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Wiki World Heritage User Group Annual Plan 2022
To achieve the main mission of the Wiki World Heritage User Group, the main objective of our proposal is:
  • Ensuring the thorough documentation of WH, especially in countries with no affiliates,
  • Ensuring the optimal use of the created content on Wikimedia projects.
  • Fostering collaboration with local affiliates and with Heritage institutions.
  • Ensuring through a capacity building plan the reinforcement of capacities and skills of the group' members.
start date1 January 2022
end date31 December 2022
budget (local currency)46,180 CHF (payable to fiscal sponsor, Kiwix)
budget (USD)50,328 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
applicant and people related to proposalUser:Nassima Chahboun / Nassima Chahboun (Chair of the board)
  • User:Yamen / Yamen Bousrih (Treasurer)
  • organization (if applicable)Wiki World Heritage User Group

    Review Midpoint Report

    This is an automatically generated page based on the applicant's application on the Wikimedia Foundation's Grantee Portal on Fluxx.

    Overview[edit]

    What is the main objective of your proposal?

    To achieve the main mission of the Wiki World Heritage User Group, the main objective of our proposal is:
    • Ensuring the thorough documentation of WH, especially in countries with no affiliates,
    • Ensuring the optimal use of the created content on Wikimedia projects.
    • Fostering collaboration with local affiliates and with Heritage institutions.
    • Ensuring through a capacity building plan the reinforcement of capacities and skills of the group' members.

    What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

    Many countries with WH sites but with no affiliates: there are many countries in the world and in different regions with WH sites but with no affiliates. The coverage of World Heritage sites belonging to countries with no affiliates is poor and many sites do not even any Wikipedia article in any language. Through collaborating with local partners, we will ensure that the communities that are not yet part of Wikimedia movement are involved in the process of documenting their own heritage.

    Affiliates priorities & choices: Huge disparities are witnessed also between countries with affiliates : Being multidimensional, many affiliates can have other priorities and fields of interest (sometimes for several years) and thus they may not implement the project quickly (or at all).

    Emergency: Unlike many other thematic, the scope of World Heritage is quickly changing : Many parts of World Heritage sites are endangered and many are lost every year before being documented. Hence, the existence of activities around WH in danger will help tackle this problem.

    We believe that World Heritage is a potent tool for development and empowerment, that’s why we aim to make knowledge about it widely available and to engage local communities in documenting their own heritage.

    A successful documentation of World Heritage requires a good mastery of several Wikimedia projects, tools(such as Petscan, Wikidata Query Service)but also management and soft skills (e.g. project management, leadership skills, event management, team building) thus we will setup like we did for the previous year a capacity building program to equip our members and partners with these needed skills.

    Documenting World Heritage requires also the use of the best formats to show the importance of our heritage and that 's why we are looking forward this proposal to collecting videos about UNESCO cultural heritage as we believe that this is the best format that can be used for documentation besides that fact that our wiki projects lacks video content.

    Communication is a key factor and can help to drive sharing and collaborations around heritage documentation. Thus we are looking forward to announcing during the world heritage day (18th of April)the launch of the Wiki Heritage Hour,a monthly video podcast that aims to connect volunteer with Heritage professionals, promote the achievement of the wiki community in documenting the World Heritage and promote sharing ideas and developing collaboration.

    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.

    Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

    Where will this proposal be implemented?

    Regional (more than one country in the same continent or region)

    Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?

    No

    Project Proposal[edit]

    Describe your main strategies to achieve the objective and the activities you will be developing as part of these strategies.

    Contents generation
    1. WHindangerː WH In Danger: Many parts of World Heritage sites are endangered (e.g. conflicts,Climate Change..)and many are lost every year before being documented. Hence, the importance to continue the project that we started last year (c.f. group report https://w.wiki/4UT2 )and which helped documenting several sites especially in countries without affiliates like Libya (www.whindanger-libya.wiki).
    2. TOldCitiesː WH Cities:it consists in documenting the significant buildings of cities listed as World Heritage on Wikidata,Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Despite the cultural importance of WH cities,some of them are poorly documented on Wikimedia projects.
    3. Wiki Loves Dataviz:We live in a era of data and Wikidata is an amazing free base with millions of data items.Hence the importance of visualizing these data in a more comprehensible and intelligible way for the human mind. Dataviz provides a clear idea to interpret data and understand it. Bear in mind this importance we are looking forward to organizing 2 contests to collect dataviz around built and cultural heritage. These dataviz can be used in the Wikipedia articles to improve the quality of the content.
    4. WHintangible UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage: Intangible world heritage are very important as they are a representation of our traditions, ethnic lifestyles and culture. Despite this importance, they are less documented than tangible heritage and even when documented they are documented in a format that don't reflect a clear idea of it(mainly text).Our objective is to document this part of our heritage in more innovative way with a focus on video production and within countries located in the global south.
    5. WH2BE World Heritage To Be: a proactive project to document future WH sites listed on the UNESCO tentative list.

