Grants:Project/Rapid/Skill Development Infrastructure for Wikimedia Community Kenya

statusnot funded
User:Ms_Kabintie/Skill Development Infrastructure for Wikimedia Community Kenya
This proposal seeks to conduct a Need Assessment exercise/Research and help develop an implementation plan for a Skill Development Infrastructure for Wikimedia Community in Kenya.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Wiki Commons
start date29th, June
start year2021
end date30th October
end year2021
budget (local currency)194,500
budget (USD)$1,827
grant typeIndividual

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 the implementation plan
  3. Develop documentation about the draft plan
  4. Communicate information about movement strategy recommendations to the Wikimedia community in Kenya
  5. Encourage and coordinate community discussions around the 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.
    Skill Development Infrustructure
  2. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy implementation work?
    The Wikimedia Community in Kenya
  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.
    During the Prioritization meetings in December, the Planning Wikimedia User Group in Kenya identified Leadership and Capacity Building as one of our top Movement Recommendations that we would like to prioritize [[1]] , and specifically the initiative around Skill Development Infrustructure. Communications, Community Management and Project Management Skills were identified as some of the key skills that would be useful for the community. The need assessment exercise will help pave way for targetted trainnings for capacity building on these areas and any other that might be identified during the research.
  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?
    Research - Hire a Professional Consultant with proven experience in Talent Development and Youth Empowerment to carry out a Need Assessment exercise that will help mapp out skills and gaps on the above three areas in our community and help develop our implementation Project Plan to pave way for our Skill Development Infrustructure for the year 2021/2022.
    Identify Impactful Topics The need assement exercise will also help identify the topics of impact that the community would wish to focus on in 2021/2022.
    Coordination The Consultant will work hand in hand with the Project Manager, who will also oversee the development of the requisite documentation, besides acting as the community liasion.

We will also have numerous Community Consultations and Engagements through one on one conversations, Virtual Meetings and Surveys.

The General Timeline is mid June to End of October 2021.

  1. 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.
    Via Communication on Community Discussion platforms, email and Relevant WhatsApp Groups. [[2]]

(We'll keep updating the links to the platforms)

  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
    Through Regular Updates on Talk Pages, mailing list and WhatsApp.
User:Ms_Kabintie and User:Queen_Asali 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    Data expenses and Airtime to facilitate communication and online engagements and participation.
  3. 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.
  4. What other roles are important for these activities? Please describe these roles and provide the usernames or names of who will perform these roles.
  5. 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:
  6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    Our community comprises of a youthful demographic and to get meaningful engagement it's paramount to understand the specific needs young people have and try to add value to them, inorder to reap the dividends.

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 Activities that includes hiring a professional consultant: $779
  • Facilitation that includes facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing: $366
  • Coordination & Documentation: $339
  • Data Packages & Airtime to facilitate virtual meetings and calls: $183
  • Miscellaneous Expenses that includes meals and transport during meetings with the core team $160

Total $1,827

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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