Humanitarian OSM Team/HOT Microgrants/Community Impact Microgrants 2021/Proposal/Photomapping Uganda's New Cities

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statusproposed
Photomapping Uganda's New Cities Using Mapillary
Uganda recently announced the creation of 15 new cities in the country. This was due to the ever increasing population within these municipalities therefore increasing the demand on the existing resources.
start-date2021-03-01
end-date2021-08-31
budget (USD)5000
grant_typeorganization
location(s)Mbale city
granteeSamson Ngumenawe
contact(s)• ngumenawesamson@gmail.com• www.mapuganda.org
organization (if applicable)• OpenStreetMap Uganda


Your project

This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your project. In this section we'd like to hear about your community, which local challenge your project addresses, what you plan to do and how, your sustainability plan, and how you plan to share your stories.

Describe the local challenge your project is addressing

In this section please describe in detail the challenge that your project addresses. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Uganda recently announced the creation of 15 new cities in the country. This was due to the ever increasing population within these municipalities therefore increasing the demand on the existing resources. Currently, the majority of these cities lack up-to-date geospatial information across their jurisdiction to allow city planners and administrators to effectively lobby, plan and distribute resources efficiently across the city. Huge resources and emphasis has been mostly placed in the capital city Kampala with limited resources allocated to cities for acquiring geospatial information. The lack of this information has therefore limited effective extension and monitoring of services and settlement across the majority of these new cities. Information about road conditions, garbage collection, environmental degradation as well as adherence to physical plans is not readily available to the city planners.

Describe your project

In this section, please provide specific details about your mapping objectives. This should include: how you will contribute to help solve the local challenge you are addressing, what you aim to achieve with funding, what volume of mapping you plan to complete and how, and the number individuals are you aiming to include in mapping activities. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Under this project, OpenStreetMapUganda is looking to build upon its existing remote mapping efforts of the ongoing “mapping of the new cities initiative”. The proposed project will be planned over 2 major mapping activities. With the culmination of the remote mapping and validation exercises of the mapping new cities initiative, MapUganda plans to go a step further and introduce OSM photo mapping with mappillary to acquire more details of the recently remote mapped features. Under this exercise MapUganda plans to set up a OSM community engagement strategy that will allow youth mappers and the general OSM community to cohesively contribute crowdsourced images across all the newly setup cities in Uganda. Using the already existing youth mapper chapters MapUganda plans to coordinate a national wide mapillary campaign that will generate 100,000 new street level images. These images will then be uploaded to the mapillary portal and used to map extra details of features in OSM. The detail to be mapped will include road conditions, building material and height as well as business features identified in the images. The second phase will include creation of drone update drone imagery across the densely settled areas of Mbale city, this drone mapping event will be an opportunity to not only train some of the city administrators on the use of drone images for city planning but also provide more recent high resolution imagery that will allow for more detailed mapping of the cities. The extra detail features will include land use features, visible waste disposal areas, road conditions, roof material of major buildings. All this information is going to be shared and trained by the city planning administration of Mbale to assist visualize and understand the major environmental and physical planning challenges across the cities.


Describe your sustainability plan

In this section please describe how your activities will continue post-funding. If you are applying for funding to purchase equipment, explain who will store/use the equipment you purchase, and if you have long term sustainability plans for your community's development. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

MapUganda plans to train over 100 youth mappers and OSM community volunteers that reside in or near by all the new cities. This will allow for the strengthening, expansion and spread of the OSM editing and mapillary contribution across the country. MapUganda also plans to train some of the UgandaRedCross Society (URCS) volunteers in the use of mapillary as URCS has one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. This will therefore have the possibility of spreading the use of OSM tools across multiple humanitarian sectors in the country. The Ministry of Lands and urban planning specifically the directorate of physical and urban planning and office of the prime minister will also be involved in the execution of the drone mapping and showcasing of the usefulness of mapillary information to the urban planning department.

What are your community defined project goals, and how do you define project success?

