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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Zambia (ID: 22362869)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Zambia
proposed start date2024-01-24
proposed end date2024-04-30
budget (local currency)94256 ZMW
budget (USD)4203.17 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Revention24
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)

A member of Wikimedia Community User Group Zambia (an emerging community user group)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Zambia

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

2024-01-24 - 2024-04-30

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 2024 Zambia under the theme "Africa Create" aims to bring about change by promoting African creativity, increasing representation, improving access to information, fostering a sense of belonging, and enhancing digital literacy.

Our main approaches includes this photography competition, integration with Wikimedia platforms, community engagement, and advocacy for a more diverse online landscape. Through these efforts, we hope to celebrate and document Zambia's cultural heritage while addressing these key challenges.

Representation and Visibility: Zambia, like many other African countries, suffers from a lack of representation in global media and online platforms. We are addressing the challenge of underrepresentation by encouraging photographers to capture the beauty and creativity of Zambia.

Digital Literacy and Collaboration: Another challenge we are addressing is the need for improved digital literacy and collaboration within Zambia. By involving local photographers and the wider community in Wiki Loves Africa, we are promoting digital skills and collaborative editing

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.

All planned activities are attached to an excel sheet attached here. But i will give a short one description here.

The planned Wiki Loves Africa activities typically includes a photography competition, workshops, community engagement, and collaborative efforts to capture and showcase diverse African culture and creativity. The activities aim to encourage contributions to Wikimedia Commons, improve representation, and promote open knowledge. These activities may vary by location and year but collectively work towards celebrating and documenting African heritage.

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.

Louis Kanguya (Project Leader) User:Revention24 Isaac Kanguya (Adviser Experienced Wikimedian) User:Icem4k Edward Phiri Social Media manger. User:Edward phiri jnr

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 aims to engage photographers, Wikipedia/Wikimedia editors, cultural organizations, educational institutions, and local communities. Engaging Participants: Before Activities

  • Promotional campaigns
  • Workshops and training
  • Collaborations with local institutions
  • Community outreach

During Activities:

  • Online platforms for submissions and discussions
  • Feedback and support channels
  • Local events and documentation

After Activities:

  • Judging and recognition of winners
  • Feedback surveys for improvement
  • Exhibitions and events to showcase contributions
  • Ongoing content improvement and community building.
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.

Through the Social Media Channels

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)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

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)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

The Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Zambia project aims to increase the quantity and quality of content related to African creativity on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons under the theme "Africa Create." In pursuit of our goals, we have formulated several learning questions to guide our data collection and analysis:

1. Does Wiki Loves Africa enhance content quality and quantity on African creativity?
2. What outreach strategies are most effective in engaging contributors?
3. What motivates participants to contribute content?
4. How can we sustain contributor involvement beyond the competition?
5. Does Wiki Loves Africa foster community building among Wikimedia contributors?
6. What is the project's impact on global recognition of African creativity?
7. Can Wikimedia projects effectively preserve African culture and creativity?
8. How can we optimize technical support for contributors?
9. What factors encourage active participation in the awards ceremony?

10. How can the project become more self-sustainable in the future?

Collecting data to address these learning questions will provide valuable insights into the project's impact and offer guidance for its success and future sustainability.

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 100
Number of editors 35
Number of organizers 3
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 20
Wikimedia Commons 250
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)


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)

94256 ZMW

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.

4203.17 USD

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Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • 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).