summaryStart a cooperative project with the NGO Louvain Coopération (small scale), and involve Wikimedia movement in D4D project of Belgium Federal Public Service Development (large scale) to transfer Belgian NGO's knowledge and digital files on Wikimedia projects for sharing them with global south population thanks to programs or tools as Wikipedia Zero, Kiwix, Wiki Med, etc.
targetPotentially all languages and all projects supported by Wikimedia Foundation.
type of grantonline and offline programs
amount€15467 (small scale project - Wiki 4 Coop / 1)
The NGO Louvain Coopération (L.C. NGO website info) and its multimedia department, are thinking of sharing their knowledge and digital files through the web for use ICT tool and program to share it with its global south audience. Connection and collaboration between the Wikimedia movement and this NGO does not yet exist and a win-win collaboration is possible.
(small scale) : Starting a Wikimedia in residence program in L.C. NGO with the co-author of this grant who is long term on line/off line wikimedian contributors/volunteer, administrator on fr.Wikiversity, actually working full time as employee in this NGO since the first of March 2017 until the first September 2018.
(large scale), using the collaboration between Wikimedia movement and L.C. NGO as example for lobbying in Belgium cooperation administration and start a collaboration between Wikimedia movement and Belgian cooperation in the D4D project.
L.C. NGO staff members and volunteers has created a Wikimedia user accounts and start to contribute on Wikimedia projects for creating or improving articles (see next section for more details). They can take example of good paid edition the creation the Wikipedia article about Louvain Coopération fixed before the start grant.
CC.BY.SA 4.0 compatible L.C. NGO's multimedia productions are uploaded on Wikimedia commons (see next section for more details).
Wikipedia zero, Kiwix and other useful programs or tools are promoted and use by global south L.C. NGO's partners and audience to permit free Wikimedia projects access. Actions are related on public report and/or press coverage.
With Federal cooperation administration and D4D project
Establish contact with Prime Minister and Minister for development cooperation Alexander De Croo for checking the political and cooperation actors interest about Creative commons licence and collaboration with Wikimedia movement is done.
Lobbying in D4D project using cooperation between L.C. NGO as example is working.
Collaboration and financially support of Wikimedia Foundation to the D4D project is negotiated with an hypothetical new grant submission (150.000 € will be founded by Belguim state to support D4D project but 20 % of this budget have to be found as co-founding for running the project).
Collaboration between Wikimedia movement and D4D project start.
Do you have any goals around participation or content?
L.C. project national country directors
L.C. Global south projects staff
L.C. Global south projects partner
L.C. Global south audience
around 1 millions peoples directly and more indirectly
Number of newly registered users (small scale - Wiki 4 Coop / 1)
L.C. Global south projects national manager
L.C. Global south projects national staff
L.C. Global south projects partner staff
L.C. Global south audience
Number of pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects mainly in French, English and Spanish or global south local languages (small scale - Wiki 4 Coop / 1)
Wikiversity (lessons and research)
Other Wimedia sisters projects
Number of L.C. NGO files compatible with CC.BY.SA 4.0 licence uploaded on Wikimedia commons at 100 Mb/s (small scale - Wiki 4 Coop / 1).
Type of files uploaded
1000 unit + 10 Go sure and potentially 50 Go (depend of quality and compatibility with CC.BY.SA 4.0)
sure 50 +25 DVD contain and potentially 300 Go (depend of quality and compatibility with CC.BY.SA 4.0)
As fundraising and marketing manager of Louvain Coopération NGO, I fully support this project by working as adviser Feronthomas (talk) 12:16, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
We at Kiwix know Lionel very well (and he's been a great evangelist for us in Belgium): he's actually getting a 20% discount on the plugs because we believe there's potential for scaling. Overall the project looks good value for money, particularly with the potential extension described in Phase II. Stephane (talk) 07:52, 29 March 2017 (UTC)