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Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 in Nigeria
proposed start date2022-07-11
proposed end date2022-08-12
grant start date2022-07-10T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-08-12T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)876160.6 NGN
budget (USD)1989.3 USD
amount recommended (USD)1989.3
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2021-22
applicant• Major Lyte
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Major Lyte

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Iwuala Lucy James Moore200



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Ilorin Hub Wikimedia Fan Club UNILORIN

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 in Nigeria

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

This project aims to support the Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 global campaign with a similar national campaign in Nigeria to improve and contribute to Wikipedia the beauty of Africa roots from the consolidation of rich cultures and the sundry of diverse lifestyles in Nigeria. Nigerians culture and Africans culture as a whole are underrepresented on the internet.

The theme of the AWC 2022 campaign is "Projecting African Culture".

This project aims at not only projecting Africa’s culture as a whole but also to serve as an inspiration to document our own story.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Our approaches includes: Organizing physical meetup in each community. Creating or improving local contents about festivals, foods, rituals, rites, culture among others on English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia and Igbo Wikipedia. Training and recruiting new editors for the Wikimedia Community. At the end, the project will contribute, support and bridge the underrepresented articles on Nigeria related contents.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Panel discussion, training participants on what, how and where to contribute. There would be an edit-a-thon to make sure all participants understand what they have been taught during the training sessions.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Other (please specify)

Africa Wiki Challenge 2022
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes, we are a team of 3 Wikimedia editors who are volunteers. Below are their usernames, roles and user group.

  • Major Lyte, Project Lead (Wikimedia User Group Nigeria). He is an experienced Wikimedia Editor. He has participated and won in various Wikimedia community projects. He organized Wikidata for Tourism and Wikidata for Media Personalities in Nigeria.
  • Iwuala Lucy, Coordinator for Igbo editors ( Igbo Wikimedia User Group). She is an experienced Wikimedian editor. She will be coordinating the Igbo editors.
  • James Moore200, Coordinator for Yoruba editors (Yoruba Wikipedia User Group). He is an experienced Wikimedian and he has won various prizes both in the local and global level. He would be coordinating the Yoruba editors.
6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Age (regency), Geography, Language, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Firstly, this work will address the content gap by focusing on article relating to festivals, recipes of food, culture, local landmarks, rituals and rites among others in Nigeria on Wikipedia, Wikidata and WikiCommons. Secondly, improving Nigeria stub articles to be a standard article.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Age

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?

The target participants are the active English, Yoruba and Igbo Wikimedia editors. We will use our WhatsApp group for the participants to talk and share ideas. We will also send out Google form seeking for feedbacks from the participants. We will also set up a support system to encourage and engage new editors and existing editors respectively.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

The Wikimedia friendly space policy and Universal Code of Conduct will be aired and shared with all participants to enhance a friendly environment.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

The Ilorin Wikimedia Hub members have been notified on the official WhatsApp page. The Yoruba Wikipedia User Group have been notified. The Igbo Wikimedia User Group have been notified their mailing list and Telegram group. I have also notified the WikiProject Nigeria.

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

How the project has impacted the Wikimedia projects? How the project has been an avenue to get more people to know about Wikipedia and how they can contribute? To understand more about the project that can equip and be help to building the knowledge platform.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Number of edits Number of articles to be created or improved 150
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participants: 15

Returning participants: 35

Number of editors Igbo Wikimedia editors: 10

Yoruba Wikimedia editors: 10 English Wikimedia editors: 30

Number of organizers This include 1 Project lead and 2 Coordinators 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia This consist of the new articles created on women in other to help the month campaign to bridge gender gap. 20
Wikidata Number of Wikidata items to be created or improved. 250
Wikimedia Commons Number of pictures to be uploaded on WikiCommons. 50
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.
  • Xtools
  • Outreach Dashboard
  • Hashtag Tool

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

876160.6 NGN

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

1989.3 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).