Grants:Regions/Middle East and Africa

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Middle East and Africa
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This funding region includes the following countries:

Africa: Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Chad; Comoros; Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Republic of the Congo; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; The Central African Republic; The Democratic Republic of the Congo; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Middle East: Iran; Iraq; Jordan; Palestine; Bahrain; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; The United Arab Emirates; Yemen.

Program Officer[edit]

Senior Program Officer for the Middle East and Africa
vthamaini(_AT_)wikimedia.org
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Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Timezone: UTC+3
Language(s) spoken: English, Swahili
Thematic area: Education

Contact us[edit]

Rapid Fund[edit]

If you want to apply or if have any questions about the Rapid Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: mea_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org

General Support Fund[edit]

If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: mea_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Conversation Hours[edit]

Office hours are available for questions, comments, and any general support around our funding programs in the region. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Grantee Partner Type Link to meeting
August 4th 2022 5 p.m - 6 p.m UTC English  & Arabic MENA Region Conversation Hour: Grants Funding Program - the Middle East and North Africa Community Open to community members in the Middle East and North Africa region interested in learning about grant funding programs Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 872 1036 1727

Passcode: 177553

August 17th 2022 3 p.m - 4 p.m UTC English MEA Region Conversation Hour: Grants Funding Program - Hausa Wikimedians Open to community members in the Hausa Wikimedians User Group interested in learning about grant funding programs Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 6899 4589

Passcode: 454018

August 18th 2022 4p.m -5 p.m UTC English, French & Arabic MEA Conversation Hour: Grant Funding Programs - General Support Funding - Round 1 Open to community members in the Middle East and Africa Region interested in Applying to the General Support Fund - Round 1 with the September 9th Deadline Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 6899 4589

Passcode: 454018

August 20th 2022 11 a.m - 12 Noon UTC English MEA Region Conversation Hour: Grants Funding Program - Naija Office Hour Open to community members participating in the Naija Office Hour and interested in learning about grant funding programs Details shared by Naija Office Hour Organizers
September 1st 2022 4p.m -5 p.m UTC English, French & Arabic MEA Conversation Hour: Grant Funding Programs - General Support Funding - Round 1 Open to community members in the Middle East and Africa Region interested in Applying to the General Support Fund - Round 1 with the September 9th Deadline Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 6899 4589

Passcode: 454018

Regional Committee[edit]

  • Yamen, August 2021 - I'm a Collateral and Asset Management business expert from Tunisia. Co-founder of the Wikimedia Tunisia User Group, the Wiki World Heritage User Group and the Wikiarabia regional conference. A former member of Wikimania 2021 COR team.
  • Azogbonon, August 2021 - Engage in the promotion of free knowledge, the development of Beninese and African content (history, culture, men and women, etc.).
  • Aristidek5maya, August 2021 - I am a photography consultant and professional image reporter in working life. As a Wikimedian, I am a volunteer trainer and head of the Wikiquote project within Wikimedia Cote d'Ivoire. Finally, I am President and co-founder of an NGO which fights for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Mwintirew, August 2021 -
  • Joy_Agyepong, August 2021 - I am a Social Entrepreneur and Director with Fact Lens Gh in Ghana. I am also a Co-founder with an environmentally oriented NGO and Team Lead with Wiki Hour Initiative.
  • Ptinphusmia, August 2021 -
  • Kaizenify, August 2021 - I’m a professional and well travelled photographer with various photography exhibitions. On the Wikimedia project, I bridge gender/minority gaps on Wikipedia by leading various gender/minority edit a thons and also the program strategist for the Wikimedia Nigeria Usergroup.
  • Tebhogho, August 2021 -
  • Ndahiro_derrick, August 2021 -
  • CaliBen, August 2021 - I am an Information Technology expert from Tanzania. I am the founder of the Wikimedia Community Arusha, Community Liason for The AfroCine Project, and a certified trainer for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program.
  • Fjmustak, August 2021 -
  • NANöR, September 2021 -

Browse Applications[edit]

Wikimedia Community Fund[edit]

Learn more and apply

Rapid Fund[edit]

General Support Fund[edit]

Wikimedia Alliances Fund[edit]