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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Burundi (ID: 22392371)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Burundi
proposed start date2024-03-04
proposed end date2024-07-30
budget (local currency)9507492 BIF
budget (USD)3379 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Izerte
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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)


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 2024 Burundi

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

2024-03-04 - 2024-07-30

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)

Through the Wiki Loves Africa contest, participants will contribute to the international competition Wiki Loves Africa 2024 with photos related to the theme of the year 2024 "Africa Create". Photos related to the theme from Burundi will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and will be useful for other Wikimedia projects, among others Wikipedia.

On the agenda of the project, participants will be trained in taking pictures and uploading them on Wikimedia commons, as some of the participants will be new contributors and are not photo professionals. The participants will then be required to shoot and upload photos related to the theme of the year 2024 that is “Africa Create”.

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.

In order to realize the Wiki Loves Africa 2024 in Burundi, we plan, among others, the following activities:

  • Awareness of the competition, through communication by posters, communication networks and others;
  • Training of participants in photo shooting, photo uploading on Wikimedia Commons ;
  • Photo shooting activities by contributors;
  • Organise editathon sessions on how to contribute photos on Wikipedia articles ;
  • Organise Office Hours to help participants in the activities during the contest ;
  • Reporting of the activities.
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.

Isertte Izerimana: Project lead, a volunteer who will lead the overall project development and implementation activities, facilitate access to the areas targeted by this project, ensuring compliance to the grant commitments and reporting to the Project on progress and status of campaign.

Gilbert Ndihokubwayo: Co-organizer, a volunteer in charge of partnership. His role is to mobilize people around the project, co-train interested in participating to the campaign.

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)

The Wiki Loves Africa contest in Burundi will accept every interested to participate to contribute photos related the theme of the year that is “Africa Create”. Every person, being Burundians or not, Wikimedian or not having photos related to the contest theme from Burundi will be welcome to participate. As we need to have photos of quality, we will engage effort to encourage professional photographers to participate in the contest with the purpose to have photos of quality. Before and during the activities, we will engage the participants through the communication, organization of meetings. In order to follow up the participants after the activities, encourage the participants to join our communication channels to still in contact with the participants.

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.

The project is discussed with our community members through our channels of communication. We mainly use our WhatsApp group of communication to interact with members where we collect opinions and views of the members about the organization or activities. When the project is about to be implemented, we will use information posters to advertise and call for new volunteers; we will use social media and internal communication channels to advertise the event. Offline Discussions and Meetings with existing Burundi wikimedians to mobilize participants.

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)

Open Technology

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)

Improve User Experience

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

1. Were the photos related to the theme from Burundi uploaded on Commons?

2. Were the photos uploaded of good quality?
3. Are the photos useful for Wikimedia projects in general, and for Wikipedia particularly?
4. Was the contest useful to recruit new members for our community?
5. How many photos were uploaded to Common from the 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 35 The number of all members who will participate in contest
Number of editors 30 Number of contributors to the project
Number of organizers 3 Community members who will be implicated in organizing the contest activities
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 20
Wikimedia Commons 450
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)

In order to measure metrics we plan to use tools like Outreach Dashboard and tool forge.

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)

9507492 BIF

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.

3379 USD

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Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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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.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).