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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata Tenth Birthday igbo wikimedians usergroup/igwikidataHub (ID: 21936890)

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proposed start date2022-10-11
proposed end date2022-12-11
grant start date2022-10-11T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-11T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1184443 NGN
budget (USD)2811 USD
amount recommended (USD)2811
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Udehb
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.

I am a member of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group, the program coordinator of Ig Wikidata Hub and the program coordinator Wiki Mentor Africa

Grant Proposal[edit]

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


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 will enable us the igbo wikimedian group and Ig wikidata hub celebrate wikidata @10. we also want to use this celebration to create more awareness on the wikimedia movement but particularly the wikidata project. with this celebration also, we will be training our members and other participants on making edits and also on how to use some of the existing wikidata tools.

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

My strategies in achieving these changes are:

1. Organize and carryout physical and online celebration and trainings for participants on Wikidata.
2. Apply the approach of using volunteer experienced editors in training of new editors and improving the skills of existing editors.
3. Make use of online communication channels in following up new editors
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

the following is the planned activities:

1. introduction of Wikimedia Movement and the wikidata project
2. Newcomers Q & A
3. Training on Wikidata tools. hands-on session for participants to contribute to Wikidata using tools like the Mix n Match tool, and WikiShootMe.
4. wikidata birthday celebration. cutting of the wikidata cake and sharing of wikidata experience.
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)

Wikidata’s 10th birthday
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Benedict Udeh (User:Udehb) - Project coordinator Tochi Precious (User:Tochiprecious) - Project Support

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, 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.

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.

Open Technology

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Socioeconomic status, 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?

The target participants are the people in my community(The Igbo wikimedians user group and the Ig wikidata Hub). A contest is attached to the event, also as a form of follow up, we will be making use of the various online communication channels especially to follow up with the new editors

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

We will adhere to the Wikimedia friendly space policy during the event. The Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCoC will be distributed to participants before the event starts. The event premises will be safe and conducive.

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 let my community know about the planned activity by informing them through the discussion page.

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, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

there are a lot to learn from events like this, and for us, other than the experience one can get from such event, the other things we are looking forward to learning are:

1. how many participants are familiar with wikidata editing tools as well as tools that are most familiar?
2. how many participants in my community contributes to wikidata?
3. how wikidata have impacted their lives?
4. what can be done to improve the awareness and contribution on 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
most familiar Wikidata editing tool I will like to know how many participants are familiar with wikidata editing tools as well as tools that are most familiar N/A
number of participants who already contribute to wikidata I will want to know how many participants in my community contributes to wikidata and how often they do N/A
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants this number is the total number of people who I hope will attend the programme. they include the new editors, the trainers and other experienced editors that will attend. 50
Number of editors Number of participants who will attend the celebration/trainings and carry out edits on wikidata 30
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata total number of items created/edited during the cause of this event 200
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 will be using https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/ for the core metrics and a google feedback form for the main mtrics

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1184443 NGN

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

2811 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.


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