Grants:Project/Rapid/James Moore200/Wikidata 9th Anniversary in Kwara

Wikidata 9th Anniversary in Kwara
The Global Celebration of Wikidata's 9th Birthday is a 2-day Wikimedia event to celebrate Wikdata's 9th birthday in Kwara State. The first day of the event would be a full day conference, which would feature sessions on capacity building and development, Wikimedia skills acquisition, leadership and knowledge sharing. Top contributors on Wikidata would also be celebrated. The second day of the event would start in the evening as a birthday dinner and party, to joyfully celebrate our community and how far we have come since we started. Award will be given to Top 5 Editors on Wikidata within the community (Selection criteria will be determined by the team members).
start date1 November
start year2021
end date15 December
end year2021
budget (local currency)963,500NGN
budget (USD)$2,350
granteeJames Moore200

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Project GoalEdit

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

  1. Raise awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities in Ilorin and Kwara as a whole.
  2. Engage existing editors on different ways to contribute to the movement.
  3. Provide a networking platform/opportunity to members of the Nigerian Wikimedia community, and strengthen personal relationships amongst our members, thereby improving the community health of the Wikimedia movement overall.
  4. Provide a platform for learning, capacity building and sharing of experiences and ideas around Wikimedia projects.
  5. Provide opportunities for training of community members on program management, grants making and reporting.
  6. Create partnering opportunities with local organizations from the cultural and educational sector, which may span beyond the conference.

Project PlanEdit


A program committee will be set up to design a suitable program line-up for the conference. Possible program activities would include:

  • Presentations on Wikimedia projects in Ilorin over the years.
  • Wikidata Edit-a-thon and training session.
  • Capacity building workshops and roundtables.
  • Strategy Session.
  • Wiki dinner and party.
  • Celebration of Top Editors (Mini Award)

Important details

Please add key information to the table below. The dates, location and number of participants can be estimates and do not need to be finalized at this time.

Proposed date(s) 11th & 12th December, 2021
Proposed location Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
Number of participants 50
Event page
Primary contact person James Moore200

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the events focus on, and why is it important to your community?

As already stated, the first day of the conference would focus on capacity building and workshops, while the second day would be used to properly celebrate Wikidata's birthday. Audience will be composed of active Ilorin Wikimedians, in order to ensure that most participants have a minimum level of Wikimedia experience so that they can engage actively in workshops and discussions. This event will also be a great opportunity to further engage members of the Ilorin Wikimedia Community.

2. How will you let people know about the events?

We will inform existing members through our local mailing list and WhatsApp groups, and members will be advised to share the information within their social circles. Our Twitter and Facebook pages will also be used to invite members to apply to attend.

3. 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:

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How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more: The conference will be considered successful if at least:

  • 50 people participate in the event.
  • Train at least 30 participants on how to use project management skills and tools.
  • At least 6 attendees will actively participate as speakers or workshop facilitators, but every participant will contribute to conference discussions.
  • Solutions are proposed to the common issues facing the community.
  • Collaborative relationships are strengthened between active Wikimedians in Ilorin.
  • Best practices of promoting Wikimedia projects are exchanged in the sessions and talks.
  • The resources (presentations and other materials) are saved and shared with the community to be used after the conference.


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).

Human resources:
  • James Moore200 Wikidata 9th Birthday local organiser.
  • Jamie Tubers: Coordinator, Ilorin Wikimedians Hub. He will be delivering the keynote speech.
  • Bilijin: President, Wikimedia Fan Club UNILORIN. She will be part of the planning committee.
  • Godstime Elijah Vice-president, Wikimedia Fan Club UNILORIN. He will be n charge of communication, logistics.
  • Haylad Former President, Wikimedia Fan Club UNILORIN.
  • Prithee P: co-planner and facilitator.
....and other members of the Ilorin Wikimedia community who indicate interest in presenting their project (s) and the achievement.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:


  • Conference Room/Hall = $195 (A standard well-equipped conference hall would be rented for the first day)
  • Roll up banner and designs = $70


Day 1

  • Refreshments (Coffee breaks, Lunch) $14.6 x 50 participants= $630

Day 2

  • Food $13.14 x 50 participants = $657
  • Local transportation for facilitators outside Kwara State & within = $150
  • Accommodation for two facilitators = $45/Dayx2 x3Days = $270
  • Swags (Jotters & Pen) = $158
  • DSLR Camera Rental = $50
  • Internet = $100
  • Hand sanitizer & nosemasks = $20
  • Birthday Cake = $75
  • Certificates for all participants and contributors = $130
  • Bank Charges = $45
  • Miscellaneous = $70

Total = $2,350;963,500 NGN