Please explain you project goals. This can include: setting goals such as "we will train X number of new mappers", "we will register as a legal entity", or "the data will be used by X", and why these goals are important to your community such as "we intent to be legally registered so that we can receive more grant funding in the future", "we intend to engage X number of women in mapping activities so that we can empower local women" or "we want to build a partnership with X so that our data will be used and trusted". We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The plan for this project involves engaging at least 100 community volunteers in the nation wide street level mapillary campaign and training over 50 OSM community members in the use of mapillary generated images to validate and add extra tag information to OSM mapped features. MapUganda also plans to continue holding annual nationwide mapillary campaigns in collaboration with wikimedia Uganda chapter’s wiki loves monuments and wiki voyage campaigns. MapUganda is also planning to add mapillary OSM editing to its ongoing internship program. This will constantly allow for more OSM community members and interns to learn and hopefully keep using the skills acquired to keep editing OpenStreetMap.

What are your community's long term goals?

Please give describe your community's vision. This can include: where you see your community in five years time, how you want your data to be used, future partnerships you'd like to establish, or how you would like your community to grow (or not!). We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

MapUganda plans to have a vibrant OSM community of over 300 active mappers across that includes all youth mapper chapters in the country. MapUganda also plans to have a nationwide known internship program that will allow more recent graduates and students to be introduced to OSM in a systematic and well organised program.

List the tools you intend to use during your project and why

Please describe which tools you plan to use to collect, update, clean, or store you data and why. For example: "we plan to use HOT's Tasking Manager to coordinate volunteers" or "we will upload our data to X platform because..." We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Mapillary mobile image capture: This tool is planned to be used to capture street level images of the cities that will be accessed through the OSM-mapillary plugins in ID editor and JOSM. These images will then be used to map extra details about the building, road and point features in OSM. OpenDroneMap: specifically webODM is planned to be used to process the drone images captured over Mbale city. This platform will be used to create orthomosaics of heavily settled and congested areas within the city boundaries. The high resolution imagery created will be used by the mappers to validate and improve the mapping in the Mbale city area. Extra information like roof type and material will also be added by the mappers.

OpenAerialMap: This platform will be used to host the high resolution imagery/orthomosaic created so that mappers can access it through ID editor and JOSM for in depth mapping and editing. QGIS: This open source desktop application will be used to create static maps of the area mapped and the maps shared with the city authorities as well as the ministry personnel. Umap: This open source platform will also be used to create interactive maps of the area mapped as well as the data added to OSM to share with the city authorities and ministry personnel


Explain how you plan to share your stories

Please give examples of how you will use share your stories with others. This can include: how you will publicise your news, where you will collect media content, how you will use social media channels, and if you will reach out beyond your immediate network to share your stories. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

For this project, MapUganda is planning to use various social media accounts that include facebook, instagram, twitter, youtube and linkedIn to share the stories of all the street level photo mappers across the cities. MapUganda also plans to develop an impact video for showcasing some of the work the network of mappers would have created and what the information will be used for by the different agencies. This impact video will be placed on the MapUganda website and also shared on youtube and other social media platforms to major project stakeholders. MapUganda also plans to develop various progress blogs and vlogs about street level photo mapping.

Furthermore, MapUganda is planning to launch the first ever Ugandan geo podcast that will be discussing everything mapping but focusing first on the use of street level photo mapping and then delving deeper into the next level mapping techniques of the new decade. The podcast will be done on a monthly basis with various top geospatial and OSM community members invited to share ideas, thoughts and opinions on how the OSM community and mapping activities in Uganda are progressing. This podcast will be shared with the OSM Uganda, Africa and global communities through the whatsapp, telegram and OSM wiki pages. MapUganda will also add the links to the work made onto the weekly OSM bulletin newsletter.

