenting with multi-DAO structures, and we may collaborate to develop guides for any community coordinating their own Mun DAO.

:united_nations: :united_nations: :united_nations:

Two questions:

  1. What links / resources would you share with someone who is organizing a model UN event? (not necessarily focused on blockchain)
  2. Given NEAR Meet is building support systems for all kinds of regional and local events, do you see any potential overlap between those guilds + DAOs and the NEARmun experience? For example, along with traditional in-person events, maybe it’s worth coordinating a virtual Mun DAO, involving participants representing various countries in the asynchronous environment #UnitedMetaverses

Overall, thanks for such a detailed, inspiring proposal! I’m looking forward to supporting however possible ~ just because you posted in the #education:education-dao forum category, I’d assume your event in Venezuela would be funded through Education DAOs, but if not, feel free to submit any request for payout via this Ecosystem DAO.

Let us know any feedback :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi @jlwaugh :rocket:

Hope you are doing well

We are glad that you liked the project that we have been working for almost 9 years in different universities in all Venezuela where I was part of delegations that went to Europe several times to represent Venezuela and Santa Maria University (the college where I studied). So, for that reason, our background maintains updated to be executed in new projects like this one. We are excited to involve and to engage blockchain and crypto with the Model of United Nations. For that reason count on us and our experience to create a process to help to organize UN MUN around the world. Maybe, we can discuss that after the results of the 1st NEAR Model of United Nations, we willl see it with the NEAR community. Thoughts?

Indeed, we will onboard those participants (delegates, moderators, organizers, etc) to the NEAR protocol and their community with the mail registration under their consent and consequently the opening of the NEAR Wallets. After this, they will interact with Astro and elevate the debate about this topic in the committees (spaces of discussion within MUN). So, I propose that one of the Committees would be: Multi-DAO Structures Management in the DeFi of the Delegations. Sounds good right? I’d like to connect and interact with you about this project
@Nicolasp2 is working on the development of guides for the community. We are working to bring the whole package hehe

Regarding your questions:

1- A MUN is organized on the basis of those interested who register by paying an initial fee per delegate, plus a special fee per delegation; With which each delegate assumes a personal cost of between $20 to $40 depending on the level of the event, taking into account that it is our mission to make the Model of United Nations at the highest state-of-the-art level. If we multiply $20x60 delegates (approx) we find a result of $2,400 only in registrations. The rental of the spaces (about $700-900 approx.). The drinks of a whole weekend of debate, the cost of the prizes, rental of sound and audiovisual equipment, the payment of an expert team in organizational protocol and logistics, plus the recognition for the work of the boards of directors and organizers of the event; we can denote that the budget could exceed $ 5000 dollars. However, from my experience, the most important thing for the organization besides the funds and sponsors, is the knowledge regarding the UN system of debate, that it’s only acquired by people who work primarily inside governmental organizations like the UN, EU, African Union, etc or students that starts early in high-school and get familiarized on how MUN’s works. Links below:

https://www.hnmun.org/
https://www.limun.org.uk/
https://www.urijijami.com/u/MOVENU
https://thehague.thimun.org/

https://www.un.org/en/model-united-nations/step-step-outline-organizing-mun

2- The Models of UN could be a guild in itself, a conglomerate of students that are organized every 2 or 3 months to hold debates based on United Nations model commissions, which, being already a well-organized guild in Venezuela. The only thing that is needed is to give it a formality within the Blockchain technology, specifically to open a Guild and a DAO so that NEAR can be the flag of the Model United Nations in Venezuela and worldwide (what no other project, protocol, cryptocurrency or startup within the blockchain has done. NEAR could be the first).

Let’s imagine: Each delegation and member of it, that there are hundreds in the country (a project that could be more expensive), with a NEAR wallet, following a social network, all united in a Telegram group and Discord channel on Blockchain technology and of course with a profile in the NEAR governance forum. A Decentralized Autonomous Organization is possible for the Model United Nations in Venezuela and its name is NEARMUN. We can unify Metaverses through MUN’s. Sounds possible

That’s being said, and sorry for the extensiveness but we like to be detailed as much as possible, we would appreciate confirming with you what is the best way to get the funds of this project in order to obtain asap the support and begin to start working on the promotion and organization of the 1st NEAR Model of United Nations - Venezuela Edition.

If you think that is project would be better being added into the Ecosystem DAO, just let me know and I’ll create the proposal immediately. We already fixed the tag to Ecosystem as you can see.

PD: Love this hahaha —> :united_nations: :united_nations: :united_nations:

Best
Luis Aponte :goat:
BA in International Affairs

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Sounds a good project! It will need a lot of help for it development, I’m sure will solve many problems

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Hi Jorge

Which problems do you mean? We have been developing a lot of Models of the United Nations even the first NETMUN worldwide.

Best
Luis Aponte

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Hi Luis! I mean to the problem of education in general terms, this is a good proposal that solves it

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Hi Jorge

Of course yeah! One of our goals is to elevate the proposal of solutions that emanates from these models of united nations to pertinent entities, which evidently and partially will solve global education issues.

Thanks for your interest. We will keep you posted

Best
Luis Aponte :goat: :rocket:

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Thank you @JorgeOrtega88, all comments and suggestions are welcome. Also the help of everyone who wants to participate! :nerd_face:

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It is always important to keep the community on record about the activities carried out in the projects; here I attach the roadmap:

@LuisAponte99 @medicenmariale

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