Grants talk:PEG/UG TN/Annual plan 2015-2016

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GAC members who support this request[edit]

  1. --DerekvG (talk) 13:25, 2 October 2015 (UTC) Make it happen, go for it my Tunisian friendsReply[reply]
  2. --Wertuose (talk) 13:26, 5 October 2015 (UTC) It has clear and achievable goals and reasonable budget.Reply[reply]
  3. Interesting the French version. --Ilario (talk) 19:52, 7 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. --3BRBS (talk) 22:50, 19 October 2015 (UTC) I believe it is properly planned. Good luck!Reply[reply]

GAC members who support this request with adjustments[edit]

GAC members who oppose this request[edit]

GAC members who abstain from voting/comment[edit]

  1. I regret that I do not feel qualified to read this grant request in its original language, nor am I confident about passing judgement based on a machine translation. Apologies. Craig Franklin (talk) 06:15, 10 October 2015 (UTC).Reply[reply]
Dear @Lankiveil:
The English version is clear, and if you need more information or clarification, we will answer you --Touzrimounir (talk) 08:47, 13 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GAC comments[edit]

Recruitment of women[edit]

Thanks for the request. Your intent to recruit 20 new female editors on Wikipedia is great in bridging the gap but it seems too optimistic for me. Could you please provide information about the current number of active members, the proportion of female members and he geographical dispersion of these users? Could you please tell us more about your strategy in reaching out to women in order to achieve the specified measure of success? Thanks.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 07:17, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear @Kiril Simeonovski:
to increase the participation of women in Tunisia, wikimedia TN user group will take part of the wiki project organised by a group of arabic women to increase the number of female editors in all the arabic word. The project will take place from November 2015 to February 2016. Kindly refer to the project page for more information --Touzrimounir (talk) 13:59, 30 September 2015 (UTC).Reply[reply]
Thanks for your response. The idea with the project organised by women from the Arabic world is great and definitely has the potential of increasing the number of female editors. Do you have any information on the current number of female editors from Tunisia and their geographical dispersion? Do you have any plans on the regions of Tunisia in which you are going to reach out to women the most? Thanks.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 10:16, 1 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear @Kiril Simeonovski:
I don't know the number exact of female editors, but I think it is very low, we will contact all women editors in all Tunisia to take part of this project , about the region as it is the first experience it will be in the capital of Tunisia Tunis --Touzrimounir (talk) 15:01, 1 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. Now it's clearer to me.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 07:14, 2 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Community comments[edit]

Budget changes regarding equipements required for GLAM: Bibliothèque Diocésaine[edit]

After doing some research, we find that the convenient Camera to carry on the scanning work will cost 2100 TND ($ 1050), however in our budget we have put 1500 TND ($ 750). We will exceeded the budget reserved to the camera with 40%. Meanwhile, the scanner that fits our need will cost only 200 TND. So in total (2300 TND) we will not exceed the budget reserved to the session (2500 TND). Is that ok ?

Yes, the change in spending is approved. --KHarold (WMF) (talk) 19:45, 1 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WMF comments[edit]

Thank you to Vivaystn and to the GAC and community members for the time you have put into writing and reviewing this proposal. We are pleased to see that the Tunisian User Group is planning several programs this year, especially those focused on increasing new users and active female editors. Your proposal would benefit from additional details about your plans. Please see the questions and comments below:

GLAM program
  • Can you give an estimate of how much content will be digitized in this project?

Hundreds of books under public domain, still waiting for the Library to give us a rough number.

  • What materials will be digitized? Why were these materials selected?

Books (religious, historic ones) and maps. We only selected the subject for the moment because of its importance historically speaking. The real books to scan are not selected yet.

  • Is there a strategy for getting digitized content used in articles?

The digitalised books and maps will definitely help in many articles for the Human history. The project concept will be defined in the coming days/weeks with our partners: Carthagina Association that works to raise awareness about History & heritage and the National Library of Tunisia

Education program
  • What are the goals/activities for the education program?

The goals of the educational program is to let students contribute to Wikipedia according to their academic curses. Through the workshops that we will organize in the National Engineering School of Tunis.

