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Grants:Project/Rapid/Photo Tour of Urban Green Spaces in Abuja

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statusnot funded
Save the City/Photo Tour of Urban Green Spaces in Abuja
This photo tour should provide images and content of existing urban green spaces in Abuja.
targetWikipedia Commons, English Wikipedia
start date1st June
end date31st October
budget (local currency)NGN1,125,057
budget (USD)$2,710
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• reomartins4@gmail.com

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Add new or improve existing content about urban green spaces in Abuja on Wiki Commons and English Wikipedia.
  2. Raise awareness and bridge the existing knowledge gap of urban green spaces in Abuja and open knowledge
  3. To partner with a few organizations involved in urban green space management and environmental protection in Abuja.
  4. Recruit new editors
  5. Engage existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk? The walk would be done in 5 days, with 5 participants on each walk/day. There would be an extra day to upload content on commons as well as an edit-a-thon to create articles with the photos and also network with collaborating organizations in the urban space management industry. Totalling a 6 day event

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The walk hopes to present the information (images and texts) of urban green spaces in the form of, but not limited to, parks, gardens and green/open spaces in Abuja into open source knowledge to allow free knowledge users get information about these places in Abuja, thereby promoting environmental sustainability and the knowledge of these places to a bigger audience.

3. 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.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

Active Whatsapp groups for Wikimedians in Nigeria are adopted in sharing the information as well as the promotion of electronic flyers would be used to intimate existing editors and engage intending editors about the project. The project has been announced on the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria discussion page here.

4. How will you let participants know about the photowalk? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

E-mails and Text Messages would be adopted in reaching out to participants.

5. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

An edit-a-thon would be organized to allow images taken to be uploaded on Wiki Commons to allow free usage, as well as creating and improving articles on these urban green spaces on English Wikipedia. A session to allow for environmentally inclined organizations would also be hosted to foster relationships and discuss further projects.

6. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

The facilitators are experienced volunteers who have successfully carried out similar projects. They would work with participants on this project who need to possess basic skill in photography and be trained to provide quality visual and text content. Digital camera would be rented for this project.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project would contribute towards promoting free knowledge of urban spaces in Abuja and also create awareness of Wiki projects to photographers, interested volunteers and environment enthusiasts.

8. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on 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:

The event doesn't require a Risk Assessment.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants 5
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 500
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 100


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Human Resources
  • User:ReoMartins Team Lead - A wikipedia volunteer and environmental journalist who has previously been in the executives at the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria/Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin and has co-organized various wikipedia projects such as the Wikipedia@20, Wiki Loves Africa 2020, Art+Feminism 2021. He was the lead organizer of the Photo Tour of Urban Green Spaces in Lagos State. He would be in charge of onboarding new editors for the project.
  • User:Timmylegend - A Wikipedia volunteer and open knowledge advocate, who previously led the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria/Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin. He is experienced in hosting wikipedia projects and has organized various campaigns such as Art+Feminism, 1Lib1Ref, Wiki Loves Africa, Nigeria Expedition, Explore Nigeria and Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos. He would be one of the event facilitators in training the participants.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Workspace $200
  • Equipment Rental $150
  • Local Transport $500
  • Facilitators Travel $200 (X2) = $400
  • Accommodation $100 (X6 Days) = $600
  • Internet and Communications $200
  • Lunch $12 X 5 Participants (X6 Days) = $360
  • SWAGS (Stickers, Notepad, Pen, Shirts) $200
  • Miscellaneous $100

TOTAL = $2,710


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