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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia for greater diversity campaign (ID: 22679563)

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statusNot funded
Wikipedia for greater diversity campaign
proposed start date2024-07-25
proposed end date2024-09-25
budget (local currency)2100395 NGN
budget (USD)1510 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Paleophile
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia for greater diversity campaign

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-07-25 - 2024-09-25

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)


6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

The gender gap among Wikipedia’s editors and its ramifications are well-documented . Additionally, a few demographics are disproportionately represented while many others are absent. The lack of diversity creates an imbalance in the content that qualifies as knowledge and is valued by communities, how knowledge is presented, and the body of knowledge that pervades Wikipedia. A neutral point of view is one of the Five Pillars of Wikipedia and one of its three core content policies but the absence of diversity among its editors makes neutrality, as defined in the five cornerstone principles, difficult to achieve.While this projects is based on edit-a-thons aim to correct biases in terms of those who write and are written about, there will be contextual reference material and systematic training for editors in terms of spotting and addressing diversity gaps on Wikimedia projects. In the references that do exist, there is a serious void of material that is: tailored towards the inclusion of various underrepresented demographics, while incorporating their voices and active participation. tailored to the Nigerian context, in terms of social structure and cultural mores of an economically developing country.Additionally, there is lack of adequate training for interpreting, applying and using such training to individuals and as a community. For the purpose of this project, we define “underrepresented demographics gender minorities, lower castes, and non-heterosexuals community

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Organize a two-day training program for editors from various Wikimedia communities, who are working towards addressing various diversity gaps on Wikipedia and its sister projects. Facilitate the creation of safe spaces by setting up a support group for all people engaged in initiatives to bridge diversity gaps on Wikimedia projects.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

I will lead the events as the projects laeder We will contact volunteers with experience in organizing events and many wiki skills. These will accompany us throughout the project.

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? (required)

We are in the process of reaching out to individuals and civil society organisations that belong to "underrepresented demographics" as defined in the problem statement. They have established a body of work pertaining to the empowerment of demographics and possess profound knowledge, insight and experience in their areas of work. We prefer to involve some of them directly as we do not wish to appropriate the voices of the populations we don’t belong to We would prioritise collaborations with individuals and organisations that have demonstrated commitment to openness and are acquainted with Wikimedia projects, the nuances of their diversity gaps, the processes of collaborative editing and policy formation, and the policies and guidelines on these projects. We will create a mailing list to share the progress and lessons. This list will also serve as a forum for continuing discourse on the topic. We will encourage the participants of the training program to hold their own trainings in their respective communities by using the knowledge and the training imparted to them. After the event has been concluded, we will form a support group of volunteers and enlist the participants into it. The support group would be aimed at volunteers working on various diversity gaps in Hausa language Wikimedia projects

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

We have identified some lacunae in training and facilitation from our experience of working towards bridging the diversity gap. We will develop modules on these identified topics with the collaborators. The modules will be in the form of text articles and podcasts we've informed the relevant community about the projects during meetup and we also involved them in identifying the relevant topics that will be focused on during the training events

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Sexual Orientation

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Gender and diversity

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Gender Identity

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

In this project, through these collaborations with relevant community, new contributors we hope to build a very dynamic community in Central Africa to create and promote knowledge that is free and open to all

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 20 Participants (individuals who attend or benefit from the proposal’s activities, either in person or virtually. Does not include social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 20
Number of editors 20 Editors (people who edit Wikimedia projects, creating or improving content as a result of grantee activities). 20
Number of organizers 3 Organizers (people that make sure that activities can be implemented by providing the necessary time, support, and knowledge - such as coordinators, trainers, facilitators, etc.). 3
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 100
Wikimedia Commons 30
Wikidata 150
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

100 articles

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Event Outreach dashboard

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

2100395 NGN

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

1510 USD

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