Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group/Wikikwatt Project - Cameroon (Relaunch)

Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group/Wikikwatt Project - Cameroon (Relaunch)
WikiKwatt project in four towns Maroua, Yaounde Buea or Limbe and Douala
targetWikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
start date13 november 2021
start year2021
end date12 février 2022
end year2022
budget (USD)3106 USD
grant typegroup
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group
website (if applicable)

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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".

  1. Start the Wikikwatt project in Douala and Maroua
  2. To extend the presence of the User group in the Maroua and Douala towns
  3. Add the number of articles in the previous towns (Yaounde and Buea)
  4. Create articles for towns (Douala and Maroua)
  5. Translate new and existing articles about neighborhoods in the aforementioned towns
  6. Add quality images about neighborhoods in these towns to Wikimedia Commons
  7. Consolidate old partnerships and create new partnerships with photographic organs in the concerned towns.

Project PlanEdit


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

A monthly photowalk session in the various towns (Maroua, Yaounde Buea or Limbe and Douala)
A Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata Upload session to upload photos and create wikidata items
A monthly editathon (wikipedia) session in the various towns
Follow up sessions for adding metadata to images using the ISA tool

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)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

Our community manage communication on
  1. WhatsApp group,
  2. Facebook page Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Facebook page,
  3. Twitter account Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Twitter page,
  4. Metapage where are all projects | Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group on Meta

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

At the end of the project, we want to engage other cities in the regions that include Cameroon.
This will allow us to recruit new editors therefore to extend the activity of the movement

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:

| Wikikwatt project risk assessment tool


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 events : 24 events
  2. Number of total participants expected : 10 - 20 per town (in total 40 - 80 participants)
  3. Number of repeat participant : About 60%
  4. Number of new editors expected : About 15
  5. Number of articles expected (Wikipedia, Wikidata) : More than 3 - 5 per participant (in french, english and German)
  6. Number of photos expected to Wikimedia Commons : More than 10 - 20 per participant
  7. Number of photos expected on Wikimedia projects : More than 20 pictures in total


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).

Experienced Wikimedia editors who lead the eventEdit

  • Georges Fodouop experienced in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
  • Eugene233 (Based in Yaounde) experienced in Wikidata and Media Wiki
  • Bile_rene (Based in Maroua) experienced in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
  • Serieminou (Based in Douala) experienced in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata

Desired resourcesEdit

The members of the user group leaving in one of town of the project, amongst them a or many photographer(s)
An equipped hall at each partner (like the Goethe Institute) for meetings with reliable internet
Snacks during our meetings at at each partner
Each partner logistic support (Internet connection, Video-projector, Books (if available),…)
The administrative partition of the town of Yaoundé – Cartography: Direction of technical services/ cell of urban development (Urban Council of Yaoundé) – 2008 Editions
The websites:

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

Item Description Number of person Number of months Number of towns Unit Price Total Costs
Communication outreaches (local press, twitter and blog) 1 1 1 45 45
Tee-shirts 20 1 4 6.26 501
Caps 1 1 4 4.47 17.88
Notepads 20 1 4 4.47 358
Roll-ups 1 1 2 134.19 268
Session in Yaounde (venue, snacks, travel) 15 1 4 3.58 215
Session in Douala (venue, snacks, travel) 15 1 4 3.58 215
Session in Buea (venue, snacks, travel) 15 1 4 3.58 215
Session in Maroua (venue, snacks) 15 1 4 3.58 215
Covid 19 tools 1 1 4 37.04 148.16
Internet connection 1 1 4 53.67 215
Aperitif (food for trainers out of his town) 1 1 4 62.62 250
Transport of User Group members 1 1 2 89.46 179
Transport of Photographers 1 1 4 12.52 100
Stay in each town (Accomodation) 1 1 4 53.67 107
Total cost of project 3106 USD (1 USD = 558.92 Franc CFA as of 24 sept 2021)

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

This project will be important for the addition of knowledge around the neighborhoods of the different cities that we have mentioned.

It will make it possible to contribute to other cities and neighborhoods based on this one as a pilot. It is important to note that Cameroon has 10 regions and we have taken the capitals of these, we will be able to extend later, according to the evolution in other cities of the same regions or to work on other regions.

We will need this grant as relaunch of project, this helps to manage four sessions in the cited cities.
Roll Ups, T-shirts, notepads and caps will be needed to enhance our visibility at forums and conferences
Communication gadgets (roll-up, t-shirts and notepads) will be reused as part of the same project or more simply throughout the execution of the project
We will strengthen the skills of members to wikipedia, Wikimedia commons and especially Wikidata : Group have been formed for this purpose with training and monitoring leaders
We have in our partnership a venue for our meetings : Goethe Institute, ActivSpaces and new one in Maroua
We also plan to regularly take part to activities, forums,… organized in Cameroon in order to expose our work to other communities and partners.