[Announcements] Movement Strategy Implementation Grants (MSIG)

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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Movement Strategy Implementation Plan for Hausa communities

This project was recently granted to the Hausa Wikimedians User Group.

The initiative targeted for this project is initiative 31 - Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition. It will be implemented by a team led by @Em-mustapha

This is a research and needs assessment project that will work to identify the barriers to effective leadership and skills development within the Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri communities. The project team will collect data on volunteer needs and priorities and map out plans to address the challenges that these language communities face.

Congratulations to the project team, and wishing them a truly fruitful research and needs assessment process.

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Welcoming Newcomers Research Initiatives

This is a project granted recently to a project team led by @Marcmiquel. The initiative targeted for this project is Initiative 9 - Methodology to improve the Wikimedia platform UX research, design, testing, and community engagement. #improve-user-experience

Marc will be developing research and tools to design more effective initiatives to welcome newcomers. The research will focus on areas that have a potential for high impact,which have been supported by previous research, but are currently not prioritized. The outputs of this research are expected to contribute to the growth of Wikimedia communities by offering scalable solutions on more effective ways to welcome newcomers.

Are you wondering how to tackle issues of editor retention in your community? Reach out to the project team to exchange ideas.

Congratulations to this project team, as we look forward to the findings of this research!

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Wikitongues - Content Gaps Research Project

This is a project granted recently to Wikitongues , and is a collaborative effort with the Language Diversity Hub

The project team is being led by @Bogreudell alongside @Mali_Brødreskift_WMNO and @Jon_Harald_Søby_WMNO. The initiative targeted for this project is Initiative 37: Bridging content gaps.

The objective of this project is to pilot a cohort model for onboarding new language communities to Wikimedia. Much like the Wikitongues Language Revitalization Accelerator. This project will provide training, small grants and in-kind support to the leaders of 10 new mother-tongue Wikimedia projects, such as new language versions of Wikipedia, Commons documentation projects, or lexicon projects on Wiktionary.

The overarching objective is evaluating how Wikimedia projects can be made more accessible in under-resourced languages, and in turn, understanding the extent to which Wikimedia projects can accelerate language revitalization. At the end of the cohort process, the team will translate the project learnings and tools into a freely available toolkit for anyone to add their language to Wikimedia. This document will serve as the foundation for Wikitongues and the Language Diversity Hub to support new mother-tongue Wikimedia projects on an ongoing basis, at scale.

Please join me in congratulating this team as they now set things into motion. #identify-topics-for-impact

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Educational Material for Movement Strategy: Creation and Translation

This is a project granted to a project team led by @XenoF. This is a special package grant that further advances the knowledge equity piece of the Movement Strategy 2030 Strategic Direction.

This project is working to address the lack of knowledge of the Portuguese-speaking community about the Movement Strategy by taking advantage of the current drive by more experienced members organized in groups and projects to educate the community on Movement Strategy and the Implementation Grants. The didactic materials created through this project will be adaptable to other contexts and regions seeking to train communities on how to better engage on Movement Strategy.

Are you looking to increase awareness of and Movement Strategy engagements within your community? Reach out to this project team to exchange ideas.

Congratulations to @XenoF as we look forward to the impact of this work and the materials that many will be able to take advantage of as well!

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Thanks Yop for the mention! I am very happy about this project and for all the recognition and understanding of the Movement Strategy that each community has its specific needs and are at different levels of learning.

I also wanted to make myself available to any volunteers who would like to talk more about the project or similar projects!

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Thank you @YPam_WMF for opportunity to contribute to hub conversations through our research work. We have begun a topic thread where we will be sharing our thoughts, updates and also holding conversations concerning our research topic.

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