Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Nepal (ID: 22445016)

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Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Nepal
proposed start date2024-05-01
proposed end date2024-06-15
grant start date2024-05-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-06-15T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)595000 NPR
budget (USD)4462 USD
amount recommended (USD)4500
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Nabin K. Sapkota
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Nabin K. Sapkota



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).

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Executive Member - Wikimedians of Nepal User Group

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 Nepal

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

2024-05-01 - 2024-06-15

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)

The foremost changes we're focusing on is to increase and manage freely licensed and high quality images of natural heritages in Nepal, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance by its utilisation in Wikipedia articles.

There are still 1000s of articles which lacks proper graphical and textual contents in Wikipedia and it's sister projects. The major challenges is to identify and gradually fill those articles with graphical contents via this event.

Our major approaches & strategies are to achieve high number of quality and productive photographs of natural heritages and protected areas in different categories. With a theme of "Right person at right job" we're deploying photographers as our executive team member for this event. Along with that we're approaching photography institutions and organizations as our event associates which helps both of us to create a better contents and exposures.

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.

Our major approaches & strategies are to achieve high number of quality and productive photographs of natural heritages and protected areas in different categories. With a theme of "Right person at right job" we're deploying photographers as our executive team member for this event. Along with that we're approaching photography institutions and organizations as our event associates which helps both of us to create a better contents and exposures.

Here’s the execution timeline we’re already working on:

  • Beginning of the event - on May 01
  • Awareness session - May 04 and 11 (Awareness session about WLE collaborating with photographers)
  • Photowalks - May- 18 and 25 (Photowalk collaborating with Freelance photography groups)
  • Photoride - June 01 - June 05 (at Chitwan and Parsa District)
  • Photo Edit-a-thon - June 8 (to add uploaded photo to wikimedia projects)
  • Closing of the event - June 15

Activities details:

  • Awareness session - to aware and communicate with bird individual enthusiasts, activists and associative organizations.
  • Photowalks & Photoride - to discover and create real-time contents in external environment with professional photographers and enthusiasts
  • Photo Edit-a-thon - to assemble created contents to the relatable platforms and projects over Wikipedia
  • Closing event - Award and recognition ceremony for participants, organizers and associative partners

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.

Yes, we've experienced team members for the event and all the activities. User:Nirmal Dulal ( Event Co-ordinator and Public Relation) User:Nabin K. Sapkota ( Grants, Outreach and Photowalk Co-ordinator) Jury - TBD

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)

All the active contributors of Wikimedia projects and user groups operating in Nepal will be our foremost target audience for participation and execution. Apart from that we'll be organizing promotional events in colleges and photography organizations in different parts of the nation to boost large participation.

Regarding engagement of participants before and during event. We'll be executing promotional awareness session via online platform and offline meet-ups before execution. We'll be engaging team and participants via awareness session, photo walk, photo ride during the event time. And afterwards we'll be organizing photo edit-a-thon session to filter and place the contributed photographs in related articles.

Also, we're running the awareness session for all the known and unknown audiences via online and offline platforms regarding event, duration, license, terms of usage and proper placing of the contents. Along with that we'll be focused on recognizing and admiring the contributors, associates and jury with all kind of operating supports and motivation needed during all kind of session to be organized.

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.

Here's the link of information in village pump over ne-wikipedia

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)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


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)

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

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 100
Number of editors 25
Number of organizers 3
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 100
Wikimedia Commons 1500
Wikidata 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikivoyage 20
Wikispecies 20
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) - For matrices and status (WLX Jury Tool) - Jury

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)

595000 NPR

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.

4462 USD

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