Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WikiClimate Connect Tanzania (ID: 22582494)

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WikiClimate Connect Tanzania
proposed start date2024-06-01
proposed end date2024-07-01
grant start date2024-06-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-09-01T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)12050000 TZS
budget (USD)4700.04 USD
amount recommended (USD)4700.04
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Pellagia Njau
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Pellagia Njau



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Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

WikiClimate Connect Tanzania

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-06-01 - 2024-07-01

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Organizer Lab

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

It is agreed by the global community that the world’s climate is changing radically and will continue to change at unprecedented rates if no measures are taken. Tanzania is a victim of the impacts brought about by increased climate variability and climate change. The meteorological stations in the country reveal a significant increase in temperature trends and anticipate a 1.7 Degree Celsius increase over the Northeastern areas of the country, shift in rainfall patterns, drought, flooding, desertification, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and emission of greenhouse gasses (

However, the representation of Tanzania’s context in climate-related topics such as Deforestation, Flooding, Land Degradation, and Drought on Wikipedia is very limited. A query run with the list-building tool yields a few articles with climate content relating to Tanzania ( A general search using Petscan about Deforestation, Flooding, Land degradation, and loss of biodiversity yields zero results ( This creates content, contribution, and reader gaps. To bridge these gaps, local people with real climate experiences should be empowered to grow information about climate change literacy in Tanzania which is important to users of Wikipedia to cultivate a positive mindset about climate change. This project seeks to build local knowledge about climate change and its mitigation strategies for Swahili Wikipedia users. Through this work, we hope to raise awareness among stakeholders, reduce environmental pollution, improve green infrastructure, and mobilize for climate action for a sustainable future in Tanzania. We believe that this project would build synergy that aligns with the Tanzania National Environmental Policy (NEP) of 1997 by growing local knowledge that supports the implementation strategies for priority areas around environmental concerns.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Create awareness about climate change impacts and mitigation strategies in Tanzania Engage in a talk show with Azam TV Tanzania to reach the local populace on how we are building local knowledge about Tanzania's climate change impacts and mitigation strategies through the project in the digital space. We would also partner with Women and Technology Tanzania and the Foundation for Environmental Protection in Tanzania (FEPT) to reach women experiencing the climate reality to learn the importance of sharing local knowledge about the crisis in Tanzania. We would also leverage social media platforms to reach more audiences and communities. Build the knowledge of local participants on how to contribute climate change content to Wikimedia projects. Organize in-person and online training for newbies, university students, and experienced Wikimedians to learn how to contribute climate change content to Swahili Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Build knowledge about climate change impacts in the Swahili language. Organize Photowalk activity, upload sessions, writing, and translation contests/activities to contribute content relating to climate change on Swahili Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Captions for such images would be uploaded in English and Swahili. Experienced editors would translate and create new articles relating to climate change on Swahili and English Wikipedia.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

User: Rwebogora- he is an experienced editor who joined the movement in 2018 as a Swahili and English editor, he participated in various Wikimedia projects as a facilitator as well as an editor in WikiForHumanRights Campaign,1lib1ref, WikiLoves Africa, and Wiki Africa Challenge. User: Killy95- he has been an active Wikimedian for the past 5 years with editing and organizing skills in the Wikimedia movement. He participated in different Campaigns such as WikiForHuman Rights,1Lib1ref, WikiLoves Africa, Wikiloves Women, Arts and Feminism Campaign also Kiwix4Schools project. He is also a mechanical engineer with certified skills in water management. User: SurvMelch- an experienced editor for the past 3 years who participated in different campaigns such as Wikiloves Africa and WikiForHumanRights Campaign. He is also a Geographic Information System Specialist and an academician who has been contributing to research related to climate change, resilience, and mitigation strategies.

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? (required)

Experienced and Non-experienced editors from Wikimedia Tanzania would be mobilized and engaged in the project, I will also involve environmentalists and scientists in acquiring accurate information during edit-a-thon. The local community channels such as the WhatsApp group is the central place for communication for the entire period of the project. We will also utilize other channels like Telegram and Instagram as well as the meta page.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

I have informed the Wikimedia Tanzania Community about this project through WhatsApp and Telegram groups.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Climate Change and sustainability

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Gender Identity

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Identify Topics for Impact

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

Do the participants feel involved and interested in contributing to the Campaign? Which training and support was useful for newbies in gaining skills? Did the participant feel excited and continue to contribute after the events? Did the Organizers feel supported in monitoring the participants? What support and activities were most interesting to the participants during the campaign? What challenges were encountered by participants during the campaign? To answer all these, learning will be done by using qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 40 This involves participants from Tanzania Community
Number of editors 25 This includes both experienced and non-experienced editors
Number of organizers 5
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 60
Wikidata 40
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

The outreach dashboard will be used to measure each participant contributions.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

12050000 TZS

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

4700.04 USD

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