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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Africa:Cultures & Climate in Sokoto and Kebbi (ID: 22381050)

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Wiki Loves Africa: Cultures & Climate in Sokoto and Kebbi
proposed start date2024-01-15
proposed end date2024-03-15
budget (local currency)2370000 NGN
budget (USD)2991.41 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Sadammuhammad11234
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Africa: Cultures & Climate in Sokoto and Kebbi

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

2024-01-15 - 2024-03-15

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)

Wiki Loves Africa

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)

Our primary goal is to make a positive impact in Sokoto and Kebbi States through the Wiki Loves Africa campaign. This entails two key aspects:

  • Cultural Preservation:

We strive to celebrate and safeguard the unique cultures and traditions of these regions. Currently, there's a lack of representation of their culture online, and we aim to change that.

  • Climate Change Awareness:

In parallel, we seek to enhance understanding of the challenges posed by climate change in Sokoto and Kebbi States, where shifts in weather patterns and livelihoods are underway.

The main problems we want to address are as follows:

  • Cultural Underrepresentation:

The limited online content related to the culture of these areas means that their traditions are at risk of being lost or misunderstood.

  • Climate Change Impact:

There is insufficient information available about the impact of climate change in this region.

Our proposed solutions include:

  • Photographic Documentation:

We plan to capture the diverse cultures, traditions, and heritage of Sokoto and Kebbi States through photography. Experienced photographers and online contributors will be engaged to ensure the quality of content.

  • Climate Change Awareness Campaign:

We will conduct programs and activities to educate people about climate change in the region, such as workshop and online educational resources.

  • Wikimedia Contribution:

We will encourage local and global participation to contribute photographs and knowledge to Wikimedia Commons, enriching the online representation of the region.

Through these efforts, we aim to protect and celebrate these cultures, promote awareness about climate change, and enhance the online representation of Sokoto and Kebbi States. Our mission is to foster education, awareness, and inclusiveness in these regions.

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.

These activities are all part of our plan to celebrate and protect culture, make people aware of climate change, and show more about Sokoto and Kebbi States on the internet. We want to help people learn and understand more about their region.

1. Photography Workshops: Our professional photographers will teach other team members of Wikitour how to take great pictures to capture the culture and climate changes.
2. Taking Photos: We'll go out to different places to take pictures of events, traditions, and how the climate is changing. This will be for three days in each state which make it total of six days. This Wikitour will be with six people every day.

Target places to go in Sokoto are, Sultan's Palace (Sokoto Sultanate Palace), Waziri Junaidu History and Culture Bureau, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto Central Market, Sokoto Museum, Arkilla Palace, Sokoto Caliphate History Museum, Shehu Kangiwa Square, Shehu Shagari Complex, Sultan Muhammadu Maccido Juma'at Mosque, Tangaza Waterfalls, Sokoto Central Mosque, Fakon Idi Hills, Sokoto River, Dange Shuni Dam, Gidan Shettima MuseumGidan Nana Museum. Other places to go in Kebbi State are, Argungu Fishing Festival, Kanta Museum, Suru Local Government Secretariat, Zuru Emir's Palace, Yelwa Dam, Waziri Junaidu History and Culture Bureau, Argungu, Jega Central Market, Yauri Emir's Palace, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Kanta Game Reserve, Koko RepublicTungar Kwakwabaushe Village, Bagudo Central Market, Gwadangwaji Waterfall, Bunza Dams, Maiyama Central Market, Aliero Central Mosque, Kamba Dutsi Hill, Kalgo Rock Painting, Bunza Wildlife Conservation Park

3. School Partnerships: We'll work with schools to get students involved in taking photos and learning about their culture and the environment. We will focused with Usman Danfodiyo University and Federal University Birnin Kebbi.
4. Teaching About Climate Change: We'll create one day webinar on each state to give a Workshops about how the climate is changing and what they can do.
5. Showing the Pictures: We'll have exhibitions to show the pictures we've taken and teach people about the cultures and the climate in these areas.

6, Edit-a-thon: We will hold a one day Edit-a-thon Which Wikitour team and selected most experience participants will upload the pictures to Wikimedia Commons and use them to Wikipedia and Wikidata. This Edit-a-thon will contain total of 15 participants.

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.

I'm User:Sadammuhammad11234, leading the project. Three experienced Wikimedians are helping me: User:Yusuf Sa'adu, User:M Bash Ne, and User:Gwanki. They know how to add pictures to Wikimedia Commons.

We also have four experienced photographers. They're experts in taking pictures, but they're not Wikimedians yet. They will take photos, show us great places, and teach us photography skills. Our plan is to turn them into Wikimedians after the project so they can continue adding pictures to Wikimedia Commons and other Wikimedia projects.

Together, we're working to capture the cultures and climate changes in Sokoto and Kebbi States, making Wikimedia Commons richer with our project's work.

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 want to involve different groups of people in our project:

1. Local Folks: People who live in Sokoto and Kebbi States, from various backgrounds and communities.
2. Schools and Students: We'll work with schools and their students to teach them about taking photos and climate change.
3. Photographers: We have expert photographers to take great pictures. We'll also teach them how to contribute to Wikimedia projects.
4. Wikimedia Lovers: Our experienced Wikimedians will also be part of the project.
  • How We'll Get Them Involved:
  • We'll hold meetings and workshops before the project starts to explain what we're doing.
  • Schools will be our partners, and we'll talk to teachers to get students involved.
  • We'll use social media and local groups to invite people to join us.
  • We'll have regular meetings with our team to stay connected.
  • After the Project:
  • We'll keep talking to everyone online.
  • The photographers will become Wikimedians, and we'll train others too.
  • We'll continue to work with local communities and have regular meetings to share what we've achieved.

Our goal is to create a strong and lasting community that keeps adding to Wikimedia Commons and other projects while raising awareness about culture and climate change in Sokoto and Kebbi States.

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.

We have a group of professional photographers from the focus area. These people have helped us connect with the local community and get schools involved. We've had discussions with them through online channels like WhatsApp video calls, including group video calls. We've also discussed the project with all the facilitators via WhatsApp video calls. Currently, we've completed all the necessary preparations to organize this project.

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)


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

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

Through this project, we hope to learn the following: 1, How effectively can a Wiki Loves Africa campaign capture and document the cultural diversity of Sokoto and Kebbi States and the impacts of climate change in these regions? 2, What is the level of interest and engagement from local communities and schools in contributing to Wikimedia Commons and participating in climate change awareness activities? 3, How can professional photographers be successfully integrated into Wikimedia projects, and what strategies work best for converting them into active Wikimedians? 4, What are the challenges and opportunities in engaging local communities, schools, and professional photographers, and how can these challenges be addressed in future Wikimedia projects? 4, To what extent can the project's outcomes improve the representation of Sokoto and Kebbi States on Wikimedia platforms and contribute to increased awareness of their cultures and climate change issues?

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 Numbers of Workshop participants
Number of editors 30 Total number of participants who can contribute to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
Number of organizers 4 Number of organisers are four.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 200
Wikimedia Commons 500
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

We wished to upload 500 quality images to Wikimedia Commons, after successfully uploaded we wish to improve at least 200 local contents with photos and 100 Wikidata Items will be improve with photos.

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)

I will use Wikimedia Foundation's dashboard tool to track all the 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)

2370000 NGN

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.

2991.41 USD

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