Grants:Project/MSIG/Dagbani Wikimedians/Movement Strategy Implementation Plan

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Dagbani Wikimedians/Movement Strategy Implementation Plan
This project seeks to improve user experience by introducing users to the various Wikipedia projects(Wikipedia, Wikidata, wikimedia commons) and also to translate all the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations into the Dagbani Local Language.
targetWikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia commons
start date1 September 2021
start year2021
end date30 September
end year2021
budget (local currency)11,300
budget (USD)1,942.04
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• dagbani.wikimedians(_AT_)• syseini3(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
website (if applicable)Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
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Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Complete research to support a draft implementation plan
  2. Encourage facilitate community participation in your plan
  3. Develop documentation about your draft plan
  4. Communicate information about movement strategy recommendations to community
  5. Encourage and coordinate community discussions around your draft plan

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What movement strategy initiative will your implementation work focus on? Please select one of the initiatives described here.
    Improve User Experience. Campaigns about Wikipedia in marginalized and indigenous communities have been very poor, it is in this light that we seek to improve experience of users and introduce newcomers to the various Wikipedia projects and also translate the ten Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations to Dagbani Language.
  2. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy implementation work?
    Africa Wiki Communities
  3. Do you have any specific implementation ideas to support this initiative? Are you aware of any specific ideas in your community? If so, please briefly describe 1-2 of these ideas here.
    • Meetups will be held to talk about Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations in order to know about people understanding about the whole movement.
    • With the above, we will get the opportunity to introduce Wikipedia to newcomers and also to refresh the minds of already existing users. This, when done will improve user experience.
    • We need to find experience Wikipedians to shoulder the responsibility of training newcomers to gain first time experience on how Wikipedia works.
    • We also need to get an expert in Dagbani Language to teach participants the rules of translation in the Dagbani language. In this way, participants will be able to translate the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations into Dagbani without so much stress.
  4. Please describe your specific activities below to develop a draft implementation plan. What will you do to support your goals to implement this initiative from movement strategy? If possible, please provide a general timeline for these activities. When will they begin and how long will your activities take?
    • Series of meetups and training workshops will be organized as detailed below:
    • Meetups will be organized every weekend within the period of June 15 to July 15 to discuss about the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations and how our community is taking part by way of improving user experience.
    • Training workshops will take place within the period of July 15 to August 15 to translate the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations into Dagbani Language for the Dagomba community to get better understanding of the whole movement strategy.
  5. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal?
    You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
  6. How will you keep your community updated about progress and outcomes for these activities? Who will be responsible for communicating these updates? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals below.
    For example: User:I JethroBT
  7. If you are organizing community discussions, what is your facilitation plan to support productive discussions around movement strategy implementation? Please also provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy that will be implemented to support these discussions. If you are not doing these activities, please write N/A.
    The friendly space policy of our community will be abided by all participants.
  8. If you are requesting funding for online tools or services to support participation, please describe these services and how they will be used. If not, please write N/A.
    Zoom account will be purchased which will be very useful in trainings that will be virtual.
  9. If you are translating any materials, in what languages will you be supporting translation? Who will be responsible for doing the translations? If not, please write N/A.
    We will translate the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations into Dagbani Language. This will be done by inviting an expert in the Dagbani language to train a team of Wikipedians who will afterwards do the translation.
  10. What other roles are important for these activities? Please describe these roles and provide the usernames or names of who will perform these roles.
    Din_nani1 - Logistics
    Dhee jah - Graphics design and IT support
    Shahadusadik - Build and maintain pages
    karimbaasani - Dagbani Language expert
  11. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined in the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:
    Link to completed Risk Assessment Protocol
  12. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    This project seeks to improve user experience, this is best done by practice and also when knowledge is served in the language that the consumer understands better understanding is maximized.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • Confirmed.

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning):5500
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing):300
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):1000
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials):1300
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting):200
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion):330
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities):1000
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space):500
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting):170
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities):1000
  • Other:


Exchange rate as at 16 June 2021 based on Oanda: USD 1 = GHS 5.81864

Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_) and rapidgrants(_AT_) to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. Strong support Strong support I endorse this project. Shahadusadik (talk)
  2. I strongly endorse this project. It will help expand and enrich the content on wikipedia and its sister projects. Dnshitobu (talk) 17:35, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  3. Strong support Strong support I endorse this project.Din-nani1 (talk) 20:07, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  4. For the popularity of Dagbani language go high on the internet. Chirifo (talk) 20:17, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  5. Strong support Strong supportZak Raha (talk) I endorse this project
  6. Strong support Strong support I endorse this project. Abuja
  7. I strongly support this project IBS-Gh (talk) 20:36, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  8. I have endorse this project Munkaila Sulemana (talk) 04:15, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
  9. Yakubu Fadilatu (talk) 17:10, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
  10. I strongly endorse this project Ruky Wunpini (talk) 21:29, 10 June 2021 (UTC)