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statusNot funded
Wiki Wake Up Afrique Annual 2024-2025
start date2024-04-302024-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2025-04-302025-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)197602135 XOF
amount requested (USD)326043.52 USD [note 1]
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
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)
Nonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
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 Annual 2024-2025
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
No but we would like to apply for renewal next time
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)
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, Djibouti, Cape Verde, 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 and Telegram 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. Funding the implementation of our global strategy is one of our main challenges.

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 Yes
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)
Wiki Club, Wiki Camp, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Research, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs
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
Other groups if any: N/A

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 institutions to open up their collections, data, metadata, and research, 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, Feminism and Folklore, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Women, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, 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)
  • Programs Director (Contractor): Responsible for the overall management of project implementation. Initiate and set goals for programs based on the user community's vision and strategic plan. Provide support to staff, contractors, and volunteers. Takes care of legal issues and affairs; Assist and support project progress by monitoring processes, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Community Coordinators (volunteers): responsible for developing and supporting community-building initiatives. Oversee outreach activities and campaigns. Manage community development programs, lead partnership projects, and assist in general project implementation.
  • Finance (Contractor): Manages accounting operations and provides personnel support. Prepares audit financial information and reporting. Monitoring and analyzing accounting data and producing financial reports or statements
  • Communications Manager (Contractor): In charge of the communication unit and media engagement. Coordinate the communication of project and program initiatives to internal and external audiences. Create content for social media channels.
  • Project Advisor (Volunteer): Responsible for learning and evaluation, performance measurement, and reporting development to measure progress, promote learning, and demonstrate the impacts of programs being executed. Also supports internal learning processes and assessment, as well as developing monitoring and evaluation work plans for general in-person programs.
  • Graphist and designer (contractor): visual, social media post designer ; responsible for photos and media coverage at events; assists in managing social media networks.

We will recruit all these positions through user managers from different countries.

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 develop partnership with User Group near the communities we are building We plan to work with wikimedians in residence (4 to 6) for a renewable period of 6 months, recruited within high-skilled/university levels young Africans from all across the continent.

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, 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 350 N/A
Number of all editors 200 N/A
Number of new editors 150
Number of retained editors 50
Number of all organizers 20 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 500 1000
Wikimedia Commons 3000 5000
Wikidata 25000 15000
Wiktionary 150 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Translatewiki 300 150
Wikiquote 150 50
Wikivoyage 20 50
Wikinews 50 20
Wikispecies 20 15
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
Impacts of wikimedian in residences projects Still to be fine-tuned N/A
Number of groups/countries affiliated to WWUA Number of groups/countries affiliated to WWUA( actually 8 reached) 15


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)
197602135 XOF
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A XOF
Year 2 N/A XOF
Year 3 N/A XOF
Requested amount in USD
326043.52 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
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.

We plan to cover the cost of 4 members
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.

0 FTE, 0 PTE
19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
L'année dernière, nous n'avons pas obtenu le montant de la subvention demandée.

Nous avons rencontré de nombreuses difficultés pour respecter nos engagements. Personne n'avait recruté dans le STAFF. L'équipe était composée de bénévoles non rémunérés. Nous pouvons y faire face avec notre personnel de cette année. Cependant, nous ne voulons pas tomber dans le même piège cette année et épuiser encore plus de personnes ! Étant donné qu'il est assez compliqué d'inscrire un ou plusieurs employés avec un salaire dans notre bilan et notre budget, pour cette année, nous avons décidé de nous développer progressivement en utilisant 3 volontaires à temps partiel (trésorier, responsable de la communication et du projet) que nous rémunérerons pour le nombre d'heures qu'ils consacrent à notre administration à un taux horaire fixe. Le montant par heure et le nombre total d'heures estimées sont convenus à l'avance. Comme pour la subvention passée, le groupe ne supportera donc pas les charges et la complexité d'un employé interne à temps plein.

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 contractor costs 2698254 XOF
Operational costs 56963140 XOF
Programmatic costs 137940741 XOF
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


Additional information[edit]

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