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Art+Feminism Campaign in Kenya 2022
proposed start date2022-09-01
proposed end date2022-10-01
grant start date2022-09-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-10-01T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)499500 KES
budget (USD)4265.23 USD
amount recommended (USD)4265.23
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2021-22
applicant• Cmwaura
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.

Ms Kabintie



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.

I am a member and co-founder of the Wikimedia Community User Group Kenya

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Art+Feminism Campaign in Kenya 2022

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.

Wikimedia Kenya: Twitter Account: @WikimediaK

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

-Bridging the Wikipedia content gap about Gender and the Arts focusing on Kenya.

  • The Community User Group is planning to solve the challenge of the lack of content on gender and arts that are missing and also improve the already existing content.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

-The User group is using an approach of identifying the gaps first and also identifying the content that needs to be improved.

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

-The Art n Feminism workshop in Kenya is a 2-day event that seeks to host a panel discussion and an audience comprising of feminists in the creative space for a conversation on the role of art in championing feminism and advancing gender equity.

  • Day one will focus on the panel discussion while day 2 will be reserved for an introduction to Wikipedia editing.
  • The Wikimedia User Group in Kenya has been keen on championing diversity and growing Swahili Wikipedia, hence from 2022, our projects have spread to the coastal region of Kenya, which is home to native, indigenous Swahili communities
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?

Caroline Mwaura-Project Lead. User: Cmwaura Winnie Kabinte-Project Coordinator User: Ms Kabinte

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, Geography, Language

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.

-Igniting a conversation around Arts, gender and Feminism leads participants to identify the gaps and learn more about how they can contribute to filling the gaps.

  • Raise awareness on Wikipedia Projects the UG is involved in and how participants can participate
  • Engage and reach out to potential partners. We are already in communication with a hub in the region (Swahili Pot) which has shown interest in collaborating with the UG and is based in the target region.
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.

Advocacy, Human Rights, Diversity

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


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?

-We plan to work with the Swahili Pot hub, which is based in the targeted region, in this project and we have initiated communication with the team. They have agreed to mobilize participants for the workshop based on their knowledge of the region.

  • Target participants will be in the coastal region of Kenya which is a region the Community User group is yet to tap and also not introduced Wikipedia to the Coastal Community.
  • The User group retains the participants by having a communication channel (WhatsApp, Telegram, Email) and capacity building which will be organized on the dates it will be done for the participants
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

-Provide a safe space for the participants where their views will be respected without any discrimination or bias ness. We will also uphold the Wikimedia Open and Safe policy. Encourage the participants to embrace the WMF policy

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.

-Planned two online meetings with the User Group leads to discuss how, where, and when the campaign will take place. An update is emailed to the Art+Feminism team on the progress of the project.

  • Through our social media page for the community (Twitter), WhatsApp and Telegram groups personal Twitter and Facebook page. We will also have an e-poster that we will share with our community members.
  • Swahili Port will also help amplify our social media campaign in order to reach a wider audience and increase awareness about the event.
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?
At the moment a joint proposal will not work since both projects will not be done in one location and they both have different themes
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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

- Understand on how the Kenya Coastal community understands issues surrounding Arts, gender, and Feminism.

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 The participants will increase and add content on Wikipedia that focuses on Art, Gender & Feminism in Kenya. 100
Number of participants in an evaluation survey All participants will fill out an online survey on the last day of the workshop. This will help the organizers to know the impact of the workshop, and identify the areas the participants were interested in. This will help also the organizers identify how we shall be able to grow and sustain the community 40
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Target Audience -35 participants

Returning Participants= 5

Number of editors The 35 new editors who we will be introduced to Wikipedia will be a new target group.

The returning 5 editors will be a group of editors we had recruited for Swahili Wikipedia. We will also train those who will be interested in editing in Swahili.

Number of organizers The number of organizers will be four.
  • 1 Project Lead
  • 1 Project Coordinator
  • 2 Volunteers who are experienced editors and members of Wikimedia Community User Group Kenya
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia The newly recruited editors will be trained on how to contribute to Wikipedia. The total number of articles includes the improved articles and new ones. 80
Wikimedia Commons Train the participants on how to upload images on Wiki Commons 60
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

-The Target is to at least have 80 edits from the target participants on the day of the training and more edits will be done in the follow-up.

  • We will also aim at encouraging the participants to either edit in English or Swahili.
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.

-Dashboard - We plan to create a dashboard for all new editors who will be recruited to monitor their work and contributions made.

  • Registration Forms - We plan to use google forms to capture registration data for participants. This will help us collect key data and contacts to help with follow-up post the event.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

499500 KES

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

4265.23 USD

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