Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Kannada Wikimedians Meetup - ವಿಕಿಸಮ್ಮಿಲನ 2023 (ID: 22013170)

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Kannada Wikimedians Meetup - ವಿಕಿಸಮ್ಮಿಲನ 2023
proposed start date2023-01-22
proposed end date2023-01-22
grant start date2023-01-22T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-03-22T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)84000 INR
budget (USD)1035 USD
amount recommended (USD)1035
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Vikashegde
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.

Mahaveer Indra, Vidyu44, Pavanaja, Sudheerbs



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.

Karavali Wikimedians

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Kannada Wikimedians Meetup - ವಿಕಿಸಮ್ಮಿಲನ 2023

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.

There has been no physical meetups, workshops, trainings happened from last two-three years due to various reasons like COVID etc. This has affected Kannada community and there is a kind of downtrend in many Kannada Wikimedia projects editing. And also community development, outreach process has been affected a lot. So, to bring the enthusiastic environment among the community a physical meet up would help. Physical interactions with each other and exchange of ideas, plans and to learn from each other will rejuvenate Kannada community development process. Various other Wiki projects in Kannada have come to a stand still could also to be addressed by sharing knowledge with new community members.

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

Physical meetups are always better methods for effective human interactions. Conducting various activities around Wikimedia environment will boost up the interest of community. So, for this, the main approach is to conduct physical meetup and invite all old and new community members. Next, will be arranging interactions to share knowledge, ideas, experiances for community growth and qulity improvement of Kannada Wiki projects. Activities like quiz competitions, talks, question and anwer sessions to create a joyful and intellectual environment.

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

Knowledge sharing sessions about various aspects related to Wiki movement, Talks by experienced Wikimedians, Quiz Competition to engage students, Strategey planning for community development, Rejuvenating Kannada Wiki projects

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.

Not applicable

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

Yes. A team of voluteers with Wikimedia usernames as follows: Mahaveer Indra, Vidyu44, Pavanaja, Sudheerbs. They have been contributing for Kannada Wikimedia projects.

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.


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.

Many Kannada Wikimedians from Karantaka region also contribute to Tulu and Konkani Wikimedia projects. This meetup aims at bringing altogether and to create a collaborative environment and share ideas, knowledge and growth plans.

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.

Not applicable

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

Linguistic / Language

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?

Kannada Wikimedians are the target participants. Underrepresent communities will include linguistic minority community like Tulu and Konkani community and communities from various linguistic dialects in Kannada and from various cultural, geographical background. An event page will be created where community will discuss and share ideas. A pre-event online meetup was conducted to discuss about the date and place for this meet up: ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಸಮ್ಮಿಲನ/೩೫ (ಆನ್ಲೈನ್). After the event, participants will be included in social media and Whatsapp groups, mailing lists related to Wikimedia projects so that they will get updates, information about the happenings of various Wikimedia movement. This enables effective discussions and interactions even after the event. Followup meetups, workshops will also be planned based on community interests, requirements.

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

Venue is planned in an academic institution where a safer enviroment exists. Along with this, Universal Code of Conduct, Friendly space policies will be followed and Covid protocols will be followed per local regulations.

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.

A pre-event online meet up was conducted to discuss about this proposal: ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಸಮ್ಮಿಲನ/೩೫ (ಆನ್ಲೈನ್) Date, place has been decided and a draft plan of activities has been discussed with community. An event page will be created with detail plan of activities and will be widely shared in mailing lists, village pump, social media like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp groups. Many Wikimedians will also be personally invited. Educational institutionals where Wikimedia community exists will be informed about this meet up 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?
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, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I would like to learn whether the event is successfull in rejuvenating the community towards Wikimedia movement. All the participants would get information about different Wikimedia projects where they can contribute better. Kannada Wikimedia projects would get more number of active editors. Event will spread free knowledge awarenss.

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 Participants Participation from community 60
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Participants are expected for this event from different parts of Karnataka state region. This involves mainly student community who are actively editing Wikipedia and Wikimedians from coastal region of Karnataka. Resource persons, experienced Wikimedians are expected to take part for interaction and knowledge sharing. Overall this event targets old and new Wikimedians to take the Wiki movement together. 60
Number of editors This event is expected to encourage existing Wikimedians to actively edit and take the Wiki movement consistantly further. Event is expected to attract general public and students towards free knowledge movement and to become Wikimedians to contribute free knowledge. 60
Number of organizers Its a community driven even and 3-4 Wikimedians will share the responsiblity of orgnasing the event in their capacity. 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Increase in qualitative content addition to Kannada Wikipedia. 60
Wikimedia Commons A Commons upload activity is under planning on occasion of this event. 100
Wikisource Encourage community to edit Kannada Wikisource and to increase content contribution to Wikisource. N/A
Wikiquote Encourage community to edit Kannada Wikiquote and to increase content contribution to Wikiquotes. N/A
Wiktionary Encourage community to edit Kannada Wiktionary and to increase content contribution to Wiktionary. N/A
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.

Manual method and Xtools will be used. Please suggest for more available tools.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

84000 INR

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

1035 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).