Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Jeannette R Nyinawumuntu/Movement Charter conversations and translations for the Rwanda Wikimedia Community (ID: 22025659)

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Jeannette R Nyinawumuntu/Movement Charter conversations and translations for the Rwanda Wikimedia Community
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-05-31
grant start date2023-02-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-05-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)4815000 RWF
budget (USD)4500 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• RebeccaRwanda
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

RebeccaRwanda, cnyirahabihirwe123


Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda

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.

We are members of Wikimedia user group Rwanda

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Jeannette R Nyinawumuntu/Movement Charter conversations and translations for the Rwanda Wikimedia Community

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.

We aim to create awareness and better understanding of Movement Charter to Rwanda wikimedia community members by organizing community meet ups and engage more the community on the leaderships skills as it was highligheted as one of the main challenges to grow the community in the Africa great lakes movement strategy 2030 we published As under repersented communities need to increase their capacities and be involved in the movement strategy especially getting all necessary information on movement charter including translating all materials related in Kinyarwanda language.

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

The main approach will be community meet ups organised twice a month which will attract the community members and we will invite inspirational speakers to interact with members as well as peers learning initiatives to motivate the members to participate in different initiatives of the movement including leadership posts . We will also go through all the materials related to movement charter in order to organise not only the translations but also engage the members on these crucial topics for the movement strategy.

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

Meet ups will be organised twice a month , for a period of 3 months . Based on the available documentation , programms will be prepared to give a context based platforms for community to explore how the involvment in the movement charter can be finetuned

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)

Wikimedia Movement strategy and movement charter
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

We have a team of volunteers in our community and we will invite experts in their field of expertise to engage our members on specific leadership skills.

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.

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.

By engaging the communities ang contributing to their capacity building we will adress the content gap due to inexperience and lack of information and we will much more make sure no one is left behind , especially women as it has been identified as one of the gaps we are facing as a community .

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.


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 are targeting the Wikimedia Community user group Rwanda especially the new entrants in the community

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

as conversations and meets ups will involve people from different backgrund , we will always announce and use the friendly space policy and the universal code of conduct of wikimedia movement as reference .

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.

We engaged the community when developping the Africa Great lakes movement strategy and we also had opportunity in the wiki indaba we organised as a host community, we will continue to engage our members through social media and other platforms .

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We will learn from experts innovative concepts about the leaderships skills , we will have a peer learning opportunities from the orgnised meet ups

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 60
Number of editors This is to make sure that our community members are fully engaged in global movement Locally active , playing big role in Movement strategy implementation progress as all community members after wikiIndaba conference, as they are eager to participate in free knowedge sharing related activities. 40
Number of organizers Co-organizers will be Wikimedia Rwanda Local organizers we will be assisted by advisers from abroad. 6
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia More than 60 pages will be Improved and Translated 60
Wikidata We are still learning on how to contribute on Wikidata more trainings are going on currently which mean by then, we will be able to create content on Wikidta. 25
Incubator Were looking foward to have Kinyarwanda language in Incubation to have more project translations such as wikiquote etc... 20
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

Core metrics will be met as we are having slight experience in organizing community events ,projects as well as being a participant in previus movement charter discussion and translations. in case is the other way around that will be good chance to learn.

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.

Community tracking dashboard , as we are growing we are looking foward to learn more throught this project process (we need support)

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

4815000 RWF

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

4500 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).