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African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology
The 2018 African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is the biggest gathering of women across diverse fields.
start date08 October
end date12 October
budget (USD)USD 1 645
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• yao.mariecolette(_AT_)gmail.com

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Project Goal


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  1. Recruit new editors

Project Plan




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1. What is the purpose of the event you're attending and why is it important that you attend?

The 2018 African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is the biggest gathering of women across diverse fields. The Summit will connect internet and women’s rights advocates, digital media and gender policy experts with broadband policy leaders, and leading and aspiring women technologists and innovators in Africa, creating a platform for participants to gain a clear understanding of key technology policy issues that affect African women and giving them a forum to contribute to ongoing processes to shape ICT policy, practice and investment on the continent. We believe the Summit is a great venue to build awareness around Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects to a key demographic for our movement - African women - and a great place to recruit new editors and meet potential partners.

2. Will you be presenting at the event?

Yes, we would be leading an edit-a-thon workshop in French.

3. What kind of outreach activity do you plan to do?

Prior to the conference, we will be reaching out to participants through conference communication outlet to let them know of the edit-a-thon. We are working closely with the organizers, the Web Foundation, to ensure the Wikipedia edit-a-thon and workshop is effectively communicated to participants in advance.

4. How will you let other participants know about your outreach activity?

We will be letting people know at the end of the edit-a-thon how they can get involved with Wikimedia projects starting with a mailing list.

5. Do you have a specific networking plan? (e.g. specific people, organizations, groups you would like to develop partnerships with)

I will have a sign-up sheet at the session to gather contact information and follow-up with participants. I also plan to attend the pre-summit meet and greet so I can start networking with summit attendees before formal sessions start. I intend to use the pre-Summit meetings and the Summit to raise awareness of Wikipedia and the Movement and encourage participants to use Wikipedia to access knowledge and encourage those who are interested in sharing their unique knowledge to attend the edit-a-thon workshop so they can learn how to contribute to Wikipedia. I also intend to make impactful connections with women technologists, innovators, and digital media and gender experts to learn about their work, and discuss areas for future collaboration.

6. What is your plan to follow-up with new contacts?

Based on the interest I will think about a follow-up in person meeting with interested parties. I plan to reach out to the contacts I make to continue discussions on areas for collaboration and/or elaborate on ideas discussed for projects or activities with the Ghanaian and/or Cote D’Ivoirian Wikimedians. If there is a Summit mailing list, I plan to join it to continue to engage on this community.



How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets as applicable:

  1. Number of presentation attendees:
  2. Number of new potential partners:
  3. Introduce dozen participants to Wikipedia and train them on how to edit Wikipedia
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 10
  5. Summit Participants will know more about Wikipedia, the Wikimedia movement, and gain basic Wikipedia editing theory and skills.
  6. Ghanaian and Ivorian Wikimedians (and by extension other African Wikimedians) will gain connections with other like-minded groups, activists, and projects in Africa working on digital rights, technology policy, women-centered innovation and internet freedom, presenting opportunities to collaborate and mobilize resources to support our work.



What resources do you have? Include in-kind donations or additional funding.

  1. We will be three trainers. two trainers (Zita Ursula Zage,Harriet) for the Edit-a-thon in english and me for Edit-a-thon in French :
  • I am an Experienced Wikimedian who will be facilitating the Edit-a-thon in French for the many French participants who will be present.
  • Zita Ursula Zage is an active Wikimedian. She has facilitated more than 5 successful edit-a-thons in Ghana.
  • Harriet has been a Wikimedian since 2016 has assisted in the facilitation of a considerable number of edit-a-thons
2. We have also the connexion internet and the equipements for the all days of Edit-a-thon.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Expense $USD Notes
Travel $362 Round trip airfare from Abidjan to Accra.
Accommodation in Accra $940 My accommodation for 4days.
Per diem $343 This amount covers my meals during my stay ($72 X4 =$288)

and transportation from airports $55

(home to Abidjan airport. Abidjan airport to home).

Total $1 645 It’s the total amount in Dollar.



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