Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Ghana (ID: 22114158)

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statusUnder review
Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Ghana
proposed start date2023-05-10
proposed end date2023-07-31
budget (local currency)57268.28 GHS
budget (USD)4665.11 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMEA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• kwameghana
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.




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 Commons Photographers Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Ghana

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.

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

We want to organize Wiki Loves Earth 2023 Ghana. By doing so the number of photos of natural heritage sites and nature related to Ghana will be enriched and also increased. We also want to attract newcomers to the movement.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Our main strategy to go all out to participate in the international competition and make sure our local campaigns will bring involve old participants (people who are already Wikimedia's) and new ones.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

We shall organize series of photowalk to capture these natural heritage sites and also photos pertaining to nature. New participants will be taught how to upload their photos on Wikimedia commons.

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?

Kwameghana :- Will be leading this campaign Amuzujoe :- Co-lead 3 Volunteers will be selected as part of the Jury with the help of the Lead and Co-lead.

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.


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.

We believe and know that there are more natural heritage sites which are not captured yet . So as part of our work, we shall make these areas are well captured.

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Climate Change and sustainability

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


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?

Participation is open to all provided the participant has a camera which can take good photos. We shall also use social media ads to encourage people to participate. With follow ups, we shall make sure participants fill a form with their usernames so that we can follow with them after the competition.

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

We are willing to apply and promote the Universal Code of Conduct(UCoC) throughout the competition.

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.

The participants will know about the contest via: Social media, the various messaging platforms and the various Wikimedia mailing lists.

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?
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, Improve User Experience

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We hope to learn more of people's involvement and also learn we can effectively manage this project. This will bring more participants to the competition next year.

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
Number Of Participants We have targeted 20 or more participation in the photowalk 20
Number of photos 500 or more 500
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants for the photowalk outside Accra will be 6 and inside Accra will be 10. We shall definitely get new people uploading photos from different regions in Ghana. 16
Number of editors 10 or more 16
Number of organizers Me and my co-lead 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons 500 or more photos 500
Wikidata Photos will be added to Wikidata 500
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

With the number of people joining the photowalk the target is achievable.

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.

Dashboard tool

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

57268.28 GHS

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

4665.11 USD

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

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

Please add endorsements and feedback to the grant discussion page only. Endorsements added here will be removed automatically.

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).