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proposed start date2023-03-17
proposed end date2023-05-04
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Odomero2711
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.

Odomero2711 Bukky658 Johnjoy12 James Rhoda B.Korlah



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.

Wikimedian Nigerian Usergroup, Igbo Wikimedians Usergroup and NIJ Fan Club

Grant Proposal[edit]

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


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.

Law librarians in Lagos state have little or no knowledge about Wikipedia and its sister projects. We had a WikiGlam awareness for librarians in June 2022 (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/WikiGlam_Awareness_for_Librarians_in_Lagos_State) and the success of the project had a ripple effect which today the Law librarians and the other librarians that heard about the first training are calling for their training. In addition, there is inadequate data about the law Libraries and law librarians in Nigeria on Wikidata. Queries on Wikidata: https://query.wikidata.org/querybuilder/?uselang=en and https://query.wikidata.org/querybuilder/?uselang=en showed only one (1) law librarian and library. There are libraries located in law firms, in courts, and at the faculties of law in higher institutions. Also, Law librarians work with renowned lawyers and judges, and this training will enable them to write articles about notable lawyers, law firms, and judges. Moreover, we also have books written by renowned lawyers without information about the books on Wikidata.

This project will help write, and improve:

  • articles on renowned lawyers, Judges and law firms and associations in Nigeria.
  • law books authored by Nigerians on Wikidata.
  • existing articles on law firms and their areas of specialization in Nigeria
  • articles on Nigerian Judicial systems
  • articles about different types of law libraries (Law firms, Supreme courts, Court of appeal, law schools, and faculty) in Nigeria on Wikipedia and Wikidata

This project will:

  • Enable Law Librarians and other librarians to become content creators on Wikipedia.
  • The Law librarians and the other librarians we want to train can teach and help their users know about using Wikipedia as a starting point for their research work and references
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

• Recruiting 60 new and existing editors from Law firm libraries, court libraries and the Faculty of Law Library, Nigerian Library association

  • Increase the awareness of Wikipedia and its sister projects and broaden their knowledge on how to use Wikipedia as a starting point for research work and references, while improving their information literacy skills.
  • Participants will be trained on how to run queries to understand the data gaps on Wikidata about Nigerian Law Books, Lawyers, and Judges.
  • Participants will be trained on creating and improving Wikidata items about Nigerian law firms, law books, notable lawyers, and judges.
  • Participants will be trained in contributing to Wikimedia projects by creating Wikipedia accounts, understanding general editing principles, performing minor edits, creating categories, and templates, expanding Wikipedia articles about Law Libraries, Law Firms, Lawyers, and Judges in Nigeria, and using Wikipedia's article creation wizard.
  • Provide editors with one-to-one support through an outreach dashboard, hashtag tools, and article listing methods.
  • A google doc page was created to show a list of topics and articles that are missing on Wikipedia and Wikidata. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wh4AA3rZb_SvJIFJTW_0x0dAt7luWasuDHosfs7Q2cU/edit?usp=sharing
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

The implementation of the Wikipedia training for Nigerian law librarians and other librarians in Lagos state will run for a period of six weeks to introduce, train, and improve articles/items about Law Libraries, Law firms, Lawyers, and Judges on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons. The strategies that will be adopted in carrying out the project will include:

1. Four (4) days of an in-person (physical) event for law librarians and other librarians
2. Six (6) series of online follow-up training during the campaign to properly equip them with needed skills about how to edit on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons.
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?

• Odomero2711(Project lead): is a researcher, Librarian, and Head of the Library Department, at Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos state. She has led and participated in several wiki projects among which include: WikiGlam Awareness for Librarians in Lagos state, WikiLagos Nigerian Ministries and Parastatals (Won the highest editor), Wikidata for novelists and their novels, etc. She is a member of the Nigerian Wikimedia User group, Igbo Wikimedians User group, and NIJ Wikimedia Fan Club.

