[Announcements] Movement Strategy Implementation Grants (MSIG)

Movement Strategy Implementation Grants support projects that take the current state of a Movement Strategy Initiative and push it one step forward.

In this topic, Movement Strategy focused projects that have been funded, will be announced.

All grantees are encouraged to begin a topic using the TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT. Please start this topic in the discussion category related to the MS Recommendation that the project is focused on.
You are invited to share more details regarding your project, or what you are learning from implementation. In addition, do share any project requests or even reports!

Check out this meta page for more details on Movement Strategy Implementation Grants and how to apply.

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Free Knowledge Africa Movement Strategy

This project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in January 2022, @Timmylegend is targeting the initiative of Global approach for local skill development.

The project is a research project to understand the needs and challenges of Wikimedia student communities in Sub Saharan Africa, and develop an implementation plan that addresses those needs.

Congratulations to the project team!

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The MSIG in Africa Great Lakes Region is a project currently being implemented by @Ndahiro_derrick and Rebecca …

This project which was granted in February, is a detailed needs assessment currently happening in the Eastern DRC , Burundi and Rwanda.

Do join me in the belated congratulations to the Rwanda Wikimedia User Group.

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Skill Development Needs Assessment For Arabic Wikipedia and Arabic Wikisource

This project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in February 2022, @Nehaoua and @NANöR. The project team is targeting the initiative on Global Approach for Local Skill Development.

This project is working to better understand the skills and capacity gaps for contributors of Arabic language Wiki Projects, and develop recommendations and plans to bridge those gaps.

Congratulations to the project team!

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Volunteer Supporters Network 2022

This project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in March 2022, to support the collaborative efforts of Wikimedia Polska and Wikimedia Österreich. The project team of @Raimund_Liebert_(WMAT) and @Natalia_Szafran-Kozakowska_WMPL are delivering on this project which targets the initiative on Regional & thematic hubs.

This project aims to leverage the existing structure of the Volunteer Supporters Network (VSN), to experiment and answer questions regarding the development of hubs across the movement.

Big congratulations to the project team!

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Language Diversity Hub Research

This project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in March 2022 to Wikimedia Norge. The project team led by @Mali_Brødreskift_WMNO, seeks to advance the initiative of Regional & thematic hubs

This project aims to identify common challenges faced by a diverse set of small-language communities on Wikimedia projects. The project will surface opportunities for how a Hub might be leveraged as a method for bridging those challenges and gaps identified.

Congratulations to the project team!

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Needs assessment for documentation and revitalization of Indian languages using Wikimedia projects

This project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in May 2022 to a project team led by @Amrit_Sufi, this project seeks to advance the initiative of Global approach for local skill development.

Through this project, the team will work to better understand the needs of the Indian community, in relation to language documentation. The project will also explore the ways through which a toolkit might impact Wikisource and Commons as active repositories of oral culture and knowledge.

Congratulations to the project team!

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Pesquisa sobre necessidades de capacitação em Cabo Verde (Research on Capacity Building Needs in Cape Verde)

This project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in May 2022 to the project team led by @MariaCurista, this project seeks to advance the initiative of Global approach for local skill development.

This project team is conducting a needs assessment, mapping of existing initiatives and identifying potential partners to implement a skills development plan that effectively responds to the needs of the Cape Verdean community. The project aims to develop a working model which can be adopted in other underrepresented Lusophone communities or communities with similar contexts.

Congratulations to this project team!

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Aproveito para compartilhar uma notícia que acabou de sair sobre o projeto de pesquisa em Cabo Verde “Pesquisa sobre necessidades de capacitação em Cabo Verde (Research on Capacity Building Needs in Cape Verde)” (em português). :newspaper: :newspaper_roll:

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@TCappelletto_WMF شكرًا جزيلا على مشاركتك التقرير

Capacity development for underrepresented communities

This research for capacity development project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in May 2022 to the project team at Shared Knowledge led by @Kiril_Simeonovski and @Ehrlich91 this project seeks to advance the initiative of Content initiatives in underrepresented communities.

The project aims to identify the best methods and approaches for developing capacities for sustaining the Aromanian and Balkan Romani Wikipedias. In addition, the project will also identify and explore ways to enable people with hearing loss who use the Macedonian Sign Language to contribute to the Wikimedia projects.

Congratulations and Welldone to this project team!

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Capacitação de lideranças brasileiras (Training for Brazilian leaders)

This leadership training project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded in May 2022 to the project team at Wiki Movimento Brasil led by @LPiantá_WMB this project seeks to advance the initiative on Content initiatives in underrepresented communities.

This project will develop a didactic training course to build the leadership capacities for Brazilian leaders to better implement Strategy focused work within the Portuguese-speaking community. The project in the second and third phases will train to build leadership within the community and then track the development and execution of subsequent projects linked to the implementation of Movement Strategy in the Portuguese-speaking community.

This project is building on the outcomes of foundational research previously conducted by the Wiki Movimento Brasil user group.

Congratulations and Welldone to this project team!

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Hub Research in West Africa

This research project has been funded through MSIG.

Awarded recently to the project team at Wikimedians of Twi Language User Group led by @Amoaniwaa. This project seeks to advance the initiative of Regional & thematic Hubs.

This research project aims to surface the needs and priorities of Wikimedians across the West Africa region, and explore the ways that a hub structure might address any existing gaps. The findings of this work will contribute to the ongoing global conversations on hubs, by surfacing the priorities of the West African region.

Congratulations and Welldone to this project team!

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@Kitanago, je sais que vous avez quelques idées aussi pour le groupe d’Haïti.
N’hésite pas à les partager ici et t’inspirer aussi des projets déjà acceptés.
Merci

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Pareil @KAG1LP2MDIAKITE , pour le groupe du Mali, tu avais quelques idées de projets aussi.
Plus haut, tu peux voir les projets déjà acceptés pour t’inspirer.
Merci

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Bonjour, merci Mahuton. Je vais regardé et m’en inspirer

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Bonjour, @Adélaïde_Calais_WMFr , voici un projet pareil à celui dont on avait parlé il y a quelques mois pour WikiFranca avec une première phase d’évaluation des besoins de la communauté.

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Thanks a lot . the progress is really promising

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East Africa Regional and Thematic Hub (EARTH) Research grant

This project was recently granted to the EARTH. The project is a collaborative effort of Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania, Uganda and the Planning Wikimedia Community User Group Kenya.

The project team is led by @Jadnapac and @Douglaseru. This is a research project that seeks to advance initiative 25 - Regional & Thematic Hubs #ensure-equity-in-decision-making. The aim of this project is to conduct extensive research to identify the priorities and challenges that East African communities face, and surface potential recommendations for addressing those in a structured manner. Through this project, the team will ensure that the voices of East African communities are truly reflected in the ongoing conversations about Hubs!

Please join me in congratulating this team on this collaborative effort, taking the first critical steps to identifying the Hubs priorities for East African Communities.

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In case anyone is interested in the VSN 2022 project (I hope so! :slight_smile: ) - I will just add a quick update. The project is ongoing, there is a lot happening, including a series of skillshare meetings for the community supporters and volunteers (one is even happening tomorrow: Volunteer Supporters Network/Meetings - Meta Feel free to participate!). We have finished the Wikidata Competition with great results (thanks for everyone who have participated!) and are now working on our structural reform. Four month after the project started we already have a lot of learnings. We were also able to reach a lot of people with this project and hopefully - continue to do so.

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