Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Earth The FCT Tour (ID: 21884683)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves Earth The FCT Tour
proposed start date2022-07-01
proposed end date2022-07-31
grant start date2022-07-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-07-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1357920 NGN
budget (USD)3370 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• ReoMartins
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 User Group Nigeria Art+Feminism Wkimedia Fan Club UNILORIN

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Earth The FCT Tour

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.

In line with the mandate of the Wiki Loves Earth Campaign as an international photographic competition to take pictures of local natural heritage, landmarks, geographic and natural features in participant's respective countries, this project aims to bridge the knowledge gap of parks and gardens located within the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. This project hopes to gather images and information on these parks to be made available as open knowledge for local and global use on Wikipedia, Wiki Commons and Wikivoyage.

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

The strategy approach to be adopted in carrying out this project would majorly be in the form of environmental journalism. Experienced editors with background in geography, environmental advocacy and photography would train and engage new editors in this community to join the global campaign of contributing to free knowledge by ensuring that quality images of natural heritage sites, geographic features and landmarks which meet the standard of commons upload would be captured and used on wiki projects. The project aims to enlighten and introduce photographers within the capital territory to the advantages and relevance of wiki commons to free knowledge. Furthermore, following a list of identified parks and gardens within the locale, editors would be made to gather relevant information which would be used on Wikipedia and Wikivoyage in a bid to contribute to knowledge on these elements and foster knowledge equity among the people. This would be done with the guidance of the facilitators who have organized various projects under the movement.

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

This project poses as a photo tour that advances the objectives of Wiki Loves Earth through capturing and promoting images of landmarks, geographical features and natural heritage, on the free encyclopedia and wiki commons to make the knowledge of these features available and accessible to all for use and learning. Facilitators would host an introductory meet-up to intimate the participants on the basics and essence of Wiki Loves Earth, followed by a 4-day photo tour of identified parks, gardens and geographical locations, then another day for participants to learn about the basics of editing Wikipedia and upload their pictures in a bid to join the global contest and become contributors to free knowledge.

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, Wiki Loves Monuments

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

Oreoluwa Ajayi (User:ReoMartins) - A Wikipedia volunteer and environmental journalist who has previously been in the executives at the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin and has co-organized various Wikimedia projects such as the Wikipedia@20, Wiki Loves Africa 2020, Art+Feminism 2021 to mention a few. He was the lead organizer of the Photo Tour of Urban Green Spaces in Lagos State and also organized Art+Feminism: Women in Infrastructure and Technology. He would be in charge of on-boarding new editors for the project and training the editors on Wiki Commons. Isaac Oloruntimilehin (User:Timmylegend) - An experienced Wikimedia volunteer and open knowledge advocate, who previously led the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin in the capacity of the Club's president. He is experienced in hosting Wiki projects and has organized various campaigns such as Art+Feminism, 1Lib1Ref, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Nigeria Expedition, Explore Nigeria and Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos. He would be one of the event facilitators in training the participants and co-coordinating the tour.

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.

This project hopes to make available on free knowledge, information and most importantly images of these geographical sites in the FCT, Nigeria to allow free access, usage and knowledge sharing with all users of Wiki around the globe.

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?

Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Socioeconomic status

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 target participants would be residents of the FCT with basic knowledge of photography and the use of the internet/computer. An interest in geography/environment/natural heritage would be an added advantage. Participants would be reached out to through the use of social media promotion. This medium would also be adopted in reaching out to them and follow up. Having sent out an advert for interested participants, their mails and phone numbers would be requested, Information about the event would be shared to them using these medium; E-mails, Whatsapp, SMS, Calls. After the event, focal groups would be created to ensure they continue improving themselves on contributing to free knowledge, while the facilitators would be a part of the group for guidance and opportunity sharing.

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

In support to the friendly space policy, we would be making remarks about ensuring equity for all and encouraging women and individuals from marginalized communities to register and become a part of knowledge contribution.

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.

Active Whatsapp groups for Wikimedians in Nigeria are adopted in sharing the information as well as the promotion of electronic fliers would be used to intimate existing editors about the project. The proposal of this project also would be intimated with the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria on the discussion page. Find my notification on the discussion page here:

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, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

After the successful execution of this project, the following questions as regards the project for evaluation would be asked: Have we been able to successfully contribute the local knowledge in terms of images of geographical and natural features in the FCT to the world through free knowledge? Have we been able to contribute at least 500 images to wiki commons repository? Have we been able to create or improve on at least 20 Wikipedia articles? Have we been able to increase the capacity level of at least 10 volunteer editors, either new or old through our trainings?

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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We expect 10 Participants. Could be either new or returning participants, and 2 Facilitators who will train the participants. 12
Number of editors Both Facilitators and Participants will all edit and contribute. 12
Number of organizers The project would be anchored by two (2) facilitators. 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons 500 pictures to be submitted to commons from various locations within the project zone. 500
Wikipedia At least 20 articles to be created or improved upon. 20
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.

I am not sure about this and definitely would need some help and support.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1357920 NGN

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

3370 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]

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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).