Grants:Project/Rapid/AGRIPO/Wiki-agripo 6.0 : edit-a-thons on villages in the North Cameroon

Wiki-agripo 6.0 : edit-a-thons on villages in the North Cameroon
A serie of edit-a-thons about villages of the North of Cameroon during one and half month
targetFrench Wikipedia
start date1 October
start year2020
end date30th of November
end year2020
budget (local currency)1,200,000 XAF ( 1,821 euros)
budget (USD)US$ 2,000
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• gic.agripo(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• AGRIPO, a non-for-profit organisation (lead by Adeline Flore NGO-SAMNICK)
website (if applicable)

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Cameroon faces serious challenges on rural development. Poverty has a strong regional dimension. It is mostly concentrated in rural areas and specifically in the northernmost regions, where structural underdevelopment and recurring climatic hazards have limited opportunities for communities to thrive and break out of the poverty trap. As well as others northern regions, North are frequently exposed to food crises and climate shocks. These, combined with poor road infrastructure, land degradation and limited people’s access to sufficient food. Insecurity are also observed in the North regions due to the threat from Boko Haram activities.

Titled #Wiki-agripo 6.0, the aim is to share and spread documented information on villages of the Cameroon’s North through a serie of group-editing. The goal of the project is to:

  • Add content on more than 300 villages of North’s Cameroon on Wikipedia (On 17th September 2020, the region has 301 articles on villages). So the progress will be more than 100% of increased number of articles.

The page for the initiative on the French Wikipedia remain the same plateform.

Project PlanEdit

Coronavirus measuresEdit

In order to reduce COVID-19 risk, restricted measures are planned: - all event will have 7 to 9 contributors. - The event will never violates the cameroonian government restrictions and health guidance related to COVID-19. - The editing training and activities will respect social distancing (2 meters/6 feet) with no close personal contact or sharing food and materials like computers - ALl participants will make a one-day activities ( come and back home the same day). - Training methods will greatly use online skills and tutorials.


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

With the technical support of Wikipedia contributors, Agripo (Agriculteurs Professionnels du Cameroun) a non-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Tayap (Nyong-et-Kéllé), will organise a serie of 4 editathons, from 1 October 2020 to 30th November 2020, encyclopedic writing and digital publishing collaborative editing under the theme of #Wikivillages of the North's Cameroon. Due to Coranirus period, each edit-ethons will have 8 contributors allowing social distancing (2 meters/6 feet) with no close personal contact or sharing food and computers. The teaching methods will integrate online facilities and tutorials.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

  • Use proximity communication and volunteers’ facility to mobilize for villages of the North's Cameroon. AGRIPO will involve 8 contributors in a collaborative editing to build free-use knowledge accessible on the villages of the North's Cameroon in French language.
  • Wikipedia Development by the articles on the villages of the North's Cameroon could help on humanitarian activities. AGRIPO will improve online knowledge and information database on North's Cameroon in the French version of Wikipedia.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

The project will be organised by a national team who centralise the content, mobilise writers and communicate on common sharing information. The project will be based at AGRIPO in Cameroon, a professional organisation active in rural development activities in Cameroon, but well-known at international level. The organising team will be responsible for mobilisation actions surrounding the project. The organising team - supported by an active and productive Wikipedia contributor - will encourage contributors to write and improve articles on the villages of North's Cameroon during the project period. They will lead the volunteer selection.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

This project constitutes a continuation and expansion of a successful program already in place (Wikivillages), on which the basic processes, networks, and groundwork are based to advance development and knowledge issues by involving specific contributors in a focused initiative. The available equipment is dedicated to support our Wikimedia projects. This dedicated equipment will be used over the lifespan of the computer for wikipedia project as we plan to cover all Cameroonian villages.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

Set up and rollout of the local editing process

  • Set up monitoring processes to improve contributions
  • Dissemination of results
  • Mobilise volunteers to contribute.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

On this aim, the global activities will be:

Project management and administration

  • Follow the Wikipedia page on [Category of the villages of North Cameroon]
  • Create communication systems for reports and evaluation metrics
  • Monitor statistics and entries
  • Maintain communication with partners including relevant staff at Wikimedia Foundation
  • Evaluate the project as a whole

Budget and administration

  • Build and operate financial structure and control
  • Full financial report and governance.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets with 2 of them based on dashboard:

  1. Minimum of 4 events
  2. Minimmum of 10 participants (editors) with maximum of 8 contributors per activity
  3. Minimum of 6 new editors
  4. Minimum of 300 new articles
  5. Minimum of 2 repeat participants (for the series of edit-a-thons)


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Organizing team

Other supporting people

Additional resources that will benefit the project and ensure its initial success is that it:

  • Will be operated by AGRIPO in Cameroon which has a well-known history of supporting rural development activities through its projects.
  • With the project managed by AGRIPO, it can take advantage of an established track record in managing grants and partnerships with international donors and partners like United Nations or WWF with proof of satisfaction.
  • The project will benefit of the notoriety of AGRIPO in the country and worldwide.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Project budget table
Category Item description Number of units Unit Unit price Budget (euros) Comment
1 Communication In-country communication per item 3 100 300
2 Communication Internet connexion per month 4 50 200
3 Travel In-country Travel per travel 8 30 240
4 Edit-a-tons facility Meeting room per session 4 300 1200
5 Additional elements Contingency including Coronavirus facilities general cost 200 200
Total 2140
Total cost of project
2 140 euros (2350 USD)
Total amount requested
2 000 USD
Human resources of this project like project management costs is funded by AGRIPO.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Support A very impactful series of activites managed by a local and dynamic team. The results speak for themselves. I strongly endorse the project. DBN2018 (talk) 12:26, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • A request to fill an existing knowledge gap on Wikipedia, I endorse it. Amqui (talk) 16:44, 4 March 2019 (UTC)