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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Autumn Activities in Baghdad (ID: 22215502)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Autumn Activities in Baghdad
proposed start date2023-10-26
proposed end date2024-01-01
budget (local currency)4361910 IQD
budget (USD)3278.63 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Alli Khalil
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Alli Khalil



If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a group leader of a Wikimedia User Group (submitted to the Affiliation Committee).

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

UG group: Iraqi Wikimedians Role: Group coordinator in Baghdad

Main Proposal

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

Wiki Autumn Activities in Baghdad

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

2023-10-26 - 2024-01-01

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)

Other (please specify) Wikipedia pages wanting photos reading Wikipedia in the classroom

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)

- introduce wiki projects to more people

  • Orient more people to contribute in wiki projects
  • Improve Iraqi subjects on Wikipedia/wikidata/wikicommons
  • Highlight its importance in Culture and heritage
  • Increase the number of our user group volunteers to activate the group
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.

- Introductory workshop about wikiprojects for 60 business students of Baghdad Business School - https://bbs.iq/

  • Introductory workshop about wikiprojects for 20 students from Baghdad
  • Photo walking in Baghdad with the user group volunteers

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: Alli Khalil -> workshops main trainer User: Luma Salman Hameed -> Facilitator User: Mohammed Harith Khalil -> Facilitator User: Mahmood Al-Rawi. -> Guest

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)

we aim to attract and include new members in the Iraq Users Group, fostering greater activity and facilitating a broader range of future initiatives. Our primary focus will be on engaging students and recent graduates who possess an interest in volunteer work and introducing them to the world of wiki projects.

To accomplish this, our planned activities will concentrate on providing introductory sessions that impart essential knowledge of wiki projects, covering the basic tools and techniques. Following these sessions, we will establish a dedicated online community, serving as a group for ongoing support, addressing participant inquiries, and disseminating the latest updates related to wiki projects.

Furthermore, we enthusiastically invite the most passionate and dedicated participants to join the ranks of the Iraq Users Group. By doing so, we aim to forge a community of like-minded individuals who actively contribute and collaborate towards our shared objectives.

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.

we always follow the "Friendly space policy for Wikimedia Foundation events" in all our activities

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.

In the Iraq user group, we maintain constant communication and idea-sharing through our online groups and face-to-face before submitting any proposal. Also, I will share this proposal with the global wiki users community at the upcoming Wikimania conference in Singapore next month.

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)

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

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

Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics

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

How was the presentation of materials regarding wikiprojects received? What are the students' perspectives on volunteering in these projects? Can the inclusion of Wikipedia projects be considered a core activity within educational institutions? Which activities within wikiprojects do students particularly enjoy? What tools do they aspire to learn in the future? How can we collaboratively enhance Iraqi content across all wiki projects? Did we achieve the Friendly space policy for Wikimedia Foundation events?

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 80
Number of editors 4 User: Alli Khalil -> workshops main trainer

User: Luma Salman Hameed -> Facilitator User: Mohammed Harith Khalil -> Facilitator User: Mahmood Al-Rawi. -> Guest

Number of organizers 3 User: Alli Khalil -> workshops main trainer

User: Luma Salman Hameed -> Facilitator User: Mohammed Harith Khalil -> Facilitator

Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 80
Wikimedia Commons 250
Wikidata 80
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract 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)

We will evaluate the workshops through Google Forms surveys.

Financial proposal

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)

4361910 IQD

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.

3278.63 USD

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