Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WikiActivate For SDGs (ID: 21989792)

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statusNot funded
WikiActivate For SDGs
proposed start date2022-11-26
proposed end date2022-12-10
grant end date2022-12-10T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1338814.4 NGN
budget (USD)3080 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• chukydyk
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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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.

WikiActivate Wikimedia Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

WikiActivate For SDGs

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.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to actions to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity through ending poverty and protect the planet. The Goals were built on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals while including new areas however the goals are interconnected. Our proposal aims at helping global campaign in bridging the SDGs gap that exists on English Wikipedia with a focus on Nigeria content.

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

We shall organize a physical event with edit-a-thon to launch the event and another physical event to close the event where we will develop activities to engage editors during the global goal. The activities will include bridging the content gap on SDGs impacts in Nigeria through participants from our community, and we will recognize and award prizes to top contributors in the Edit-a-thon.

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

Learn more about SDGs and its impacts in Nigeria, and organize contest edit-a-thon for the participants during the campaign.

We will also run online posts and design and print flyers . The flyer will announce the meetings and the programme that will be held to introduce participants to Wikipedia. It will also have a short concept note of why the meeting is being held.

The registration will be through a google form. After which they will be added to the WikiActivate Telegram group.

This invitation will provide them the date, time and venue of meet ups via emails, calls and SMS. The trainer will train on Wikipedia generally and then concentrate and introduce the SDGs goals on English Wikipedia. After the training, there will be an edit-a-thon on English Wikipedia which will concentrate on editing existing contents that are align to the SDGs and creating new ones. This edit a thon will also be a competition for participants which will last throughout the programme. We will continue to encourage each other in the Telegram group. We will provide data for participants in the competition.

Wiki Commons we will go for a Photo walk and take some pictures that has to do SDGs, also there will be a training on how to upload and use images on Wiki Commons

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.

WikiGap, Other (please specify)

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

Yes, I have experienced Wikimedians from Wikimedia Community User Group Nigeria that have shown interest in collaborating with me in this event.

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.

Socioeconomic Status, 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 use of a competitive Edit-a-thon program, we will edit about the SDGs content with bridging gender gap in particular, and also, we will motivate participants to increase the capacity of contents.

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.

Advocacy, Climate Change and sustainability

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

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?

Target participants are Wikimedia volunteers from Nigeria, I will reach them via social media, WhatsApp groups and email as well. In retaining new participants, I will add them in community Telegram group group

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

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia friendly space policy and Universal Code of Conduct and put in place all necessary measures.

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 discussed with all the proposed trainers and they have all agreed to volunteer to conduct the training. I have also informed some communities in the following link: This is because most of the attendees will largely come from these groups.

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, Identify Topics for Impact

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We hope to learn impact we can achieve as Wiki Activate community in the Wikimedia movement through contributing to SDGs activities

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
New Participants Number of new editors who will join during project. 5
Experienced participants Number of editors who have been contributing in movement 20
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of people who will participate in project 25
Number of editors Total number of people that will at least improve or create an article 25
Number of organizers All organizers will work together to coordinate the project both online and offline from beginning to the end 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles to be created or improved 50
Wikimedia Commons Number of uploaded pictures 20
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

The reason can be lack of awareness about SDGs to participants however, we will prepare supportive documents and explanations to make sure they are familiar with them.

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.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1338814.4 NGN

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

3080 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.


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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.
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  • 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).