Africa Environment Launch and Community Support – Online
The table below shows the online meetings, office hours and events proposed to launch the Africa Environment WikiFocus and support the community of local Wikimedia organisers. We look forward to seeing you at these events!
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|Language(s)||When||Type of event||Notes||Contact / URL|
|English (with French translation)||16th of May 15:00 UTC||Africa Environment Closing Celebration||Organized by Wiki In Africa||Africa Environment WikiFocus 2023: Closing ceremony
|English||29th of March||Training webinar||Organized by Wiki in Africa||Wikidata session by Yamen Bousrih.
|French (with English translation)||28th of March 15h00 UTC||Mid-term review event||Organized by Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire||Africa Environment Wikifocus Drive Update
|English||16th of March 17h00 UTC||Training webinar||Organized by Wiki In Africa||Outreach Dashboard program training session by Euphemia Uwandu.
|English (with Gurene translation)||11th of March 2023||Local launch event.||Organized by Gurene Wikimedia Community||Online event to launch and reflect on the initiative, by Wangari Mathai / Microfunding/Localization and Advocacy for Climate Awareness for the Gurene Wikimedia Community Link to come|
|English||10th of March 17h00 UTC||Training webinar||Organized by Wiki In Africa||« How to edit Wikipedia articles related to Climate and Climate change » by Su-Laine Brodsky.
|English||3rd of March 19 UTC||WikiAfrica Hour : Wangari Mathai / Environment Day Launch event||Organized by Wiki In Africa||WikiAfrica Hour: Special Launch Episode – Climate Change in the Wikimedia Ecosystem
Watch all episodes on YouTube: WikiAfrica Hour
|French||23rd of Feb 3pm UTC||Office Hour||Organized by Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire.||Presentation of the Africa Environment Day / Wangari Maathai Day, questions and answer for local organizers.
Where: Google Meet
|English||14th of Feb 4pm UTC||Office Hour||Organized by Wiki In Africa||Questions and answer for local organizers.
Where: Google Meet
|All languages||March 1st till April 30th||Photography contest: Wiki Loves Africa||Organized by Wiki In Africa||Join here: Wiki Loves Africa 2023 : Climate & Weather|
|English, French and a dozen of other languages||1st - 31st March 2023||ISA campaign Tell Us About Her: Women on the Frontline Climate||Organized by Wiki In Africa||Aimed at improving the visibility of women in climate change as well as their works on Wikimedia projects. Participate|
Africa Environment Community Events – offline
In the table below you will find the community events being held by Wikimedians to support the Africa Environment WikiFocus. Please add your event if it is not listed!
This table is for all Africa Environment events, not just those supported through the microgrant process.
|Country||Language(s)||City||Location||When||Type of event||Notes||Contact / URL|
|Guinée||French||Conakry , Kindia||User Group Wikimedia Guinée Conakry||21 & 26 March||Training, Edit-a-thon and Translat-a-thon||tableau de bord||Sayd224|
|DR. Congo||French||Goma, DRC||Wikimedia DRC User Group||16, 17 & 18 March||Training, Edit-a-thon and Translat-a-thon||Dashboard||URL|
|Zimbabwe||English||Bulawayo||Zimbabwe School of Mines||11 March & 25 March||Training, Editathon and Translat-a-thon||Dashboard|
|Togo||French, Ewe||Lome||La salle technique de Pina.com, Djifa-kpota derrière Pharmacie 2000, Lomé||24 March & 25 March||Training, Editathon and Translat-a-thon||outreachdashboard||URL|
|Ghana||English, Akan, Ghanaian Pidgin||Kumasi||College of Engineering, Petroleum Building, KNUST||18th, 19th March 2023||Training, Edit-a-thon and Translat-a-thon||outreachdashboard||URL|
|Nigeria||English, Igbo||Awka, Anambra||Nnamdi Azikiwe University||To be announced||Discourse, training, editathon/translate-a-thon||Dashboard||Kingsley Nkem|
|Ghana||English, Gurene||Bolgatanga, Upper East Region||Gbewa College of Education||18 & 19 March, 2023||Training, Editathon/Translate-a-thon||Dashboard||Dnshitobu|
|Nigeria||English||FCT||Federal Secretariat Abuja||To be announced||Discourse, training, editathon/translate-a-thon||Oby Ezeilo|
|Rwanda||English, Kinyarwanda||Kigali, Rwanda||Wikimedia Rwanda||18, 25 & 28 March, 2023||educating sessions/training, edit Athon/translate-a-thon.||Dashboard||Alice.Mukesh|
|Tanzania||Swahili||Northern Tanzania||Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro||To be announced||Training, Editathon/Translate-a-thon||Dashboard||Justine Msechu|
|Burundi||French, Kirundi||Bujumbura, Burundi||Wikimedia Community user group Burundi||26, 27 & 28 March, 2023||educating sessions/training, edit Athon/translate-a-thon.||Dashboard||Ferdinand IF99|
|Cameroon||French||Douala, Cameroon||MB Code, Kotto Chefferie||Friday, 07th April 2023||Training session: Wikipedia and Wikidata||Dashboard||Serieminou|
|Cameroon||French||Dschang, Cameroon||FASA Campus, University of Dschang||Wednesday 12th April 2023||Training session/ Edi-a-thon||Dashboard||Serieminou|
|Rwanda||English, Kinyarwanda||Kigali, Rwanda||Wikimedia Rwanda||
Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of climate change
This training was on March 10th 2023. This exciting training was facilitated by Su-Laine Brodsky, a volunteer Wikipedia contributor since 2006. Topics covered during the webinar were the following: How to find climate misinformation on Wikipedia, Choosing sources on climate change, Understanding the Wikipedia review process, Crafting edits that will sticks.
Webinar Language were: English (with French, Portuguese and Arabic interpretations)
This special session was on march 16th. This training about the “Dashboard Program.” Was hosted by Euphemia Uwandu. She joined the movement in 2019. The topics covered were: What is the dashboard, How to to create it for local and for global campaign ……so much MORE!
The language of the session: English
- Session recording
- No presentation, direct practice session
This session was on March 29th. This special session about the “Wikidata.”was hosted by Yamen Bousrih. He joined the movement in 2006. And he is a Financial Expert, co-founder of Wiki World Heritage UG, Wikimedia Tunisia and Wikiarabia conference, Open knowledge and Cultural Heritage advocate.
The topics covered Wikidata
- What is the Wikidata ?
- Why Wikidata is very important ?
- How to contribute to Wikidata ?
- How to query Wikidata?
- How to generate Data visualization from Wikidata?
- …so much MORE!
The language of the session: English
The closing session was on May 16th 2023. This session was facilitated by Wiki in Africa team and Wikimedia community Cote d' Ivoire team.
The closing session language : English ( with French translation)