Grants:Project/Rapid/Marajozkee/South Asia Regional Virtual Prioritization Workshops

South Asia Regional Virtual Prioritization Workshops
Regional Virtual Prioritization Workshops are preparatory workshops to discuss local communities areas of interest and priorities for implementing the recommendations in 2021 in their local languages.
targetLocal communities in South Asia region.
start dateNovember 10
end date28 February
budget (USD)$1950
grant typeIndividual

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Project Goal


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

  1. Encourage community participation and engagement in local and global activities
  2. Work on translation, localize and disseminate information about movement strategy recommendations across local communities
  3. Work on awareness, networking and coordinate community discussions
  4. Identifying Community needs, documentation and reporting
  5. Follow-up to connect, understand and to work on Movement Strategy implementation initiatives

Project Plan



  1. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy discussion(s)?
    Yes, there was a discussion at South Asia Movement Strategy Call and actually I put it forward and I quote, "Easily accessible information to people in local languages" and later I had several discussions with different community members on why this is a priority. I have reached out to South Asian community leaders in India, Bangladesh (already had a Movement Strategy Call in Bangladesh), Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan as of now. Though discussions will be open for anyone from any local community to attend the workshops within the South Asia region or beyond.
  2. How will you make sure everyone is invited?
    I had have discussed with community leaders in the region to involve the community in selecting flexible dates and encourage their community members to attend the workshop. Invitation through various mailing lists, User Groups talk pages, using various social media platforms which include Facebook, Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram.
    I had have phone calls and there are last-minute reminders on mailing list to ensure that community members remember to join the workshop.
  3. How will you document community discussion(s) and feedback related to movement strategy? Who will be responsible for documenting these discussions?
    We will do our best to document community discussion in as many ways possible, and a team of dedicated community members had have been designated, starting from documenting on a meta page, writing minutes either in a google doc., or on etherpad, the said workshop will be recorded (if only participants agree there would be a possibility of audio recording). Last, but not the least an email address will be made available to community members to get back to us with any suggestions or feedback.
  4. What is your facilitation plan to support productive discussions around movement strategy? Please also provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy that will be implemented to support these discussions.
    • Organize two back-to-back workshops for each community to discuss and brainstorm to understand community's priority, the opportunities and how it will apply to the said community.
    • To support our discussions; we will use the Wikimedia Foundation Friendly Space policy.
    • We will send a community feedback survey after the end of each workshop to determine the recommendations to prioritize, the survey result will help us to prepare an Agenda for the follow-up workshop.
    • We are expecting few "Guest of honor" from the Wikimedia Foundation and from other communities to grace our workshop. They will be on ground to answer questions from the community members. We will also have dedicated community members to perform various tasks during the workshop and post workshop as well.
  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.
    • Zoom subscription
    • Data subsidy for participants and facilitators
  6. If you are translating movement strategy materials, in what languages will you be supporting translation? Who will be responsible for doing the translations? If not, please write N/A.
    We had have LIVE translation during the meeting in at least two languages. We will also have the documentations translated in languages as per the need. Again, we will have dedicated community members to support translation both online and offline.
  7. 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:
    All the workshops will be 100% online.
    • Once you have completed the risk assessment protocol, please contact strategy2030 to confirm and finalize additional budget and logistical needs.
  8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    Yes, there are more than a couple of things which I like to share:
    • I have already assisted in organizing one local community workshop, Movement Strategy Call in Bangladesh, next will be Santali Movement Strategy Call and there are around two more workshops in the pipeline, and there follow-up workshops as well, so, if I count total number of workshops it may be more than 4.
    • Regarding workshops participation, I am working on a feedback survey to know why interested participants can't make it on the call, despite showing interest.
    • I will be working on to sum up all the local community workshops discussions to a follow-up meeting of South Asia Movement Strategy Call.


  1. Number of total participants:50 and counting..
  2. Number of new participants:20 and counting..
  3. Number of people who will help organize the event: Around 5
  4. Please note that you are required to fill in the template regarding the outcomes of the event that you can consult on meta or in Google Forms

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participant gender, age, project representation, editing experience, etc. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing): @$100 x 4
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work): @$100 x 4
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): $100
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): $100 x 4
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting): $200
  • Other: (Data subsidy for participants and facilitators + Banking cost):$10* x 40* + $50*



  • Cost of Data packs may vary as may be the number of participants.
  • Cost of banking charges may vary for payments outside India.


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