Grants:Project/MSIG/WikiFranca/Skills and Leadership Development Initiative - Phase 1

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Skills and Leadership Development Initiative - Phase 1
We want to reduce the skills gaps within WikiFranca by empowering small and young WikiFranca communities members. At the end of the phase 1, we should be able to have a clear understanding of the needs of each community to set up a Skills and Leadership Development Initiative
start dateOctober
start year2022
end dateDecember
end year2022
budget (USD)10 400 USD
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusNon-profit but no bank account yet. We will need a fiscal sponsor (Wikimedia France)
organization (if applicable)WikiFranca

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
Initiative #31: Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition

Project Background[edit]

WikiFranca is a collaboration between the French-speaking groups of the Wikimedia movement, whether they are officially recognized as affiliated or not. It currently has 16 members organization. The goal of this collaboration is to encourage activities in the various French-language Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia and its sister projects, both on the Web and in the field. It not only allows local working groups without chapters in their country to organize activities and events in their localities and languages, but also builds a bridge between the countries participating in French-language Wikimedia projects. It is WikiFranca’s membership intent to develop into a Hub.

This project is meant to help the initial development of WikiFranca. Our first goal will be to evaluate the skills needed by its current and potential affiliates. We hope to reduce the skills gaps within WikiFranca by empowering small and young WikiFranca communities members.

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
For the phase I of this project, we intend to start by October and have it completed by December.
Where will your project activities be happening?
This phase will fully happen online. We will:
  • Help Conversation with each of the WikiFranca communities
  • Interview WikiFranca communities leaders
  • Build and share surveys to collect each community needs
  • Collate the results and share the outcomes
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
WikiFranca members are afilliates. The 16 affiliates will be associated.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
We hope to reduce the skills gaps within WikiFranca by empowering small and young WikiFranca communities members. At the end of the phase 1, we should be able to have a clear understanding of the needs of each community.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?

Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
  • Onboard WikiFranca representatives on the project
  • Design the questionnaire, interviews, workshops collect data and analyze them
  • List and prioritize the community needs
  • Write and foster translation of the final report
  • Share the report with the WikiFranca communities and the wikimedia ecosystem (meta)
  • Set up a first basic website for and publish our study results on it
How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
The project core team will ensure that roles are assigned. Regular updates will be share with the community,
  • on the WikiFranca meta page
  • on the WikiFranca mailing list
  • on the WikiFranca telegram channel
  • on Discord channel
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
WikiFranca Board will be responsible for the delivering. The core team will be made of Wikifranca Board members and volunteers from the community.
  • Call for volunteers: Once this grant is submitted, a call for volunteer will be launched to invite volunteers to join the core team
  • Onboarding conversation : Once this grant is approved, we will organize a conversation to inform the community with the plan and the next steps
  • Designing and distribution of the survey: a dedicated subteam will be in charge of that.
  • Collecting results and analyzing and prioritizing: a dedicated subteam will take of that.
  • Writing the report: another subteam will be in charge to draft the final report.
  • The communication subteam will be in charge of distributing the report and communicating about the project in various appropriate venues

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
We have the experience within WikiFranca to host various conversations. Facilitation support can be required from established and staffed chapters within WikiFranca. There are experienced facilitators amongst wikiFranca communities.

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) will be applied to all our conversations

If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
We may need a Zoom license for the online conversations, interviews and workshops.
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
The final report will be written in French and we will facilitate its translation into English to make it accessible to all the movement. We may request the service of a translator if required (but will primarily rely on wikipedians to do so).
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


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:

  • yes

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):
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing):
    • Workshops : About 3 workshops with members of the different WikiFranca members.
    • Interviews: About 25 individual interviews of 1 hour with each community representatives / leaders.
    • Conversations: 2 x 1 hour
    • Surveys
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):
  • Writing report
  • Translation (option)
  • Coordination and Administration support (work to manage or support multiple workflows):
    • Global coordination, project management: 3 hours per week for 3 months
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): zoom
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities, per need)
  • Website (domain name costs, hosting, set-up of basic website)

Total research, facilitation, documentation, report : 6000 USD
Total coordination and administration: 2000 USD
Total Tools and Data : 1500 USD
Total Website : 500 USD

total 10000 USD
Fiscal sponsor (Wikimedia France): 400 USD


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_) to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support Je soutiens fortement ce projet. Wikifranca est constituée en grande majorité par des communautés à forte ressources, mais qui nécessitent des appuis considérables à travers entre autres le renforcement de capacité pour le développement des compétences. En tant que hub, en identifiant leurs besoins spécifiques, nous pourrons les soutenir de manière précise. Yasield (talk)
  • Empowering people and providing them with the right needed skills is important for a sustainable community. This initiative is meant to respond to these needs. Strong support for this research phase to map skills needs within WikiFranca communities. Support Support Mah3110 (talk) 17:15, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support An opportunity to mobilise all Francophone communities and above all to strengthen the skills of Francophone leaders. Geugeor (Geugeor) 21:15, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Je pense que les communautés francophone ont besoin de ce programme, ce genre d'initiatives renforce des liens forts et facilite généralement un large partage d’expériences entre communautés alliées. CapitainAfrika (talk) 08:36, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Benoît Prieur (talk) 10:13, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Bachounda (talk) 18:09, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Exilexi (talk) 18:14, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support J’appuie ce projet. —Kitanago (talk) 18:15, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support pour le développement des compétences des communautés de Wikifranca Nattes à chat (talk) 20:35, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pertinent et nécessaire pour les affiliés francophones Papischou (talk) 23:14, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Adelaide Calais WMFr (talk) 15:22, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support big support.--Reda Kerbouche (talk) 18:20, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Adoscam (talk) 22:23, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Saliousoft (talk)
  • Support Support Rémy Gerbet WMFr (talk) 07:45, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mndetatsin (talk) 09:51, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Brochon99 (talk) 11:25, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Farajiibrahim (talk) 19:12, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Abdallahbigboy (talk) 11:15, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support اتابع منذة مدة اعمال المجموعة وهي جد رائعة، هادفة، وجدية، اتمنى لهم التوفيق وإنجاز المرحلة الأولى يعد لي نبراسا لدراسة مشابهة في المجتمع العربي--Nehaoua (talk) 17:19, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support BamLifa (talk) 10:58, 20 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support .Anja. (talk) 14:03, 20 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Michael David MILLER (talk) 18:34, 20 septembre 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Flor WMCH (talk) 13:51, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Dyolf77 (talk) 18:30, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support this request. Amqui (talk) 13:44, 7 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ahmed Houamel (talk) 17:17, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support Anthere (talk)
  • Support Support Aboubacarkhoraa (talk) 19:35, 4 November 2022 (UTC)


  • Volunteer to learn more in the meetings, I bring you arguments to improve the wikipedia chain and to be a teacher to others in a good system, I wish to be known a lot, I promise to swear and like to join others in this half of our editorial union, I hope to bring good results in the future, I am proud to be in this position as a son wikipedia and I am happy to see big changes happening to me and others as a big believer. 17:42, 20 October 2022 (UTC)


  • Volunteer to learn more in the meetings, I bring you arguments to improve the wikipedia chain and to be a teacher to others in a good system, I wish to be known a lot, I promise to swear and like to join others in this half of our editorial union, I hope to bring good results in the future, I am proud to be in this position as a son wikipedia and I am happy to see big changes happening to me and others as a big believer. 17:42, 20 October 2022 (UTC)