About Us

What is The Wellbeing Protocol?

The Wellbeing Protocol is an open source, not-for-profit organisation working to support communities to become more self-determining; empowering rangatiratanga and disempowering dependency on the state.

We believe that by leveraging new technology and crypto-economic design patterns, localised economic communities, organised around values and principles the communities themselves determine, can become self-sustaining.

Our near term goal is to work in partnership with a community to support the development of an enduring, sustainably-funded localised economic community. You can learn more about these concepts and our vision in our White Paper.

Who are we?

We are a core group of values-aligned individuals with diverse expertise and lived experience based in Aotearoa New Zealand.

How are we structured

We are in the process of forming a DAO-like organisation known as a DisCO. A DisCO (Distributed Cooperative Organisation) is an organisational model for cooperative groups that combines ideas and practices from cooperativism, the commons, P2P and feminist economics.

It aims to prototype new and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and value accounting meant to counteract pervasive economic inequality, and offers a human-oriented alternative to the aims and outcomes of DAOs (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations).

Our Values and Principles

The core team is in the process of creating our values and principles. These will form the basis of our organisation's founding constitution.

What we are working on right now

We have 4 streams of work underway

  • Governance (Hatcher Group) - Meets once a week to discuss our strategy. This group is responsible for forming and overseeing our constitution and allocating funds.
  • Funding - Raising our first seed round of $200K - Learn more
  • Community engagement - Exploring partnership opportunities with established communities based in NZ - If you're a member of a community who may be interested in partnering with us please get in touch!
  • Economy design - Researching and prototyping how best to align incentives for improved wellbeing.

Our journey so far

Start at page 27 of our White Paper for full run down of our progress to date.

Join us!

Are you keen to help us achieve our mission? Find out what we need help with here.

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