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statusNot funded
Wikimedia Benin Annual Grant 2024 - 2025
start date2024-07-01
end date2025-06-30
budget (local currency)72764500 XOF
amount requested (USD)120061.43 USD [note 1]
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Bénin

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Applicant information

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Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedia Bénin
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)
Wikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Yes
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
No
Fiscal organization name.
N/A

Main proposal

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1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wikimedia Benin Annual Grant 2024 - 2025
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
N/A
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
N/A
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)

N/A


3. Proposed start date. (required)
2024-07-01
4. Proposed end date. (required)
2025-06-30
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)
No
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
Yes
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikim%C3%A9diens_du_B%C3%A9nin_User_Group/Plan_strat%C3%A9gique_2023_-_2025
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
Benin
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)

Nos principaux programmes comprennent des ateliers de sensibilisation et de contribution dans les écoles, collèges, lycées, universités et les communautés, des événements et concours de contribution à Wikipédia, commons, wikidata et autres projets Wikimedia, ainsi que des partenariats avec des institutions culturelles et éducatives pour créer, numériser et partager du contenu local.

Les défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés incluent souvent le manque de sensibilisation à la culture du libre accès à la connaissance et la faible représentation des contenus béninois sur les plateformes Wikimedia. Pour relever ces défis, nous nous appuyons sur des stratégies telles que l'éducation aux médias et à la littératie numérique, le renforcement des capacités des contributeurs locaux, les concours et challenges, et le plaidoyer pour des politiques favorables à la libre diffusion de la connaissance.

En résumé, nos programmes visent à éduquer, mobiliser et autonomiser les Béninois pour qu'ils contribuent activement à la création et à la diffusion de contenu culturellement pertinent et accessible à tous. En adoptant ces stratégies, nous sommes confiants que nous pourrons surmonter les défis actuels et contribuer de manière significative et durable à l'enrichissement des patrimoines numériques béninois, africain et mondial.

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 Yes
Other No

Education

9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Wiki Club, Wiki Camp, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Research, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs, Other Wikimedia project programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Primary school students, Secondary school students, 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)
Documenting or incubating languages on Wikimedia projects, 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

Public policy advocacy

9.6.1. What specific laws, or legislative topics, are you targeting with your advocacy plans? Please be as specific as possible. (required)

Nos principaux axes d'action, avec une attention particulière sur plusieurs points, dont la loi sur le droit d'auteur et spécifiquement la doctrine du "Fair Use" (usage équitable) et la liberté de panorama (FOP). incluent :

Loi sur le droit d'auteur et le domaine public : Nous plaidons en faveur de réformes visant à équilibrer les intérêts des créateurs et du public, en garantissant un accès équitable aux œuvres du domaine public et en encourageant la libre diffusion du savoir.

Politiques de données ouvertes : Nous soutenons l'adoption de politiques favorables à la publication de données gouvernementales sous licence ouverte, permettant ainsi une utilisation plus large et une réutilisation créative des informations publiques.

Liberté d'expression en ligne : Nous nous engageons à défendre les droits des utilisateurs d'Internet, notamment en plaidant pour des lois qui protègent la liberté d'expression en ligne et qui garantissent un accès ouvert et non discriminatoire à Internet.

Education et accès à l'information : Nous travaillons pour promouvoir l'intégration de l'accès à l'information et l'éducation aux médias dans les politiques éducatives, afin de renforcer les compétences en matière de recherche et de pensée critique chez les citoyens.

Infrastructure numérique et accès à Internet : Nous plaidons pour des politiques qui favorisent le développement de l'infrastructure numérique, y compris l'extension de l'accès à Internet dans les zones rurales et marginalisées, afin de réduire la fracture numérique et de garantir une participation équitable à la société de l'information.

9.6.2. What are the main methods and tactics via which you plan to advocate for this public policy change? Please be as specific as possible. (required)

Voici quelques-unes des principales méthodes et tactiques que nous envisageons d'adopter :

Sensibilisation et éducation : Nous prévoyons d'organiser des séminaires, des ateliers et des conférences pour sensibiliser les décideurs politiques, les législateurs et le grand public sur les enjeux liés au droit d'auteur, à la liberté de panorama et à d'autres questions pertinentes pour notre mission. Nous fournirons des informations détaillées sur l'importance de ces questions pour la libre diffusion de la connaissance et l'accès à la culture.

Engagement avec les décideurs politiques : Nous chercherons à établir des relations de travail avec les décideurs politiques au niveau national et local. Cela comprendra des réunions en personne, des présentations, des soumissions écrites et d'autres formes de communication pour expliquer nos positions et plaider en faveur de réformes législatives favorables.

Collaboration avec d'autres organisations : Nous envisageons de travailler en partenariat avec d'autres organisations qui partagent nos objectifs et nos valeurs. Cela peut inclure des alliances avec des groupes de défense des droits numériques, des organisations culturelles, des universités et des institutions de recherche, ainsi que des groupes de la société civile travaillant dans des domaines connexes.

Campagnes de sensibilisation publique : Nous prévoyons de mener des campagnes de sensibilisation publique pour mobiliser le soutien en faveur de nos objectifs de plaidoyer. Cela peut inclure des campagnes sur les médias sociaux, des pétitions en ligne, des événements de sensibilisation communautaire et d'autres activités visant à susciter un intérêt et un soutien pour nos causes.

Recherche et documentation : Nous conduirons des recherches approfondies pour étayer nos arguments et fournir des preuves empiriques de l'impact positif des réformes proposées. Nous produirons également des documents de plaidoyer, des rapports de recherche et des analyses pour informer et influencer les décideurs politiques et le grand public.

9.6.3. Approximately, how much of the requested budget will you dedicate to public policy advocacy (local currency)?
15
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IvkcozQQepMu4RxuSlM9A1ROwqCNKc_8gl0Rfm2gfLk/edit?usp=sharing
11. Describe your team. (required)

À l'occasion de notre Assemblée Générale tenue en 2023, nous avons les personnes, membres du staff : Président : Fawaz Tairou Secrétaire : Mermoze Adodo Trésorière, chargée du développement des wikis en langues locales : Hounnou Mahoussi Espérance Trésorière Adjointe, chargée du développement du genre : Abigaïl AGBENOMBA Commissariat aux comptes Premier commissaire aux comptes : Fréderic Ahonou Deuxième commissaire aux comptes : Chimène Yélouassi

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)

Nous travaillerons notamment avec Wikimedia France et Wiki Franca

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, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge

Metrics

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Wikimedia Metrics

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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 1000 N/A
Number of all editors 250 N/A
Number of new editors 200
Number of retained editors 100
Number of all organizers 15 N/A
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 200 1000
Wikimedia Commons 10000 200
Wikidata 1000 5000
Wiktionary
Wikisource
Wikimedia Incubator
Translatewiki
MediaWiki
Wikiquote
Wikivoyage
Wikibooks
Wikiversity
Wikinews
Wikispecies
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)


Other Metrics

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15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
No
Other Metrics Description Target
N/A N/A N/A
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N/A N/A N/A
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N/A N/A N/A

Budget

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16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
No
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)

N/A

16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
N/A
17. Your local currency. (required)
XOF
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
72764500 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
120061.43 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)
Yes
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.

5
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
19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
N/A
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 4920000 XOF
Operational costs 60579500 XOF
Programmatic costs 69054500 XOF
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14_Nj0AWwqcGMubajKo8n0yM0e-WLq9qraYrkEFSITOQ/edit?usp=sharing


Additional information

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

Yes

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