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Grants:PEG/Abbas Mahmood - Creative Commons Community in Kenya/CC Kenya Formative Meeting

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. This is a grant to a group.

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Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Abbas Mahmood
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For individual applicants: Abbas Mahmood
Grant contact name
Alex Gakuru bio
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
Regional Coordinator-Africa, Creative Commons
Project lead name
Abbas Mahmood
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
CC Volunteer
Full project name
Creative Commons Kenya Team - formative meeting
Amount requested in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified)
KES 220,000 KES 200,000 (total revised to reflect revised budget)
Provisional target start date
November 2012
Provisional completion date
November 2012

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Venue = KES148,000
  • Accommodation = KES29,600
  • Logistics = KES5,000
  • Contingency(20%) = KES36,520
  • TOTAL=KES219,120

Revised budget

  • Venue= free
  • Full day meals & refreshments= KES91,000
  • Promotional materials= KES20,000
  • Accommodation 2 nights= KES59,200
  • Logistics= KES26,000
  • Bank charges/Currency fluctuations = KES 3800
  • Total = KES200,000

Project goal[edit]

The goal of this project is to kickstart the formation of a Creative Commons Kenya Team/Community

Project scope and list of activities[edit]

  • Open Access interested Universities and education institutions, state agencies, individuals, Open Source Software enthusiasts in Kenya are expected to meet and discuss, brainstorm and formulate a Strategy for Creative Commons in Kenya.
  • Creative Commons guide on CC Teams will be reviewed and acted upon
  • The meeting will compose of interested volunteers as well as Creative Commons staff (Alex Gakuru & Tobias Schonwetter)
  • The outcomes of the meeting will be shared with Creative Commons HQ for further guidance, support and/or necessary action.
  • The meeting will also develop an outreach strategy to local organisations towards their becoming CC Affiliates in Kenya. (We have already talked to various organisations about becoming CC Affiliates several of whom have indicated their interest to attend our proposed meeting).
  • The meeting is expected to decide on CC-Kenya Team's: (1) Legal Lead and (2) Public Lead and a preliminary schedule of activities
  • Meeting to serve as lunchpad for Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebrations in Kenya (scheduled later in December, 2012)
  • We hope to raise reasonable media interest, attention and coverage of Creative Commons Licences.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

  • If possible, sponsors give aways (such as, T-shirts, stationery, or others)

Fit to strategy[edit]

  • Catalyse more local (Kenyan) content online
  • Support to the Government of Kenya's stated committment/policy on content
  • Establish stronger linkages between global and local content stakeholders
  • Motivate by sharing CC-Uganda Team success story
  • Increased Creative Commons visibility in Kenya.
  • Along Creative Commons strategic objectives (Africa)

Other benefits[edit]

  • Publicity
  • Networking likely to spur partnerships
  • Potential growth of Wiki contributors

Measures of success[edit]

  • Confirming the CC Kenya Affiliate Organization.
  • Coming up with an Annual Plan.
  • Increased awareness of Creative Commons.

Team members (optional)[edit]

  • Abbas Mahmood
  • Alex Gakuru


  • Jessica Coates - Creative Commons Global Network Manager

The establishment of a CC Kenya chapter is a high priority for Creative Commons in 2012-2013. This meeting is intended as a major catalyst in this process. A number of high profile attendees from the university and government sectors have been lined up to attend, and it is anticipated that the outcome of the meeting will be a commitment from at least one entity towards the establishment of a formal affiliate. Creative Commons will ensure that any required follow up will be achieved.