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Comprehensive Plan for Oct. 2011 to Dec. 2012. as approved by Members of Wikimedia Argentina in its General Assembly (October 8th 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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Legal name of chapter
Asociación Civil Wikimedia Argentina
Grant contact name
Ivana Lysholm
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Ivana Lysholm
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Full project name
Wikimedia Argentina Annual Plan 2012
Amount requested (in USD)
u$s 101,538
Provisional target start date
November 1st, 2011
Provisional completion date
December 31st, 2012

General Objectives

  • Increase the participation of Argentine Wikimedia members in Wikimedia projects with the following two priorities: Increase female participation and promote activities throughout all the nation.
  • Promote the cooperation between Wikimedia Argentina and GLAM institutions.
  • Promote the use of open licenses and the discussion of intellectual property laws.

Fit to strategy


As stated in WMF Strategy for 2015, Global South is one of the main priorities, not only to increase the access from development countries, but also to increase the number of contributions from a Southern Perspective. Our yearly plan as one of the oldest chapters in South America, will focus in both topics: increasing the number of participants, contributors and readers from our country and region specially considering the idea of reaching other cities (not only Buenos Aires). Federalisation is one of our main goals for year 2012. Our Iberoamerican Initiative is oriented in this same way.

If WMF wants to have a 25% of women contributing to the projects for 2015, we consider that a comprehensive gender strategy is needed. That's why we are adding gender perspective to all our main projects, including our education agenda.

Our plan will focus on: Increasing reach and participation (by working in a gender dimension, federalisation, cooperation with our regional partners and other sister organisations like Creative Commons, Vía Libre, librarians, media, etc), quality (by reaching the educational field, coordinating with education authorities and GLAM Institutions), and organisational development as well.

Specific Goals


National Projects


Federalization: increase the participation of Wikimedia members outside of Buenos Aires by 20%

  • Produce two events in two cities outside of Buenos Aires to strengthen the participation of Wikimedia members in the rest of the country in the projects. These events could be edition workshops and marathons. Both events will include gender perspective and copyright issues.


  • Quantity of new participants in each meetup.
  • Number of registered users in the event.
  • Quantity of articles in the news.
  • Quantity of women present at the event.

Gender Perspective


Increase the participation of women in the chapter to 25%

  • Organize one activity (internally organized) on the application of gender policies in WA projects (March 2012)
  • Organize one activity with organizations socially linked to gender politics and include subjects relating to gender in the projects.
  • Implement gender policies in a transverse form in WA projects, following the guidelines proposed by the H. Böll Foundation.


  • Number of women who participate in the activities
  • Quantity of articles linked to the subject of gender produced on the framework of the activities.
  • Evaluation of the degree of implementation of the policies pertaining to gender in the projects. Ex: Quantity of female panelists and presenters in the events, quantity of female participants in the events, etc.

Intellectual property and free licenses


To promote discussion regarding intellectual property laws and the use of Creative Commons licenses.

  • Lobby for the modification of law 11723 in Argentina.
  • Do a public activity centered on Creative Commons in Argentina and participate in at least two activities about intellectual property.
  • Include a session on the topic in federal events
  • Print material to spread CC in Spanish
  • Lobby to prevent the passing of laws that affect the mission of the Wikimedia projects, including the extension and duration of the IP monopolies
  • Propose a legal text to modify law 11723 allowing freedom of panorama.


  • Number of participants in public events
  • Meetings held with legislators, consultants and decision making people in the IP topic
  • Number of press releases published
  • Presentation of a project to modify law 11723 in order to have Freedom of Panorama



Create a public relations strategy

  • Print support materials for public events.
  • Organize and/or participate in at least five public activities in a year.
  • Spread the institutional videos.
  • Design press strategies to support activities on another areas of work.
  • Maintain the institutional website with at least two new publications per month.
  • Do specific campaigns to promote the other goals of our plan


  • Number of press coverages
  • Number of people at events
  • Number of women at events
  • Number of visits to our videos webpage
  • Website statistics (amount of visits per month)



To promote the use of Wikimedia projects in education, including those areas where there's bilingual education, with native local languages like aymara, quechua, guarani, and mapugungun.

  • Upgrade Wikipedia en el Aula booklet
  • Organize 2 education events in local languages (Aymara, Quechua, Guaraní, Mapudungun)
  • Organize 10 workshops on wikipedia and education (including teachers and professors from different levels including primary and university education)


  • Disemination of the new wikipedia en el aula booklet (amount of people receiving the booklet)
  • Number of new registered users in native languages wikimedia projects
  • Number of participants in each workshop,
  • Number of women in each workshop.



