Grants:Project/Rapid/East African Regional commitments for implementation in 2021

statusNot funded
DSsebaggala/East African Regional commitments for implementation in 2021
In 2019 East African regional communities made country commitments after the EA Strategy summit in Kampala, this was followed up with prioritisation events in 2020, together with global discussions in 2020-2021.
  • One of the common initiatives among the above discussion results was the need for regional hubs, which is the main objective for this grant application implementation plan.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, French Wikipedia, Wikimedia commons.
start date30 July
start year2021
end dateSeptember 13th
end year2021
budget (local currency)56,245,500 ugx
budget (USD)16000 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• erunayo(_AT_)• antonicmtavangu(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• East African Wikimedians

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal edit

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

  1. To complete research that will support a draft implementation plan on regional hubs
  2. To encourage and facilitate community participation in the implementation plan
  3. To develop documentation about the implementation plan outcomes
  4. To communicate information about movement strategy recommendations outcomes to the Wikimedia community, and movement
  5. To encourage and coordinate community discussions around Movement Strategy implementation for 2021

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

  1. What movement strategy initiative will your implementation work focus on? Please select one of the initiatives described here.
    Initiative 25 (Regional and thematic hubs)
  2. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy implementation work?
    Ethiopia or South Sudan
  3. Do you have any specific implementation ideas to support this initiative? Are you aware of any specific ideas in your community? If so, please briefly describe 1-2 of these ideas here.
    One of the aligned organizations plans to implement regional hubs, including in East Africa
    "Set up a network of regional hubs in South Asia, East Africa, West Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, which will engage with local mapping communities, facilitate knowledge exchanges, distribute funding, and provide training and support in order to massively scale local edits to OpenStreetMap in 94 countries"
  1. Please describe your specific activities below to develop a draft implementation plan. What will you do to support your goals to implement this initiative from movement strategy? If possible, please provide a general timeline for these activities. When will they begin and how long will your activities take?
    Activities will run between July 30 - 13 September 2021
  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.
    We will use the traditional community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, and relevant project talk pages to inform the target communities
    We have already reached out to members in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda through internal communication channels, that is whatsapp
  3. How will you keep your community updated about progress and outcomes for these activities? Who will be responsible for communicating these updates? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals below.
    For example: User:I JethroBT
    Kenya - User:Ms_Kabintie
    Tanzania - User:Jadnapac
    Uganda - User:Douglaseru
    Rwanda - User:Mrbobax, Rebecca, and User:Ndahiro_derrick
    DRC - User:BamLifa
    Burundi - User:Gilbert_Ndihokubwayo, Ferdinand
    Somalia - Abdulahi Kelly
    Ethiopia - User:Nebiyu.s
  4. If you are organizing community discussions, what is your facilitation plan to support productive discussions around movement strategy implementation? Please also provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy that will be implemented to support these discussions. If you are not doing these activities, please write N/A.
    The contact persons above will work with their affiliates to determine the best facilitation method(s)
  5. If you are requesting funding for online tools or services to support participation, please describe these services and how they will be used. If not, please write N/A.
  6. If you are translating any materials, in what languages will you be supporting translation? Who will be responsible for doing the translations? If not, please write N/A.
    French translation to be done by and for French-speaking countries
  7. What other roles are important for these activities? Please describe these roles and provide the usernames or names of who will perform these roles.
    Other roles will be determined once all target countries have held a pre-event online meeting at a date to be communicated.
  8. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined in 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:
    This will be a hybrid event, the risk assessment will be shared before 30 July 2021
  9. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    Not at the moment

Outcomes edit

After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • Yes, all target countries will be notified about preparing draft implementation plans.

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:

  • The Usergroup in Uganda, and its core members will be a key stakeholder in reporting and distribution of funds, sharing responsibilities with the rest of the volunteers in the mentioned target countries.

Budget edit

How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning): 1600 usd
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing): 1600 usd
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work): 4800 usd
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): 800 usd
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting): 800 usd
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): 0 usd
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities): 1600 usd
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space): 0 usd
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting): 1600 usd
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): 2400 usd
  • Other: (Bank and mobile transfer service fee/charges): 800 usd

TOTAL: 16000 USD

Completing your application edit

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030 and rapidgrants to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.

Endorsements edit

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Strong support: I know you guys are capable of successful running this project. And DRC community will be part of it. BamLifa (talk) 08:02, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  • The project is amazing and shall open opportunities for a new chapter Lomoraronald (talk) 08:23, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
  • The project is amazing and shall open opportunities for a new chapter Lomoraronald (talk) 08:23, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
  • The wikimedia Community in Rwanda is in   Strong support of this project, we believe that ,its going to be another good chance for Eastfrican Wikimedians to work hand in hands towards the implimentation of the commitments that were developed from the strategy salon held in 2019. ````