Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Monuments Zambia 2023 (ID: 22107144)

Wiki Loves Monuments Zambia 2023
proposed start date2023-08-01
proposed end date2023-11-30
grant start date2023-08-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-11-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)79094 EUR
budget (USD)4113.72 USD
amount recommended (USD)3246.07
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• User:Icem4k
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details edit

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.




Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Not Yet but we are working on one.

Grant Proposal edit

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

Wiki Loves Monuments Zambia 2023

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

The Wiki Loves Monuments Zambia 2023 contest will provide an opportunity to contribute to the documentation, promotion, and preservation of Zambia's heritage, while also raising awareness of the importance of heritage preservation. Here are a few possible changes that we aim to bring about: Documenting Zambia's heritage, Encouraging tourism, and Raising awareness of heritage preservation

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

To achieve the changes in the context of this competition, the following approaches or strategies will be taken:

1. Social media marketing: We plan to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote the competition and encourage people to participate.
2. Collaboration with heritage organizations: We will collaborate with heritage organizations, museums, and historical societies to promote the competition and encourage participation.
3. Outreach to schools and universities: We will reach out to schools and universities to encourage students to participate in the competition.
4. Providing incentives: We will provide incentives to encourage participation, such as prizes for the best photos or recognition for the most photos uploaded.

These strategies can be effective in achieving changes in the context of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition by increasing participation, raising awareness of cultural heritage sites, and promoting the importance of preserving these sites for future generations.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

These activities can be tailored to the specific needs and goals of the competition and can help to increase participation, engagement, and success in the competition.

1. Social media marketing:

Create social media accounts for the competition and regularly post updates, photos, and information about the competition. Use hashtags to promote the competition and encourage people to share their photos. Run social media ads to reach a wider audience. Collaborate with influencers and social media personalities to promote the competition.

2. Collaboration with heritage organizations:

Reach out to heritage organizations and museums to create partnerships and promote the competition. Offer to provide training and workshops for staff and volunteers on photography and the competition. Host a launch event at a heritage site to generate publicity and interest in the competition. Provide educational materials and resources about cultural heritage and its importance.

3. Engaging with past participants:

Create a mailing list or newsletter to keep past participants up-to-date with the competition and encourage them to participate again. Highlight the work of past participants on social media and other platforms to showcase their success and inspire others. Offer exclusive discounts or prizes for returning participants. Create a community for past participants to connect and share their experiences.

4. Providing incentives:

Offer prizes for the best photos or most photos uploaded. Create a leaderboard to encourage friendly competition among participants. Recognize the work of participants through social media shoutouts, exhibitions, or other forms of recognition. Provide feedback and constructive criticism on photos to help participants improve their skills and knowledge.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Not applicable

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Project Manager/Leader/Technical Support: Isaac Kanguy User:Icem4k Photography Expert: Jason Mulikita (Contractors/salaried) Social Media Coordinator: Edward Phiri (Volunteer) Heritage Outreach Coordinator: Lucille Nazyambu Mudenda User:Lucillenm (Volunteer)

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Geography, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

This is specifically addressing the content gap in cultural heritage documentation by encouraging Zambians to capture and share images of their country's historic sites and monuments on Wikipedia. This initiative will promote the documentation of cultural heritage sites that are underrepresented or undocumented, thereby ensuring a greater representation of knowledge and contributing to knowledge equity. .

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Digital Access

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?

The target participants for Wiki Loves Monuments Zambia 2023 are Zambian citizens and residents who have an interest in photography, cultural heritage, and contributing to the global knowledge base on Wikipedia. The initiative aims to engage both amateur and professional photographers, with a focus on encouraging participation from individuals and communities that are typically underrepresented on Wikipedia.

1. Social media outreach: Utilize social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote the competition, and share updates and information.
2. Local community outreach: Engage local communities and cultural organizations to raise awareness of the competition, provide training and support for participants, and encourage participation.
3. Photography workshops: Organize photography workshops to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to capture high-quality images of cultural heritage sites.

To follow up with participants after the activities, the following strategies will be employed:

1. Communication: Send out regular updates and newsletters to participants to keep them engaged and informed about the progress of the competition.
2. Recognition: Provide recognition for participants, including featuring winning entries on Wikipedia and social media platforms, and organizing exhibitions of winning entries.
3. Feedback: Provide feedback to participants on their entries, including advice on how to improve their photography skills and how to better document cultural heritage sites.
4. Community building: Encourage participants to join a community of photographers and cultural heritage enthusiasts on Wikipedia, where they can continue to contribute to the global knowledge base and build connections with like-minded individuals.
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will develop and communicate a clear code of conduct for all participants, volunteers, and staff to follow. This code should outline expected behaviors, including respectful communication, nondiscrimination, and appropriate use of language and images. Offer support to participants who may face challenges or barriers to participation, such as financial constraints or limited access to technology.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

To let the Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and proposal, you can use several methods. Share the proposal on Wikimedia mailing lists. Reach out to Wikimedia affiliates. To involve the community in planning the proposal, we will: Conduct a needs assessment Engage with local cultural organizations Develop partnerships

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation edit

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

The successful implementation of the Wiki Loves Earth Zambia proposal and the strategies outlined can provide valuable learning opportunities in leadership, project management, community engagement, content creation, advocacy, and partnership building. These skills and experiences can be useful in many other contexts and can help to build a strong foundation for future projects and initiatives.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Photos in articles Number of photos used in articles in different wikiprojects 150
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 50
Number of editors 20
Number of organizers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons N/A 300
Wikipedia N/A 20
Wikidata N/A 10
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

If the Wiki Loves Monuments Zambia proposal does not meet the core metrics, there could be several reasons for this Lack of participant engagement, Insufficient resources, Poor outreach, and communication, and lastly Technical challenges

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

Financial Proposal edit

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

79094 EUR

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

4113.72 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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