Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/General Support Fund/Wikimedia Libya Community Support Grant 2024

statusUnder review
Wikimedia Libya Community Support Grant 2024
start date2024-07-01
end date2024-12-31
budget (local currency)78769 LYD
amount requested (USD)16900.32 USD [note 1]
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
applicant and people related to proposalSalema younus

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Applicant information edit

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Salema younus
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.
Libyan Organization For Information Technology and Communications

Main proposal edit

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wikimedia Libya Community Support Grant 2024
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

Program: Training for university students to contribute to Wikipedia and Wikidata Approach: Training in colleges and institutes. Strategy: Providing training sessions for students on Wikipedia content related to their specialization and training students in technical specializations to contribute to Wikidata, and the training will be from users with experience in these projects. Challenges: Lack of interest in or participation in activities and training. Strategies for Challenges: Attracting students’ interest by working on content that is relevant to their studies and related to their specialization and implementing training in its colleges.

Program:Training of trainers in Tripoli Approach: In-person training at the technical center in Tripoli. Strategy: Qualifying a number of trainers to later organize training for the community in Tripoli, according to Wikipedia . The trainers' training will be supervised by experienced users of the encyclopedia. Challenges: Reaching people interested in being trainers in the city of Tripoli. Strategies for Challenges: Providing interested trainers by communicating with technical centers and announcing training for trainers in Tripoli ts.

Program: Participation in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Approach: Launching session in Benghazi and online. Strategy: Introducing participants to the Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Challenges: Lack or decrease in the number of those interested in and participating in the training and competition. Strategies for Challenges: Communicate with photography clubs, art students specializing in photography, and amateurs. Broad advertising for a good period before the competition. Organizing a Launching session for the competition in person and online.

Program: Training on the Arabic Wikisource . Approach: In-person training sessions in Benghazi and online. Strategy: Providing training materials on Wikisource and implementing and supervising the training by expert Wikisource users. Challenges: Increasing participants from the Libyan community in Wikipedia's sister projects, Wikisource in particular. Strategies for Challenges: Communicate with cultural centers to introduce the project, announce training, and also publish advertisements on Libyan cultural websites.

Program: Celebration of the twentieth Arabic Wikipedia Day. Approach: Two in person meetings in Benghazi to raise awareness about the Wikimedia movement and projects, shed light on the Arabic Wikipedia, and celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Challenges: Lack of attendance due to lack of prior knowledge of the encyclopedia and its importance. Lack of knowledge of the existence of a celebration on the occasion of Arabic Wikipedia Day. Strategies for Challenges: A call for cultural and volunteer organizations in the city of Benghazi. Direct communication with some individuals from the community to attend the event. Advertisements on the social media pages of the Wikimedia Libya community and also on the pages of some of our community partners.

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM No
Gender and diversity No
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Editing Wikipedia Training, Wikidata programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Vocational, tertiary, or higher education
Other groups if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

Our team consists of two members: NANöR and Salema younus. We will perform various, divided, and mutual tasks to execute the program and activities proposed in this request. A budget is allocated in the application for these roles and tasks. The tasks are coordination, organization, management and consulting. Among the coordinator's duties: Coordination: Oversee the projects’ advancement, budget, and reporting. Manage communication, material, and surveys to be published. Oversee emails and social media channels. Prepare grant applications and reports. Collect and evaluate feedback from participants. Schedule meetings. Manage documentation on Meta or on Wikiprojects. Coordination with the fiscal sponsor.

Among some of the facilitator's duties: Facilitation: Lead online and in-person training sessions. PPreparing materials with trainers who will be used in training sessions. Follow up and contact participants and partners. Attending meetings.

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

External Partnerships: Barah Foundation for Culture and Arts and the Libyan Organization for Information Technology and Communications (NPO). Universities in Libya: University of Benghazi and Technical Colleges.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Metrics edit

Wikimedia Metrics edit

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 120 N/A
Number of all editors 67 N/A
Number of new editors 57
Number of retained editors 10
Number of all organizers 2 N/A
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 50 25
Wikimedia Commons
Wikidata 200 300
Wikisource 200 200
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

We will participate in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition, and the number of images that will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons is unknown because it is being held for the first time.

Other Metrics edit

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target

Budget edit

16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
78769 LYD
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A LYD
Year 2 N/A LYD
Year 3 N/A LYD
Requested amount in USD
16900.32 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contractor costs 17460 LYD
Operational costs 23610 LYD
Programmatic costs 37699 LYD
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information edit

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