Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Tanzania:A Wiki Travel Diary (ID: 22469207)

Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary
proposed start date2024-06-01
proposed end date2024-10-25
budget (local currency)4000 TZS
budget (USD)10051040 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• codtz
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details edit

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a board member or president of a Wikimedia Affiliate or mission-allied organization.

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

organization: Open Space Tanzania. Role: Accountant

Main Proposal edit

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-06-01 - 2024-10-25

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Not applicable

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

The project aims to bring about a significant change in the representation of Tanzania on the Wikivoyage platform. The goal is to transform the platform into a comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in travelling to or learning about Tanzania. This will not only enhance the global visibility of Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage and diverse geography but also promote tourism and cultural exchange, thereby contributing positively to the local economy and global understanding.


1. Limited Content
2. Outdated information.


1. Content creation and update.
  • We plan to conduct extensive research and field visits to create new content and update existing content. This will involve writing new articles, improving existing ones, and ensuring that the information is current.
2. Community Engagement.
  • We will engage local communities, tourism boards, and cultural institutions to contribute to the content creation and update process. This will ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the information.
3. Capacity Building.
  • We will organize training sessions and workshops to equip contributors with the necessary skills to create and update content on Wikivoyage. This will also help in building a sustainable community of contributors.
4. Regular Review and Update.
  • We will establish a system for regular review and update of the content to ensure it remains current and relevant.
7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

1. Field Visits.

  • We will perform field visits to various regions of Tanzania to gather firsthand information and capture high-quality photographs and videos. This will ensure the authenticity and richness of the content.
2. Research and Content Creation.
  • We will carry out extensive research on various aspects of Tanzania. This will involve writing new articles and improving existing ones on Wikivoyage. The content will be comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date.
3. Community Workshops.
  • We will organize workshops in local communities. These workshops will serve two purposes: they will raise awareness about the project and recruit new contributors, and they will also provide training on how to contribute to Wikivoyage.
4. Collaboration with Local Institutions.
  • We will establish collaborations with local cultural institutions, tourism boards, and government agencies. These collaborations will provide access to valuable resources and ensure the accuracy of the information.
5. Regular Content Review and Update.
  • We will set up a system for regular review and update of the content. This will involve community members and will ensure that the content remains current and relevant.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

The target participants for the “Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary” project are primarily members of local communities, students from universities, and professionals from cultural institutions, tourism boards, and government agencies in Tanzania. These participants are crucial as they possess firsthand knowledge and experience of the diverse aspects of Tanzania.

Engagement Before and During Activities.

1. Awareness Campaigns.
  • Before the activities, we will conduct awareness campaigns through social media, local news outlet stations, and community meetings to inform potential participants about the project and its objectives.
2. Training Workshops.
  • We will organize training workshops where participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to contribute to Wikivoyage. These workshops will also serve as a platform for participants to share their ideas and experiences.
3. Active Participation.
  • During field visits and content creation activities, participants will be actively involved. Their local knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in capturing the true essence of Tanzania.

Follow-up After Activities

1. Feedback Sessions.
  • After each activity, we will conduct feedback sessions where participants can share their experiences, challenges faced, and suggestions for improvement. This will help us in refining our future activities.
2. Acknowledgment and Appreciation.
  • Participants’ contributions will be acknowledged on the respective Wikivoyage pages, and we will organize appreciation events to recognize their efforts.
3. Continued Engagement.
  • We will keep participants engaged even after the activities through regular meetups, online forums, and involvement in future projects.
10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

we will be adapting the Wikimedia Foundation's Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

1. friendly space policy:
2. UCoC:
11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

The idea for the “Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary” project was discussed extensively with two Wikimedia community members in Tanzanian (Wikimedians of Arusha and Tanzania University Students Wikimedians) and other non-wiki participants. The discussions took place during in-person meetings, which allowed for a more interactive and collaborative exchange of ideas.

During these discussions, community members had the opportunity to add their inputs and suggestions to the initial idea. They also proposed changes to the project’s focus. The initial idea was to work on Wikipedia, but after considering the unique needs of our community and the potential impact of the project, the community collectively decided to shift the focus to Wikivoyage.

These in-person meetings were instrumental in shaping the project proposal and ensuring that it aligns with the needs and interests of our community.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics edit

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

1. Community Engagement.

  • How effective are our strategies in engaging local communities, and institutions? What methods work best for recruiting and retaining contributors?
2. Content Quality.
  • How does the quality and comprehensiveness of the content improve as a result of this project? What types of content are most valuable to the users of Wikivoyage?
3. Sustainability.
  • How sustainable is the project in the long term? Can we establish a system where local contributors continue to update and add content even after the project ends?
18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 200
Number of editors 150
Number of organizers 10
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 300
Wikidata 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikivoyage 1500
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

We will be using the outreach dashboard

Financial proposal edit

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

4000 TZS

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

10051040 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).