This project is funded by a Project Grant
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Wikipedian since 2002, former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation and founding member of Wikimedia France. Since 2013, Florence is the leader of projects related to Wikipedia and Africa, such as Wiki Loves Africa (photographic contest in Africa), Kumusha Takes Wiki (citizen journalism to collect and create freely-licensed content in Africa), or Wiki Loves Women (content liberation project related to African Women). She also participated as Scientific Collaborator at SUSPI to the Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP research programme (developing and evaluating a system to assess Wikipedia articles for primary education in South Africa).
A Zimbabwean by birth, and a Capetonian by adoption, Isla Haddow-Flood is a writer, editor and open movement strategist who is passionate about harnessing communication technology and media platforms for the advancement of open access to knowledge; specifically, knowledge that relates to and enhances the understanding of Africa via the Open Movement (and especially Wikipedia).
Isla has extensive experience of working with open movement communities and various kinds of civil society organisations to contribute to Wikipedia. From 2011 to 2012 she was involved in WikiAfrica’s Share Your Knowledge project that saw 30,000 contributions of African knowledge to Wikipedia. She researched and wrote the South Africa feasibility study for the Wikipedia Primary project, co-lead the inaugural Wiki Indaba and worked on Wiki Loves Monuments in South Africa. Since 2013, Isla instigated and lead many projects to bolster the numbers of Wikipedians and contributions from organisations across the continent. These include #OpenAfrica training courses in 2014 and 2015, the Toolkits project, and Kumusha Bus in Ethiopia and Ghana (funded by a CC Affiliate Grant in collaboration with Creative Commons ZA), the Prince Claus-funded WikiEntrepreneur project in Ethiopia and Malawi etc.
Emmanuel Engelhart will be the Technical manager involved in the project. Emmanuel is the leading person behind the Kiwix project.
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