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Wikidata for all

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The Wikidata For All Project is one of our drives to improve Nigerian contents and increase wikidata's participation in the country. The project will focuses on training all interested persons on how to query as well as how to add content on Wikidata.


The idea of the project came to us during the 2019 WikiIndaba conference where we realized that the number of Nigerian content on Wikidata is very low and it was mostly primarily because the majority of Wikimedia editors in our community are not familiar with the Wikidata Project. Hence we, the Igbo Wikimedians User Group decided to embark on this project with the aim of increasing Wikidata's participation, Promoting integration between Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects as well as improve Nigerian content on Wikidata.

A four day series of workshop was planned and the First workshop was done on the 8th of March 2020 but due to the current Covid-19 crisis, all physical meetups/workshops had to be suspended and so in other not to let the idea die down, we decided to take the workshop online.

Scope of Work[edit]

  • Training: Collation of resources for training design and launch of program dashboard for measuring project metrics, communication channel and design of project landing page (Meta).
  • Webinar Session: Three (3) online Wikidata hands-on training will be organized to focus on different areas of Wikidata module.

Details of focused areas are listed in the table below.

  • Mentor ship: Attending to feedback from students, allocation of assignment to students, tracking of items, review.

Project Time-Lines/ Work Plan[edit]

Activities Specific Activities Time Lines Expected Outcomes Remarks
  • Design and launch of Program dashboard for measuring Project metrics
  • Design of project landing page ( Meta)
  • Registration of participants on and off-wiki.
  • Social media engagement eg. Instagram, twitter, Whatsapp
29th – 3rd July 2020 Participants are expected to visit the project landing page and for the uploaded Videos for a self-pace training session.
Live Training
  • Introduction to the wikimedia movement and projects
  • Introduction to Wikidata project
  • How to make queries in wikidata using SPARQL
  • Adding content to Wikidata
4th -18th July 2020 Participants will be engaged in live training sessions ( hands-on) Duration (1hrs) per Webinar session. Each session will be recorded and make available before the next session on the landing page
Mentorship Class
  • Attending to feedbacks from students per previous sessions
  • Allocation of assignment to students
15 - 20 July 2020 The following modules are expected to be covered:
  • What is Wikidata
  • Wikidata Queries
  • Adding Contents to Wikidata
Editathon: 1 Week Compettition
  • New editors to create their account before the event ( if it has not been earlier created)
  • Participants to sign up to the event dashboard
  • Mentors acts as judges to determine the winner of the competition
19th -26th July 2020
  • At least over 100 items about most influential young Nigerians will be added on wikidata
  • At least 0ver 10 participants will become wikidata editors

Resources for Self-pace Training [edit]

Videos of the last live session will be upload before the next live session

Webinar Sessions

S/n Agenda Date Time (EAT) Facilitator Video links