Grants:Project/Rapid/Kaizenify/Black Climate Rights edit a thon

Kaizenify/Black Climate Rights Edit a thon
Inspired from the story of Vanessa Nakate which broke the internet as a result of being cropped out from a photo which raises a lot of concerns and the impact the creation of a Wikipedia page for her did to amplify her voice which has led to the creation of other African climate activists Wikipedia page which include Adenike Oladosu, Maria Auma and Elizabeth Wathuti. This edit a thon will then train and recruit climate and human right activists into contributing to Wikipedia and also improving and creating Wikipedia articles on climate change activists and human rights in partnership with Climate change organization in Nigeria in three different cities in Nigeria.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia, Igbo WIkipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date12th Of March
start year2020
end date30th of March October 1
end year2020
budget (local currency)610,000 NGN
budget (USD)2,000 USD
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• ayokanmioyeyemi(_AT_)• User: Olaniyan Olushola
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Nigeria

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. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Add images to commons
  5. Create a relationship with Climate Organization in Nigeria

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 are planning 3 editathons in three major cities in Nigeria: Lagos, Ibadan and Oshogbo which will focus on recruiting editors and creating and improving articles about climate change and human right activists in Africa.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

The project will be announced to Wikimedia User Group Nigeria mailing list, social media and each partnered organization will announce it on their various channels.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes, i personally have the required experience as i have led various editathons around Nigeria and also will be assisted by other Nigerian experienced editors which include Olaniyan olushola and also other experienced volunteer editors from our various hubs in each host city.

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

Participants have the necessary computer devices for the project as that's part of the requirements and I will be providing unlimited fast-speed internet that will be used for all the editathons.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will also set up a Telegram group for all participants to talk and share ideas. A mailing list will be created and a support system set up to encourage new recruits. Also we will send a post event questionnaire to get their needs.

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

This editathon is one that will further seal Wikimedia Nigeria relationship with climate change organization in Nigeria and Africa and also further bridge the information gap that exists about climate change activists in Africa.
This is the event page which will outline all the metrics for the editathons.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 3
  2. Number of participants: 120(40 per event)
  3. Number of new editors: 95%
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 200
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): since our project travels, each event is unique with new users.


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).

  • Kaizenify; Project lead and experienced editor.
  • Olaniyan Olushola, Project facilitator and President of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
  • Mahveotm, facilitator and experienced Wikimedian
  • Event hall to be provided by the partnering organization.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Budget breakdownEdit

This is the budget breakdown for the Project

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Notes
Total Cost of campaign
(Sumtotal :NGN610,000 (USD 2,000))
1 Foods and drinks 125 2500 312500 8.19 1024.6 This is the cost of food for participants and facilators
2 Internet 1 85355 85355 279.85 279.85 This is the cost of Spectra outdoor moderm and 60gb data value on it
3 Customized shirts 6 3000 18000 9.83 59.01 This is a high quality material and would be strictly for facilitators and the a leader of each partnered organization.
4 Local transport for facilitators traveling 2 50000 100000 163.93 327.86 This would cover the cost or transportation of the campaign coordinators within Lagos and travel to Ibadan and Oshogbo
5 Online digital banner and media coverage 1 75000 75000 245.901 245.901 This budget is design to take care of expenses on the designing online banners and a subsidized cost to take care of documentary video of the editathon and photography coverage.
6 Contingency 1 19145 19145 62.77 62.77 This is for unforeseen expenses
Grand Total: Sumtotal :NGN610,000 (USD 2,000)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Brilliant idea! Bridges2Information (talk) 21:26, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Africans in Environmental+Climate Change Activism are poorly covered on Wikipedia,so, this editathon will serve as a major gap bridger in this spaceOlaniyan Olushola (talk)