To promote GLAM Projects and the cooperation with GLAM Institutions

  • Sign the Agreement with RTA (Public radio and TV)
  • Promote agreements with GLAM Institutions like National Archive, National Library, public libraries and other institutions like them.
  • Contact at least 2 GLAM institutions or Museums.
  • Develop and print a legal guide for GLAM Projects.
  • Building a DIY Scanner for GLAM


  • Amount of historic archives published in commons and wikisources
  • Level of disemination of the legal guide for GLAM.



Strengthen Iberoamerican Cooperation

  • Keep iberocoop mailing list active and working
  • Help, promote and Co-organize the next iberocoop meeting
  • Promote and organize natural resources capture (like GLAM, but for natural resources, which are tipical from Latinamerica)
  • Present Iberocoop at Wikimania DC


  • Number of archives of cultural and natural heritage from Argentina uploaded to commons within Iberocoop iniciative.
  • Documentation of the Iberoamerican Meeting
  • Participants survey

Institutional organization


To sustain our administrative and institutional organization as a chapter.

  • Establish an office for Wikimedia Argentina
  • Hire personal: Executive Director and Assistant.
  • Prepare internal workshop on project management
  • Publish a monthly report for members and the WMF
  • Organize monthly Board meetings
  • Promote more participation of WA members in the chapter
  • Prepare the evaluation and planification for next period


  • Members survey. Regular consultations and feedback from Wikimedia members.

Financial plan

Specific Goals
Financial requirements
Unit amount in Ar$
Total Amount in Ar$
Total amount in u$s
Federalization, National Outreach
1.1. Travel expenses bus tickets 30 $300.00 $9,000.00
1.2. Per diem lunch/ dinner 30 $100.00 $3,000.00
1.3. Local Outreach graphic materials 100 $10.00 $1,000.00
brochures 300 $2.00 $600.00
1.4. Logistics local travel expenses $1,000.00
1.5. others $2,000.00
Subtotal 1 $16,600.00 4,048.78 USD
Gender Policy
2.1. Workshop logistics Varios 1 $3,000.00 $3,000.00
2.2. Print materials Reading materials, 20 $100.00 $2,000.00
2.3. speakers transportation 1 $4,000.00 $4,000.00
Per diem 3 $300.00 $900.00
Subtotal 2 $9,900.00 2,414.63 USD
Copyright Policy
3.1. Brochure Design 1 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Printing 1000 $3.00 $3,000.00
3.2. Outreach event brochures 500 $2.00 $1,000.00
speakers transportation 2 $3,000.00 $6,000.00
Per diem 6 $300.00 $1,800.00
Logistics / coffee break 1 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Subtotal 3 $15,300.00 3,731.71 USD
4.1. office rent (2 years) Monthly rent 24 $2,000.00 $48,000.00
4.2. Office Equipment office forniture 1 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
4.3. Computer equipment others 1 $7,000.00 $7,000.00
4.4. Services Monthly various 24 $500.00 $12,000.00
4.5. Executive Director Monthly salary 15 $10,000.00 $150,000.00
4.6. Assistant (part time) Monthly salary 15 $3,000.00 $45,000.00
Subtotal 4 $267,000.00 65,121.95 USD
5.1. Brochures Degisn 3 $800.00 $2,400.00
printing 2000 $1.00 $2,000.00
5.2. Edition Booklet Design 1 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
printing 5000 $4.00 $20,000.00
5.3. web site maintenance Hosting and others 1 $3,000.00 $3,000.00
Subtotal 5 $28,900.00 7,050 USD
Wikipedia in the classroom
6.1. New Booklet design 1 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
printing 3000 $4.00 $12,000.00
6.2. Aymara Booklet design 1 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
printing 500 $4.00 $2,000.00
6.3. Guaraní Booklet design 1 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
printing 500 $4.00 $2,000.00
6.4. Transportation Various, 1 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Subtotal $21,500.00 5,243.90 USD
7.1. Legal Guide for GLAM Design 1 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
printing 1000 $4.00 $4,000.00
7.2. Equipment DIY Scanner 3 $4,000.00 $12,000.00
Subtotal 7 $17,500.00 4,268.29 USD
Iberocoop and others
8.1. Participation in Iberoconf Transportation 2 $3,000.00 $6,000.00
Perdiem 8 $300.00 $2,400.00
8.2. Participation in Chapters' Meeting Transportation 3 $4,000.00 $12,000.00
Perdiem 12 $300.00 $3,600.00
8.3. Participation in Wikimanía Transportacion 3 $4,000.00 $12,000.00
Perdiem 12 $300.00 $3,600.00
Subtotal 8 $39,600.00 S9,658.54 USD
Total Programs
Total $416,300.00 101,537.84 USD
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