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Wiki for Diversity 2022 in South Sudan
proposed start date2022-11-15
proposed end date2022-12-15
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Woja Emmanuel
organization (if applicable)• Planning Wikimedia Community User Group South Sudan

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Woja Emmanuel

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Woja Emmanuel Lomoronald


Planning Wikimedia Community User Group South Sudan

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 Community User Group South Sudan

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki for Diversity 2022 in South Sudan

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.

@wikimediasouthsudan Facebook, Twitter and Instagram https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia_Community_User_group_South_Sudan

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

South Sudan as a country has a diverse culture which corporates the religions, languages, ethnic groups, foods, and other traditions of peoples of the modern state of South Sudan, as well as of the inhabitants of the historical regions of southern Sudan. There are over 70 indigenous languages, most classified under the Nilo-Saharan Language family. Collectively, they represent two of the first order divisions of Nile Sudanic and Central Sudanic. However, the traditions of these over 70 indigenous communities have not been documented well. With this scheme of the wiki for diversity, we aim to magnify the inclusion of all people regardless of their tribe, age, religion and gender.

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

The strategies we shall embark on to achieve the changes in this project shall include training of more researchers and writers who will be able to gather relevant information about the diversity which can be used for creating the pages and articles on Wikimedia.

We shall also involve a writing competition among Wikimedians in South Sudan to encourage them provide the most required and accurate information leading up to the goal of diversifying and narrowing down the existing misinformation about the cultures and traditions of South Sudan. We shall also be able to add wiki data items in wiki data. Besides, we shall also have physical meet ups in Juba with a continuation of an already existing online editorton.

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

The activities we shall develop include;

Writing Wikipedia articles about the cultures of South Sudan Researching and documenting all the 74 tribes and their languages of South Sudan on Wikipedia. Uploading photos of historic and cultural sites of South Sudan including Kingdoms, historical buildings, tourism sites among others

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

Yes Sure;

1. Romeo Ronald L (User: Lomoraronald)

Romeo is the program lead for the program which entails Project Management Training Event coordinator Reporting, Romeo is also in charge of administrative work related to grant application, monitoring, and financial reporting

2. Woja Emmanuel (User: Woja Emmanuel)

Woja is part of the diversity and content creation team. He is a lead for the Diversity team, and a journalist in charge of blogs and PR In these events, he assumes the same roles as Project Management Training Event coordinator Reporting. Woja is the communication lead for the user group in charge of emails and social media channels

3. Yangi Elizabeth: Purchase and Logistics
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.

Geography, Language, 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.

There are over 70 indigenous languages, most classified under the Nilo-Saharan Language family. Collectively, they represent two of the first order divisions of Nile Sudanic and Central Sudanic. However, the traditions of these over 70 indigenous communities have not been documented well. With this scheme of the wiki for diversity, we aim to magnify the inclusion of all people regardless of their tribe, age, religion and gender.

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 , Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language

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 participants will include South Sudanese writers drawn from all the ethnic communities of South Sudan. This is ensure that we have the accurate narrations and illustrations of the different diversities as told by the people themselves.

We shall also involve politicians, traditional leaders, civil society activists and academia to share and contribute their expertise in the research and documentation of these information on Wikipedia.

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

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.

By the use of a Google form for them to apply with their contact s and hence via a WhatsApp and Telegram groups, we shall be able to follow with the participants but also monitor their participation via the dashboard.

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?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Identify Topics for Impact, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

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
Number of editors
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
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.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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