  • Bukky658(Facilitator): is a fellow of Wikipedia in African Libraries, and the first Certified Trainer of the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program in Nigeria. She has led several projects among which include: Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom Kwara, Nigeria, 1Lib1Ref Kwara 2022, WikiGlam Awareness for Librarians in Kwara State, and Wikidata for Libraries and notable Librarians in Kwara State. Co-organizer Wikipedia awareness for Library and Information Students in Nigeria, Wikidata for novelists and their novels, and the founder of the Wikimedia Fan Club, at Kwara State University.
  • Kolawole Oyewole (Facilitator) is an experienced Wikipedia. He was the President of the Wikimedia Fan Club, at Lagos State University, and co-founded the African & Proud (AP) in 2022 to project African cultures and diversity. He has participated in various projects in the Wikimedia movement namely Wiki Loves Africa 2020 at the Wikimedia Fan Club, Lagos State University (Organizer), Nigerian Transportation and Recreation Expedition (Co-Organizer), Explore Nigeria (Participant and Prize winner), etc
  • Johnjoy12 – (Facilitator) is an experienced Wikimedia and President of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ibadan. He has organized a series of events which include WLA2021, WPWP, Photo walks, and a number of meetups.
  • James Rhoda: is a Graphic artist and event planner. She is an experienced Wikimedians, a member of the Unilorin Wikimedia Fan club, and Winner of WikiLoveSDGs and Wikidata for Media personality in Nigeria.
  • Oluocha Anyaogu (Coordinator, Law Librarian)- is a Wikimedia with over 25 years of experience as a library administrator. She is a Professor/Institute librarian at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal studies, Unilag campus. She has also participated in campaigns such as WikiGlam Awareness for Librarians in Lagos state, Wikimania etc.
  • Ayokanmi Oyeyemi (Project Advisor) is the Project Director of Wikimedia Nigeria. He is also the Co-Founder, of the Wikimedia Fan Club, at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; a Member, of the 2019 Wikimedia, and Libraries User Group Steering committee and Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group
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)

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.

We will prioritize bridging the information gap during the campaign by updating and expanding existing articles about law firms, law libraries, courts, notable Nigerian lawyers, and judges, and documenting them on English Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons. This is in accordance with the Wikimedia movement's strategic direction.

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Open Technology

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Socioeconomic status, Age, Digital Access

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?

• This campaign is targeted at Law Librarians with either a first or post graduate degree in Law and other professional Librarians in Nigeria.

  • During the campaign planning stage, we hope to create awareness before implementation for Law Libraries and Lawyers by paying a visit to some of the organisations such as Federal high courts, Supreme courts, Faculty of law, law firms, Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal studies and chairpersons of the library associations in Nigeria and creating awareness about the project on various social media platforms.
  • The call for participation will be done through various social media platforms using E-posters, and banners to promote the program online. All Participants will be sent an online form to get their data for proper documentation.
  • During the project, I and my team member will be actively involved in facilitating the training and making sure that the participants get the act and art of contributing to Wikipedia and its’ sister’s projects; Wikidata, and WikiCommons.
  • Also, the training is set to have 4 physical and 6 online training to ensure that editors are properly guided on how to bridge the knowledge and content gap across various Wikimedia projects during the editing contest.
  • To ensure the sustainability of the project, after the events, participants will be recruited to the various Wikimedia user groups, this will keep them updated and encourage more librarian’s participation during wiki events. Participants will be added to the existing messaging channel for follow-up, updates, questions, etc. These participants would also be invited to future events.
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will summarize the general friendly space policy and read it at the start of each event. In this way, participants and organizers will be reminded of the importance of a friendly space policy. Throughout the event, the following 24-hour hotlines will be available: organizers, local venue security, law enforcement officers, a sexual assault hotline, local emergency, and non-emergency medical services, and local taxi companies.  

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.

I have informed them at the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria for their suggestions and inputs. The link can be found here :


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, Improve User Experience, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Identify Topics for Impact

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

How do they view Wikipedia?

How can the success of the campaign be measured most effectively?

I hope to learn from participants how to improve my community engagement and prioritize skills. This will improve editor contributions and the sustainability of new editors in various Wikimedia projects.

How to effectively fill gaps in Wikipedia and its sister project.

I hope to learn how to lead, coordinate, and manage participants in a campaign that focuses on specific content gaps.

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 events We will have a total number of 10 events (online and offline). The events will include editing and article creation on Wikipedia and improving / creating Wikidata items. As well as uploading media files on WikiCommons 10
Number of Newly Recruited Wikimedians We will have at least 45 new editors 45
Contribution of contents to Wikipedia on topics related to Law libraries, law firms, associations, and notable lawyers and Judges in Nigeria Six weeks of closely monitored edit-a-thon will be created that will ensure massive contribution/improvement to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons on the identified areas of existing content gaps 450
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We will be working with 60 participants which will be made up of Law librarians and other librarians in Nigeria and 5 project team membersrs 65
Number of editors 45 Newly Registered Users (new editors): The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project as part of the proposal’s activities, and 15 Returning editors: Editors that are already registered prior to the project activities but participate in editing activities associated with the project. 60
Number of organizers 1 Project Lead, 3 Facilitators, 1 event planner and 1 Advisor 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia The total number of citations, Wiki links, improved, expanded, and/or created articles. 200
Wikidata Creating and updating items on Wikidata about different types of law Libraries, law books, and notable judges in Nigeria on Wikidata. 200
Wikimedia Commons Uploading freely license pictures of law libraries and notable judges on Wikicommons. 50
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 Hashtag tool

Financial Proposal[edit]

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.

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).