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Wikimedia Korea Strategic Annual Plan 2024
start date2024-01-012024-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2024-12-312024-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)132800000 KRW
amount requested (USD)99600 USD [note 1]
amount recommended (USD)107568
amount recommended (local currency)132800000 KRW
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 1
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Korea

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedia Korea
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)
Wikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
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)
Wikimedia Korea Strategic Annual Plan 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)
South Korea
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 vision is that people from all around the world, especially Korean-speaking people, share all knowledge developed by human-being and Korea-specific knowledge. To achieve our vision, we established our strategies, and planned our specific activities.

Our main strategies are:

  • Inclusive and healthy community
  • Diverse contents
  • and Capacity Building

For Inclusive and healthy community, we will:

  • support voluntary and productive user activities
  • cultivate a welcoming and safe environment
  • provide support in accordance with user’s life cycle
  • and support underrepresented group activities (e.g. women, teenagers, and disabled people)

We have distributed microgrants to voluntary organizers who host their meet-ups and edit-a-thons, and the organizers have developed their own projects including Edit-a-thon Contest, M Edit-at-hon, and Humanities Edit-a-thons. We will listen to the organizer’s opinions and reflect them to launch a new partnership or enhance our activities.

In addition, we hold a domestic conference every year. We invite speakers to learn up-to-date information or share latest wiki issues. We also use this event to listen to user’s opinions and launch new projects. For example, a teenage user suggested that we needed to host a photo walk for teenage users. As a result, we planned and held the Wikitambang Project for teenage participants this year.

We learned that the activity levels of users change as they age. For instance, many Korean Wikipedia users are middle school, high school and university students. They tend to leave the project after they get a job. We realized that we need to support young user’s activities and develop activities to invite users who left the project. We will employ a staff member to support these activities more professionally and execute the Universal Code of Conduct in our events.

To support underrepresented groups, we have built partnerships with external organizations. We planned to expand our partnership to support more teenage users from low income families this year, and we will build more partnerships in various regions. We also strengthen strategic partnerships with neurodiversity advocacy groups. To support these people and groups, we will provide them with digital equipment including laptops and free spaces.

To solve the gender gap issue, we will resume our activities targeting women and sexual minorities. We will host an online and offline edit-a-thons to improve women and sexual minorities related-articles. We will also build new partnerships with women and sexual minority groups to open their own resources and promote Wikimedia’s gender gap issue.

For Wikimedia’s diverse contents, we will:

  • reduce systematic content bias (e.g. gender gap, geographical bias)
  • improve Korean-specific contents
  • improve professional contents
  • and activate sister projects (e.g. Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons)

To reduce geographical bias, we host Wikitambang every year. In this activity, selected participants have to visit some designated area, take photos, and submit them to the Wikimedia Commons and Korean Wikipedia. To support teenage users, we also host Teenage Wikitambang, and teenage users have to visit some specified area with our staff member’s guide, and upload their photos to the Commons. We will also participate in Wikipedia Asian Month project to improve Asia-related articles on Korean Wikipedia.

Because we are based in South Korea, our members agreed that we need to contribute to the improvement of Korean-specific contents. We will reach out to groups or organizations which collect or archive Korean local resources. We will launch volunteering activities or offline events in cooperation with them to accumulate the Korean loca or historical knowledge on the Wikimedia projects

When we compared Korean Wikipedia to English Wikipedia, we realized that Korean Wikipedia relatively lacks professional articles. (e.g. medicine, and engineering) To improve the professional contents on the Korean Wikipedia, we launched a volunteering project. We awarded volunteers through a government-run platform to encourage them. This approach was very successful, and we will run the volunteering project to enhance medical articles on the Korean Wikipedia next year.

Unfortunately, Korean Wikimedia sister projects are much less active than Korean Wikipedia. To activate Korean Wikisource, we run the Old Hangul Digitization Project. Participants in this project type Old Korean documents on Korean Wikisource, and we award volunteer hours to them through a government-run platform. We learned this approach was very productive. We will expand this project, and establish partnerships with museums or archives to open resources to the public and host offline events. Next year, we plan to launch a new project to promote Wikiquate as an educational tool.

To achieve the above two main strategies, we basically need to build our own capacity. We believe that we can accomplish it by enhancing networks between volunteer members and our group, building partnerships with other groups. For example, we can plan new activities in the wake of a suggestion from disabled members, and teenage users.

To support user’s volunteer activity and promote free knowledge culture, we will rent an office in Seoul. We will lend the venue to the volunteers who host offline meetups and discussions. We will also hold events to promote free knowledge culture in the office.

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)
Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, 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)
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, Supporting institutions to open up their collections, data, metadata, and research, 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
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.
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)
Wikipedia Asian Month, Wiki Loves Women
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)

We have a team to implement our goals and activities. Our organization is composed of the general meeting, the board and the executive office. The board members are elected by the general meeting. We have eight board members and paid two staff members. The board sets up our group’s strategies and makes decisions. The staff plans activities and executes them. The board members host some edit-a-thons and online events as volunteers.

Next year, we will employ one more full time paid staff member, because we need to strengthen our capacity in terms of partnership building, promoting Universal Code of Conduct, and supporting the community, especially, teenage user’s activity. Our staffing plan is below:

Executive officer (User:Motoko C. K.)

  • Duties:
    • Submitting documents required by local laws as a non-profit incorporated organization
    • Managing financial accounts and writing financial reports.
    • Holding board meetings and general assembly meetings.
    • Fundraising
    • Planning and managing domestic and international programs

Program Manager (User:이강철)

  • Duties:
    • Managing domestic programs
    • Developing programs to support sister projects
    • Providing support for local communities
    • Managing social media promotion

Partnership Manager (Not employed)

  • Duties:
    • Establishing and maintaining partnership with external organization
    • Training educators
    • Providing a technical advice
    • Helping teenagers to edit Wikipedia
    • Hosting offline meetups for teenager users
    • Holding editathons for underrepresented groups
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)

We will work with other affiliates in East Asia, and we will participate in decision-making to build ESEAP Hub. We will also send our representatives to the ESEAP Conference.

We keep a partnership with Seoul Youth Center. This partnership is very important to us, because we can invite teenagers from low-income families in cooperation with the organization. We will expand this kind of partnership, modeled after the one with Seoul Youth Center. Our other significant partner is Three Ocean, an neurodiversity advocacy group. We could support an offilne editathon, and volunteering program with collaboration with the group.

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, Ensure Equity in Decision-making


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 526 N/A
Number of all editors 416 N/A
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers N/A N/A
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 400 400
Wikimedia Commons 400
Wikidata 100 100
Wikisource 25
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikiquote 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
Number of volunteer hours Volunteer hours awarded to volunteers through a government-run platform 500
Number of strategic partnerships Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability 8
Diversity of participants brought in The number of women, disables or LGBT 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)

Membership contributions

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)
132800000 KRW
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A KRW
Year 2 N/A KRW
Year 3 N/A KRW
Requested amount in USD
99600 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 employ 3 staff members next year.
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.

We plan to employ 3 full time employees next year.
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 87600000 KRW
Operational costs 15300000 KRW
Programmatic costs 29900000 KRW
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


Additional information[edit]

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