Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata Day in Baghdad (ID: 21990797)

Wikidata Day in Baghdad
proposed start date2022-12-15
proposed end date2022-12-23
grant start date2022-12-15T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-02-28T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1146500 IQD
budget (USD)780.97 USD
amount recommended (USD)780.97
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Alli Khalil
organization (if applicable)• N/A
Review Final Report

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Applicant Details edit

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Alli Khalil

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Alli Khalil Luma Salman Hameed Yamen NANöR



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.

Iraqi Wikimedians Arab Wikimedians Wiki World Heritage

Grant Proposal edit

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

Wikidata Day in Baghdad

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.

Problem Statement

  • WikiData is not familiar to Iraqi people.
  • Wikidata has low growth in Iraq, there are many Iraqi articles that don't contain data or their data is not added correctly.
  • The Iraqi people need to be aware of the importance of data and how to use WikiData to enrich Iraqi articles.


  • Define Wikidata in the Iraqi community
  • Enrich Iraqi articles with the data needed
  • Raise Awareness of the correct use of Wikidata
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

- Aware participants of the digital transformation and benefits of data nowadays and how to use it in Iraq.

  • Teach volunteers about WikiData, how it works, and its history during the past 10 years.
  • Prepare 500 - 1000 Wikidata statements for Iraqi articles that participants will work on to enrich Iraqi articles on Wikidata in order to practice Wikidata and Quick Statement tool.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

- First 15 minutes: Welcome period

  • 75 minutes: participants will learn about Wikimedia, Wikidata, and how to use it.
  • 30 minutes: create accounts for the new users and learn about Wikidata tools.
  • 50 minutes: Lunch break.
  • 80 minutes: practice Wikidata by enriching Iraqi content.
  • 50 minutes: celebrating time, open discussion, and what's next.
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.

Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary

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

User: Alli Khalil / the Trainer of this workshop

  • Information Engineer working as a Research Analyst in Iraq Registered in Wikimedia projects for two years and a member of the Iraqi Wikimedia user group, recently organized several Wikipedia events in different cities around Iraq in the Wikipedia project with MiCT organization.

User: Lama Salman Hameed / Assistant Trainer

  • writer and librarian in Baghdad, editor in Wikipedia for two years, and a member of the Iraq Wikimedia user group, She will help the participants to understand the policies of the various Wikipedia projects.

User: Yamen/online guest

  • 10 years Wikimedian and Co-founder of the Wikimedia Tunisia user group and wiki heritage

he will tell us about Wikidata and its applications on the internet and in real-life

User: Yamen/online guest

  • 10 years Wikimedian and Co-founder of the Wikimedia Tunisia user group and wiki heritage

he will tell us about Wikidata and its applications on the internet and in real-life

User: NANöR/online guest

  • a Wikimedian and member of many wiki projects.

she will tell us about Wikimedia projects and the purpose of being a part of Wikimedia community

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, Socioeconomic Status

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.

Contentgender Gap: We will focus on gender equality in the workshop. Geography: the editing will focus to represent heritage sites in various cities in Iraq. Socio-economic status: we will be working with people with different levels of income, unemployed youth, and groups with low educational levels.

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 , Open Technology

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


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?

We will target people in the data field, those who are data-passionate, or the Wikipedians who want to learn about Wikidata. those people will be targeted through social media platforms, groups, and channels. We will work to preserve them by creating a social media Wikidata group to share information and stay connected to participate in upcoming events.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

Through the workshop, we will work on group activities and training methods that make the trainees satisfied with the workshop, in addition to dealing with them person to person to ensure that everyone learns from the information given in the workshop also, we will bring them closer to the Wikipedia community by showing them true stories of old Wikipedians.

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.

The Iraq user group informed about the project idea through Wikipedia Edit-a-thon that was held in September in Baghdad. also, I informed the Arab Wikipedia community through the Arab Wikimedia projects group on Telegram. I plan to share the idea more widely with Wikipedia community through WikiArabia 2022 in the UAE on the 28th of October.

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.

Working with partners who have experience in Wikipedia and Wikidata would be great and motivating for new users. I will invest my time in Wikiarabia conference to introduce my event idea to those who are working on Wikidata and invite them to share their experience.

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, Improve User Experience, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation edit

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

- How have the targeted participant's views of Wikimedia changed after they participated in our event?

  • Were we effective in making people feel welcome, safe, and not intimidated? What are some of the ongoing challenges?
  • Do new editors have the necessary skills? What form of training and support has been more or less helpful in acquiring these skills?
  • How many people keep adjusting after events and activities?
  • What motivates editors to continue editing after activities? What are some of the existing obstacles? Do they receive the required support?
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
Participants views we will measure the views changed through direct questions during the workshop. 16
Satisfaction we will do a survey to know how much participants felt safe and happy during the event. 16
technical challenges identify the technical challenges that participants faced and how we can avoid them in the next event. 16
Identifying patterns analyzing the event in general and finding patterns to identify the things that we have missed in the overall implementation. N/A
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants the number of participants in the event = 18

8 females and 8 males, 1 trainer, 1 assistant

Number of editors the number of editors = 16

8 females, 8 males, and at least 50% of participants are new editors

Number of organizers organizers: 2

1 main trainer, 1 assistant

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata our main goal is about contributing in wikidata by adding at least 1000 new statements for Iraqi articles 1000
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

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.

there are several ways to get useful data for the event

  • Number of participants -> count manually
  • Number of editors -> count manually
  • Number of organizers -> count manually
  • Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project -> Programs & Events Dashboard

Financial Proposal edit

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

1146500 IQD

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

780.97 USD

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