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Section Translation tool enabled in Hausa Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Friends!

The Language team is pleased to let you know that the Section Translation tool is now enabled in Hausa Wikipedia. It means you can translate real content one section at a time using your mobile devices with ease.

Now you can also start translating an article on your mobile device right when you notice it is missing in Hausa. From a Wikipedia article in any language, switch languages and search for Hausa. If the article does not exist, an option to translate it will appear, as shown in the image below.

Image of the entry point

We have enabled this tool in your Wikipedia based on your interest and feedback about the tool. This tool will be useful for your community since data shows significant mobile device activity in Hausa Wikipedia.

Content created with the tool will be marked with the “sectiontranslation” tag for the community to review. We’ll monitor the content created, but we are very interested in hearing about your experience using the tool and reviewing the content created with it.

So, enjoy the tool and provide feedback on improving it.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 10:57, 18 October 2021 (UTC) On behalf of the WMF Language team.[reply]

This is great! thanks for the information. Em-mustapha talk 23:59, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group[edit]

Hello and good day to you all Affliate co founders and members,

This is to inform the general Wikimedians of Nigeria about the Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group (NCPUG) which was currently submitted seeking for recognition with Affliation Committee.

The user is proposed to be recognize as an Affliate to Wikimedia Foundation with the purpose of carrying Wikimedia ctivities within Wikimedia Commons with Nigerian related Photography, Audio and Video free files upload contribution, details objectives of this User Group can be find here.

In addition, The User Group is created open for every Wikimedian to join the course with the interest of participating in Wikimedia Commons, knowing much about photography, Sound engineering and Video uploads to Wikimedia Commons, you can join us [1]

Moreover, this User Group is not meant to overlap any existing Affliates in Nigeria or in Wikimedia ecosystem, the scope for this User have been limited to Wikimedia Commons and stated here for more understanding. Also, this User Group will work hand in hand with the co-founders of existing Affliates in Nigeria to have cooperation, unity and rapid growth of Nigerian Wikimedia Commons activities and other Wikimedia Projects inline with the Universal Code of Conduct all its members.

lasty, I will like to thank the co-founders of the existing Affliates for working tirelessly to move Wikimedia Projects forward towards 2030, It will be our pleasure to contact the co-founders of the existing Affliates for unity and progressive discussion.

Signed: Co-founders Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group

Learn how the Implementation Grants can support your Movement Strategy plans[edit]

We are excited to announce the reopening of the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants. This program funds projects that advance a specific Movement Strategy initiative. The projects can be big or small, but they must all make a case for advancing one initiative. Affiliates that have received funding from the Simple/Annual Plan Grants are welcome to apply.

Read more about the criteria, what to apply for, and how to apply.

Best regards,
Movement Strategy and Governance Team
Wikimedia Foundation
15:31, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Hausa Wikimedians User Group restructure[edit]

To establish a direction and create the structure and disciplined systems required for success and growth

Hausa Wikimedians User Group's propose restructuring and call for every member to join the team. Please read these two documents and write your comments about it below.

Wannan sanarwa ce daga Ƙungiyar Editoci na Wikimedia Hausa akan sabunta ƙungiyar da ake son yi, kuma ana kira ga duk wani mamba da ya shigo ayi tafiyar tare da shi ɗan ganin mun ciyar da ƙungiyar gaba. Ayi hakuri a duba zantuka biyu dake ƙasan wannan rubutu, dan a fahimci inda aka dosa, bayan nan kowane mamba ana son ya bayyana ra'ayinsa game da wannan manufa da yadda yake ganin zata taimake shi ko rashin taimakansa.

Sannan bayan nan, zamu zaɓi Board na ƙungiya waɗanda za'a baiwa damar fitar wa ƙungiya manufofi da tsari. Ga duk wanda yake son zama daga cikin Board, sai ya ayyana kansa a ƙasa ta yin taƙaitaccen bayani a cikin rubutunsa na nuna sha'awarsa, da kuma yadda yake ganin zai iya kawo cigaba a wannan tafiyar. Ƙwarewa: A wannan karo tunda itace ta farko, dole wanda zai nemi zama daga cikin Board ya kasance lallai zai iya kawo cigaban da ake nema, kuma a baya yayi ayyuka tuƙuru wajen ganin cigaban ƙungiyar, domin hakane kawai zai bamu damar samun wanda ke son ganin cigaban ƙungiya. --- Mun gode! Em-mustapha talk 09:54, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Abubakar Gwanki[edit]

