Grants:Regions/Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

This funding region includes the following countries:

Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Djibouti; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; French Southern and Antarctic Lands; Gabon; The Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Republic of the Congo; Réunion; Rwanda; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; The Gambia; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Contact us

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Rapid Fund

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If you want to apply or if have any questions about the Rapid Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: ssa_rapid wikimedia.org

General Support Fund

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If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: ssa_fund wikimedia.org

Program Officer

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Program Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa
vthamaini wikimedia.org
Location: Kenya
Timezone: UTC+3
Language(s) spoken: English, Swahili


Regional calendar

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Please reach out to your Program Officer if you are interested in applying before making any application or if you need flexibility on dates.

General Support Fund - Round 2 (2023-24)

February 9 - March 1, 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

March 1, 2024

Submission deadline

March 4 - March 29, 2024

Review and translation

March 29 - April 19, 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

May 3, 2024

Decision announced

May 17 - May 31, 2024

Agreement and first payment

January 15, 2025

Midpoint conversation

July 31, 2025

Final or first year report due

General Support Fund - Round 1 (2023-24)
 
General Support (Wikimedia Community Fund)

Round 1 (2023-24)

  • Applicant proposal support starts: August 11, 2023
  • Submission deadline: September 8, 2023
  • Eligibility check: August 11 - September 8, 2023
  • Application translation: September 11 - September 15, 2023
  • Review process starts: September 18, 2023
  • Feedback received: October 6, 2023
  • Engaging with feedback: October 6 - October 27, 2023
  • Decisions announced: November 10, 2023
  • Agreement signed: December 1, 2023
  • First payment sent: December 1 - December 19, 2023
  • Midterm conversation due: July 15, 2024
  • Final report due: January 31, 2025
  • Yearly report due for multi-year funds: January 31, 2025

Conversation Hours

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Office hours are available for questions, comments, and any general support around our funding programs in the region. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Grantee Partner Type Link to meeting
August 4, 2022 5 p.m - 6 p.m UTC English & Arabic MENA Region Conversation Hour: Grants Funding Program - the Middle East and North Africa Community Open to community members in the Middle East and North Africa region interested in learning about grant funding programs Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 872 1036 1727

Passcode: 177553

August 17, 2022 3 p.m - 4 p.m UTC English MEA Region Conversation Hour: Grants Funding Program - Hausa Wikimedians Open to community members in the Hausa Wikimedians User Group interested in learning about grant funding programs Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 6899 4589

Passcode: 454018

August 18th 2022 4p.m -5 p.m UTC English, French & Arabic MEA Conversation Hour: Grant Funding Programs - General Support Funding - Round 1 Open to community members in the Middle East and Africa Region interested in Applying to the General Support Fund - Round 1 with the September 9th Deadline Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 6899 4589

Passcode: 454018

August 20, 2022 11 a.m - 12 Noon UTC English MEA Region Conversation Hour: Grants Funding Program - Naija Office Hour Open to community members participating in the Naija Office Hour and interested in learning about grant funding programs Details shared by Naija Office Hour Organizers
September 1, 2022 4p.m -5 p.m UTC English, French & Arabic MEA Conversation Hour: Grant Funding Programs - General Support Funding - Round 1 Open to community members in the Middle East and Africa Region interested in Applying to the General Support Fund - Round 1 with the September 9th Deadline Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 6899 4589

Passcode: 454018

Regional Committee

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  • Azogbonon, August 2021 - Engage in the promotion of free knowledge, the development of Beninese and African content (history, culture, men and women, etc.).
  • Aristidek5maya, August 2021 - I am a photography consultant and professional image reporter in working life. As a Wikimedian, I am a volunteer trainer and head of the Wikiquote project within Wikimedia Cote d'Ivoire. Finally, I am President and co-founder of an NGO which fights for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Tebhogho, August 2021 - Tebhogho is Librarian at the University of Botswana. Enjoy contributing on gender gap issues. I have participated in the AfLIA #1lib1ref campaigns since 2020. I also hold other volunterring responsibilities within the wikimedia movement that include:
  • Fjmustak, August 2021 - I'm a Palestinian volunteer editor on Wikipedia from Jerusalem, founding member and former treasurer of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group and a member of the Arabic Wikimedians User Group.I have been a Wikimedian since 2005, editing both the English and Arabic Wikipedias. I have a passion for the free dissemination of knowledge. Most recently, I have been coordinating activities of the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine, at both the high school and university levels.
  • NANöR, September 2021 - I'm from Syria and living in Sweden. I'm a geologist and have a master's degree in Palynology from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. I'm a volunteer editor on Arabic Wikipedia where I created my account in July 2019. My contributions are very various between: Biology, Art, Geology, Currency, History and Movies, but I most focus on lists and featured lists. I believe on teamwork and encourage it by creating and participating in workshops.
  • CapitainAfrika, September 2023 - I have joined the Wikimedia Movement from 2017. Certified trainer for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program, I played an important role within the Wikimedia movement in the DRC in programming events and supporting local leaders of new communities in the country.
  • Gilbert Ndihokubwayo, September 2023 - I’m Information and communication professional from Burundi, a certified trainer for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program, Kiwix for Schools. I have joined the Wikimedia Movement from 2019. I support the vision of a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
  • Ibrahim Elaidy, September 2023 - I'm a Digital Marketing and Content Specialist From Egypt, I'm Admin in Arabic Wikipedia and a founding member of Egypt Wikimedians user group, I have been a Wikimedian since 2007 and I have many contributions and roles in several Wikimedia projects.
  • Dnshitobu, September 2023 - My name is Fuseini Mohammed Kamal-Deen, a co-lead of the Gurene Wikimedia Community at the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and a professional teacher and projects coordinator in Ghana. I am passionate about using technology to promote education, biodiversity, and cultural heritage.I am a member of the Cybersecurity Professional Association in Ghana. I am a co-facilitator in the Dagbani Wikipedia Saha tele-education program on TV.
  • Pellagia Njau, September 2023 -I'm a Computer Science Engineer from Tanzania, I joined Wikimedia Movement in 2017, with different contributions and roles. I'm also a Kiwix Co-Ordinator in Tanzania and interesting in gender related programs.
  • Reda Benkhadra, September 2023 - I'm from Morocco and have been actively contributing to Wikimedia projects since 2012, serving as a founding member of Wikimedia MA User Group and leading various campaigns and activities, both online and on-site, to promote free knowledge and bridge content gaps.
  • Iwuala Lucy, September 2023 - I'm a Language Professional and passionate about Indigenous Language Advocacy. A member of Igbo Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. I also serve as Core Team Member of Wiki Loves Monuments International Team.
  • Nehaoua, September 2023 - I hold a master's degree in Highway and Bridge Engineering and work as a Civil Engineer. I've been an active Wikimedian since 2009, contributing significantly and taking on various roles across multiple Wikimedia projects. I volunteer as an editor on French and Arabic Wikipedia, as well as on Wikidata, WikiSource, and Wiktionary. I am a member of several Wikimedia groups, including Wikimedia Algeria User Group, Wiki World Heritage User Group, and the Arabic Wikimedians User Group.

Inactive and Past Committee Members

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