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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

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Der [Afrika-Umwelttag oder Wangari-Maathai-Tag] wird jährlich am 3. März gefeiert. Er wurde von der Organisation für Afrikanische Einheit ins Leben gerufen, um auf die ökologischen Herausforderungen des Kontinents hinzuweisen. Seit 2012 wird der Afrika-Umwelttag von der Afrikanischen Union zusammen mit dem Wangari-Maathai-Tag begangen, um das grüne Vermächtnis der verstorbenen Nobelpreisträgerin zu würdigen.


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Der Afrika-Umwelt-WikiFocus ermutigt Wikimedia und andere Gemeinschaften, im März 2023 und darüber hinaus Inhalte zum Thema Afrikas Klima zu den Wikimedia Projekten beizutragen! Der WikiFocus ist ein Projekt, das von Wiki in Afrika (WIA) und der Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire (WMUG IC) als Teil der African Knowledge Initiative (AKI) Kampagnenreihe entwickelt wurde. Der Africa Environment WikiFocus ist ein WikiFocus zur Erstellung von Inhalten und Beiträgen, der am Wangari-Maathai-Tag der Afrikanischen Union (3. März) gestartet wurde.

Der Hauptfokus der Initiative liegt darauf, Wikimedia und andere Gemeinschaften zu ermutigen, Inhalte zum Klima Afrikas in den Wikimedia Projekten beizutragen. Einzelpersonen, Gemeinschaften und Organisationen können auf verschiedenen Wegen mitarbeiten. Diejenigen Wikimedia-Gemeinschaften, die Trainings oder Veranstaltungen hosten möchten, können eine Mikroförderung in Höhe von 100 bis 1500 US-Dollar beantragen. Die Deadline für diese Mikroförderungen ist der 28. Februar.

The key project activities will include facilitating and supporting at least 11 local Wikimedia User groups and Volunteer Groups to host training and contribution events with their communities about the key topics specialized below. There will be office hours, training sessions, and online celebrations. In addition, the team will be approaching Climate and Environment-focused organisations, researchers, activists and academics to work together with us on this project. These partnerships and alliances will ensure that Wikimedia editors will have access to validated and up-to-date data, source materials and quality visual evidence. This will help to ensure that quality contributions are made as part of the project.

The topics covered in this focus relate to the climates of Africa, and the impact of climate change and environmental issues or threats faced by countries and communities across Africa. Due to Africa’s historical landscape, for maximum impact the project will be bi-lingual : French and English.

Call to action

Suggested activities

  • Join up to 3 scheduled organiser online events: a launch celebration + mid-session update and sharing + final meeting to celebrate and reflect on the initiative : access event page
  • Create or improve a Wikipedia article with a focus on creation of articles such as “Climate in country X” : access our lists
  • Translate a Wikipedia article related to Climate and Environment in your language : Translate articles about climate into your language
  • Create a Climate WikiProject collaboration project in your language where it does not exist yet : access our help page
  • Add Climate-related statistics and data, from African Union database, to Wikidata : access our resource page
  • Add local climate activists and environmental experts to Wikidata, etc. See how to do it
  • Partner with local climate and/or environment academic or activist organisations to access and validate local data and materials : access our partner page
  • Add image to the Wiki Loves Africa contest on Climate and Weather : link to the contest
  • Participate to face-to-face events with your local community : access event page


Call for micro grant application

  • Start for submissions: February 04, 2023/ 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for submissions: Feb 28, 2023/ 23:59 (UTC)
  • Project launch date is the 3rd March 2023, with community activities to happen during the month of March.
  • Results Declaration: To be declared on April 25, 2023.

Not just for March! Join Global Environment / Climate Initiatives

There are several initiatives and campaigns related to Environment.

Initiative Description
WikiProject Climate change Join the Climate Change WikiProject on the English Wikipedia (including the Africa task force)
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa is an annual photography contest. The theme for year 2023 is Climate and Weather. The contest runs throughout March and April 2023.
Join a Wikimedian UserGroup The User Group Wikimedians for Sustainable Development helps bring together Wikimedians engaged in matters of sustainable development, be they individuals or involved with any of the Wikimedia movement affiliates. The group's focus includes work on all topics related to sustainable development, including in particular the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Get involved in the Open Climate Campaign A partnership by Creative Commons, SPARC and EIFL, the goal of this multi-year Open Climate campaign is to promote open access to research to accelerate progress towards solving the climate crisis and preserving global biodiversity. If we are going to solve these global challenges, the knowledge (research, data, educational resources, software) about them must be open.
Improve description of Women in Climate pictures Wiki Loves Women focuses on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. In March, it organizes the annual contest Tell Us About Her – Women in Climate to improve image descriptions. Add structured data to Wikimedia Commons thanks to a dedicated drive and the ISA Tool.

Quote of the Week

"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking."

Wangari Maathai – Speech at Goldman Awards, San Francisco (24 April 2006)


  • March, Tuesday 16th : Dashboard program training session

    Date: Thursday, 16th March

    When: 17:00 UTC

    Where: Zoom Link (Closed)

    Language: English

  • March, Friday 10th : 1st training session for Africa Environment WikiFocus

    Where: Zoom link (Closed)

    Date: Friday, 10th March

    When: 17:00 UTC

  • March 3rd : Special Launch Edition: Africa Environment WikiFocus

    Where: Register (Closed)

    Date: Friday, 3rd March

    Link: (Link to be shared upon registration!)

    Webinar Language: English

  • March 1st : Launch of the ISA drive *Tell Us About Her: Women on the Frontline Climate*

    When: 1st - 31st March

    Where: Join from here

  • View all previous News Alerts

The AKI initiative

A partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation and the African Union, the African Knowledge Initiative celebrates three critical subjects in its inaugural year: youth, environment, and the African continent. Each focus subject has been entrusted to two implementing Wikimedia-focused partners.

Content sources

A portion of the source material and intelligence will be provided by the Africa Union. Climate and Environmental Organizations and NGOs, and academic and research institutions will also be approached as content and participation partners. Content partners are welcome! If you are working in research, Universities or think tanks, please contact the organisers at hello [at] wikiinafrica dot org

Africa Environment WikiFocus Organisers

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African Knowledge Initiative Working Group Members

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