Grants:Project/Rapid/James Moore200/Photographs at MES2021 in Nigeria/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? From the result achieved high quality images of delegates and most especially notable African women were added to Commons Created Awareness about Wikimedia Projects among African Writers and Delegates during the Summit as planned. Over 50 delegates and writers showed interest in knowing more. I also increased the number of notable African women images on Commons.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1+community participation 1+community participation I had a presentation on the day two of the summit with over 200 Africans in attendance.
Number of events: 1 Event 1 One event was organised as planned with individual engagement with over 40 delegates who indicated their interest in joining the movement.
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) more than 80 over 80 images upload more than 80 images
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable) 30 across various languages less than images were used on Wikimedia projects across various languages as planned some of the delegates are yet to have a Wikipedia page in the local languages


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

The Model Ecowas Summit delegates were very elated to know about Wikimedia Movement, different projects and also the privilege to join to contribute to open knowledge. It was a first of its kind; the Chairman of the Model ECOWAS greatly appreciated the partnership with their Commision as well as the opportunity to expose this year, 2021 delegates to something new.

  • What did not work so well?

The time allotted was not enough for the presentation I had, which was due to numerous events that were outlined for the Summit. Besides, I alone could not oversee the task of taking pictures and also attending to interested new users. I organised a mini meet up during the break of the day 2 where we had enough discussion, exchanged contact and also created a medium of communication for interested writers and delegates who attended the Summit.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Next time, I would appreciate the presence of one or two closest community members within the Nigerian Community to help ease the tasks and make the workload reduced.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • DSCL Camera Rental $27/Day x 3Days = $81
  • Internet for pictures upload and report writing = $100
  • T-shirts $14 x 5 = $70
  • Sourvenirs = $300
  • Air Travel = $290
  • Transportation within Abuja and Ilorin = $57
  • Accommodation $53/Day x 4days = 212
  • Meals $26/Day x 4Days = 104
  • Contingency = $86

Total = $1,300

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, all funds were used as proposed and approved.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? Metrics from the events can be seen here commons category Additionally, over 100 Wikidata Items were created by volunteers who joined to contribute to the Project's success.

James Popoola Presenting at Model Ecowas Summit

Moments from the events and few Delegates