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Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Togo
proposed start date2022-07-30
proposed end date2022-09-15
grant start date2022-05-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-09-15T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1613348.09 XOF
budget (USD)2735.8 USD
amount recommended (USD)2735.8
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Akouete
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community of Togo
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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Akouete Hermannkass Adoscam Saliousoft


Wikimedia Community of Togo

Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia community of Togo

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Togo

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

Twitter : @WikimediaTg

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

1. Missing image or picture on Togo protected areas

2. Lack of information about the state and the type of the biodiversity of the natural heritage of Togo
3. Missing of images related to local biodiversity in wikimedia article of Togo
4. Organize the first WLE event in Togo
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

1. Add more images about the natural heritage in Togo country and improve articles by integrating these images in their related articles or creating articles for non existing articles on occupations in our country.

2. Recruit and train new editors through the various photo expeditions, upload sessions and edit-a-thons.
3. Add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Togo to Wikimedia Commons.
4. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects.
5. Raise awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. Workshop about the events and how to participate

2. Photowalks to gather random pictures (400 different unrepeated, quality images of Togo's natural will be taken)
3. Upload sessions
4. Training sessions
5. Post contest integration edit-a-thon (At least 20 articles will be written, 15 on Wikipedia and 5 on wikispecies)

Wikispecies is an open, wiki-based species directory and central database of taxonomy. It is aimed at the needs of scientific users rather than general users.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Wiki Loves Earth

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Akouete : Project lead :The Project Leader will lead the overall project development and activity implementation, ensuring compliance to the grant commitments and reporting to the Project on progress and status of activities. Hermannkass : Partnership : He is co-organizer and is also in charge of the partnership. His role is to mobilize young people around the project and to facilitate access to the protected areas targeted by this project. Saliousoft & Adoscam ( Wikimedia Benin User group) : support : Based on their many years experience in wikimedia contribution, their support in terms of training, field experience, monitoring and reporting will be very useful for the success of our project.

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Geography, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Togo has an abundance of animal and plant species in its protected areas. However, few of these informations are available online, especially on wikipedia. Wiki Loves Earth is a contest that promotes a better knowledge of local biodiversity through photography. This competition will provide an opportunity to collect many pictures of species from the protected areas of Togo. This will help to fill the information and image gap on the protected areas of Togo.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Climate Change and sustainability

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Digital Access

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?

This contest is open to everyone without any exception. All nature lovers who have images to share of Togo's classified forests and their species are welcome to join the contest. Several members of the previous project are expected to participate in this one. All participants are fully supported (travel, meals, accommodation, ...). We will do our best to ensure that participants feel comfortable on the project.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will create a working environment based on the respect of people rights in accordance with the foundation's universal code of conduct policy.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

Members are already informed by this contest. We published the information on our whatsapp group and on meta-wiki page. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2022_in_Togo

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
This joint proposal helps to strengthen our understanding of the contest and to promote more cohesion within our community.
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

It can be intersting to know if the new or existing editors have the skills and motivation necessary to continue contributing to Wikimedia projects.

1. Do new editors have the skills needed? What form of training and support was most/less useful in gaining these skills?
2. How many people are continuing to edit after the events?
16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Increase the picture of protected areas of Togo Number of uploaded picture 400
Increase the editing article on local biodiversity Number of new article created 50
Support local organizers in implementing the campaign Best practices learned for better management of the contest 2
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participant: 6

Returning participant: 4

Number of editors Newly Registered Users : 6

Returning editors: 4

Number of organizers Main organizers : Note that they will not be paid. 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons 400 picture will be upload to Wikimedia commons 400
Wikispecies 5 article will be edit on wikispecies 5
Wikipedia 15 article will be create on wikipedia 15
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

The dashboard below will be used to measure each metric of the contest : https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1613348.09 XOF

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

2735.8 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.


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  • 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.
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