Planning Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria

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Planning Wikimedia Nigeria User Group is a team of self-motivated individuals. At the moment they are in early stages of planning a user group, but regularly help to improve articles on Wikimedia Foundation project websites, such as Wikipedia, with the motive of promoting free and open access to knowledge locally and beyond. They are also invested in working at increasing participation and contribution to the Wikimedia projects.

Our mission is to create a platform for open sharing and distribution of knowledge using Wikipedia tools.

Proposed Logos[edit]

Currently empty. Edit this portion to propose a logo

People involved in the Planning Wikimedia Nigeria Usergroup[edit]

  • Olaniyan Olushola
  • Kayode Yusuf
  • Tayo
  • Babatune Osiyale


Mission[edit]

As the Planning Wikimedia Nigera User Group, we hold these aims which will also be same when we become officially chaptered:

  1. To make use of, encourage the use of, and instruct people in the use of free and open source information resources; either electronic or printed for the advancement of education.
  2. To encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of Nigeria
  3. To aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in the public domain or under a license that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.
  4. To collaborate with public and private Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums in making their holdings more broadly and freely available to those interested in an effort to preserve the heritage of Nigeria.


Purpose of the User Group[edit]

  • To represent the Wikimedia Foundation to the Nigeria Wikimedia contributing community
  • To promote Wikimedia projects and free content in general and to encourage the use of Wikimedia resources in education.
  • To recruit technically and non-technically minded people to participate to Wikimedia projects.
  • Organisation of conventions, conferences, meetings, workshops, contests, etc.

Events & Projects[edit]

For a full list of events and projects, see below

Possible Projects[edit]

  • Wiki Loves Something
  • Wikipedia Education Program
  • GLAM's
  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors
  • Open Street Maps Editing
  • Wikipedia Offline (Kiwix)
  • Wikipedia : School Series

Past Projects[edit]

Proposed Headquarters[edit]

Lagos, Nigeria

Contact Us[edit]

Kindly send your emails to olaniyanshola@yahoo.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible.