Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Kazakhstan (ID: 22568774)

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Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Kazakhstan
proposed start date2024-06-15
proposed end date2024-09-15
budget (local currency)2061855.67 KZT
budget (USD)4597.94 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Kaiyr
organization (if applicable)• (Planning) Wikimedia Community of Kazakh language User Group

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)



(Planning) Wikimedia Community of Kazakh language User Group

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 a Wikimedia User Group (submitted to the Affiliation Committee)., I'm a bank account signatory for the joint bank account of a Wikimedia affiliate, group, or organization.

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)
  • Красный — general coordinator.
  • Bok — tech support and lists of natural monuments.
  • Kaiyr — Kazakh language support.

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Kazakhstan

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

2024-06-15 - 2024-09-15

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 Earth

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)

We want to organize Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Kazakhstan. By this approach we want to meet 2 goals: enlarge number of quality pictures for nature monuments of Kazakhstan and bring newcomers into local Wikimedia movement.

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.

Generally, we're planning to stuck to the international campaign with all the on-wiki promotion. We want to make a 3-language landing page (in English, Russian and Kazakh) to ensure the coverage of all the most possible participants both locals and tourists. Local round will be held from June 15 to July 15, then, there'll be evaluation made in 4 rounds by jury council. At the end, we should have 8-10 winners with 10-15 photographs by the August 31.

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.
  • Красный — general coordinator, jury coordinator and member (staff).
  • Bok — tech support and lists of natural monuments (volunteer).
  • Kaiyr — Kazakh language support and jury member (staff).
  • ElenaLitera — jury member (staff).
  • Rem.photographer — jury member (staff).
  • Mheidegger — jury member (staff).
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)

Mostly we have no any preferences for participants: anyone who has a camera can took part in WLE. We're planning to spread a word about Wiki Loves Earth in the internet communities of hikers, travellers and nature enthusiasts.

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.

We're not working in direct contact with participants (including minors) until the awarding of winners, where young winners should be with their legal representative or parent. All contacts with them are made under Law of Republic of Kazakhstan № 345.

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 will spread a word about ongoing competition in local and regional Wikimedia chats. Also we're planning a Kazakh Wikipedia conference soon and want to make a report on WLE 2022 and 2023 in Kazakhstan there, so everyone in Kazakh Wikimedia community will be invited to participate in 2024.

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)

Not applicable

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)

We plan to evaluate the results of Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Kazakhstan to understand how can we bring more participants to the contest in next year and implement this data on other countries in Central Asia.

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 80
Number of editors 80
Number of organizers 2
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons 2000
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


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)

We will use general tool for WLE contest called Wikiloves.

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)

2061855.67 KZT

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.

4597.94 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).