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Grants:Let's Connect Profile/Bashir Sani Gwanki

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Bashir Sani Gwanki
Best way to connect: Via email
Hausa Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
Participating as: Indivudal
Nigeria • Middle East and Africa (MEA) region
Preferred times: Monday, Sunday (8 - 12 UTC, 21 - 23 UTC)
Can dedicate: Between one (1) hour and three (3) hours per Month
Languages: English, Hausa
Main Wikimedia projects: Wikipedia → encyclopedia, Wiktionary → Dictionary and thesaurus, Wikimedia Commons → media repository, Wikidata → knowledge database, MetaWiki: central site for coordinating all projects and the Wikimedia community, MediaWiki: helps coordination work on MediaWiki software, Wikimedia Incubator: for language editors in development. Content units created or improved
Areas of interests: Human Rights, Education
Other peer learning/training initiatives participating in: No
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More to learn


Further details about what I would like to learn.

  • Setting up templates for Wikimedia projects (Main pages, infoboxes, etc.)
  • Skills that are important for managing teams and volunteers (adaptability, team-building, self-awareness, problem-solving, mentoring, assertive communication)
  • Financial planning and management (ie. budget design, financial management practices, financial reporting) I would like to learn via email.

Stories about sharing


Interesting stories about applying the skills I want to share.

  • Tools for making batch uploads of media and data to Wikimedia projects (e.g. Pattypan, OpenRefine)'
  • Basic Wikidata use and how it can support other projects
  • Proposal writing for funding (writing a good proposal that follows a logical sequence and captures your vision, your strategies, and how your activities, budget, and evaluation respond to this. Focused on Wikimedia funds, but can also be useful for other grant/partnership proposal writing). I would like to mentioned skills via email.

My Resources