Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/1Lib1Ref 2024 Edithathon N'Djamena (ID: 22394803)

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statusNot funded
1Lib1Ref 2024 Edithathon N'Djamena
proposed start date2024-01-26
proposed end date2024-03-15
budget (local currency)957710 XAF
budget (USD)1540 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Abdallahbigboy
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a group leader of a Wikimedia User Group (submitted to the Affiliation Committee).

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Abdallahbigboy: Project Manager Abakar B : Project Assistant Mahmoud Sabir: Communication Yacoub Doungous: Logistic Yasmine djibril Ahmat: Program

Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

1Lib1Ref 2024 Edithathon N'Djamena

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-01-26 - 2024-03-15

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)


6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

We want to engaged and train Librarians from Wenaklabs Center and IFT (french institute). This is to help and bring the Librarians along in the movement. Since their existence is very crucial. This is important because all Wikipedia articles need citations fir their proper standing and for them to be strenghtning in making references.

Bringing those Librarians is crucial to the movement this is because of the impact they will bring
7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

In person training to librarians.

In person workshop that will bring our editors to add reference to more than 200 articles.
Giving more emphasis and concern to women articles at the workshop as its been listed in a Doc already.

Creating 30 women articles at the workshop.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Abdallahbigboy: Project Manager Abakar B : Project Assistant Mahmoud Sabir: Communication Yacoub Doungous: Logistic Yasmine djibril Ahmat: Program

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

The first target participants are members of the Wenaklabs Center and IFT We already informed the chief librarian on the plans of the trainings. We plant to follow and retain the partiicipants by trainings to make sure they keep off and also we will add them to our already existence WhatsApp group

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

It been announce on our WhatsApp group. When the proposal is available in meta so that we can add the link that the community can share their feedback and endorsement on the grant. The community are involved through the meetings we have and its there we agreed to apply the grant individual. Its our collective decisions with the team.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Content Gender gap

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Digital Access

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

We want to learn to bring Librarians to the movement.

We want to learn how to keep new editors by strategic ways of online training.

We want to see the immense contributions of Librarians in the movement. We want to learn to bridge the venter gap by referencing women articles better and creating more.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 20 The direct participants of this training and edithathon are the Librarians and the people that works in the library.
Number of editors 20 These are the number of editors that will be available during the events.
Number of organizers 7 These are the organisers, the coordinators and the planners of the event.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

We will like to use the outreach dashboard and the hashtag tool.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)
22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

957710 XAF

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

1540 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).