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Art+Feminism Campaign/Edit a thon in Anambra State ,Nigeria
proposed start date2023-04-03
proposed end date2023-05-03
budget (local currency)2250000 NGN
budget (USD)493877 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Akwugo
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Ngostary2k Iwuala Lucy Ennydavids Timzy D'Great Senator Choko



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, Igbo Wikimedians User group,Art+Feminism User group, Wikimedia Anambra Network

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Art+Feminism Campaign/Edit a thon in Anambra State ,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 is a project on the Visibility of Women in various works especially Women Artists.Women are among the underrepresented people .This will also increase the interest of more female contributors within the community and source new contributors, thereby bridging the gender gap and promoting diversity by editing/creating articles about Women on Wikipedia and also improve the existing ones.These improvement will involve adding references, photos, creating wikidata items about women and adding quotes about Women on Wikiquote. We will also translate Articles,Quotes,photo description and items about Women to Igbo language. We will focus on increasing the visibility of Women who edit Wikimedia projects, training participants both male and female on the basics of editing Wikipedia including other Wikimedia projects.The Challenge we plan solving is to bridge the gender gap, increase awareness, improve Users experience, contribute to knowledge equity, bridge content gap, Contribute to language visibility and Improve Users media and information literacy skills.We will organize Editathons after the training to improve the visibility of women artists through editing / creating articles on Wikipedia and linking relevant articles and improving/adding Wikidata items.

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

One of the approach is Creating Awareness,we will start by creating awareness in the cities of Anambra, introducing the open knowledge movement to them. Secondly,we would train participants on basics of editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. We will organize Edit a thons for practicals to access our participants.

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

a. Creating Awareness on Arts, gender and Feminism leads participants to identify the gaps and learn more about how they can contribute to filling the gap.participants having identified the gap we want bridge, will contribute to the sum of human knowledge,thereby filling gender, content and language gap.

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.


5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Ngostary2k- She is a certified Librarian and the President Wikimedia Anambra Network. Iwuala Lucy- The team leader -Ig Wiki fan Club,Alvan Ikoku College of Education.

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, Language, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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.

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, Advocacy, Human Rights, Public Policy

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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 students and Staffs from the Anambra State University Igbariam,Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Teachers from Redeemers College Awka,Staffs from the State judiciary and interested participants from other works.

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

We will always abide by the Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policy. We will explain these and inform participants before we start any event. We will also distribute copies of the Safe and Brave Policy of Art+Feminism.

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.

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, 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?

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
Sensitization/Awareness The total number of people we were able to reach 200
Training The total number of participants that attendend the training 50
Users The total number who joined the Movement 20
Participation The total number who learnt and were able to edit Wikimedia projects 50
Outcome The results achieved after the edit a thon 300
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants These are the participants that will join the in person training and Edit a thons 50
Number of editors These are participants that will be creating/improving articles. 50
Number of organizers We will have six organisers for certain Wiki projects trainings 6
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles improved/Created 150
Wikimedia Commons Number of Work improved/created 50
Wikidata Number of articles improved/ Created 100
Wikiquote Number of articles improved/created 30
Wiktionary Number of articles improved/ Created 20
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

We hope to exceed these with full participation

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.

The Wikimidia Foundation dashboard and xtool ,we can also use the Wikimedia 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.

2250000 NGN

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

493877 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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  • 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).