Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki-agripo 5.0 : edit-a-thons on villages in the Adamawa Cameroon

statusFunded
Wiki-agripo 5.0 : edit-a-thons on villages in the Adamawa Cameroon
A serie of edit-a-thons about villages of the Adamawa of Cameroon during one and half month
targetFrench Wikipedia
start date25th of March
start year2019
end date25th of July
end year2019
budget (local currency)885 euros (not local currency)
budget (USD)US$ 1,000
grant typeorganization
granteeElns
contact(s)• gic.agripo(_AT_)gmail.com
organization (if applicable)• AGRIPO (Adeline Flore NGO-SAMNICK)
website (if applicable)http://www.agripo.net/
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Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Cameroon faces serious challenges on rural development. Poverty has a strong regional dimension. It is mostly concentrated in rural areas and specifically in the northernmost regions, where structural underdevelopment and recurring climatic hazards have limited opportunities for communities to thrive and break out of the poverty trap. As well as others northern regions, Adamawa are frequently exposed to food crises and climate shocks. These, combined with poor road infrastructure, land degradation and limited people’s access to sufficient food. Recently, high risk to security are observed in the Adamawa regions due to the threat from kidnapping. There have also been hostages taken and heavy gunfights reported in Adamawa region.

Titled #Wiki-agripo 5.0, the aim is to share and spread documented information on villages of the Adamawa's Cameroon through a serie of group-editing. The goal of the project is to:

  • Add content on more than 300 villages of Adamawa’s Cameroon on Wikipedia (On July 14th, the region has 144 articles on villages). So the progress will be more than 208% of increased number of articles.

The page for the initiative on the French Wikipedia remain the same plateform.

Project PlanEdit

ActivitiesEdit

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?

With the technical support of Wikipedia contributors, Agripo (Agriculteurs Professionnels du Cameroun), headquartered in Tayap (Nyong-et-Kéllé), will organise a serie of 3 editathons, from 25th March 2019 to 25th July 2019, encyclopedic writing and digital publishing collaborative editing under the theme of #Wikivillages of the Adamawa's Cameroon.

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.

  • Use proximity communication and volunteers’ facility to mobilize for villages of the Adamawa's Cameroon. AGRIPO will involve 5 to 10 contributors in a collaborative editing to build free-use knowledge accessible on the villages of the Adamawa's Cameroon in French language.
  • Wikipedia Development by the articles on the villages of the Adamawa's Cameroon could help on humanitarian activities. AGRIPO will improve online knowledge and information database on Adamawa's Cameroon in the French version of Wikipedia.

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

The project will be organised by a national team who centralise the content, mobilise writers and communicate on common sharing information. The project will be based at AGRIPO in Cameroon, a professional organisation active in rural development activities in Cameroon, but well-known at international level. The organising team will be responsible for mobilisation actions surrounding the project. The organising team - supported by an active and productive Wikipedia contributor - will encourage contributors to write and improve articles on the villages of Adamawa's Cameroon during the project period. They will lead the volunteer selection.

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

This project constitutes a continuation and expansion of a successful program already in place (Wikivillages), on which the basic processes, networks, and groundwork are based to advance development and knowledge issues by involving specific contributors in a focused initiative. The available equipment is dedicated to support our Wikimedia projects. This dedicated equipment will be used over the lifespan of the computer for wikipedia project as we plan to cover all Cameroonian villages.

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

Set up and rollout of the local editing process

  • Set up monitoring processes to improve contributions
  • Dissemination of results
  • Mobilise volunteers to contribute.

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

On this aim, the global activities will be:

Project management and administration

  • Follow the Wikipedia page on [Category of the villages of Adamawa Cameroon]
  • Create communication systems for reports and evaluation metrics
  • Monitor statistics and entries
  • Maintain communication with partners including relevant staff at Wikimedia Foundation
  • Evaluate the project as a whole

Budget and administration

  • Build and operate financial structure and control
  • Full financial report and governance.

ImpactEdit

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

  1. Minimum of 3 events
  2. Minimum of 10 participants
  3. Minimum of 6 new editors
  4. Minimum of 300 new articles
  5. Minimum of 2 repeat participants (for the series of edit-a-thons)

ResourcesEdit

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).

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

Organizing team

Other supporting people

Additional resources that will benefit the project and ensure its initial success is that it:

  • Will be operated by AGRIPO in Cameroon which has a well-known history of supporting rural development activities through its projects.
  • With the project managed by AGRIPO, it can take advantage of an established track record in managing grants and partnerships with international donors and partners like United Nations or WWF with proof of satisfaction.
  • The project will benefit of the notoriety of AGRIPO in the country and worldwide.

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

Project budget table
Category Item description Number of units Unit Unit price Budget (euros) Comment
1 Communication In-country communication per item 2 100 200
2 Communication Internet connexion per month 4 50 200
3 Travel In-country Travel per travel 4 30 120
4 Edit-a-tons facility Meeting room per session 3 200 600
5 Additional elements Contingency general cost 100 100
Total 1220
Total cost of project
1 220 euros (1362 USD)
Total amount requested
1 000 USD
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded
Project management cost as well as additional cost of this project is funded by utilising existing resources at AGRIPO.

EndorsementsEdit

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Support A very impactful series of activites managed by a local and dynamic team. The results speak for themselves. I strongly endorse the project. DBN2018 (talk) 12:23, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • A request to fill an existing knowledge gap on Wikipedia, I endorse it. Amqui (talk) 16:44, 4 March 2019 (UTC)