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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Art + Feminism 2023 au Togo (ID: 22077615)

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statusNot funded
Art + Feminism 2023 au Togo
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-03-31
budget (local currency)1989953.76 XOF
budget (USD)3254 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• hermannkass
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community of Togo (not recognized group)

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Akouete,Mese kafui


Wikimedia Community of Togo (not recognized group)

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 community of togo

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Art + Feminism 2023 au Togo

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.

To bring a new look on the female gender; to try to revalue the image of the woman in our current society, to show their aptitudes in most of the sectors. Her great participation in the development of the Togolese economy since the colonial times is undeniable. The woman by her small activities participate in the dynamization of the economic sector. However, it is clear that their activities are often marginalized by the country's statistics. In the agricultural sector, women participate enormously in various productions (corn, sorghum, soya beans, etc.) In the processing sector, women manufacture several products (local drinks, local dishes, etc.); they also participate in the service sector.

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

A training session on editing articles on wikipedia for the participants of the contest; A training session in photography for the participants of the contest; photo outings; an uploading session on wiki common; edit-a-tons. The project will allow participants to take pictures of women in action and illustrate them with articles. The objective was to give more visibility to their economic activities.

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

A training session on editing articles on wikipedia for the participants of the contest; A training session in photography for the participants of the contest; photo outings; an uploading session on wiki common; edit-a-tons.

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.

Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth

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

Yes, we have a team of volunteers who will manage the whole project. We will need a project manager (Hermannkass), a graphic designer (Koamivict), a communication officer (Mese Kafui, Alfrednadjere).

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, Socioeconomic Status, 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.

In general, women are in the informal sector, but these escape economic statistics and are poorly represented on the chessboard. Our work will highlight women in their activities to show the place they occupy in the development of Togolese economy.

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, Public Policy, Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Socioeconomic status

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 participants are members of the wikimedia community of togo and the africa green ladies association (AGL). AGL aims to help the female gender to flourish while participating in sustainable development in all its aspects. Following this project, participants will be able to take quality photos and thus capture beautiful images for future editions and other wikimedia projects. Participants with their skills will be able to become contributors to wikimedia projects.

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

During this project, the participants will benefit from a fixed price for their travels (travel for the training and travel for the photo outing). Apart from that, a coffee break and lunch will be offered during the various training sessions. And finally, a call and internet package so that participants can stay in touch and upload their photos and articles.

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.

For the assembly of this project, I (hermannkass) exchanged on the phone and face-to-face, with other members of the community (Akouete, Mese Kafui, Alfrednadjere, Koamivict, …). This is how everyone chose their role.

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?
This organization is made in this way to allow everyone to be responsible for a sector that they love and master. So the activities will go better.
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.

Wikimedia Togo in collaboration with the Africa Green Ladies association. Africa Green Ladies is an association made up of young girls who work for a greener and more sustainable environment. Young girls from Africa Green Ladies and members of Wikimedia Community of Togo will participate in this project.

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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

The potential partner is the Africa Green Ladies association. It aims to help the female gender to flourish while participating in sustainable development in all its aspects. It facilitates the integration of young girls into economic and social structures. , promote the social entrepreneurship of young girls and women. Given the importance of the project and its concept, which embraces the objective of AGL, whose manager is a member of the wikimedia community of togo, Mese Kafui, she would like to collaborate by communicating around the Art and feminism project, by bringing its members to understand the concept of the project, to adhere to it and participate fully in all the activity.

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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 12
Number of editors we will have to write at least 10 articles and take 500 pictures 10
Number of organizers This project will have two organizers, a main organizer and a second organizer. The latter is organizing an event for the first time. 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
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.

in order to collect the metrics, we will use outreachdashboard and meta event to track each participant.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1989953.76 XOF

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

3254 USD

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


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