Grants:PEG/AIPP/Wikipedia training

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This was a submission to the Project and Event Grants Program from an organization in 2012-13, but was withdrawn by that organization before a funding decision was delivered.

Basic information[edit]

Grant details[edit]

Project details[edit]

Official project name
Indigenous Voices in Asia training in Wikipedia editing
Project start date (include month, day, and year)
9 August 2013
Project completion date (include month, day, and year)
9 August 2014
Please describe the project in 1–2 sentences
Through AIPP's Indigenous Voices in Asia project, participants in several countries have requested training in Wikipedia editing. The project is about improving access and representation for indigenous peoples of Asia in media. This grant is about improving access and representation of Indigenous peoples of Asia specifically in Wikipedia and related media projects.

Financial details[edit]

Currency requested

Thai Baht

Amount requested in currency requested
Depends on cost of trainers travel/accommodation.
Equivalent amount in US$ on the date of this submission

See above

List the exchange rate used to calculate the amount listed in US$
See above

Grantee details[edit]

See the eligibility requirements for more information.

What is the official name of the organization requesting this grant?
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Are you an organization, an individual, or an individual submitting on behalf of a group?
Are you a for-profit entity?
Answer YES or NO.
Are you able to provide local proof of nonprofit status within your country?
Answer YES or NO.
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.
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Contact information[edit]

Primary contact name
Primary contact username or email
Primary contact title (position within the organization)
volunteer in communications and new media

If this project will be executed by someone other than the primary contact for your organization, please list that person's details here:

Project lead name
AIPP members in several countries would organise trainings at local levels.
Project lead username or email
See the list of project partners here:
Project lead title (position), if any
Each of these countries has an IVA project coordinator.

Goals and measures of success[edit]

Project goal[edit]

Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful.

Project goal
More indigenous people in Asia are aware of their freedom to contribute to Wikipedia and have the capacity to edit.

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of measurable criteria that will be used determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed.

Measures of success
We will consider this project a success if indigenous people who participate in trainings are able to successfully edit Wikipedia. An extra indicator of success will be whether participants continue to contribute to Wikipedia in the six months following the training.

Project scope and activities[edit]

This section describes what will happen if this project is funded. Who will do what, and when?

List of activities
We would like to do trainings in Wikipedia editing for indigenous people in participating countries. This can go alongside other trainings happening through the project such as in community radio or social media. Funding for this project will cover the cost of bringing trainers with the required cultural and language skills to the locations of the trainings, as well as training venue and resources.

Budget and resources[edit]

Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Project budget table
Total cost of project
Total amount requested from the WMF Grants Program
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of nonfinancial assistance available. Please inform Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requirements for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance


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In the sections below, please describe how the project is related to the Wikimedia mission and Wikimedia's strategic priorities.

Fit to strategy[edit]

How will this project support the key organizational objectives of
  • increasing reach (more people will access or contribute to Wikipedia or our other projects),
  • participation (more people actually contributing),
  • quality (more content, more useful content, or higher-quality content),
  • credibility (more trust in our projects),
  • organizational maturity and effectiveness (how it will move you or the Wikimedia community forward),
  • or financial sustainability (how it will help you achieve more in the long run)?
This statement should address at least one of the strategic priorities listed here specifically. See WMF Grants Program criteria for decisionmaking.
According to Wikipedia's strategic plan:

"Large segments of the world's population do not edit the Wikimedia projects proportionate to their real-world numbers. The people who write the Wikimedia projects are disproportionately male, young, and from countries in the Global North:[4] Four out of five editors are male.[5] Half are under the age of 22.[6] Four out of five edits come from countries in the Global North.[7] Increasing both the total number of editors, and their diversity, is a key priority for the Wikimedia movement. We need to improve our dispute resolution processes to prevent editor burnout. We need to recognize and reward editor excellence. We need to invite readers to become editors – particularly women and people in the Global South. We need to improve the editing interface in order to reduce barriers to participation. When people try editing for the first time, we need to support and coach them."

This project will directly address Wikipedia's strategic plan for greater participation. All people gaining capacity through this project will come from the Global South. AIPP's gender diversity policy ensures that as many indigenous women from the Global South will be involved in training as indigenous men. As well as building the capacity of indigenous peoples, trainers and established participants in Wikipedia can also build skills in supporting and coaching indigenous peoples in participating in Wikipedia.


If the project will benefit a specific online community, please tell us.

Please provide a brief statement about how the project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement. For example, does the project fit into a work area such as GLAM, education, organizational development, editor retention, or outreach?

If successful, will the project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations? Please explain how in 1–2 sentences.

Please list other benefits to the movement here.