Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

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Wikimedia UG Nigeria

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Official Logo of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (WUGN).jpg
Wikidemocracy Lagos Nigeria May 29, 2017 Group Photo

The Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, also known as Wikimedia UG Nigeria or WUGN, is a Wikimedia user group for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is an official affiliate of Wikimedia Foundation, which was formed in September 2015, and it serves the Wikimedians in Nigeria. This user group seeks to promote the use of Wikimedia projects by residents of Nigeria, and to also help in creating awareness on how the everyday Nigerian can contribute to the pool of Knowledge, which is Wikimedia; most especially in the translation efforts into the major local languages.

We aim to achieve this by hosting several projects and events such as: edit-a-thons, GLAMs, Wikipedia Education programs and other projects, which aim to promote Wikimedia projects in Nigeria.

Objectives[edit]

  • To promote the use of Wikimedia projects by people in Nigeria
  • To help people in Nigeria learn how to contribute to Wikimedia projects
  • To organize in-person gatherings of Wikimedians in Nigeria

Proposed Activities[edit]

  • Organizing Edit-a-thons for Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Wikidata in Nigeria
  • Promote editing of Nigeria-related content on Wikimedia projects
  • Training around Nigeria on how to edit Wikimedia projects
  • Wiki Loves Africa
  • Wikipedia Education Program
  • GLAMs
  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors
  • Open Street Maps Editing
  • Wikipedia Offline (Kiwix)
  • Wikimedia In Residence (WIR)

History[edit]

The User group was conceptualized in 2014 by Olaniyan Olushola and Kayode Yussuf through Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria/Adopt a school series and on June 2015, the idea of establishing a user group with the name "Wikimedia User Group Nigeria" was proposed to the community by Olatunde Isaac and Olaniyan Olusola and Nigerian Wikimedians are enthusiastic about this new idea. On 29th August 2015, the application for this establishment was filled by Wikicology (Olatunde Isaac) and on 30th August 2015, the leaderships of the group was elected by its member following a community consensus among the members. On 19th September 2015, the Affiliation Committee resolved to grant the recognition as Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.

Contact information[edit]

Please use this wikipage's talk page to contact this group. You can also contact us via our mailing list: wikimedia-ng@lists.wikimedia.org

Members[edit]

Events and Projects[edit]

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria had organized and participated in couples of activities in line with Wikimedia vision and mission. These includes:

In the media[edit]

Partnerships[edit]

  • Wikimedia UG Nigeria is in partnership with | Blackface Radio to broadcast Wikimedia related activities on Wednesdays from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.
  • You can follow the program here

Grant Announcement[edit]

  • We have submitted grant requested for the continuous running of our Wikimedia Radio and TV program see the page here

Progress Report on our ongoing projects[edit]

  1. SHE CAN WITH ICT
  2. Wikimedia Radio and TV Program
  3. Community Meetup for the month of April 2017
  4. Community Meetup for the month of May 2017
  5. Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ibadan

Resolutions[edit]