Grants:Project/Rapid/AGRIPO/Wiki-agripo 8.0 : edit-a-thons on villages in the Littoral Cameroon

Wiki-agripo 8.0 : edit-a-thons on villages in the Littoral Cameroon
A serie of edit-a-thons about villages of the Littoral of Cameroon during three month
targetFrench Wikipedia
start date1 February
start year2022
end date30 August
end year2022
budget (local currency)2,198,990 XAF ( 3,340 euros)
budget (USD)US$ 3,786.72
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

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content

Project PlanEdit


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?

We will organise a series of 4 editathons. 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 December 2021 to 30th March 2022, encyclopedic writing and digital publishing collaborative editing under the theme of #Wikivillages of the Littoral'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 have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

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. We will also use the website (AGRIPO)and social media of AGRIPO (Facebook).

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

AGRIPO began its participation in Wikipedia activities when Cameroon had only 80 villages in Wikipedia. 5 years after, our Wikipedia activities help us to create more than 6400 articles on rural areas. Now we have 6 512 articles on villages in Cameroon: (Villages)We will continue this projects by call of contributors in our network and hopefully we will put all villages of cameroun in wikipedia

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

User:Elns and User:Tayap2016

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

We plan to buy few equipment and books to help to help contributors to participate and produce high quality content

6. 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.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

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.

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

The global activities will be:
  1. Project management and administration
    • Follow the Wikipedia page on [[1]
    • 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:

  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 100 photos of villages of Littoral Cameroon
  6. 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. 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 WP20 and Coronavirus facilities general cost 600 600
6 Equipements and books Tools to improve quality of content per equipement 4 300 1200
7 Human resources Allowances per member teams 1 500 500
Total 3340
Total cost of project
3 340 euros (3786.72 USD)
Total amount requested
3786.72 USD

For the needed equipment, the breakdown of the cost is:

  • Computer HP EliteBook 840 GB: 460 USD
  • GPS Gramin eTrex 10: 120 USD
  • Jackery solar generator 1500: 2700 USD
  • NETGEAR EX2700 Extension WiFi AC1200 : 81,99 USD
  • Camera Canon EOS Rebel : 450 USD
  • 2 books: 40 USD

The needed budget for equipment is higher: 3852 USD. So we will buy the most urgent

Plan on how the equipment will be used and shared after the grant period.

  • As we plan to organise more than 5 others wikimedia projects to cover all regions of the country, the equipement will be used for the next wikipedia related activities. We could rent the equipement, but it is cheaper to buy this equipment than to rent it during 5 successive activities

The need for having this equipment in the application form.

  • Our headquarters is in rural area. To manage the project, we also need to go to town for related activities and follow-up. With all this equipment, we can reduce our movement and made follow -up in rural area. So only group activities could be done in town. We could also improve quatity of project result like picture

The staff role is to mobilize contributors inside the region, to train them, to work with contributors on finding information on new books, to help them to synthesize information into wikipedia articles, to organize photo events with contributors to illustrate the article, etc.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Keep doing the great job SDG-action (talk) 23:45, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Happy to support the project Tayap2016 (talk) 23:46, 12 November 2021 (UTC)