This is a major project that will help to improve Hausa Wikimedians. My name is Abubakar A Gwanki, I started editing Hausa Wikipedia since 2014, I Participated at the first event about Hausa Wikipedia before the existence of our User Group. I have personally organized several projects and coorganized some projects of Hausa Wikimedians User Group. I am currently an Administrator at Hausa Wikipedia and I am doing my best to see the development of Hausa Wikipedia and our Editors. I also help New Users by teaching them how to do many things related to Wikimedia. I am interested in becoming a member of the Board of Trustees for the further development of Hausa Wikimedians. I seek your support. Thanks

—Gwanki 20:32, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Musaddam Idriss[edit]

Before I joined Wikipedia in 2017, I'm already a writer, poet, editor and reviewer at 'Translators Without Border' and newspaper reporter in both Hausa and English languages. Currently, I have over 15 merit awards and trophies obtained from English and Hausa writing contests. Now, as a Wikipedian, I have hundreds of edits to my credit and have been contributing towards ensuring the standard of the language used in the contents. My major contributions so far are creating new contents and updating the existing ones. If I happened to be among the BOT, I will majorly focused on the productivity and quality of the language used when creating articles. Musaddam Idriss (talk) 03:50, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yusuf Sa'adu[edit]

Haƙiƙa ina goyon bayan wannan tsarin kuma tabbas zai taimaka mana musamman Irina editoti masu neman karin kwarewa akan aikin Wikipedia, dan haka ina goyon bayan wannan tsari domin zai taimaka mana sosai kuma zai kara kawo cigaba da kara martabar User Group na Hausa, dan haka ina goyon baya sosai. 84.254.172.139 08:32, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Salihu Aliyu[edit]

I Salihu Aliyu deserve to be a member of the Hausa Wikimedians User Group Board of Trustees because I have been attending almost every Hausa user group meeting since 2019 when the first Hausa Wikipedia event was held at Kada Hub in Kaduna State. After that i was among the most experience editors in Hausa User Group I'm be able to create a good articles and also provide them a good references after a deep research about it. And further more almost everyone knows that many times when I see a mistake I do not keep quiet, and whoever make it. And me too when I make a mistake I can accept it and take some point of corrections, for these above reasons I think I deserve to be a member of Hausa Wikimedians Board of Trustees (BOT) I believe that restructuring Hausa User Group is a major project that will help to improve Hausa Wikimedians. Thank you all Salihu Aliyu (talk) 09:53, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Umar-askira[edit]

Indeed this is a great initiation that will incorporates wellspring potential impact into this humble User group that is Hausa Wikimedians User Group that was being spreading the wings of Hausa Language to fly in the sky. I Umar-askira will donate my peak abilities to work hard for the User Group as a board of trustee BOT. It is my pleasure to propose to become a board of trustee BOT in respect to the above discussion. Best Regards,
Umar-askira

Umar-askira  talk 22:13, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bello Na'im[edit]

I wish to express my profound gratitude to God Almighty whose infinite grace has allowed us to witness this victorious day, of restructuring the Hausa Wikimedians User Group,I will like to also express my heartfelt appreciation to all wikimedians editors. I joined Wikipedia in 2020 (last year), I have been contributing to ensure the quality of the articles, I assure you and promise to bring a noticeable change to this user group,if I may be among the BOT, thank you all, Yours Bello Na'im (talk) 10:06, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

M Bash Ne[edit]

Haƙiƙa ina goyon bayan haka ɗari bisa ɗari, domin ta hakan ne za'a iya samun ingantaccen tsari a Hausa Wikimedians User Group dan ganin ayyukan ha.wikipedia.org sun samu ci gaba tare da Ingantattun ayyuka. Ina tare da wannan tafiya Ni-M Bash Ne (talk) 18:15, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hamxo[edit]

DECLARATION OF INTEREST All praise and gratitude are due to Almighty Allah, the Lord of the universe who gave me the opportunity, courage and privilege to declare my interest.

