Grants:Project/Rapid/Hausa Wikimedians/Movement Strategy Implementation Plan for Hausa communities

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Hausa Wikimedians User Group/Movement strategy Implementation Plan
This project will support the implementation of the Movement Strategy Initiative cluster C Invest in Skills and Leadership Development in order to maintain the health and growth of our editing communities as well as improving capacity development. We will do this by identifying the barriers hindering effective leadership and skills development within our communities through research and collecting data on volunteer needs and priorities, teaching and learning from each other and to map out plans to address the challenges of the communities.
targetWikimedia projects in Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri languages
start date15 May
start year2022
end date31 December
end year2022
budget (local currency)6,044,400
budget (USD)14,600
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• mmaliyu2012(_AT_)• contact(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Hausa Wikimedians user Group
website (if applicable)•

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
This project will focus on initiative cluster C Invest in Skills and Leadership Development; 31. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition. We will work base on the following to:
  • Establish a methodology that maps assets and needs and generates aggregated data for deploying leadership and skills development initiatives based on real needs.
  • Establish a service that facilitates connecting/matching peers across the Movement for teaching and learning skills (e.g. peer-learning, networking, and pooling of information from partners and allies).
  • Encourage a diversity of methods, including training, mentoring, consulting, online learning, peer-to-peer support, and events.
  • Increase the number and diversity of our contributors on the Wikimedia projects and create/improve Wikimedia contents in Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri languages.
  • Raise awareness of the mission and work of Hausa Wikimedians User Group so that others would be able to join us and or support our work.

At the end of the project, we will be able to prepare the above strategies and implement effective leadership plan which will enhance the capacity of our volunteers and increase teamwork and productivity in the organization.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
Start date: 15 May 2022 End date: 15 October 2022
Where will your project activities be happening?
This project will take place offline and online:
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.
Yes, this project proposal was triggered by the experiences gotten from the Hausa Wikimedia community but it will also overlaps to Fulfulde and Kanuri communities since there are native speakers of those languages around us who are not aware of Wikimedia projects in their languages or have known them but they do not know how to start contributing due to lack of skills. So, we are going to carry those communities along in this project in order to help develop and revive Wikimedia projects in those languages by introducing those people to their language projects and also provide opportunity for them to be trained, supported and got mentored in developing their skills.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
This project aims to address the following challenges;
  • Identify the challenges and barriers hindering skills and leadership development within our communities in order to address them
  • Raise general awareness about the Wikimedia projects in areas we are not currently well known and the movement activities on open source and free knowledge projects.
  • We will work to retain and regain the interest of our unskilled and skilled users who have left the projects due to lack of skills and or understanding of the Wikimedia projects
  • Increase the diversity of our editing community by reaching out to far away audiences and involving them into our activities.
  • Tackle the negative perception about Wikipedia through outreach activities by reaching out to people who might have no idea what the projects are all about and to understands the objections that are keeping them away from editing and participating in the Wikimedia movement.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
Yes, this project has applied this example, Skill Development Needs Assessment.

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.
We are following these stages in executing this project:
  1. Organizing the project team: We will first start with the making of the project team, these are people responsible with organizing of the project activities and also bring in experts that would be involved in the project activities.
  2. Identifying the target audience: this will include OnWiki engagement/social media platforms/face to face visitation and meetings will be conducted via online platforms like google meet, zoom etc. and an offline gathering
  3. Pre-Program Survey: After organizing the team and identifying the audiences, we will then start with surveying the different communities in order to gather data which will help us understand the state of the problem and the needs of the task ahead,
  4. Defining and analyzing the data: Finding out the root causes of the problems through analysis of the collected data in order to develop the best methods of addressing the problems and analyze the objection that is keeping them away, what motivation they need and how we can tackle the problem and stop it from occurring in the future.
  5. Post-Program Survey: Another survey will be sent to identify and recruit potential volunteers who are interested in broadening their editing skills from these communities and integrate them into our activities and community forums and channels for pairing with mentors and special engagement.
  6. Translations: The surveys and reports will be translated into the three local languages and shared among the various communities and on the project page on
  7. Prioritizing: Once the needs have been identified, we will conduct a general meeting with the community and a follow-up discussions OnWiki to agree on the chosen priorities. The priorities will be added to our final report for implementation process.

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
  • We will announce the grant request to our community in its planning as well as the approval decision, if we receive it.
  • A project documentation page will be created here on MetaWiki where the project outcomes and progress will be documented.
  • Every development of this project will be shared in our various community channels, which include: our community mailing list and social media channels.
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
Due to the context and scope of this project, we expect to provide the following roles and responsibilities:
  • Project manager: This will be in charge of the overall project executing, organizing meetings, distributing the work and ensuring the delivery of the work.
  • Outreach coordinator: Responsible with announcing the project, promote outreach activities, networking etc.,
  • Researcher: Handle designing surveys/questionnaires to collect relevant data etc.
  • Community representatives: These are people that will represent each of the local languages
  • Translators, editors and writers: Responsible for localizing of the surveys and report materials into their languages of the learning resources.

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.
The Wikimedia Foundation friendly space policy will be implemented during all the community discussions
If your activities include in-person events or activities, you will need to complete the steps outlined in the Risk Assessment protocol. Please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool.
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
Yes, We are planning to use Zoom/google apps for online meetings etc.
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.
Yes, we will translate the materials and report of this project into Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri and share with all the communities.
  1. User:Gwanki and User:Salihu Aliyu translations to Hausa
  2. User:MohammedBama123 translations to Kanuri
  3. User:Ardibe Ardake translations to fulfulde
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 prepare and review, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning): 2700 USD (up to 180 hours, at a rate of 15 USD/hour)
  • Interviews: Distribution of questionnaires, survey materials, collecting data including field work and in person gatherings: 2000 USD (up to 100 hours, at a rate of 20 USD/hour)
  • Facilitation/Coordination (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, debriefing and to manage or support multiple workflows) 3000 USD
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials, survey questionnaires and reports): 1500 USD
  • Data Analysis and Documentation document preparation, time spent documenting of discussion and post-meeting work/report writing: 2500 USD (120 hours, at a rate of 20 USD/hour)
  • Communications and promotions: Communication needs and promotional materials 600 USD
  • Data (Internet access for organizers and participants to participate in activities): 500 USD
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of rent for in-person meeting space): 500 USD
  • Transportation costs (costs of support transportation needs for organizers and participants to attend meetings): 300 USD
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): 1000 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-Iliyasu Umar (talk) 10:53, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

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