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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

About the Project


This is a leading page for Africa Environment WikiFocus Botswana 2023 project which aims to encourage Batswana to create and improve content about climate change in Setswana as well as create content about Botswana climate. this project is part of the Microfunding : Environment/Microfunding/Botswana Climate Change article creation, improvement and translation edit-a-thon.The Africa Environment WikiFocus encourages Wikimedia and other communities to contribute content related to Africa’s Climate to the Wikimedia projects in March 2023 and beyond! The WikiFocus is a project created and developed by Wiki In Africa (WIA) and Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire (WMUG IC) as an integral part of the African Knowledge Initiative (AKI) series of campaigns.

About Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental and a political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She was born ion April 1960 in Kenya and she died on September 25,2011. The Africa Environment WikiFocus launched the African Union's Wangari Maaathai day on the 3rd of March. As part of the celebration for this day Wikimedia Community User Group has embarked into the journey of creating content about climate in Setswana as well as creating content about Botswana climate both in Setswana and English. Currently Botswana does not have articles about climate or related to climate, the only portion available is under Botswana Geography which was last updated in 2010.


  • Create content about Botswana Climate
  • Translate climate articles to Setswana
  • Create awareness about Climate change and its impact in Botswana through a Panel of discussion themed: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN BOTSWANA
  • Empower new and existing editors about how to create articles and how to translate articles




  • Number of returning Participants: 10
  • Number of New Editors: 10
  • Number of new and improved articles 100
  • Number of events 3 ( 2 Edit-a-thons and 1 panel of discussion)
  • Engage 1 Volunteer



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Please sign up here, using a hash with 4 tildes (# ~~~~) if you are interested in participating:

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Details of Activities


The Project is designed into three main interventions online trainings, edit-a-thons and Panel Discussion.

  • 1st Training Sessions: 25 March 2023 (On-line)
  • 2nd Training Sessions: 08 April 2023 (In-person)
  • 3rd Follow-up Session: 15 April 2023 (on-line)
  • Panel Discussion : 26 April 2023

Social Media Channels


Our First Online Africa Environment WikiFocus March 2023 Training Session

Africa Environment WikiFocus Botswana Advertising Poster

This was our First online training session which was held on the 25th March 2023

Our First Online Africa Environment WikiFocus March 2023 Training Session


The second Africa Environment WikiFocus March 2023 in-person event held at the University of Botswana on the 8th of April 2023

Africa Environment WikiFocus March 2023 Panel Discussion in Pictures

Poster Advertising the Panel discussion

Wikimedia Community User Group hosted a panel discussion on the impact of climate change in Botswana on the 26th April 2023 at the Big Five Lodge Mogoditshane.