  Esteemed ladies and gentlemen  I wikimedian Abdullahi Hamza(Hamxo).It is with pleasure, honour and a deep sense of humility that I declare before my intention and interest in running for the MEMBER OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES (BOT) Hausa Wikimedia user group. 
  I would like to enhance my experience with BOARD OF TRUSTEES (HAUSA WIKIMEDIAN USERS GROUP),by taking on more responsibility through being your member 
  Considering a good BOT member to be:

MODEST ACCOMMODATING DEDICATED INSPIRING NATURAL AWESOME THOROUGH UNRELENTING

 I am particularly good at being    managed,organized,recording expenses and income, and handling tasks efficiently such as setting up document, reports and presenting them nicely. 
  Finally, I have energy and passion to serve Wikipedia.
  Thank you all for your time.
     Long live Wikimedia foundation 
     Long live Hausa Wikimedia user group 
               Yours Truly, 
                     Wikimedian Hamxo

Hamxo (talk) 18:49, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Itzedubaba[edit]

I am a self-motivated person, and pleased to serve the hausa Wikimedia community.In my academic studies, I acquired knowledge in chemical science.I acquired knowledge of different aspects and approaches in communication including group communication partispatory communication, community consultations,and intercultural communication.i also posses strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgment on sensitive and confidential issues.i am available for activity and promise to act in the interest of Wikipedia movement in respect to the universal code of conduct and following the strategic direction and movement.

itzedubaba (talk) 12:23, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sunday October 31 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

A swan reflects.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June, July, and September SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter Drafting Committee Set Up Process, Next Steps for Brand Work, 2021, Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday October 31, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call a half-hour later in UTC time due to WikidataCon*.)--Pharos (talk) 01:58, 29 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sunday November 28 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Chart a new course on the swan ferry.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Hubs+Hubs Workshop, Movement Charter+Drafting Committee, WMDE's 'Future of Wikimedia Governance' proposal, Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 28, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 20:20, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
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Affiliations Committee (AffCom) Call for candidates - January 2022[edit]

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The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The main role of the AffCom is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and update the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as well as advise them on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee consists of five to fifteen members, selected at least once every year, to serve two-year terms.

Being a part of the AffCom requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a mix of different skill sets in our members.

Responsibilities
  • Availability of up to 5-8 hours per month
  • Participate in monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings
  • Commitment to carry out assigned tasks in a given time.
  • Facilitate and support communications
  • Affiliate Support and growth
Required and Recommended Abilities, Skills, Knowledge for Affiliations Committee Members

Strong interpersonal relationship among members of the committee and also with the Wikimedia community members. Across all committee members, there are additional relevant skills as well as requirements which help to support the committee and its sustainability which include both required and relevant general skills

Required
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings.
  • Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.
  • Strong track record of effective collaboration
  • International orientation
Relevant for all members
  • Public Communications (English writing and speaking skills)
  • Skills in other languages are a major plus.
  • Understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Documentation practices
  • Interviewing experience
  • Experience with, or in, an active affiliate is a major plus.
  • Teamwork: Project and people management skills to coordinate and collaborate with different parties on a shared plan and see it through to completion.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to evaluate various solutions, consider multiple interests and points of view, revisit unresolved issues, seek compromise and work and communicate across languages and cultures.

Given the expectations for maintaining the course in 2022 and preparing for potential 2022 transitions as part of the Movement Strategy implementation process, it is important that we are also clear about two different skill sets critical to committee support at this time. The first skillset is oriented to understanding affiliate dynamics and organizational development patterns to successfully process affiliate applications for recognition; the other is oriented to conflict prevention and intervention support for affiliates in conflict.

Relevant to Affiliate Recognitions
  • Administration & Attention to detail
  • Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
  • Awareness of the affiliates ecosystem and models and understanding of community building, organizational development, and group dynamics
Relevant to Conflict Prevention & Intervention
  • Communication skills for active listening, clear instruction and turn-taking.
  • Stress Management skills for maintaining patience and positivity
  • Emotional intelligence to maintain awareness of emotions of oneself and others to practice empathy, impartiality, and mutual respect.
  • Facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills to guide diverse individuals and groups toward cooperation.
  • Ability to work within a team

Do you have relevant skills and interest to support movement affiliates?

We are looking for people who are excited by the challenge of empowering volunteers to get organized and form communities that further our mission around the world. In exchange, committee members will gain the experience of supporting their world-wide colleagues to develop their communities as well as personal development in guiding organizational development, facilitating affiliate partnerships, and professional communications.

Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2022 member selection process will include a public review and comment period and a self-assessment survey for candidates to share their skills and their experience. This self-assessment information will help the committee to identify the skill sets relevant and supportive to our affiliate support processes. We invite you to apply for membership to the committee and join us in supporting the affiliates. The data shared in the self-assessment will only be made available to the committee and the relevant staff support. The nomination, candidate Q&A, and endorsements will still take place posted on Meta for public review at January 2022 page. Here the global community is welcome to provide comments and feedback about each candidate.

