Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration in Port Harcourt (ID: 21956222)

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statusNot funded
Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration in Port Harcourt
proposed start date2022-10-15
proposed end date2022-11-15
grant start date2022-10-15T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-11-15T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1103318.18 NGN
budget (USD)2615 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Ugwulebo
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.

User: Ugwulebo; User: Omorodion1; and User: Godstime Elijah



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.

Yes, I am a member of the Port Harcourt Wikimedia Hub, Wikimedia Nigeria Usergroup, Wikimedia + Libraries Usergroup as well as the Nigerian Wikibrarian Community.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration in Port Harcourt

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.

Climate Change and environmental issues such as air and water pollution, poor waste management, flood and deforestation have remained crucial issues in our society today. These issues are affecting the quality of life of the earth`s inhabitat given that it directly affects our environment. In order to address these issues, information about Climate Change and Environmental Issues must be available for all. During theWikidata 10th birthday celebration, we will be training participants to create Wikidata entries on environment related issues, persons and organizations. Therefore, this project is designed to help advance a healthy and sustainable environment in our World through Wikidata.

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

The main approach to achieve the desired change is to train individuals to contribute to Wiki projects such as Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. In this case, participants will be trained on the use of Wikidata. This will help them to be effective content creators adding Wikidata entries about Climate Change and environmental issues. This will ultimately help to achieve a sustainable environment.

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

We will be organizing the following activities: Awareness and sensitization campaigns about Wikidata and Environmental issues. We will organize in-person events to cater for Wikidata training and edit-a-thon. We will create an outreachdashboard where we will assign articles to participants and also monitor their activities. We will create a separate Whatsapp group where participants will be mentored after the events. This initiative will help participants to solidify their knowledge through knowledge sharing and collaboration. Also, interested participants will be added to the Port Harcourt Wikimedia Hub Whatsapp group.

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, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap

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


User: Ugwulebo - is the co-founder of the Port Harcourt Wikimedia Hub. He is an experienced Wikimedian who has organized several Wikimedia projects in Nigeria. He will lead this project.

User: Omorodion1 - is an experienced Wikimedian and a co-founder of the Port Harcourt Wikimedia Hub. He has organized and facilitated several Wikimedia events in Nigeria. He will be the chief facilitator for this project. He is an alumni of the Oxford School of Climate Change organized by the Oxford Climate Society. He has also been involved in SDG activities in Nigeria. User: Godstime Elijah - He is an experienced Wikimedian and has organized several events in Nigeria. He has also managed several Wikimedia groups. He will bring his experience into this project.

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, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), 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.

The project will provide opportunities for participants to add climate change and environmental contents to Wikidata.

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, Human Rights, Climate Change and sustainability

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

Geographic , Linguistic / Language, 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?

The target participants for this project will be undergraduate students from Ignatius Ajuru University of Education and Rivers State University of Science and Technology, both in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Members of the Port Harcourt Wikimedia Hub will also join this project. We will use social media to engage with the participants before, during and after the project.

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

By adhering to the Wikimedia Safe Space and Civility Policies

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.

I have announced this project in the Whatsapp group of the Port Harcourt Wikimedia hub. I have equally announced it in the discussion page of the Port Harcourt Wikimedia Hub.

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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn more about the participants willingness to contribute to Wikidata.

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 New Participants = 25

Old Participants = 15

Number of editors minimum number of editors 43
Number of organizers the number of organizers 43
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata minimum entries 100
Wikimedia Commons Minimum number photos to be uploaded 30
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.

1103318.18 NGN

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

2615 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]

Please add endorsements and feedback to the grant discussion page only. Endorsements added here will be removed automatically.

Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • 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.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • 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).