  • Who are the target participants for the education program ( i.e. number of students, area of study, level of school)?

We intend to reach 15 engineer (as first experience) students in different fields: Industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and information and communication technology.

  • It seems that the plan is to host four workshops as part of the education program. We recommend working with the same group of students over the course of several weeks in order to reach goals for content creation. If your goal for participants to become active editors, you should have a strategy to encourage continued participation. Some ways you can do this is to have a mentorship program and/or invite new editors to participate in contests and events.

Since this is the first experience that we will take in this university, we promise to host four workshops as a beginning, then we will see how students interact with these workshops. If some students show their intention to keep going and need more support, we will absolutely extend the program. Get the students involved in Wikimedia contests and events is also one of the main goals of these workshops in order to increase the number of contributors and succeed in our target in adding more content to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects in general.

Other programs
  • The proposal mentions editathons and new editor training in more than once, but it is not clear where/when editathons are planned. Are they included in meetings, or as part of one of the programs, or are they not included in the proposal because they do not require funding?

We include that in logistics session. We have put 6 workshops (or edit-a-thon). Thier plan is not fixed from now because it depends with many factors including partners/NGO plan, TNUG members availability, area reservation, etc. However, we have some ideas about how they could be; for example we intend to make a WiKI-DS (a workshop for children) in partnership with an association that aims to increase the intellectual potential of children.

  • It is fantastic that your user group has decided to focus its efforts on increasing number of new users and active female contributors, but it is not clear from your plan what programs, activities or strategies you will use to achieve this.

We are planning to have one or two workshops among the 6 workshops dedicated to the female contributors.

Goals and measures of success
  • It is a good idea to focus on just two or three goals. Please take a second look at the goals section and identify what your most important goals are. From your list of goals and activities, it seems like your User Group will be focusing on the goals listed below. This is, of course, our interpretation of your goals. Your changes should reflect the priorities of your user group and expected outcomes from activities you are planning this year.
    1. Increase quality and quantity of articles on English, French and Arabic Wikipedias.
    2. Increase number of free licensed images.
    3. Grow number of new and active users.

We agree with you about these goals, we will just reordering them according to their priorities to be:

  1. Grow number of new and active users.
  2. Increase quality and quantity of articles on Arabic, French, and English Wikipedias.
  3. Increase number of free licensed images.

Grant updated

  • It would be helpful to have your measures of success broken down by program. For example, how much Arabic/French/English content do you expect will come from the education program? From editathons?

Here are the goals by project:

  • Wiki Loves monuments
    • We have reached 2300 photo - The target was 1500 photos
    • We have reached 39 contributors - The target was 20 contributors
    • We have reached more than 15 new user - The target was 10
  • GLAM:Bibliothèque Diocésaine
    • We set a target of 3000 photos
    • We set a target of +100 articles
  • Education program
    • We set a target of 15 new contributors
    • We set a target of + 50 articles
  • Réunion et atelier wikipedia et wikimedia commons
    • We set a target of +20 new users
    • We set a target of +100 new articles

  • Can you share some background on how you determined the measures of success, particularly around growth in participation and content? Do you feel that these goals are attainable given the activities planned, and your experience with past programs?

We agree that measuring these target is difficult in some cases; it needs a lot of effort to track the performance of the new users and the indirect impact of the contests/events. As in WikiArabia, we have estimated to activate many Wikipedians around the Arabe word without having previous experience, thing that fully succeeded since we have seen the creation of 3 user groups after few months only. As well, we believe that we could reach these goals in a national perspective through the planned activities.

We want to support your community to reach its goals, and are happy to discuss your plans further on a call if you would like. We look forward to your response. Best,--KHarold (WMF) (talk) 20:28, 13 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you KHarold (WMF). We appreciate very much you support and happy to discuss the plan if you still have some inquiries. Cheers. --Vivaystn (talk) 20:17, 19 October 2015 (UTC) Reply[reply]

Thank you for giving us an update on the status of your interim report, we will extend the deadline for it until June 20th as you have requested.--KHarold (WMF) (talk) 22:15, 10 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]