    For 2022,the scope of the activities will focus on at least 10 countries(50% without a Wikimedia affiliates)and will includes the following Key activitiesː

    • -co-organizing editathons with local partners (Wikipedia and Wikivoyage)
    • -campaign on commons with a photo contest for each country
    • -enhancing content on Wikidata and
    • -a webinar with Heritage professional to discuss the impact of Climate Change on World Heritage to be coordinated with the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development User Group.

    Capacity Building,community support and volunteers recruitment

    1. Training Sessions
    2. Wiki Heritage Hour: promote the achievement of the wiki community in documenting WH

    What is your organization or group's mission?

    Our mission is the collaborative creation of free online content about UNESCO WH (tangible and intangible),through designing and implementing creative projects that are based on participatory activities,and on the use of open projects in collaboration with local partners in different countries.We believe that WH is a potent tool for development and empowerment,that’s why we aim to make knowledge about it widely available and to engage local communities from a knowledge equity perspective.

    Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?

    International
    Wiki World Heritage UG (WWH) aims to document UNESCO WH around the world especially in countries with no affiliates. The activities of the group involve several countries with a special focus on countries in the global south or countries without affiliates through collaborating with local partners. For 2022 the group is looking to initiate activities in the following countries (at least): Kenya,Senegal,Uganda,Egypt,Uzbekistan, Russia, Croatia, Ethiopia, RDC, Tunisia etc..

    Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

    Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops, Edit-A-Thons, Train-the-Trainer, Photowalk, Contest, Photo/Media campaign, Wiki Loves campaign, Media outreach campaign

    Are you running any in-person events or activities?

    Yes
    in-person event will be organised by local partners

    Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

    Geography, Language, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

    Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

    Geographic, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Digital Access

    Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

    Culture, heritage or GLAM, Advocacy, Climate Change and sustainability

    Please tell us more about your target participants.

    The Wiki World Heritage is an international open movement accessible for anyone interested in documenting the Tangible and Intangible world heritage. This proposal has no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, color, geographic location, sexual orientation.

    Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

    Yes

    Please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

    Like we did in 2021, we are planning to collaborate with existing Wikimedia Communities.

    For 2022, we are looking forward to collaborating with the following communities: Wikimedia Uganda, Wikimedia Egypt, North-West Russia Wiki-Historians User Group, Wikimedia Tunisia, Wikimedians of Democratic Republic of Congo User Group, Wikimedians for Sustainable Development User Group and Wikisource Community User Group.

    Worth-noting that the approach of our group is not to bypass the local affiliates, but to provide them with help and necessary tools and skills in order to ensure a successful implementation of projects.

    Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal? Please describe these partnerships.

    Yes
    Yes we are planning to collaborate with external non wikimedian partners in the same way we did in Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan. We are planning projects in 5 countries without affiliates and we are sourcing possible NGOs / universities that we can collaborate together.

    How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

    In the Wiki World Heritage we hope to sustain our work by:

    -Fostering and catalyzing the creation of new communities in countries without affiliates and support them until the transition to a mature stage and the creation of their own affiliate. We hope for the next year to see a new affiliate in Libya for instance.

    -Expand the core team of the group and achieve more goals.

    -Evaluate, iterate and adapt for better execution of our strategic plan.

    Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

    Applied previously and did receive a grant

    Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

    No
    Wiki World Heritage UG (WWH) aims to document UNESCO WH around the world especially in countries with no affiliates. The activities of the group involve several countries with a special focus on countries in the global south or countries without affiliates through collaborating with local partners. For 2022 the group is looking to initiate activities in the following countries (at least): Kenya,Senegal,Uganda,Egypt,Uzbekistan, Russia, Croatia, Ethiopia, RDC, Tunisia etc..

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

    Name: Nassima Chahboun

    • Username: User:Nassima Chahboun
    • Role: Chair (unpaid staff)
    • Responsibility: Preparation of the annual action plan, Building partnerships, Designing Capacity Building program

    Name: Benoit Soubeyran

    • Username: User:Mazuritz
    • Role: Vice Chair (unpaid staff)
    • Responsibility: Preparation of the annual action plan, Building partnerships, external communication in French.

    Name: Habib Mhenni

    • Username: User:Dyolf77
    • Role: Secretary (unpaid staff)
    • Responsibility: meetings reports and annual report.

