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Wiki Wake Up Afrique 2023-2024
start date2023-11-01
end date2024-08-31
budget (local currency) 
amount requested (USD) USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 1
organization (if applicable)Wiki Wake Up Afrique

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wiki Wake Up Afrique
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
Yes, I have already applied and received 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)
Wiki Wake Up Afrique 2023-2024
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 made great efforts to expand our reach by connecting with potential contributors from countries without a user group. Our efforts have been successful in Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Senegal, Madagascar, and the Republic of the Congo. In these countries, we have identified and maintained representatives who have become co-organizers after attending a series of meetings and training sessions. We are proud to say that we regularly organize weekly or periodic training workshops, as well as face-to-face workshops in countries such as Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, and the Central African Republic. Now, we are extending our work to the Comoros Islands, the Mauritius Islands, the Congo, and more.
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)

Our organization specializes in conducting online workshops that aim to empower communities. We create small WhatsApp groups to facilitate discussions on how people can join the community and we select one or two individuals in each country to lead community mobilization efforts. During our workshops, we provide an introduction to Wikipedia and its sister projects and offer support tailored to the expressed needs of the participants. We teach them how to report, mobilize, and interact with their community, while also guiding them on what to avoid doing to become more independent. By sharing the work before, during, and after the workshops, we enable participants to understand their level of responsibility and become more autonomous. We also support them in leading on-site and online workshops for their community, which helps them feel more connected to their community. Ultimately, we encourage them to consider creating user groups in their respective countries, which can further strengthen their community.

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education No
Culture, heritage or GLAM Yes
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy Yes
Other No

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Supporting GLAM professionals to incorporate use of Wikimedia in their work, through documentation, training, or Wikimedian in Residence programs, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

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, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups, Fomenting female leadership within the movement (either staff, members or boards), 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 microgrants and other financial support to community members , 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)
1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Women, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Public policy advocacy

9.6. Describe your Public policy advocacy work and actions in detail. (required)
Wikimedia projects have the potential to make a significant impact in every region of our countries, but unfortunately, many areas remain unaware of their existence. The majority of activities related to Wikipedia and its sister projects are concentrated in capital cities, leaving other regions without formalized or affiliated contributors. This has resulted in the absence of these regions from various annual campaigns, such as "Wiki Loves," contribution months, Wiki Challenge Africa, Afrocine, and others. To address this issue, it is crucial to provide skills transfer through meetings and capacity-building workshops by nearby User Groups or those who have experience in community animation around Wikimedia. By doing so, we can ensure that every region has the opportunity to participate in these valuable campaigns and contribute to the growth and success of Wikimedia projects.
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

Program coordinator: planning, operationalizing, and monitoring WWUA activities Program assistant: who provides support to the program coordinator Accountant: maintains the accounts and ensures the proper Communication assistant: responsible for managing our network's content's Graphist and design: Visual, social medias post designer We will recruit all these position throught user managers from different countries (Ivory cost, Belgium Guinea, DRC, Benin, Cameroon, Burkina, Switzerland, Tunisia, and many other high-quality contributors).

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 planned to work and developp partnership with User Group near the communities we are building

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, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free 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 50 N/A
Number of all editors 120 N/A
Number of new editors 60
Number of retained editors 50
Number of all organizers 5 N/A
Number of new organizers 10
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 200 500
Wikimedia Commons 2000 1500
Wikidata 1500 2000
Wiktionary 150 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikiquote 20 10
Wikivoyage 20 50
Wikinews 50 20
Wikispecies 50 20
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


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)
19. What is the total requested amount in US dollars? (required)
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency) Amount USD
Year 1 N/A N/A USD
Year 2 N/A N/A USD
Year 3 N/A N/A USD
20. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
20.1. 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.

20.2. 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.

20.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
21. 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
Operational costs
Programmatic costs
22. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information[edit]

23. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

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We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.