Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata for Judiciary in Nigeria (ID: 21982566)

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statusNot funded
Wikidata for Judiciary in Nigeria
proposed start date2022-11-25
proposed end date2022-12-26
grant start date2022-11-25T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-26T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1353000 NGN
budget (USD)3156.7 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Mijesty
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.

bukky658 Jamesrhoda linasonblessing



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 Nigeria User Group University of Ilorin Fan Club

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata for Judiciary in Nigeria

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.

According to the Policy Book of the 2019 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA), the total number of registered legal practitioners increased from 120,006 in 2017 to 190,000 in 2019, representing an annual growth rate of 32 percent (,growth%20rate%20of%2032%20percent.). However, there are presently few statistics to show a single repository documenting this data online. More so, a Wikidata query for Court-($9); law firms-(; Judges-($F); and Lawyers-(; returned only 1 result for law firms; 2 results for courts; 25 results for Judges; and 286 results for lawyers, out of 105,406 registered lawyers according to the Nigerian Bar Association ( Therefore, this project is targeted at improving and creating new items on wikidata for the Nigerian Judiciary; consisting of the Supreme Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Magistrate, Customary Court, Sharia Court, and other trial Courts to create a free structured online data repository and increase visibility about them online. This project is also targeted at creating and updating existing Wikidata items about notable law firms, Senior Advocates, Attorney General, Benchers, Magistrates, Honourable Justices, Honourable Judges, Grand Khadis, and Khadis.

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

Recruiting 30 new editors (Law professionals) from the Nigerian Bar Association. This will ensure correct and reliable data is documented.

Increase the skills of 20 existing Wikidata editors.

Creating awareness about Wikimedia projects among law professionals in Nigeria; Many of the Law professionals are not aware of Wikidata and do not know its relevance in carrying out quantitative research relating to their profession.

Training participants on how to contribute to Wikidata; creating a Wikidata account, understanding the Wikidata editing guidelines and policies, and creating items about the Nigerian Judiciary on Wikidata.

Use outreach dashboard to track contributions and provide one on one support for editors.

Giving out prizes to the top 5 contributors as incentives to motivate them at the end of the campaign.

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

The project will run for a period of one month.

The strategies that will be adopted in carrying out the project will include:

1. Two (2) days of an in-person (physical) workshop.

Regular one-on-one support for the contributors (new and existing editors ) during the physical training.

2. Two (2) series of online reinforcement training.

To properly equip them with needed skills about how to create items on Wikidata.

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.

Not applicable

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

Rhoda James is a Wikipedian also a member of the wikimedia Nigeria User group, she was the project lead in the wikidata for Novels and Novelist movement and has facilitated a lot of projects such as Reading Wikipedia in a classroom, 1Lib1Ref, and many others.

Bukky658 is an experienced Wikipedia editor, she is the founder of Kwara state university fan club and has coordinated several Wikipedia projects such as the reading Wikipedia in the classroom movement, 1LIb1Ref, she is also a Wikipedia Certified Trainer.

Linason Blessing is a member of the Nigerian user group and the Kwara state university fan club, she has facilitated many Wikipedia projects and has an outstanding contribution to editing Wikipedia and Wikidata.

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)

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 aims at eliminating the gap between the Nigerian Judiciary data available and accessible to users online and creates visibility for the law professionals in Nigeria. The contents of the program will prioritize bridging the information gap by updating existing items and creating new items about Nigerian Judiciary to increase impacts that align with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia movement to fill content gaps on this topic.

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.

Not applicable

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , 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?

To ensure a positive outcome from the project, our target participants are law professionals who are members of the Nigerian Bar Associations.

The call for participation will be done through effective local communication channels where the law professionals belong using E-posters, and banners to promote the program on social media platforms.

All Participants will be sent an online form to get their data for registration.

During the project, I and my team member will be actively involved in facilitating the training and also making sure that the participants get the act and art of contributing to Wikidata items.

Also, the training is set to have 2 physical and online training/ edithatons to ensure that editors are properly guided on how to bridge the knowledge and content gap across various Wikimedia projects.

To ensure the sustainability of the project, After the events, participants will join as members of the Wikimedia community, this will keep them updated and encourage participation during wiki events. Participants will be added to the existing messaging channel for follow-up, updates, questions, etc. These participants would also be invited to future events.

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

The General friendly space policy for Wikimedia events will be summarized and read at the beginning of each event to remind the participants and the organizers of the importance of a friendly space policy.

In addendum, we will make the following 24 hours phone numbers available throughout the events; The organizers, local venue security, local law enforcement, local sexual assault hotline, local emergency and non-emergency medical services, and local taxi company will be available.

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.

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.

We will be partnering with the Federal and State high court in Kwara; Ghalib chambers in Ilorin ( and the Nigerian Barristers Association Kwara branch, to advocate and mobilize participants for the physical training.

We will also reach out to law professionals in other states through their various associations to join the campaign online.

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, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Identify Topics for Impact

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

At the end of this project, we hope to have answered the following questions: What is the best technique used to encourage the editors to participate in the campaign? Did the program achieve the expected impact anticipated? How many editors will continue to edit Wikidata after the program? What are the best metrics to measure the impact of this project?

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
Number of event There will be a total number of 2 online trainings and two physical events. The physical training includes (creating items, adding references, and other necessary skills the participants will need to create wikidata statements) 2
Number of Newly Recruited Wikimedians This project will serve as an opportunity to recruit new editors on wikidata and make them acquainted with the Wikimedia sister projects. 30
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants A total number of 54 participants 54
Number of editors A total of 20 existing editors and 30 new editors are expected to participate in this campaign 50
Number of organizers There will be 4 Wikipedia volunteers including the project lead 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata Total number of item created and edited 200
Wikimedia Commons N/A 100
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 use the Outreach Dashboard to track and assign items to the participants. It will also be used to measure some project metrics such as number of participants, number of items created/improved, and number of references added to items.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1353000 NGN

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

3156.7 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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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).