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LUCG Wikimedia Community
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LUCG Wikimedia Community
- M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.
LUCG Wikimedia Community First Half Schedule
- 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.
1. Content Gender Gap: Ghana is a female-dominated country but still has fewer articles or items about notable women on Wiki projects. This issue is important to us because, as a community, we will want to contribute our efforts to reduce the systematic bias in the movement.
- 2. Community Engagement: Although the community is still expanding, we have witnessed community members' enthusiasm dwindle due to a lack of regularity in our activities. As a result, we decided to organize a six month project series to assist in addressing this difficulty. In this manner, we will be able to evaluate the capabilities, contributions, and commitments of our community members before moving on to understand how we can assure community continuity and collaboration.
- 2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.
1. Content Gender Gap: We will be concentrating more on the topic of women on Wikipedia and Wikidata. We will organize in-person edit-a-thons to focus on articles/items that include underrepresented genders. To achieve this, we will set up a curation team of five (5) to search for information and credible references on the topics of interest to aid our volunteers' participation in our editathons.
- 2. Periodic Meetups: Although we have chosen to adopt projects that will last for a longer period of time, we believe that meeting with volunteers and editors on a regular basis will allow them to express their feelings while also providing us with feedback on our conduct and assessing our activities so far.
- 3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?
Content Gender Gap: We will organize editathons/workshops for members of our community to work on articles with underrepresented genders. We will organize 12 editathons throughout this project and create/improve over 500 articles/items on Wikipedia/Wikidata respectively. By doing so, we will ensure that more than half of the articles created or improved are linked to women.
Community Engagement: We will hold a meeting with both our community and team members to discuss the previous events as well as the overall progress of the community. We will also provide them with the necessary skills to keep the community moving. This was underlined to ensure equity in decision making, Identify Topics for Impact and Evaluate our quarterly activities.
- 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?
Sunkanmi12 - Project Lead and Facilitator
- 1. Provide clear instructions and directions to the team members
- 2. Define team members' responsibilities, roles, and functions.
- 3. Develop and carry out a project plan and execution.
- 4. Encourage team members and other project stakeholders to contribute and provide feedback.
- 5. Provide a clear and impartial assessment of project movement and nature in terms of production costs and expenses.
- 6. Determine the best time to advance projects and move on to the next stage.
- 7. Conduct continuous evaluation and adjustment within a specific time frame to ensure that both internal and external factors are not harmed.
- 8. Keep track of activities and timelines for the execution of specific activities.
Oladipupo193 - Trainer and workshop facilitator
- Curate articles for the events
- Organize workshops on Wikipedia and Wikidata
Itqaan - Communications
- Assisting in the development of communication techniques
- Copywriting, editing, proofreading, and formatting
- Inform the community member of the project's development.
- Schedule meetings
Awahab515 - Welfare and Logistics in charge of the welfare of the community members. This includes refreshments, swags. They will also be the first point of contact in the case of UCoC or Friendly Space Policy being violations.
Choggubia11- Support Mohammedamin5 - Photographer and Support Masssly - Advisor
- 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, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), 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.
- 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, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Diversity
- 8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?
Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Age
- 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?
Gender: We will make a deliberate effort to include women who are underrepresented in the movement here in Ghana. They will play vital/important roles in our activities. Some of these roles include organization, facilitation, and participation.
Geographic: The community consists of people from different regions in West Africa. Frantic efforts will be made to ensure that people from underrepresented regions are represented in the community.
Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background: The community constitutes people of different underrepresented religious and ethnic backgrounds.
We plan on retaining participants through our one-on-one mentorship system, which ensures continuous engagement of participants in Wikimedia activities. We also track the contributions of community members through the Outreach Dashboard to give incentives to top contributors who contribute after the events.
- 10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?
We will ensure that we include a "friendly space" policy in our form for participants who intend to participate in our activities. All forms of harassment will not be tolerated.
- 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 informed our community members at our last community engagement meeting where they gave their suggestions and comments.
- 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?
- 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, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Identify Topics for Impact
Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation
- 15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?
1. How to reach new editors or volunteers? In the recent events we had, we communicated with participants by getting to know them and explaining what the movement is about. We then made them anticipate the event by using the "tell a friend to tell a friend" method which boosted their motivation to attend the event. This time, we hope to maintain that method and also continue learning from the process. We also plan to use the school's structures to promote the movement in the institution.
- 2. How much of an impact will this project have on our community members and volunteers?
- 3. What method worked best in effectively training participants to become active Wikidata and Wikipedia editors.
- 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
- 17. Core quantitative metrics.
|Number of participants
|Number of editors
|Number of organizers
- 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.
-Outreach Dashboard for tracking contributions of editors.
- Google forms for participant registration.
- 19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.
- 19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?
- 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.
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