Grants:Project/Rapid/Invest in Skills and Leadership Development-Ilorin Wikimedia Community

statusnot funded
Haylad/Invest in Skills and Leadership Development-Ilorin Wikimedia Community
This proposal seeks to conduct a discussion amidst members of the Ilorin Wikimedia community and develop an implementation plan for Investing in Skills and Leadership Development
targetplease add a target wiki
start dateJuly 30
start year2021
end dateSeptember 31
end year2021
budget (local currency)741,000
budget (USD)$1,950
grant typeplease specify whether this grant is for an individual, group, or organization

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. Complete research to support a draft implementation plan
  2. Encourage facilitate community participation in your plan
  3. Develop documentation about your draft plan
  4. Communicate information about movement strategy recommendations to community
  5. Encourage and coordinate community discussions around your draft plan

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

  1. What movement strategy initiative will your implementation work focus on? Please select one of the initiatives described here.
    Invest in Skills and Leadership Development
  2. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy implementation work?
    Ilorin Wikimedia Community
  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.
    Majority of our Community members are students from different Higher institutions in Kwara State. In our previous community discussions we observed that a lot a members do not have the appropriate skills and knowledge to contribute to Wikimedia Projects. This implementation discussions will enable to determine the skills needed and what trainings will help in closing the missing skills gap amidst community members.
  4. 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?
    Facilitated discussions -We plan organizing general dicussions on the movement strategy, bring the community up do date on the current movement charter discussions and share all other relevant informations with them.
    Focus group discussions-Divide the participants into different groups where discussion on how to improve capacity of the community members will be discussed, we will also discuss how on what support will be needed for the community in achieving the organizational development goals. We would discuss Mentorship and leadership development in the community.
    Interviews We would have a assessment exercise within the community, this will help us know the specific trainings for capacity building a section of the community or Individual needs. We will also carry out enquiries on other areas of Skill Development, Communications, Community Management and Project Management and any other area that might been identified during the focus group discussions.
    Documentation We would document the discussions and draw out an implementation plan.
  5. 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.

It has been announced on the community whatsapp groups and the community discussion page [[1]]

  1. 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
    Haylad and Timmylegend will responsible for the communications.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What other roles are important for these activities? Please describe these roles and provide the usernames or names of who will perform these roles.
  6. 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:
  7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

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

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:

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): $300
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing):$180
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):$180
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials):
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting):$250
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion):
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities):$200
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space):$270
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting):$200
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities):$320
  • Other:Miscellaneous: $50


  • Exchange rate- 1 dollar equals 380 naira

Completing your application edit

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  • 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.

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