Hello Nkem and Co
I was able to glance through your proposed grants.
As someone who has dedicated time to train over 100 librarians in Nigeria
tertiary institutions on how to use Wikipedia and Wikidata for Library,
Sincerely, I see the project as a very laudable approach that can sync the
embedded knowledge gap among African librarians with respect to Wikimedia
projects ( Wikipedia, Wikidata ,WikiCite and Wikisource) but , in
my opinion, it is not yet time for a grant application.
These are my thoughts
Except I am missing something...
1. The grant doesn't show a project methodology ( means of achieving your
2. According to the grant, the sums of $60k being the grand total will be
used for the salary of the proposed WIR. I am afraid, you will need to show
us the breakdown of the component of the budget that will finance the
Salary of the WIR and other budgetary items such as cost of organizing a
workshop and training, etc. And if that is not applicable here you will
need to show us how you want to finance these items.
Lastly, I will also like to see your project time line.
Let me stop here until I have an ample time to review the entirety of the
Once more, you have done a great job.
CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd
President, Wikimedia Nigeria
Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation)
Co-director Wiki Women Radio
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Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:54:02 +0100
From: Nkem Osuigwe <neosuigwe(a)aflia.net>
To: belrivers(a)gmail.com, Mailing list for African Wikimedians
Subject: Re: [African Wikimedians] Wikimedia and African libraries
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Nkem E. Osuigwe PhD CLN
Human Capacity Development & Training Director,
African Library and Information Associations & Institutions(AfLIA)
P.O.Box BC 38, Burma Camp, Accra, Ghana.
AfLIA, Connecting Africa's Library and Information Communities
"Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." - Albert Einstein
On Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 12:33 pm Adjoa Linda Fletcher, <belrivers(a)gmail.com>
Thanks, so much for the introduction. L
On Feb 19, 2020 4:09 PM, "Nkem Osuigwe" <neosuigwe(a)aflia.net> wrote:
> I am Nkem Osuigwe. I work with AfLIA (African Library and Information
> Associations and Institutions). We recently signed a Memorandum of
> Understanding with The Wikimedia Library for training and to get more
> Librarians understand the value and importance of Wikipedia as a
> for information dissemination and research in
Africa. One of the terms
> agreement in the MoU is having a progressive
course on Wikipedia
> and processes for Librarians. We have been
advised to write a grant
> proposal for a Wikipedian in Residence who will help adapt the already
> existing curriculum and materials to suit the African information
> environment and library ecosystem. The curriculum and materials were
> developed by OCLC for an American audience.
> Felix Nartey introduced me to this group
> I look forward to collaborations between African libraries and
> Wikipedians all across the continent.
> Also, I strongly believe that we will need support from this Community
> help AfLIA run the proposed training course
as one of the success
> indicators of the course will be the number of collaborations formed
> between libraries and Wikipedians all over the continent.
> You may read up about AfLIA -web.aflia.net
> We have members(Institutional) in 33 countries in Africa and we hope to
> leverage on it to increase the reach and use of Wikipedia.
> I look forward to hearing from anyone here.
> Thank you.
> Nkem E. Osuigwe PhD CLN
> Human Capacity Development & Training Director,
> African Library and Information Associations & Institutions(AfLIA)
> P.O.Box BC 38, Burma Camp, Accra, Ghana.
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