Partnerships

Successful applications will demonstrate one or more partnerships with a local data user. Priority will be given to applications for which the data has been requested by a partnering organisation, or where the partner organisation has expressed interest in collecting the data for a specific use or intervention. Example partners include local non-government organisations (NGOs), community based organisations (CBOs), local governments, companies, universities, schools, and other academic institutions. '

Describe who will use your data

It is important that the data you generate during the project is useful, and that it will be used to advance humanitarian and/or development challenges locally. In this section, please include: if the data you will be collecting has been requested by a partnering organisation, if there is an established formal relationship with the partnering organisation, if there is an existing MoU between you and the partnering organisation, and how long have you been working with the partnering organisation. If your organisation or community is going to be the data user, please describe how you will use the data, and how it ties in with your organisation's work. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

For this project, MapUganda is going to collect street level imagery and then train OSM community members to use mapillary photos to add features seen on OSM. The features added will include street lights, road conditions, building heights, building materials, business locations and names etc. MapUganda plans to share this information with the ministry of lands specifically the urban planning department that is embarking on acquiring more data to effectively plan and monitor the new cities. This drone imagery and photo mapped data will also be shared with the city planning authorities and local governments that include City Administrative and urban planning officers through static and interactive maps. The data will assist the city planners better plan for services within the cities.


Describe any other partnerships you plan to mobilise or establish for the purpose of the project

In this section, please describe any additional partners you might be working with. If there are no additional partners (beyond the data user) this must be stated here. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

For this project MapUganda will strike a partnership with some of the local governments that include Mbale and Soroti. These local government partnerships will assist MapUganda acquire permissions to not only fly drones in the heavily settled areas but also assist with introducing OSM mapping tools and skills to the local government offices.

Inclusivity

Successful applications will include a developed strategy for the inclusion of women, girls, and marginalised groups in mapping activities. This includes the number of women, girls or marginalised groups you plan to engage, and the way in which you plan to interact with them.

How will you ensure that your project activities are inclusive?

Please describe how you will engage women and girls, or other marginalised communities in your mapping activities. Please include the number of women, girls or marginalised groups you plan to work with and how, and at which point in your activities you plan to engage them. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

For this project MapUganda plans to use this opportunity to expand its OSM and wikimedia Uganda User group internship program to include training of participants to use mapillary for mapping on the OSM platform. The MapUganda internship was inaugurated in 2020 and attracted over 50 participants for 4 countries across Africa providing university graduates and industry professionals to learn and contribute to the OSM platform. The internship program was open to all people across the world.This year through this microgrant MapUganda plans to continue the internship with two more cohorts and introduce more training and learning sessions for the participants. This internship opportunity allows those who may not be able to participate on ground activities to be more involved in the growth of the OSM community across Uganda and Africa.MapUganda also plans to work with youth mapper chapters and also develop and promote an equitable gender strategy that will allow for the more vulnerable populations to be involved in the project. This will include actively seeking out partnerships with gender equality and inclusion advocacy groups working within the cities and across the country. MapUganda will also train its trainers and community engagement personnel to actively seek out, support and encourage female persons to attend for more of the online mapathons and training setup by MapUganda.

Expansion

Successful applications will show how communities intend to grow community engagement. This includes a practical approach on how many new mappers you aim to recruit and how they will be involved in community activities. Priority will be given to communities that also include a plan for ongoing engagement beyond the grant period. If this is not relevant to your project, please explain why.

