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Rwanda Going Green Mindsets and Lifestyle Awareness

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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

'Rwanda Going Green Mindsets Lifestyle Awareness Is a project which intend to take a challenge of spreading the word about protecting environment which will be achieved through 3 educating sessions about environment and climate change afterwards attendees will create awareness by learning how to create new or edit existing articles on rw.wikipedia.org and en.wikipedia.org or even translate existing ones in Kinyarwanda for new editors who will be in the room. All attendees, both new and existing ones will edit climate change and environment articles. Rwanda going green mindsets and lifestyle awareness intend to make one of the three session particularly on Women and they role in protecting the environment as they are highly affected by the climate change effects.


1.  Educating sessions both theoretical and practical which will help Rwandans to know and to calculate their ecological footprints
2.  Virtual, face to face and field educating sessions.
3.  Creating new Wikipedia articles about climate change consequences and other related topics.   
4.  Encourage people to live in harmony with other surroundings and put green mindsets on the other level 

Expected Outcomes[edit]

  • Informed Community
  • Reduce humans harmful doings on environment through learning to calculate oneself contribution to destroying the planet
  • Green Rwanda, Green Africa
  • Healthy life
  • Sustainable development

Organizing Team[edit]

How to participate[edit]

Create a New User Account or Log into Existing Account on Kinyarwanda Wikipedia

Join project's dashboard through [link]

Create or improve a Wikipedia article on Kinyarwanda, French, English or translate a corresponding article.

Click here to join project's dashboard

Scheduled Events[edit]

Save dates!
  • First Educating session on introduction to Wikipedia, Edit-a-thon and translate-a-thon.
21st March 2023

  • Second Educating/Informative session: Mind and calculate your ecological footprint, Dos and Don'ts while editing/creating or translating articles on wikipedia.
04th April 2023

  • Third session: Closing Ceremony and awarding.
06th April 2023



Africa Environment WikiFocus Organisers[edit]

African Knowledge Initiative Working Group Members[edit]