Global Open Initiative/Resources

GrantsEdit

Art + Feminism 2020 editathons Ghana

Partnering with 4 organizations in the north and south of Ghana to organize 4 all-day Wikidata editathon workshops as part of the 2020 global Art and Femimnism campagin.

  • Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT - Ghanaian Women in entertainment
  • University for Development Studies (UDS) - Ghanaian Women Entrepreneurs
  • Ghana Tech lab - Ghanaian Women in Sports
  • Achievers Ghana - Zongo women

GRANT DETAILS

  • Amount Request: 1997.2 USD
  • Amount Received: 1998 USD
  • Executed: 15 February, 7 March, 21 March, 28 March

LEARNING OUTCOMNES

WMF Organizational WikiCite Satellite Event Grant Award

Participating in the 4th CARLIGH International Conference to run a WikiCite side event to engage librarians and industry players who in one way or the other, are directly involved in creating or managing citations and bibliographic data.

The conference seeks to bring together researchers, faculty, scientists, ICT professionals, data analysts, publishers, and book vendors to deliberate on and share experiences in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and access to information.

GRANT DETAILS

  • Application Request: WikiCite 2020 Satellite - GOI Foundation, Accra, Ghana
  • Approved: 5,675.84 USD
  • Executed: 28 February 2020 - 16 August 2020

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Wikidata, Librarians and Linked Open Data

To introduce Wikidata to Librarians at University of Ghana in an all-day hands-on workshop where they will learn how Wikidata triple statements are organized and use that knowledge to create/contribute bibliographic data to Wikidata, learn to write basic SPARQL queries, learn how to use Scholia as a tool for visualizing WikiCite data.

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2019 Public Domain Day photowalk

To organise a photowalk to heritage sites situated in the center of Accra Ghana as part of the annual Public Domain Day celebrations.

FUNDRAISER DETAILS

  • Amount Request: 100 USD
  • Amount Received: 100 USD
  • Travelled: January 11, 2020

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Help Sadik travel from Ghana to present his work on education in Stockholm!

A GoFundMe campaign to support Sadik Shahadu to honor an invitation to travel and participate in the CivilServant Research Summit on 19 August 2019 in Stockholm. Practitioners from around the world like Sadik gathered at the Summit to discuss how Wikipedia projects can test their ideas to help their communities thrive. Global Voices awarded Sadik a scholarship to cover his lodging in Stockholm, but he needed more funds to cover for travel expenses.

FUNDRAISER DETAILS

  • Amount Request: 1400
  • Amount Received: 1400 USD
  • Travelled: August 17, 2019 - August 20, 2019

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Wiki Tours North of Ghana

To introduce senior high and tertiary students in remote areas of Upper East region of Ghana to Wikipedia and its sister projects.

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Twi Wikipedia Translatathon

To translate articles from en.wikipedia to tw.wikipedia using the Content Translation Tool. tw.wikipedia only has 607 articles and there are less then 10 active users. The project invited new/potential editors of Twi Wikipedia along with native speakers to become members of the Ghanaian Wikimedia community. On 3 Saturdays in September, 30 Twi speakers were taught how to use the Content Translation Tool to translate articles into Twi and publish them on the Twi Wikipedia.

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2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon II

To participate in the 2019 global Art and Femimnism Wikipedia Editathon campaigns and introduce participants attending the weekly Linux Usergroup meetup at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra.

FUNDRAISER DETAILS

  • Amount Request: 100 USD
  • Amount Received: 100 USD
  • Travelled: March 2, 2019

LEARNING OUTCOMNES

2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon I

To introduce members of Linux Usergroup at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT to Wikipedia through an editathon organised around the theme 'Female Ghanaian Parliamentarians' as part of the 2019 global Art and Femimnism campagin.

FUNDRAISER DETAILS

  • Amount Request: 100 USD
  • Amount Received: 100 USD
  • Travelled: March 9, 2019

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Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana

To organised a series of editathons to (1) Add / improve Wikidata Items (2) Add / improve Wikipedia Articles, on all 275 members of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

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Project X

To organised a series of editathons to improve Wikipedia content related to corruption, and develop a mentorship program from participants of the editathons

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Financial ReportsEdit

The Global Open Initiative, registered as Global-Open Initiative Foundation is a donor-funded limited-by-guarantee incorporated nonprofit organization established in Ghana in March 2019 under the Companies Act, 1963 (Act 179). Our tax identification number is C0023895187. Here, you can read our financial reports and our Annual Return Forms.

2019 - 2020

Public Equipment TrackingEdit

Quantity and State of GOI Foundation's Hardware
Equipment Quantity State
USB LAN to Router 1 working
Extension board (power strip) 4 4 / 4 working
HDMI to VGA Adaptor kit 1 working
Mains internent Router MTN TurboNet 1 working
Vodafone 1 working
Vodafone (with UDS WikiClub) 1 working
Surfline 1 working
Projector Epson 1 not working
YABER Native 1 working
Token Device 2 2 / 2 working

Team meetingsEdit

We sometimes use the Wikimedia etherpad to collaborate and document our community meetings.

April 2019
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March 2019


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