Explain how you plan to expand your mapping community

In this section, please include: your approach to recruiting new mappers, how will you engage new mappers, how many new members you plan to recruit, and how will you retain community members throughout the duration of project and beyond. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The nation wide mapillary campaign launched will look to engage close to 40 new OSM community members from various youthmapper chapters and industry enthusiasts. The challenge will be launched country wide for people to take 100 street view photos using a mapillary application. This challenge will be published through the 10 youth mappers chapters and social media accounts of the MapUganda. Partner organizations such as Uganda Redcross Society will be contacted to tap into their network of volunteers to be involved in this campaign. A review will be conducted to assess who needs support in terms of equipment to carry out the nationwide campaign of street view mapping in the cities. Furthermore, volunteers and OSM community members attending the MapUganda internship program will also be trained on how to edit OSM using mapillary photos. In the subsequent years, the challenge will be held annually and extended to other universities beyond youth mappers groups and other organizations . The community engagement personnel at MapUganda will also be setting and community engagement strategy for the next 2 years that will seek to drive up more interest and participation within the OSM community. One of the major points will be to solidify the partnerships with institutions that each youthmapper chapter exists. MapUganda also plans to work closely with the faculty mentors of youth mappers to ensure there is continuity of growth of membership both within the chapters and subsequently the OSM and MapUganda membership and community


Collaboration

Priority will be given to applications that collaborate with other OSM communities in the region. This can be country specific or regional and can include collaboration with Youth Mappers Chapters, or members of the HOT community to help with training, validation (as examples). For support in sourcing collaborators, email microgrants@hotosm.org.

Describe other OSM communities you are already working with

This may include Youth Mappers chapters, or members of OSMF (as examples). If you are not already collaborating with an OSM community, please state this and explain how you plan to work with other communities in your project in the following question.

MapUganda is currently supporting OSM South Sudan, through assisting them with equipment and training material where necessary and possible. MapUganda is also working closely with OSM Kenya to see the possibilities of assisting the State of the Map Africa campaign that are going to be held in Kenya this year.MapUganda is also supporting resilience mappers, a local youth led mapping chapter from Makerere University. MapUganda is also supporting the growth and mentoring of multiple youthmappers in over 5 universities across the country.


Describe other OSM communities you plan to approach, or establish relationships with, for the purpose of the project

We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words..

MapUganda plans to approach the OSM communities of Morocco about this project as some of their OSM community members have had a little more experience in working with mapillary for a little longer period. Through these interactions MapUganda plans to acquire more knowledge and experience with some of the OSM community members. MapUganda also plans to reach out to OSM cameroon, this is mainly because the community has also done multiple works with the promotion of OSM among governments especially local government and urban planning departments.This will allow MapUganda to soak up any experiences, knowledge and pointers the OSM community of cameroon might have to bolster the effective implementation of the project. OpenMapDevelopment Tanzania is also another organisation that MapUganda plans to reach out to. OSMTz is now in the early stages of testing out the collection of 360 images using simple smart phones applications like OpenDataKit and processing them using OpenDroneMap to develop 360 panoramas and points of an area. With this technology similar to geo street level photo mapping, more feature details could be captured and added to the OpenStreetMap platform. Therefore MapUganda plans to keep in touch with OSMtz team every step of the way to see the possibilities of trying out this tech solution through these mappillary and mapping campaigns.


Project plan and budget

Priority will be given to applications that collaborate with other OSM communities in the region. This can be country specific or regional and can include collaboration with Youth Mappers Chapters, or members of the HOT community to help with training, validation (as examples). For support in sourcing collaborators, email microgrants@hotosm.org.

Budget breakdown

Give your budget breakdown here. If you would like to present your budget in a tabular format, you can use this tool to convert your spreadsheet into a wikitable and paste the code below here

What do you plan to spend the money on? Unit being purchased Expected cost
(in US Dollars)
Total cost for budget item Why is it needed? (please give as much detail as possible)
Mapillary Mapping campaign rewards 100 20 2000 This cost will be used to provide rewards in terms of stipends and swag to the most contributing participants of the mapillary new cities photo mapping initiative
Stipends of Mapillary National Coordinators 6 50 300 This cost will be used to provide reinbursebles and provide stipend cover for the trainers and co-ordinators organising, supervising and monitoring the national mapillary campaign.
Internet stipend for trainers and mapping participants 100 15 1500 This cost will cover the internet and wifi fees for the mapillary photo mapping trainers as well as the participants that would require internet stipend support during the mapping campaign and mapathons.
Cost of drone flight 5 200 1000 This cost is meant to cover the drone flight permissions, extra batteries and processing of drone images captured over 3 densely populated areas in Mbale city as well as an introductory drone training session to some of the city planning authority personnel of the district.
Transport for National Mapillary co ordinators 2 100 200 Transport for Mapillary National coordinators to visit a couple of newly designated and introduce the photo mapping initiative to some of the city planning authorities
TOTAL 5000

