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Localization and Advocacy for Climate Awareness for the Gurene Wikimedia Community

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Africa Environment
Celebrating Wangari Maathai Day- Gurene Wikimedia Community


Climate change and environmental degradation are significant global challenges, with Africa being one of the most vulnerable regions. The lack of access to information and knowledge about these issues in African communities is a major barrier to effectively addressing them. Biblically it is said that “For lack of knowledge, my people perish”. Owing to the saying above, this campaign aims to address this gap by empowering local underrepresented communities with the information and resources needed to understand and respond to these challenges. In addition, we will be focusing on the profile of local women involved in climate change and creating a collaborative project in our language together with other Mabia languages if it does not already exist on Wikidata and Wikipedia. Our team will also be adding climate statistics and data from the African Union database and adding local climate activists and environmental experts to Wikidata. The campaign is being organized by the Gurene Wikimedia Community, a not-for-profit volunteer initiative organization aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge localized for the Gurene language speakers, to run a month editathon, with a focus on capacity-building training, and contribution to the Gurene Incubator and Wikidata about climate change, climate action and campaigns in Africa.



  • Online Launch and training: 11th March 2023
  • In-person training & Editathon: 18th & 19th March 2023
  • Translate-a-thon: 23rd to 29th March 2023
  • Event Time: 10:00am- 1:00pm
  • Venue: Gbewa College of Education, Pusiga, Upper East Region.
  • Programs Closure: 31st March 2023

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Outcome & Impact

To be updated soon

Supported by

Africa Environment WikiFocus Organisers
African Knowledge Initiative Working Group Members
Gurene Wikimedia Community