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WNF/ALOY Awards+Exquisite Magazine/Art+Feminism 2020 in Nigeria
Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation in collaboration with ALOY Awards and Exquisite Magazine plan to organise Art+Feminsim 2020 to commemorate the International World Women's Day in Nigeria. Statistic from Wikidata shows that out of 100millions Nigerian women less than 1500 have Wikipedia page see result here. We plan to celebrate the two mentioned events with a series of training and edithathons that will focus on improving and adding new biographies about Nigerian women to Wikipedia. One of our partners for the project, Exquisite Magazine, is the organiser of ALOY Awards, an annual event organised to promote the remarkable feat of Nigeria women from all walks of life.
Wikimedia Commons.
start date7th March
end date8th March October 1 March 31
budget (local currency)NGN602,000.00
budget (USD)USD1973.77
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• info(_AT_)wikimedia.org.ng
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation
website (if applicable)https://wikimedia.org.ng/

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Project Goal[edit]

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

  1. Recruit new female editors from Lagos State University and the University of Ibadan on one hand and encourage the participation of Nigerian-female celebrities, on the other hand.
  2. Improves and create new Wikipedia biographies for notable Nigeria women nominees and winners of the previous awards of ALOY Awards.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are planning a series of 3 editathons and training for Nigerian female-celebritiesn and members of the Wikimedia community in Nigeria at three locations namely:
  1. Lagos State University campus- Wiki fan Club
  2. University of Ibadan- Wiki Fan Club
  3. Exquisite Magazine/ALLOY Awards: Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

various Whatsapp group
Official Face page
Official Twitter Handle

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes, three experience Wikimedians from our community have shown interest to volunteer their reasonable time for the project.

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

This event focuses on both the experience and newbies. So, we expect the experienced Wikipedians to support the new ones. More so, since we may not guarantee the supply of free devices to all the participants we plan to restrict the training to only participants with a working tool eg android phone, tablet, laptop etc.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will encourage all participants to collate their names, phone number ( WhatsApp) and email address for post-training engagements.

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

Project Outlines
S/No Agenda Remarks Duration
1 Identification and selection of potential project stakeholders/partners for the project The following names were considered for the workshop:
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • Exquisite Magazine+ALOY Awards
  • Wiki Fan Club - Lagos State University Epe Campus
  • Wiki Fan Clu - University of Ibadan
Two Weeks
2 Preparation and submission of a grant proposal for Approval The grant proposal for this project will be submitted between the period of Jan 1st-15th and expected to be reviewed for approval between Jan 15th- 31st Two Weeks
3 Convey strategic meeting to discuss and finalise the key area of project implementation eg scope of the project, time-frame, needs analysis, kick-off date, the term of reference the project, role and responsibility of each participating partner etc In this case, we have agreed to host a 2-day event starting from 7th - 8th of March to commemorate the International Women's Day 2020 tagged #EachforEqual. Each partner is aware of its role and expectations of the project. One day
4 Stakeholders meet to decide the area of focus/theme for the project This project intends to focus on profiling of Nigeria female celebrities from all walk of life on Wikipedia. ALOY Awards and Exquisite Magazine have agreed to release the list of names of its previous winners and nominees for Wikipedia profiling and improvement of existing pages. 3days
5 Call for application for the volunteers that will support the project. selected Wikimedians from our community will be deployed to review the list provided by our partner to ascertain names that can satisfy the Wikipedia Notability guideline. Two weeks
6 Review of submitted articles + Announcement of the best contributors The best contributors will be announced after the completion of the editathon One week.
7 Project completion We expect to write and submit the grant report for review One week


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

  1. Number of events 2day event at 3 locations
  2. Number of participants at least 20 participants per location
  3. Number of new editors if at least 10 new editors are recruited
  4. Number of articles created or improved if at least 50 new articles were created and 50 new articles were added
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


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).

Budget- Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation+Exquisite Magazine
Table 1 – Editathon and Training ( WNF+Exquisite Magazine)
Item Details Unit Rate (NGN) Quantity Total (NGN) Total USD
Hall Rental We will rent a mini hall for training and Editathon for 2-day 40,000.00 2 80,000.00 262.30
Projector We'll rent a projector for the 2-day 15,000.00 2 30,000.00 98.37
Internet Data Subscription of 30GB ) (Unified Value) for each day https://spectranet.com.ng/dataplan 7,000.00 2 14,000.00 45.90
Refreshment Light Breakfast + Lunch + water for 20 people 3000 40 people (20per day) 120,000 393
Prizes+Certificte Prize for the best-three Contributors Certificate 100,000 1 100,000 327.87
Transportation for Event Coordinator Transportation to-fro event place for 5 coordinators 10,000NGN 5 50,000NGN 163.56USD

Budget- Lagos State University+ University of Ibadan
Table2 – Editathon and Training
Item Details Unit Rate (NGN) Quantity Total (NGN) Total USD
Projector We'll rent a projector for the 2-day at the two locations 30,000.00 2 60,000.00 196.72
Internet Data Subscription of 30GB ) (Unified Value) for each day https://spectranet.com.ng/dataplan 14,000.00 2 28,000.00 91.80
Refreshment Light Breakfast + Lunch + water for 20 people 1500 80 people per day for 2days) 120,000.00 393.44.

Grand Total = Table 1+ Table 2 ( 1291.80USD+681.97USD)= 1973.76USD

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


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Strong support Strong support - This is important and an avenue to bridge gender gap that exists within the Nigeria space. Kaizenify (talk) 11:22, 17 January 2020 (UTC)