Project plan

Give your project plan here. If you would like to present your project plan in a tabular format, you can use this tool to convert your spreadsheet into a wikitable and paste the code below here

Activity Month
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
(the activities listed below are examples only, please update the activities to align with your project description) w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4
Phase 1: Project introduction and participant registration
Activity 1: Project off and planning meeting
Activity 2: Comunity project announcement
Activity 3: Registration of Mapillary Campaign contributors across all new cities
Phase 2: Photo mapping and trainings
Activity 1: Online Training of registred participants how to use Mapillary and capturing the possible best images
Activity 2: Training of Ministry of Lands urban planning personel how to use Mapillary and capturing the possible best images
Activity 3: Collection of city wide images through the new cities mapillary campaign
Activity 4: Awarding the monthly most contributing mappillary mappers
Phase 3: Remote mapping and drone trainings
Activity 1: Online Training of registred participants how to use Mapillary to map and add features to OSM in ID editor and JOSM
Activity 3: Training of Ministry of Lands Urban planning department how to use Mapillary images to map and add features to OSM in ID editor and JOSM
Activity 4: Mapping and adding of new features in the cities using Mapillary images
Activity 5: Conducting a drone training and mapping exercise with Ministry of lands urban planning department and Mbale city authority to capture imagery over densely settled areas and adding to OSM to extra detailed mapping
Phase 4: Project Reporting and data dessemination
Activity 1: Creation of new cities static and interactive map products with newly added features
Activity 2: Creation of project video highlighting some of the work done by the mappers
Activity 3: Developing a project blog post, finalising project reports

Declaration

By submitting this form to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, you certify the information contained in this application is correct, and that if you are awarded a grant, you will use it only for the purposes described above. You will provide written documentation and receipts for all of your expenses to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to demonstrate this. You understand that the decisions made by the HOT Microgrants committee are final.


Endorsements

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here! Please note: We will take endorsements into consideration in the final review but credit will be given to the quality of the application as well as the endorsement (this is not a popularity contest). Endorsements will be checked by HOT’s community team prior to selection to ensure the integrity of the endorsement (ie. that applications are not only endorsed by members of the community that submitted the application)

HOT staff, voting members and board members are welcome to endorse, and give feedback to all proposals. However, those who are taking part in the selection process will not be endorsing or giving feedback due to conflict of interest.

Instructions for Endorsement

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- Scroll down to Endorsements and click 'Edit source'. 
- Add your reason for the endorsement followed by four tilde signs --~~~~ 
Note: The ~~~~ automatically inserts your name and the current date.

Below is an example an endorsement.

  • - I endorse this project because i believe this is one the ways of producing high quality data of Uganda's new cities. Ssekitoleko2 (talk) 12:05, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project - strong idea and detailed project plan --Kateregga1 (talk) 13:26, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

I Yusufu hamba with full understanding strongly endorse this project because I believe it will improve on the quality of data collection and also will more information to be added on the OSM which will improve open source data about Uganda and its Cities.Yusuf hamba (talk) 18:45, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

I strongly endorse this project because it will greatly improve data collection in the OpenStreetMap communityODonitar (talk) 07:29, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