    Name: Yamen Bousrih

    • Username: User:Yamen
    • Role: Treasurer (unpaid staff)
    • Responsibility: Keeping financial records up to date

    Name: Imelda Brazal

    • Username: User:Brazal.dang
    • Role: Members liaison (unpaid staff)
    • Responsibility: Managing membership applications, Internal communication (mailing list), Supervising external communication in English.

    Name: To be hired from the community

    • Username: TBD
    • Role: Whintangible coordinator (paid staff)
    • Responsibility: coordination, design, and oversight the execution of the contests and the organisation of the editathons

    Name: To be hired from the community

    • Username: TBD
    • Role: Wiki Heritage Hour host facilitator (paid staff)
    • Responsibility: prepare the vodcast content, liaise with the guests and host it.

    Name: To be hired from the community

    • Username: TBD
    • Role: Group coordinator (paid staff)
    • Responsibility: promoting events, update websites, write blog post, assist in report writing and coordinate volunteer activities, learning and evaluation.

    Name: Nassima Chahboun (being the coordinator of Whindanger last year and taking into account the similarity between the 2 projects)

    • Username: User:Nassima Chahboun
    • Role: Whindanger and Told Cities coordinator (paid staff)
    • Responsibility: coordination, design, oversight the execution of the two projects, provide training, source partners in countries without affiliates, coordinate content creation (templates, categories, graphic material, dashboard...), assistance of the jury ...

    Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here. (optional)

    Upload Strategic Plan

    Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

    • -What is the best strategy to build partnerships in countries without affiliate?
    • -What is the best strategy and approach to recruit new editors and how to retain them?
    • -Did we meet our objective? if yes what worked well and if not what didn't work ?
    • -What new comers think about the wiki movement ?
    • -What are the skills needed by our members that we need to address in our capacity building plan?
    • -How Heritage Professional interact with the Wiki Projects and what skills and information they need to facilitate collaboration with local communities?
    • -How to sustain our activities and our network ?
    • -What is the best way to share our story with the larger wiki community?

    Core Metrics[edit]

    Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

    Core Metrics Summary
    Core metrics Description Target
    Number of participants Participants from at least 10 countries will benefit from our activities.

    We target about 340 participants throughout the year. more than 50% new participants

    340
    Number of editors The number of editors in all activities throughout the year with the objective to have more than 50% new accounts created. 200
    Number of organizers Total number of organizers including group core members and organizers from local affiliates/partners. 30
    Wikipedia Wikipedia articles created or improved throughout the year 500
    Wikimedia Commons number of photos uploaded and categorized throughout the year 6000

    number of videos uploaded 100

    6100
    Wikisource number of documents digitized and integrated in Wikisource. 50
    Wikidata Wikidata items created or improved throughout the year 1000
    Wikivoyage articles created or improved throughout the year Wikivoyage 100

    If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


    Additional Metrics[edit]

    Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

    Additional Metrics Description Target
    Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities
    Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities
    Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability Number of partnerships 10
    Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors
    Diversity of participants brought in by grantees
    Number of people reached through social media publications number of followers on social media accounts: Increase of 100% 100
    Number of activities developed number of activities (photo contest, edithatons, training sessions, Wikisource contest, vodcast and webinar) 40
    Number of volunteer hours

    What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impacts of your activities? (optional)

    Social media engagement statistics

    Website visitors and analytic Wiki Heritage Hour audience Feedback from participants via surveys Testimonials and stories.

    What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

    Hidden categories on Commons for photos uploaded via campaigns.

    Hashtags for Wikipedia updates that will be tracked via the hashtag tool https://hashtags.wmflabs.org/

    Google forms to register participants

    The property P5008 to help organize and track items via Wikidata query Service

    Wikimedia Outrach Dashboard will be used to track other contributions (https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org

    How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

    Create a video of our experience, Make a short presentation of the experience, Create a training workshop to show others what we learned, Share results on social media, Share results with our communities, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, Develop learning material for other users, Share it on Meta-Wiki

    "==Financial Proposal== What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

    48208 USD

    If you have calculated it, please provide an estimate of the year 2 or year 3 request.

    N/A

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

    48208 USD

    Please share your budget for this proposal.

    Please refer to the following budget details:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wFxvsqG7oD5GcNSnfqaL4zKTb3g-0e_QUCfbTRWccss/

    What do you do to make sure there is a good management of funds?

    • No budget overrun
    • Transparency
    • All prizes will be made available as gifts

    Additional links[edit]

    If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.


    How will you contribute towards creating a supportive environment for participants using the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy?

    All our activities are subject to the UCOC and the friendly space policy.

    We will make sure to remind participants during our meetings and activities about these policies.

    By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

    I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friend Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

    Yes

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