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Wiki Loves Africa 2024 in Namibia Photo Contest
proposed start date2024-03-01
proposed end date2024-08-30
grant start date2024-03-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-08-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)39650 NAD
budget (USD)2113 USD
amount recommended (USD)2113
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Martin Hipangwa
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Martin Hipangwa



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.

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

Founder- I co-founded the Wikimedia Community User Group Namibia that is yet to be affiliated. Group Leader- I do coordinate the group activities and meetings and working toward the realization of affiliation.

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Africa 2024 in Namibia Photo Contest

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

2024-03-01 - 2024-08-30

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)

To document the Namibian innovative and creative manufacturing process through photographic and video visuals.

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.

Launch: To launch the project and introduce the participants to the photo contest Training Workshops: The workshop will help with equipping editors with advanced photographic, videographic and metadata skills so that they will be able to add content on wiki commons. Photo walks: To enable participants to capture moments related to the 2024 theme. Several uploading hours: To keep participants engaged to be able to achieve the project outcomes. Price giving ceremony: This will be a motivational event to thank all the top contributors and hand over the project certificate to all the participants and map the way foward for the next projects.

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.

Our local activity will be organized within a continental framework, with several experienced editors who can support our work. The drive will be organized by the Wiki Loves Africa team. The WLA team does provide communication material (e.g. social media cards and posts), communication channels and is organizing online training and support for participating groups (office hours, one-on-one, telegram group, etc.) Key people for mentorship are User:Anthere and User:OtuNwachinemere. Several formally participating people, including administrators on Wikicommons, already indicated they will join again and can further help, more in depth. Our team includes:

A team of librarians that are willing to help to execute this project. All these team members are volunteers and they are not salaried. User:Martin Hipangwa : Project Leader Martin will be responsible for all the project dealings and shall be responsible with leading the project to completion. User: Suzeen Simon: Assistant Project Lead and Treasure User: FKafula: Communications and Training

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 will be targeting the youth, aged 18-40. Existing participants have the basic of uploading photos to wiki commons but lack the skills to create quality meta data. For the new members, we will add them to our existing WhatsApp groups, using and tagging on our social media pages.

Through tracking on the dashboard, we shall track the participants who are doing a great job in contributing and those that need our assistance along the way.

Every month we have a meet up with all the participants, thus this method will be used to encourage and find out if participants are contributing after and beyond the project.

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.

When we completed the Wiki Loves Africa 2023 in Namibia, during the closing ceremony we discussed the way forward and resolved that we need to participate in the next contest so that our community can increase their skills in Wiki Commons. More and more photographic skills is still required after the first contest, which was our first one. Unfortunately we didn't record the session when we discussed the recommendations from the last contest.

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)

Age (diversity of age groups)

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)

I expect to have learned many skills as leader of Wiki Loves Africa initiative in the Wikimedia network. I expect to have extended my network. I expect to have achieved recruitment, training and team building of new editors in my local area, and intend to follow-up. I expect new content uploads on the theme "Africa Create" from my country.

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 30 New participants: 20

Returning participants: 10

Number of editors 30 Returning editors: 10

Newly registered Users: 20

Number of organizers 3 1.Martin Hipangwa: Project Leader
2. Susan Simon: Assitant Project Leader
3. Freddie Kafula: Communications and Training
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons 1500
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

1500 uploads (videos and 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)

Program Dashboard to track the uploads and to manage the participants. The statistics from the dashboard will help us to do the analytics and determines the quality of uploaded entries. We will also use montage tool to select the best photos and videos.

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)

39650 NAD

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.

2113 USD

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