  • This opportunity will increase the available sharable information on the new cities of uganda. The generated information can therefore be used by planners, researchers and city administrators to make better decisions about the cities of uganda. Ogwangjulius (talk) 05:39, 28 January 2021 (UTC) Ogwangjulius (talk) 05:39, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I strongly believe that this project will increase the amount of data added to OpenStreetMap as well as introducing a new and exciting method of combining remote mapping and field data collection, I endorse this project. Tumusiime Ronald (talk) 12:02, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I think this project will greatly build upon the existing efforts of mapping the new cities and will allow more granular information to added to OSM. I endorse this project Kiggudde (talk) 16:53, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I believe this project will be a build onto the the remote Mapping of Uganda's New Cities. This will bring upon new and interesting ways of collecting data to add onto the OpenStreetMap Platform Ebong C137 (talk) 07:57, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I strongly endorse this project as it will provide alternative mode of data collection and addition into OSM as well as introduction and exposure of new mapping skills that will inturn avails data that can be used in social economic transformation of the country. Opoya stephen (talk) 09:14, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Adding mapillary images could really boost remote mapping for better maps. i strongly endorse this project.Rehema Mpungu (talk) 11:56, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Remote Mapping with ground truthing has always produced more accurate and detailed maps. Also very important for navigation. I fully endorse this project.Ogwangjulius (talk) 12:07, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project because it will leverage new technologies and approaches to generate more reliable and up-to-date geo-spatial data that will smoothen the planning and administration of the cities where the project will be implemented.Judithkamugisha (talk) 12:39, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I strongly endorse this project because it will help in uplifting the planning and improving the administration of ministry of lands in regarding the way how land is distributed especially in the cadastral plans

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  • I fully endorse this project due to the strong argumentative idea it has to impact on the city status of the country Uganda as it will elevate it to a better status with the data achieved. * Misanovic (talk) 07:58, 12 February 2021 (UTC)Namisi Victor
  • Great idea, and will generate data that could support so many people; planners, travellers, to mention but a few. I fully endorse this project. --Shamillah (talk) 08:32, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I strongly believe that the data availed during the remote mapping of new cities is precise and clear and it will help urban planners and Engineers and Navigators Asio Joyce Mary (talk) 08:35, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project because adding street view images helps people around the globe to see the difference of the streets view in the current and the future view nature of the street as many changes takes place .Micheal yani (talk) 08:44, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project as this is a strong idea and detailed project plan. This will support decision makers*Banilan (talk) 10:11, 12 February 2021 (UTC)Allan Mbabani
  • Not only will the data collected during this project shall gear up the development of the country but also it shall be used to help urban planners make precise plans for the different cities in the country I therefore endorse this projectMicheal Kaluba (talk)
  • I fully endorse this project as this is a strong idea and detailed project plan. This will support decision makers* Kidzainnocent (talk) 10:35, 12 February 2021 (UTC) Kizza Balaba Innocent

I Mr. Okwii believe this project is the starting point for the development of our country and I believe the data that will be collected shall be used to address some of the bigger challenges faced in our country,I therefore endorsed it.Okwii (talk)

I fully endorse the above project as it is providing free and accurate information that can and will be used in various development projects and studies in the Country. Kyomuhendo (talk) 11:45, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

  • As a country we had a lot of challenges in the early stages of the covid 19 relief aid planning and distribution. thats why am her to endorse this project and more of the kind should they come. Thanks.Ayesiga (talk) 12:17, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project because i believe this is one of the ways of producing high quality data in Uganda.This will help put the high priority areas on the World map for Quick Humanitarian Responses as Uganda Hosts Refugees from all the neighboring countries in East and Central African Regions!Ogunu (talk) 12:53, 12 February 2021 (UTC)User:OgunuOgunu (talk) 12:53, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project as it will go a long way into putting the new cities on the map, and drive further discussions around opening up data and using opensource tools for improving geospatial data in the nation. lusdavo (talk) 13:46, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project because there is little information about the new cities in Uganda on Openstreetmap because out of 15 cities only 3 have been mapped. This project will add more detailed resourceful information for the communities onto the map as detailed in the work plan. Richard Dalmat (talk) 15:09, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • This project will create an avenue to ensure completeness in the data created for the new cities in Uganda. I therefore fully endorse this project. Ingrid k (talk) 16:22, 12 February 2021 (UTC)