Once the nomination window closes 31 January 2022, the sitting members who are not candidates for re-election in this cycle will deliberate and then vote, taking into account all inputs from the meta page, self-assessment, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and committee member discussion.

A final decision will be made in late-February 2022, with new members to be notified for onboarding in February.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the committee, please:

Step 1. Post your application on the nomination page by 31 January 2022. Your application must include the following information:

  1. Your full name and Wikimedia username
  2. A statement describing your relevant education, experience, abilities, skills, knowledge, availability, and motivation for joining the committee.

Step 2. Complete the self-assessment survey between January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021.

  • The privacy statement that applies to the survey can be found here.
  • NOTE: The survey will take 15 mins. Please do not close your browser. If you need a break, you are advised to keep the browser open. In case of losing the link, please reach out to mkaur-ctr(_AT_)wikimedia.org
  • This survey must be completed before Steps 3 & 4, as it will provide more background as to the type of work and expectations of members of AffCom.

Step 3. Answers the following questions:

  • NOTE: Questions 1-3 are required for all candidates.
  • Question 4 & 5 should be answered by those interested in joining the Recognitions subcommittee.
  • Question 6 & 7 should be answered by those interested in joining the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee.
  • If you are willing to nominate yourself for both subcommittees, answer all questions.
  1. What roles have you served across any Wikimedia projects and affiliates that you think have prepared you for this role?
  2. AffCom members need to manage time, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and diverse situations across the global movement. How do you envision managing these?
  3. Members of AffCom serve on one of two subcommittees: Recognitions OR Conflicts Intervention. Which one of these are you most interested in serving on?
  4. If you are interested in serving on the Recognitions subcommittee, what do you think makes a group of Wikimedians ready to function together as an affiliate?
  5. If you are interested in serving on the Recognitions subcommittee, what do you think are the benefits and responsibilities of functioning as formal affiliates?
  6. If you are interested in serving on the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee, please describe your experience working with conflicts resolution.
  7. If you are interested in serving on the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee, please describe how you have helped build consensus and support diversity.

Step 4. Once you have completed the above, send an email announcing your application to affcom(_AT_)wikimedia.org before the application deadline.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to chat or have a webinar call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

On behalf of the committee,

--FULBERT (talk) 13:18, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Affiliations Committee (AffCom) Call for advisors - January 2022[edit]

Translations are available.

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups – is looking for advisors!

The main role of the Affiliations Committee is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and advise the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

We are looking for advisors who are excited by the challenge of empowering volunteers to get organized and form communities that further our mission around the world. In exchange, committee advisors selected will gain the experience of supporting their world-wide colleagues to develop their communities as well as personal development in guiding organizational development, facilitating affiliate partnerships, and professional communications.

AffCom advisors can engage with the committee in a variety of capacities:

Consultant

Individuals with extensive movement experience can be engaged as Consultants for specific cases or initiatives by AffCom.

Trainer

Individuals with specific expertise may be engaged for short-term projects for training AffCom or Affiliates. They might also lead the Capacity Building initiatives for AffCom or affiliates.

Observer

AffCom can request specific or all advisors to act as an observer in different cases to ensure neutrality & compliance with guidelines.

AffCom Support

Development of Policies: While advisors cannot create legally binding policies for the committee, they can help create policies that provide direction and support for the committee.

Planning and Implementing Community Relations: The advisors are long-term wikimedians & also include influential community leaders who can be effective at spreading the word about initiatives and services.

Supporting Subcommittees: The advisors can support subcommittees that have assigned tasks in specific areas.

Other Tasks: Advisors can be engaged to address a specific need. Such engagements are usually short-lived and are disbanded as soon as their specific goals are met.


Key skills

We look for a healthy mix of different skill sets in our advisors, including the following key skills and experience:

  1. Strong understanding of the structure and work of Wikimedia affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  2. Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
  3. Availability of up to 2 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly two-hour voice/video meeting
  4. International orientation and ability to work and communicate with other languages and cultures.
  5. Knowledge of different legal systems and experience in community building and organizing are a plus.
  6. Fluency in English is required; skills in other languages are a major plus.
  7. Experience with or in an active Wikimedia affiliate is a major plus.
  8. Strong track record of effective collaboration (such as evidenced skills at facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and so forth) is a major plus.
  9. Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.
Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2022 advisors selection process will include a public review and comment period. All applications must be posted on Meta between January 01 and January 31, 2022 at Affiliations Committee/Advisors/2022, and the community will be invited to provide comments and feedback about each candidate. At the end of the nomination period, the applications will be voted on by the members of the committee, taking into account comments put forward by the committee's members, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and the community. A final decision will be made in February 2022, with new advisors expected to begin later that month.

