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WikiActivate Annual Activities Grant 2024
start date2024-06-22
end date2025-07-31
budget (local currency)36408221.25 NGN
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundundefined round

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Group of individuals not registered with an organization
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
WikiActivate Annual Activities Grant 2024
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
Regional (more than one country in the same continent or region)
We have countries that have been participating and benefiting from WikiActivate programs, campaigns and training outside Nigeria. These includes countries like Kenya, Ghana, Botswana, Uganda etc
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

Through its projects and programs, WikiActivate Community strives, with the support of the Wikimedia Foundation, to raise awareness about significant topics and foster discussions that will disseminate open knowledge within local communities. This includes objectives such as enhancing and expanding the content of Wikimedia projects, promoting these projects at a local level, and creating awareness about Sustainable Development Goals. We plan to achieve these programs through these strategic approaches which includes:

1. Contents Drive – We aim to organize and participate in content drives such as edit-a-thons, translation-a-thons, contests such as Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments, WikiGap, Wiki Campaign for Human Right, 1L1ref, WPWP, AfroCine, etc. We plan to collaborate with new and existing user groups in Nigeria.
2. WikiActivate for Climate Action: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to actions to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity through ending poverty and protect the planet. The Goals were built on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals while including new areas however the goals are interconnected. In Nigeria the SDGs Goals especially the goal 13 which is a Global concern isn't talked about a lot. Our proposal aims at helping global campaign in bridging the SDGs goal 13 gap that exists on English Wikipedia with a focus on Nigeria content. This will help in creating awareness on the issue of Climate Change in Nigeria. We plan organize a physical event with edit-a-thon to launch the event. We also want to organize a Photowalk and Online training to spread the awareness and reach more people who will not be able to meet up with the physical events. We will have another physical event to close the event where we will develop activities to engage editors during the global goal. The activities will include bridging the content gap on SDGs Goal 13 impacts in Nigeria through participants from our community, and we will recognize and award prizes to top contributors in the Edit-a-thon.
3. WikiActivate on Plagiarism: At the wake of Plagiarism issues going on around the world there is a strong need to create awareness, training and educate Wikipedia existing and new editors on the stand of Wikimedia on the issue of Plagiarism and how to navigate plagiarism while contributing, creating or editing Wikipedia articles and sister’s projects. We plan to organize a physical and online event with edit-a-thon to launch the event. Online training to spread the awareness and reach more people who will not be able to meet up with the physical events. We will have another physical event to close the event where we will develop activities to engage editors. The activities will create awareness on Plagiarism on the content Nigeria editors are creating and we will recognize and award prizes to top contributors in the Edit-a-thon.
4. Notable Women (Wiki-Gap): Less than ¼ of Wikipedia biographies represent women. Many biographies of notable women don’t exist or are incomplete. Wikipedia is in the top 20 most visited sites in the world, so gaps in Wikipedia have a big impact on the broader internet. In addressing these challenges, this project will seek to organize a programme that will focus on creating and improving content on notable women who their biographies are missing on Wikipedia
5. WikiActivate Digital Upskill : We want Organize meetups to engage tech professionals and introduce them to Wikidata. Providing comprehensive training on how utilize the Wikidata Query Service. Facili ating collaborative efforts to develop a user-friendly web app and conducting thorough quality assurance testing to ensure seamless functionality. We will also documenting and share the process within the Wikimedia communities. We will also be seeking feedback from users and stakeholders to refine our activities.
6. Documentation– Documentation of indigenous works unique to Africa and culture such as Adire, pottery, local Markets, blacksmith, local oil making, drum-making, hair-making, mat-making, broom-making, wine-tapping, Garri-making, fufu-making, basket-weaving, local fishing, etc. We will document at least 20 Pictures/visuals of these works and upload on wikicommons.
7. Wiki-Interact: This project aims to host series of meetups where community members both old and new gather and we Interact, exchange ideas and discuss how better to implement the recommendations of the movement strategy and develop the affiliation potential in the region. We will also discuss how to improve on the gains and shortfalls of our previous projects. We will end the program organizing a edith-a-thon and welcome new editors, improve/edit articles.
8. WikiActivate Alliance: In the past, many of our activities are central to Abuja and Online and this limit participation from members of our community from other states. As part of our strategy to decentralize activities, we want to create and provide technical and financial support for WikiActivate Club in 3-4 states for our members outsides of Abuja through the to enable them remotely to participate in our programs and organize activities for themselves. We are planning to establish most of these clubs in schools, where students will be actively involved in the work of WikiActivate Clubs as well as in the learning process. We will run Train the Trainers program to be able to establish these clubs with Wikimedia values.

