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Grants:PEG/Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (Strathmore University)/Creative Commons Community in Kenya Programs Grant

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Basic information


Grant details

Official project name

Creative Commons Community in Kenya Startup grant

Project start date (include month, day, and year)

15 April 2013

Project completion date (include month, day, and year)

31 December 2013

Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences

This grant will enable CC Kenya get off the ground and undertake some activities aimed at improving the awareness of Creative Commons in Kenya.

Financial details

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Project start date (include month, day, and year)

5 April 2013

Grantee details

Are you an organization, an individual, or an individual submitting on behalf of a group?


Are you able to provide local proof of nonprofit status within your country?


Does your organization currently employ any fulltime or part-time staff or contractors?


If you answered YES, please indicate how many. You may use fractions or percentages for part-time staff if appropriate.

3 full-time staff and 2 part-time staff

If yes, please provide a list of their job functions, or a link to your organization's staff page, if it lists all employees and contractors employed or engaged by your organization.
  • Isaac Rutenberg, Executive Director
  • Douglas Gichuki, Research Fellow
  • Lillian Makanga, Research Assistant
  • Muthoni Mucheru, Research Intern
  • Victor Nzomo, Blogger

Contact information

Primary contact name

Isaac Rutenberg

Primary contact username or email


Primary contact title (position within the organization)

Creative Commons Kenya Public Lead

Goals and measures of success


Project goal

  • To help the proposed CC Kenya kick off the ground.
  • To improve CC awareness within Kenya.
  • Undertake various projects that will increase the visibility of Creative Commons in Kenya.

Measures of success

  • Increased awareness and adoption of CC.
  • Translation/localization of the CC licences.
  • Successful roll-out of the School of Open in Kenya.

Project scope and activities

  • We intend to commission the making of a video that encapsulates the African culture of sharing. We will be using the promotional video at various outreach events we go to.
  • We also intend to intend to roll out the School of Open initiative across various institutions countrywide.
  • We intend to commission a research project that will be aimed at understanding the Kenyan copyright law, intellectual property law, and public domain. The outcome of this research project will be used to promote content liberation, as this project will hopefully clarify the legal grounding on Open Access in Kenya.
  • We also intend to undertake various outreach activities at educational institutions across Kenya.

Budget breakdown

Item Budget (KES) Notes
Assets and spendables
Projector 81,000
Portable computer 130,000
Other Office Supplies 20,000
Merchandise 200,000
Communication 30,000 Internet & Communication reimbursement for team members
Hosting & Maintenance 50,000
Translation of CC licences 500,000 Cost of translating the Creative Commons licences
CC Promotional Video 200,000 Production of a CC video that encapsulates the (African) culture of sharing
Research 850,000 CC Kenya will commission a research to better understand the Kenyan copyright law, intellectual property and public domain in Kenya. This money will be paid as legal fees to the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
School of Open
Transport 75,000 Transport for volunteers to get across various schools. Transport is estimated to cost 3000 per person per week, for 5 team members. The School of Open team intends to visit 5 schools by the end of the year.
End of year School of Open Event 100,000 Amount to cover food, logistics, and incidentals to undertake the event.
Participation in meetings
CC Summit 300,000 To cover the cost of 2 participants to attend the CC Summit.
Wikimania 300,000 CC Kenya will provide 2 scholarships to members to attend Wikimania.
Other 300,000 This will be used to reimburse expenses used by members to attend relevant CC meetings.
TOTAL 3,140,000
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Team Members

  • Abbas Mahmood
  • Isaac Rutenberg
  • Kasyoka Salim
  • Simeon Oriko
  • Muthoni Mucheru
  • Douglas Gichuki



This section will describe how the proposed project is related to the Wikimedia mission and Wikimedia's strategic priorities. It will also provide information about other benefits to Wikimedia communities.

Fit to strategy

  • This grant will enable CC Kenya to be increase its organizational maturity.
  • This grant will enable more Kenyans to be aware of Creative Commons (with which Wikimedia projects are licensed under).



This project will enable Kenyans to better understand copyright and open access.



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