Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves SDGs Global Edit-a-thon 2022 (ID: 21918436)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves SDGs Global Edit-a-thon 2022
proposed start date2022-09-01
proposed end date2022-10-07
grant end date2022-10-07T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1987200 NGN
budget (USD)4800 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• James Moore200
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

James Moore200

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Alex Stinson, Ptinphumia, Godstime Elijah and Major Lyte



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.

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves SDGs Global Edit-a-thon 2022

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.

This project is an international campaign to keep editors across the Wikimedia movement as well as experienced SDGs advocate engaged during and after the global goal week.

After the 2020, online edit-a-thin, as one of the winners, there has not been a continuous contest/campaign to engage editors both new and existing ones during the global goal week and beyond.

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

1. Develop activities to engage editors during the global goal week September 19-26, 2022.

2. Develop activities to bridge the content gap on SDGs impacts across different countries through participants of this year’s edition.
3. Engage in activity(s) that contributes to Sustainable Development Goals and participation in the movement.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. Develop activities to engage editors during the global goal week September 19-26, 2022:

  • We would send invitation to various communities to send their participants as delegates/participants to engage in the contest during the period.
  • We would spotlight the winners through our social media and media partner where possible.
2. Develop activities to bridge the content gap on SDGs impacts across different countries through participants of this year’s edition:
  • We would organize a contest, preferably an online Edit-a-thon with a physical event in Lagos for participants in Nigeria should engage physically. Content on Wikipedia, wikidata among other projects would be worked on, in line with the theme for this year’s #GlobalGoalWeek. This is to support editors in Nigeria who would love to attend a physical event to encourage our members. This would also ensure other communities follow up in doing same in the coming years. It’s our first time hosting a global event with all support we can get from the Global User Group: WSD.
3. Engage in activity(s) that contributes to Sustainable Development Goals and participation in the movement:
  • Participate in the Global Goals Week as a global movement.
  • Share our results Andikan stories with potential partners.
  • Give an account of the results achieved in diff publication.
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.

Other (please specify)

Wiki Loves SDGs Edit-a-thon and WikiAct4SDGs
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Alex Stinson is the advisor of this project. He is a leader at the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development. He has Co-ordinated several campaigns especially #WikiForHumanRights Campaigns.

James Moore200 is the lead of the project; would actively coordinate and oversee every aspect of this contest.

Ptinphumia would co-ordinate the global event and train participants virtually as a facilitator and experienced editor.

Major Lyte would be in-charge of online facilitation during the contest, monitoring all our wikipages across all languages and also managing the social media campaigns.

Godstime Elijah would be in charge of logistics and local event coordination during the global week.

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.

Content Gender gap, Age (regency), Geography, Language, Socioeconomic Status, Sexual Orientation, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

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.

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 , Advocacy, Human Rights, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Age, Digital Access

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?

Our target audience are existing and new editors in the movement from various countries and communities. We will communicate via mail, our social media channels and designated platforms for faster communication. We will have a post evaluation after the global editathon, keep the designated medium of communication active on telegram especially as we have an existing group consisting editors whose interest is SDGs related contents, programs and contests.

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

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCoC and put in place all necessary measures.

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.

We have informed the core leaders of the Wikimedians for Sustainable, made announcement on meta pages you can see in the links below. Besides, off wiki communications have also been carried out.

The page for the global editathon:

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?
Prior to this application, there has been an outreach to different community leaders on call for participation for their members.

As a global event, with the aim of reaching out to experienced editors especially, community leaders within the movement are involved in the process for a broader reach.

This joint proposal would increase participation of editors specifically for the Sustainable Development activities and engagement.

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, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, 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?

We hope to learn the global impact we can achieve through collaborative effort in the Wikimedia movement. Besides, we also hope to learn the result of participants when diverse communities are involved.

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
Quality improvement This is the total number of quality improvement that would be done during the edit-a-thon on Wikipedia, WikiCommons and Wikidata. 300
Participating Countries Number of participating countries 5
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of people that would participate 100
Number of editors Total number of people that will at least improve or create an article 80
Number of organizers Total number of organizing team 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles to be created or improved 150
Wikimedia Commons Number of images to be uploaded 80
Wikidata Number of Wikidata items to be improved or created 150
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.

Outreach dashboard Hashtag 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.

1987200 NGN

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

4800 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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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).