Capacity Building

1. Training: We will be running a series of trainings throughout the year to help contributors develop their skills and gain the knowledge they need to work on different Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikiquotes, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons. Existing volunteers and new ones would be trained on program evaluation, partnership, community-building, grant
2. Digital Upskilling - Participants will be taught basic MS Office, Project Management, and LinkedIn optimization for better networking (social media communication work. This will also equip fellows with skills for using workplace production and collaboration tools such as the MS Office Suite, other project tools, and social media networking such as optimization of their LinkedIn profile creating an opportunity for social media communication


  • Provide an avenue for a young professional to come together for collaboration, capacity building, skill sharing, discourse around Wikimedia Projects, Training & Editathon, and project management and organizational skills.
  • Promote the use of Wikipedia as a reliable source of information in African schools, a pilot project has been done and this will further build on it.
  • Soft skills development; capacity building in areas of Entrepreneurial Leadership(using Wikipedia as a source) will equip fellows/participants with skills for leading self, leading/collaborating with others, leading projects, and leading change in systems and their society.
  • Partnership with organizations, institutions, and persons involved in African Festivals, Cuisines, and diversity to further showcase & promote it on the Wikimedia projects
9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM No
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs, Other Wikimedia project programs, Wiki Club, Wiki Camp, Research
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors, Senior citizens, Other groups
Other groups if any: Graduates

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Sensitize and educate for gender perspective among Wikimedia projects stewards and editors
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Women, WikiGap, Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

-Dike Chukwuma (User: chukydyk) Project Lead: Responsible for the overall project implementation, evaluation and reporting (volunteer)

  • Ramatu Abdulrasheed Haliru (User: Inyor4mr)

Program Assistant – Oversees ongoing projects (paid)

  • Ngozi Osuchuwku (user: Ngostary2k)

Outreach Coordinator: Responsible for the execution of the Group’s communication, activities and strategies (Volunteer)

  • Ubah Chisom Mercy (User: Mercyjamb123)

Social Media Manager: she is involved in the preparation and implementation of all of our social media content (paid)

  • Godstime Elijah (user: Godstime Elijah)


  • Adimora Miracle (user: Adimora chidinm)

WikiActivate Campus Coordinator (paid)

  • Cynthia

Assists in contests preparation (volunteer)

  • Salako Lukman Olamilekan (user: Royalesignature)

Helps in the development of programs and Helps in evaluating contests (Volunteer)

  • Ibekeme Merit Kosisochukwu (user: Meritkosy)
Actively conducts trainings (Volunteer)
  • Okeke Chioma Bibiana (user: Bibisuccess)

Accountant (paid)

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

Yes, we will partner with organizations with shared values and common objectives related to openness, collaboration, and transparency. Both parties must agree to release their content to improve human knowledge.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 74 This number is coming from our Whatsapp group members. We want to develop a network of our participants and make an alliance with new organizations.
Number of all editors 30 We want to increase the number of trainings to improve the skills of contributors, as well as social meetings with the community.
Number of new editors 20
Number of retained editors 20
Number of all organizers 5 Number of Organization Members who will oversee the implementation of WikiActivate projects and programs.
Number of new organizers 5
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 100 500
Wikimedia Commons 400 100
Wikidata 100 150
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikiquote 20 40
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
Number of activities developed Total number of projects (Trainings, lectures, sessions, edit-a-thons, contests, meetings) 20
Number of Volunteer Hours We will take into account the hours of volunteering. 150
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees Diversity will be ensured in the community and in WikActivate projects. 20
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors We will collect feedback from participants 50


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
36408221.25 NGN
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A NGN
Year 2 N/A NGN
Year 3 N/A NGN
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contactor costs 9672 NGN
Operational costs 1400 NGN
Programmatic costs 11450 NGN
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


Additional information[edit]

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