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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Africa 2023 with Campus Photo Fest, Igbo Wikimedians and Veritas University Wiki Fan Club Nigeria (ID: 22393102)

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Wiki Loves Africa 2023 with Campus Photo Fest, Igbo Wikimedians and Veritas University Wiki Fan Club Nigeria
proposed start date2024-01-30
proposed end date2024-10-30
budget (local currency)3936905 NGN
budget (USD)5000 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• OtuNwachinemere
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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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.

Wiki Loves Africa 2023 with Campus Photo Fest, Igbo Wikimedians and Veritas University Wiki Fan Club Nigeria

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

2024-01-30 - 2024-10-30

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)

Wiki Loves Africa aims to redefine the African narrative using media and to also to give emerging Wikimedia communities an opportunity to interface with the open knowledge movement. Igbo Wikimedians and Campus PhotoFest (which was first introduced to the contest by Ceslause in 2022) will be continuing their collaborative participation in 2024. While Veritas University Wiki Fan club will be participating for the first time in 2024 under the guidance of the more experienced Igbo community project organizers.

The Theme for the 2024 contest is Africa Create and will provide an opportunity for submission of media that potrays include submissions of media that portray the process of creating, inventing, manufacturing culturally defined items, make-up, art, hairstyles, music, dance, clothes and woven materials etc. Basically, elements that promotes Africa's rich heritage and culture expressed through music, song, dance, and/or movement.

Participants will be encouraged to submit photos, audio, videos, graphics etc in line with the theme which will be used on Wikipedia, Wikidata and other sister projects. There will also be capacity building events and trainings to improve quality of submissions and ensure that they are useful wihtin the open knowldege space.

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.
  • Trainings - Mobile phone photography, Quality photos, Encyclopedic videos etc
  • Webinars - Wikimedia Commons basics, Introduction to Categories, etc
  • Workshop - Image editing tools, Video editing Sound editing etc
  • ISA tool campaign - (Hopefully, the tool gets fixed soon)
  • WPWP - To use the uploads from the contest on Wikipedia
  • Description translation contest - To add descriptions to the uploaded media that are without them

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.

Ceslause Ogbonnaya (User:Ceslause) - Advisory Wilson Oluoha (User:OtuNwachinemere) - Supervision Ogali Hilary Onuh (User:Ogalihillary) - (2023 WLA Winner) Igbo Wikimedians User Group liaison Solomon Wada (User:Solomonwada) - (2023 WLA winner) - Veritas University Wiki Fan Club liason Ugochukwu Nwakeze (User:Chesco44) - Campus Photo Fest Nigeria Partnerships and Communications William Brown - Kodak Express training facilitator

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)

Target participants are mostly from the Wiki Loves Africa 2023 Campus Phot Fest activities, then a good number of new participants we hope to rope in from Kodak's network of photographers, Veritas University wiki fan club and the vibrant Igbo Wikimedians Commons hub members. We succeeded in building a telegram group from the Campus photofest Wiki Loves Africa 2022 activities and sustained in 2023, where we will be updating community members on the Wiki Loves Africa 2024 events. We also will leverage on Campus Photo Fest's and Kodak Express' Facebook, Instagram and twitter handles to communicate and attract new participants. After the Wiki Loves Africa 2024, participants will be supported to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP), description translation project on Commons and ISA tool campaign.

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.

After extensive conversations and cognizant of the successes recorded locally in the 2023 iteration of the WLA, members of all 3 communities have discussed off-wiki and agreed to participate in the 2024 iteration of the WLA project collaboratively. This would help us put foundations resources to good use and leverage on our existing relationships and collective experience to host a hitch-free WLA 2024.

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)

Linguistic / Language

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[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)
  • The effect of multiple collaboration on established Wiki Loves contests.
  • What becomes of a new community after hosting a successful first event?
  • Impact of mentoring in project organizing and coordination.
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 50 All persons that will participate in the project in one way or another.
Number of editors 25 Minimum number of persons who will upload at least one photo
Number of organizers 6 Persons who will help in organizing the project.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 100
Wikimedia Commons 500
Wikidata 500
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Total Wikipedia articles improved during the WPWP contest. Total pictures uploaded to Commons during the project. Total Wikidata depicts created during the ISA contest.

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)

Outreach dashboard and Toolforge - Commons Uploaders in cat

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)

3936905 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.

5000 USD

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