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Wiki Loves Africa 2024 in South Sudan
proposed start date2024-02-01
proposed end date2024-05-01
grant start date2024-03-18T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-06-17T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)2200000 SGD
budget (USD)2200 USD
amount recommended (USD)2050
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Lomoraronald
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia community South Sudan
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)



Wikimedia community South Sudan

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)

Wikimedia community user group of South Sudan Wikivibrance wikimedia in education kiwix ambassador

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 South Sudan

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

2024-02-01 - 2024-05-01

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)

South Sudan

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)

The change we aim to bring about through "Wiki Loves Africa 2024 - South Sudan: Celebrating the Creative Industries" is the documentation and promotion of South Sudan's rich and diverse creative industries and cultural heritage. This is essential as we seek to preserve and share cultural practices related to the process of creating, inventing, and manufacturing culturally defined items, makeup, art, hairstyles, music, dance, clothes, woven materials, and more. By encouraging contributions of media that showcase these elements, we hope to shed light on South Sudan's rich heritage, culture, and traditions as expressed through music, song, dance, and movement. This project is instrumental in addressing the lack of documentation and global recognition for South Sudan's cultural offerings, empowering the local community to actively contribute to the global knowledge commons, and fostering cultural exchange and understanding. The importance of this change has been assessed through community interest, its potential for educational and cultural impact, its alignment with the broader Wiki Loves Africa initiative, past successes, and the desire to empower the South Sudanese community to document and promote their own culture and heritage.

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.

As part of our strategies, we will undertake several key activities to achieve the goals of "Wiki Loves Africa 2024 - South Sudan: Celebrating the Creative Industries." These activities include organizing workshops, webinars, and information sessions to educate and engage the South Sudanese community in the contest. We will actively encourage participants to document various facets of South Sudan's creative industries, offering support to capture high-quality media. We will guide copyright and licensing compliance for media uploads to Wikimedia Commons, ensuring the legitimacy of submissions. Promotion and outreach will involve collaborations with South Sudanese cultural organizations and influencers, as well as employing traditional and digital media channels to raise awareness. An awards ceremony or event will recognize and celebrate the contributions of participants, motivating continued engagement. Finally, the project will be closely monitored and evaluated to track progress, assess community engagement, and measure the project's reach and impact, with comprehensive reporting on outcomes. These activities form a cohesive and comprehensive approach to empowering the South Sudanese community and documenting their cultural richness effectively.

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.

Project Coordinator: [Romeo Ronald User name: Lomoraronald serves as the project coordinator, overseeing all aspects of project management, grant applications, and overall coordination of activities. They have extensive experience in organizing Wikimedia projects and contests.

Community Engagement Lead: [Likambo User name: LikamboisaacK] is responsible for engaging the South Sudanese community. They have a strong presence in the local community and are actively involved in Wikimedia projects.

Media Support Specialist: [George Levi User Name: George Levi ] offers guidance to participants on capturing high-quality media and ensuring compliance with Wikimedia Commons' copyright and licensing requirements. They are an experienced Wikimedia Commons contributor.

Promotion and Outreach Team: This team, comprising [Arop Daniel: User name: Aropmathewdaniel], is tasked with promoting the contest through various channels. Team members have experience in social media management and outreach, and they are passionate about raising awareness of South Sudan's cultural heritage.

Grant Application Specialist: [Romeo and George Levi] is responsible for preparing and submitting grant applications to secure funding for the project. They have experience in grant writing and a proven track record of securing funds for Wikimedia initiatives.

Monitoring and Evaluation Team: This team, comprising [Dawa Edina, Romeo, Likambo], is responsible for monitoring the project's progress, community engagement, and impact. Team members are experienced in data analysis and project evaluation.

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)

Our project targets the South Sudanese community, encompassing diverse ethnic and cultural groups, to ensure a comprehensive representation of their creative industries. We'll engage participants through community outreach, local ambassadors, collaborations, and multilingual approaches. To follow up, we'll celebrate contributions, provide ongoing support, and maintain online communities. To address content gaps, we'll invest in tailored outreach, media support, and cultural sensitivity for underrepresented groups. Strategies to retain participants include sustained engagement, capacity building, networking, and community building. Our approach aims to foster a diverse and engaged community promoting South Sudan's cultural knowledge and creativity.

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.

We have initiated community engagement through various channels, including on-wiki discussions, social media, and direct outreach to Wikimedia communities. We have informed the community about the planned activities and proposal through dedicated discussions on the South Sudanese Wikimedia User Group's talk page. These discussions have allowed community members to provide input, express their interest in participating, and contribute ideas to shape the project. We have also actively engaged with relevant Wikimedia affiliates and organizations, such as Wiki Loves Africa, to ensure alignment and collaboration. Our goal is to foster a collaborative and community-driven approach to the project, promoting transparency and community involvement in all planning stages.

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)

Climate Change and sustainability

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)

Through this fund proposal, we hope to learn the following:

1. Did our engagement strategies effectively mobilize the South Sudanese community to document their creative industries and cultural heritage?

2. Were our efforts successful in addressing the content gap and knowledge inequity by increasing contributions from underrepresented groups?

3. Did our retention strategies effectively encourage ongoing participation and contributions from the South Sudanese community after the project is implemented?

4. How impactful were our partnerships in enhancing project reach and success?

5. Did our strategies for promoting a safe and equitable environment for participants yield positive outcomes in terms of community engagement and collaboration?

6. What challenges and opportunities arose during the project, and how did we address them to ensure its success and 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 20 Target: Engage at least 20 South Sudanese participants in the project, both in person and virtually.
Number of editors 10 Target: Convert at least 50% of project participants into active editors who contribute to Wikimedia projects (e.g., Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource).
Number of organizers 5 Target: Have a dedicated team of at least 5 organizers to ensure the successful implementation of project activities.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 20
Wikimedia Commons 50
Wikidata 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Wikimedia Commons: Upload a minimum of 100 new photos related to South Sudanese homes and cultural heritage.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Effective Engagement Strategies: Data on the number of participants engaged in the project.

Records of outreach methods used, such as social media posts, email invitations, or in-person events. Feedback from participants about what motivated them to get involved.

Addressing Content Gap and Knowledge Inequity: Data on the demographics of contributors, highlighting contributions from underrepresented groups.

Metrics on the number of new articles, photos, or other content related to creative industries and cultural heritage. Feedback from underrepresented contributors on what encouraged their participation.

Retention Strategies: Data on the number of ongoing contributors post-project implementation.

Feedback from contributors on what encouraged them to continue their involvement. Information on the types of ongoing activities, such as edit-a-thons, that helped retain contributors.

Impactful Partnerships: Records of partnerships established, including the organizations or groups involved.

Data on the reach and engagement generated through these partnerships. Feedback from partners on the benefits and impact of their involvement.

Safe and Equitable Environment: Data on reported incidents, if any, related to safety and equity during the project.

Feedback from participants on their perception of the project's inclusivity and safety. Any actions taken to address concerns and incidents related to safety and equity.

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)

Dashboard, https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_South_Sudan/Wiki_loves_Africa_2024_in_South_Sudan

Category: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2024_in_South_Sudan

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)

2200000 SGD||SSP

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.

2200 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).