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Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Tunisia
proposed start date2023-07-02
proposed end date2023-10-31
grant start date2023-07-09T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-11-06T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)11000 TND
budget (USD)3602 USD
amount recommended (USD)3602
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Houss 2020
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Houss 2020

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Hommi2020 نعيم قربوسي



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 TN user group

Grant Proposal

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

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Tunisia

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.

The contest will focus on freely licensed and high quality images of natural heritages in Tunisia, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance by its utilization in Wikipedia articles.

  • The competition is important because it give us exposure of our natural heritages.
  • Maintenance of Wikidata items for protected areas in Tunisia
  • Promotes physical meetups between the Wikimedians and Wikimedia enthusiasts.
  • Spread the messages outside the existing community.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

In order to achieve the changes we want in this project, we plan the following approaches or strategies : Training and capacity building: To provide participants with knowledge related to the topic, we will organize presentations(about WLE) to skill our participants with knowledge on how they will contribute to the project. Recruitment: As we will need participants to contribute in our project, we will recruit participants through notices and project publication.

Communication and awareness: We will publicize our project to the targeted audience, using communication channels to inform the project to our audience.

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

As part of the approaches related to our project, and in order to make our project known to the audience of the project, we plan to establish information releases through various media and communication channels for awareness and sensitization.

We will organize photo shooting walks; Upload of photos to Wikimedia commons; Organize Wikipedia workshop on how to contribute photos on Wikipedia articles. After the campaign, we will document the contributions done by the participants

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?

We have a small team of basically volunteers Naaim Garboussi and Houssem Hoummi photograpers

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.

After organizing Wiki Loves Earth in Tunisia for the third time,This year we will focus on marine areas, especially those that have not been photographed previously and do not have free images on Wikipedia

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 , Human Rights, 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?

The contest is open to everyone. There is no exception. Anyone,having photos from Tunisia related to the contest's theme will be welcome to participate. We will encourage professional photographers to participate in the contest with the purpose to have photos of quality. Before and during the activities, we will engage the participants through the communication, organization of meetings. In order to follow up the participants after the activities, we will create a communication channel with the participants in order to keep contact with them.

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

We will contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants according to the WMF’s friendly space policy and the universal code of conduct that will be briefed to participants during the organized trainings and our interactions in created social media groups, reminding the participants of the WMF’s friendly space policy and universal code of conduct as important.

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.

First of all as usual we will share the event on social media, second we will send an email to the mailing list of wikimedia TN user group also we will organise a big event where we will invite a lot of photographers and wikimedians to talk about this project

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.

Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation

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

In this project through this collaborations with photographers we hope to built a strong and productive enthusiastic task force to create and distribute the free and open knowledge to everyone needed.

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 newly registered users Newly registered users during event 20
Number of photowalks Number of photowalks during event 3
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants 30
Number of editors
Number of organizers 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons N/A 700
Wikipedia New Photos used 100
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.

https://wikiloves.toolforge.org/earth https://glamtools.toolforge.org/glamorous/

Financial Proposal

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

11000 TND

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

3602 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.


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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.
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  • 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).