How to apply

If you are interested in advising the committee, please submit your candidacy on Affiliations Committee/Advisors/2022 between January 01 to January 31, 2022. Your application must include the following information:

  1. Your full name and Wikimedia username
  2. A statement describing your relevant experience, skills, and motivation for joining the committee as an advisor.
  3. The advisor role you would like to serve
  4. Answers to the following three questions:
    1. How do you think affiliates work best together to partner on effective projects and initiatives?
    2. What do you see as the role of affiliates in the Wikimedia movement in the next three years?
    3. What do you feel you will bring as an advisor to the committee that makes you a uniquely qualified candidate?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the committee. We are happy to chat or have a phone call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

On behalf of the committee,

--FULBERT (talk) 13:17, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Movement Strategy Implementation Grants[edit]

The Movement Strategy and Governance team wishes you a good start of the new 2022! As we begin this year, we look forward to seeing more collaboration, increased support and connection between communities and affiliates. We would like to use this chance to share some information on the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants that aim to support volunteers and affiliates looking to help in implementing the Movement Strategy Initiatives within their communities.

These grants support big and small projects that aim to take the current state of an initiative and push it one step forward. Apply for a grant to implement a Movement Strategy initiative with a budget up to $25,000. We understand that ideas flow at their own pace, so Movement Strategy Implementation Grants are designed to be flexible with no set deadline. Your applications are welcome at any time. Applications received after the 15th of each month will be reviewed in the following month.

Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your project proposal or if you need more information about the program. The Movement Strategy and Governance team is happy to host conversations regarding these grants. Conversations may help answer your questions, develop your ideas, and connect with other communities with similar interests. Please visit this meta page to look at some suggested examples, and you are welcome to join the “MS – Grants Community of Practice” group on Telegram!

Best regards, Movement Strategy and Governance team.--SOyeyele (WMF) (talk) 19:10, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore & WikiForHumanRights campaigns[edit]

Hi, Hausa Wikimedians, I would like to inform you that I'm organising Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in Nigeria and WikiForHumanRights 2022, the campaings will take place between February to April, 2022. For anyone that's interested to participated or help in anyway, you can look up the grant proposals here and I would be glad if you give us constructive feedback. Thanks, best regards. Em-mustapha talk 00:37, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Promotion in Hadejia[edit]

I want to announce to everyone that, I will do a Wikimedia Promotion in Hadejia. --M Bash Ne (talk) 12:01, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question about the Affiliates' role for the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi All,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections so far. The Movement Strategy and Governance team suggested another question was still under discussion. As of today, we announce the last key question:


How should affiliates participate in elections?

Affiliates are an important part of the Wikimedia movement. Two seats of the Board of Trustees due to be filled this year were filled in 2019 through the Affiliate-selected Board seats process. A change in the Bylaws removed the distinction between community and affiliate seats. This leaves the important question: How should affiliates be involved in the selection of new seats?

The question is broad in the sense that the answers may refer not just to the two seats mentioned, but also to other, Community- and Affiliate-selected seats. The Board is hoping to find an approach that will both engage the affiliates and give them actual agency, and also optimize the outcomes in terms of selecting people with top skills, experience, diversity, and wide community’s support.

The Board of Trustees is seeking feedback about this question especially, although not solely, from the affiliate community. Everyone is invited to share proposals and join the conversation in the Call for Feedback channels. In addition to collecting online feedback, the Movement Strategy and Governance team will organize several video calls with affiliate members to collect feedback. These calls will be at different times and include Trustees.

Due to the late addition of this third question, the Call will be extended until 16 February.

Join the conversation.

Best, Movement Strategy and Governance.--SOyeyele (WMF) (talk) 10:54, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Affiliations Committee (AffCom) Member & Advisor Elections - Final Reminder for January 2022[edit]

Translations are available.

This is a friendly reminder that the Affiliations Committee – which is responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members and advisors! The deadline to post your application on the Member nomination page and Advisor nomination is 31 January 2022.

If you know somebody you think may be interested, please share and encourage them to consider applying. If you have any questions please email affcom@wikimedia.org before the application deadline or reach out to any of the current members. Good luck to all the candidates!

