Grants:Project/Rapid/James Moore 200/Catalyzing Nigeria 1.0

James Moore200/Catalyzing Nigeria 1.0
The country Nigeria is ranked seventh in population of the world. Most content on Nigeria, its people and the day to day activities of individuals are not well documented. Besides, female gender are not mostly spoken about or covered in this aspect.

To this end, Catalyzing Nigeria 1.0 will help to bridge the content gap and also equip editors (both existing and new) with skills needed to proffer solution to aforementioned challenges mentioned earlier.

Nigeria, aside of being the seventh most populated country in the world, it has countless number of tourist sites, market places, cultures, food to mention a few. Through this project, the first edition, effort would be made to ensure photos around this aspect are well documented in respect to having a solution to the identified challenge.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Wikidata WikiCommons
start date10 February
start year2022
end date28th February 15 March
end year2022
budget (local currency)851,160NGN
budget (USD)$2,076
grant typeindividual
granteeJames Moore200

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Project GoalEdit

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

Raise awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities in Ilorin and Kwara as a whole.
Provide a platform for learning, capacity building and sharing of experiences and ideas around Wikimedia projects.

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

A team would be set up for the following:
  • Presentations on different Wikimedia projects.
  • Wikidata Edit-a-thon and training session.
  • Work with five professional photographers
  • Upload session after the photowalk.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)?

Notified the Ilorin Wikimedia Hub members on the official page, see here as well as the Nigerian community.

Why are you targeting a specific audience?

They are community members whose need have been identified based on my leadership observation. Besides, assisting them not to have the challenge of not being able to do much on either Wikipedia or its sister projects.

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Create Wikipedia awareness
Recruit new members
Equip new and existing editors with needed skills
Photowalk within Kwara State
Training participants

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:

Yes, see it here


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 specific to your project:

  1. Number of total participants: if 25 people attends the training and Edit-a-thon
  2. Number of events: 3
  3. Number of articles created or improved: if at least 100 Nigerian related articles are created/improved
  4. Number of Wikidata Items: if at least 50 wikidata items are created/improved on Wikidata


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

James Moore200 Project Lead and coordinator. He is an experienced Wikipedian, local-ordinator, Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Ilorin. Lead & Co-lead/organiser for Wiki Loves SDGs and WikiForHumanRight 2021, respectively. He also coordinated, Photographs at Model Ecowas Summit in 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria. He also served as one of the mentors for WikiVibrance African Youth Month 2021 event.
Major Lyte: He's a communication expert, project lead for Wikidata for Tourism, and Media Personalities in 2021. Aside that, he has been a winner of different community prizes through his active participation in the Wikimedia Movement. He will be assisting with communication aspects. Co-facilitator.
Godstime Elijah He is the current Vice-president of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin. He coordinated WPWP at Kwara in 2020 among several others. He will also be facilitating.
Favourdare123 He is an award winning editor, who has won different contests within the Nigerian commission and will be assisting with the logistics.

Kojoclicks: He's a professional photographer, who will be joining for the photowalk.

And others in the Nigerian community.

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

Budget for the training and Edit-a-thonEdit

  1. Event Space: $122 x 3 = $366
  2. Refreshments: $8 x 30 x 3 = $720
  3. Internet subscription (For the team members, during the project and post-project for report writing): $400
  4. Branding and Social media promotion: $300
  5. Rental: $80
  6. Sourvenirs (Jotters, Pens, Stickers) for participants and Facilitators: $8x30 = $240
  7. Nosemask and Hand Sanitizers: $50
  8. Local Transportation: $80
  9. Airtime for communication: $75
  10. Bank Charges: $45
  11. Miscellaneous: $70
Total= $2,076; 851,160NGN