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Wiki Loves Africa 2024:Africa Create in North Eastern Nigeria
proposed start date2024-03-01
proposed end date2024-03-30
grant start date2024-01-24T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-04-19T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1494169.5 NGN
budget (USD)1869.54 USD
amount recommended (USD)1869.54
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• De-Invincible
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Fulfulde Community (not recognized affiliate)
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)



Wikimedia Fulfulde Community (not recognized affiliate)

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 an informal Wikimedia group., I'm a bank account signatory for the joint bank account of a Wikimedia affiliate, group, or organization.

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

The Executive Director of the Wikimedia Fulfulde Community User Group is the head and overall leader of the User Group, he;

1. heads the work of the Executive Board of the Group.
2. presides all the meetings of the Executive Committee.
3. represents and acts on behalf of the User Group in all the legal dealings of the Group which involve the third parties or within the Wikimedia movement.

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Africa 2024:Africa Create in North Eastern Nigeria

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

2024-03-01 - 2024-03-30

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)

Northeastern region of Nigeria is the most underrepresented region in the country in terms of content-gap as well as volunteers despite the fact that there are more than enough creative individuals to represent the area within the Wikimedia movement but absence of engagement and lack of proper outreach lead to the occuring situation. Being the first and only existing/active community with Wikimedia missions based in the region, we had the opportunity to take part in the Wiki Loves Africa 2023 campaign where a number of individuals were recruited, trained and engaged in this international campaign. During that period we got the chance to contribute over 500 images from which over 30% were used across various language versions of Wikipedia and Wikidata. However, there's still a lot to cover in the region since that was just the first attempt in history. Our participation this year which will also be our second time organizing the Wiki Loves Africa event, will help us in retaining the previous year recruits and also in having more than enough chance in bringing more volunteers. It would also strengthen our community as we clearly understand that our previous year's participation in Wiki Loves Africa has helped make our community members feel welcomed in the movement and that motivated them a lot. Therefore, we seek to run/organize WLA 2024 in order to continue on the path we have taking and work we started in filling out the existing content gap related to the least represented region of northeastern Nigeria as well as to keep motivating and retaining our community members by boosting their morales.

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.

Following are the major approaches/strategies we will be implementing while carrying out this event:

Workshop: we will introduce our community members to the Wiki Loves Africa contest and train them on how to contribute/participate and also invite professional photographers in the region and introduce them to Wikimedia projects and give them room to participate in the contest. Photo hunts: we will embark on a photo walks taking and gathering random pictures of about 200-300 different unrepeated, quality images related to the 2024 theme of WLA: Africa Create. Training sessions: another training will be held before the participants start uploading the media files to ensure accuracy and meeting of the requirements and to avoid having many problems with the uploaded files. Upload sessions: most experience editors from the community will lead and guide the rest of the participants especially the newly recruited ones during the upload sessions. Tracking Tools: we will use outreach dashboard, Wikiloves, Ptools and hashtag tools to track participants' contributions and also provide one on one support for them. Prizes: we will consider giving out prizes at the local level to the top 5 contributors as incentives to motivate them at the end of the contest.

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.

Musaddam Idriss (user: De-Invincible) will be the project coordinator and will lead all the activities related to the project.

User:Ibrahim442 co-organizer and will help to mobilize young people around the project and in organizing the planned activities.

User:Harandee and Hajjare will serve the roles of communications/outreach and welfare activities in this project.

User:Apdoull: will serve the roles of logistics and dashboard management during the projects.

Two other experienced photographers will also be invited as facilitators to give their helping hands in this project especially during the selection of best images to be awarded the prizes.

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)

This contest is open to all Wikimedia Fulfulde Community members and everyone outside the community regardless of their status and/or background. All photography lovers who have images to share related to the theme from north eastern region of Nigeria are welcome to join the contest.

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.

Recently, we conducted a meeting twice during the Wikimedia Fulfulde Community Enrichment and Hubs Launching project where we use the opportunity after the trainings and discuss about our plan to participate for the second time in the Wiki Loves Africa campaign. We highlights the achievements and discussed the success of the previous year participation before planning to take part in this one.

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)

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[edit]

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

1. Our first participation of the year 2023 Wiki Loves Africa campaign was a huge success, we therefore hope to learn if we would be able to maintain such impact and whether we can achieve even more greater success this year that would be celebrated across the Wikimedia movement.

2. We hope to grade the capacity of our community to run a contest of this scale.
3. We hope to make our community members feel completely engaged and attached to the Wikimedia movement by participating in this international campaign.
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 Number of total participants to be reached out and trained
Number of editors 30 Number of participants uploading a photo
Number of organizers 7 5 organizers/facilitators and 2 professional photographers
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 300
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Number of photos to be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons plus the number of articles improved with photos uploaded.

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 would use the following tools to track the participants' contributions:

1. Outreach dashboard tools
2. Ptools
3. Commons category tool and
4. Hashtag tools

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)

1494169.5 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.

1869.54 USD

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