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Africa Environment WikiFocus Celebrates Wangari Maathai Day

“No matter how dark the cloud, there is always a thin, silver lining, and that is what we must look for. The silver lining will come, if not to us then to next generation or the generation after that. And maybe with that generation the lining will no longer be thin.” ― Wangari Maathai, Unbowed: A Memoir

How to

I'm new to Wikimedia, but I want to take part!

  1. Create an account
  2. Read through the Five Pillars
  3. Look for an event that you can take part in

How to create a campaign on the wikimedia dashboard ?

You can learn how to create a campaign on the wikimedia dashboard (video).

How to improve 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)

How to create an article on Wikidata ?

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 main topics:

  • 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

How to create a Climate WikiProject collaboration project in your language where it does not exist yet ?

What is a WikiProject collaboration ?

The meaning of a Wikiproject

The shortly: A WikiProject, or Wikiproject, is an affinity group for contributors with shared goals within the Wikimedia movement. WikiProjects are prevalent within the largest wiki, Wikipedia, and exist to varying degrees within sibling projects such as Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikidata, and Wikisource. They also exist in different languages, and translation of articles is a form of their collaboration.

A WikiProject is a group of contributors who want to work together as a team to improve Wikipedia. These groups often focus on a specific topic area (for example, WikiProject Mathematics or WikiProject India), a specific part of the encyclopedia (for example, WikiProject Disambiguation), or a specific kind of task (for example, checking newly created pages). The English Wikipedia currently has over 2,000 WikiProjects, about 1,000 of which are monitored by 30–2,000 editors, all with varying levels of activity.

Wikiproject Council

The WikiProject Council is a group of Wikipedians that encourage and assist with the development of WikiProjects. The council acts as a central point for inter-WikiProject discussion and collaboration. New to WikiProjects? See [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-04-01>/WikiProject report|FAQs about WikiProjects]] for the answers to the most common inquiries. The WikiProject guideline page outlines generally accepted protocols and conventions.

How does it Works?

To know more about how it works, how you can be helped etc please visit this link of WikiProject Council

Here you have some WikiProject examples

How to create it in my own language ?

It is very easy, just You can use the search box below to easily find a WikiProject that interests you for your country!