On behalf of the committee,
FULBERT (talk) 17:32, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

WikiForHumanRights 2022[edit]

Assalamualaikum, after successful #WikiForHumanRights 2021, im glad to inform you that I'll organize the similar project this year. WikiForHumanRights of this year will be Workshop and Contest. Please wait for it. You can see the grant proposal here for endorsement. Thanks —Gwanki 16:30, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Gungbe Wikimedians User Group[edit]

Hello Hausa Wikimedians,

We are glad to inform you that we are a newly recognized user group based in Lagos but operating between Nigeria and Rep of Benin as seen on our meta page. We look forward to have a collaboration with your user group very soon. Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 09:22, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations, Samatics. We wish you well. – Ammarpad (talk) 22:13, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Write for Rights in Hausa Wikipedia[edit]

I am announcing to everyone that I will be running my Project titled "Write for Rights in Hausa Wikipedia" in April insha Allah. to raise awareness about (wiki for human rights) in Northern Nigeria, to be held in Kano. @M Bash Ne (talk) 23:21, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Wikipedia Edit-a-thons for Human Rights 2022[edit]

I hereby to notify the community that I will be organizing a project on Human Rights titled Wikipedia Awareness & Edit-a-thons for Human Rights 2022. Thank you Musaddam Idriss (talk) 07:50, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sunday February 27 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

To dance is to fly.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Hubs+Dialogue, Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct+Enforcement Voting, Brand, International Women's Day+Gender Gap and WikiForHumanRights campaigns, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday February 27, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).----Pharos (talk) 18:05, 23 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Nigerian Transportation Service on Wikidata[edit]

hello friends, i just proposed a project about adding and improving content about all Nigerian Transportation Service companies and their various locations on Wikidata as none existed. Feel free to talk about it via JosefAnthony (talk)

M Bash Ne[edit]

Hello to everyone!

I am happy to inform everyone that I have applied for a Photowalk grant at Sokoto. Thank you very much. @M Bash Ne (talk) 00:04, 24 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sunday April 3 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Bots in precious metals are part of our community too.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including UCoC Voting, Hubs Global Conversation held + CEE Hub update, Movement Charter + Leadership Development Working Group, Desktop Improvements, Celebrate Women in March + International Women's Day, Wikimania 2022 survey concluded + Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 3, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 17:36, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Promotions and Awareness in Azare[edit]

I'm happy to announce my next project in Azare. Visit Here for more informations. Thanks Yusuf Sa'adu (talk) 07:47, 9 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Introduction of Wikidata to Nasarawa State Polytechnic & Federal Polytechnic[edit]

hello friends, heres my proposed project topic HERE Feel free to talk about it via JosefAnthony (talk) 20:32, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Good Luck —Gwanki 10:22, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Africa wiki challenge[edit]

This is to inform all the editors of Hausa wikimedia user group, that the Africa wiki challenge will start next month. Bello Na'im (talk) 02:36, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Notification of proposal:Kasu & Environs training and edit-a-thon[edit]

Good all this is to inform you that I have submitted my proposal for training and edit-a-thon.Thanks! Hamxo (talk) 11:12, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki loves LGBT community workshop and awareness[edit]

Good day colleagues.I will like to inform you about my project proposal.Thank you all! Idris sanusi (talk) 15:13, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Community Notification For My Project: Black Music Month Celebration 2022 in Nigeria[edit]

Dear everyone,

I wish to inform all of you about my proposed Black Music Month Celebration 2022 in Nigeria.

Thank you all for your support.

Clarissagum (talk) 15:09, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sunday May 8 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Swans are musical creatures.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including 2022 Board of Trustees Call for Candidates, Movement Charter/Content preliminary narrative, Human Rights Policy Community Conversations, Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan Feedback, IP blocking and Open Proxies discussion, Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday May 8, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 18:08, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

2022 Wikimedia Hackathon - May 20th - 22nd[edit]

Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 flier.jpg

Hello all,

This is to invite you for this year's Wikimedia Hackathon from May 20-22. We hope to see you there! You can share the update with your community as well.

The main event will be held online this year. We have an open call for sessions on our schedule page. If you'd like to host a session, you can simply pick an open slot in the category which best fits your topic. The developer advocacy team also put together some suggestions for how to create a fun session.


You can also add project ideas to the Phabricator Board

We will share more information soon about how to join the online space. You can also check through the list of local meetups holding around the world, you may find any closer to you.

If you have any enquiry or translation requests, please contact hlepp@wikimedia.org


See you there!

Best regards,

James Popoola

On behalf of the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon Committee.

James Moore200 (talk) 17:12, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Photowalk in Nok, Zangon Kataf, Kafanchan, Kagoro and Godogodo.[edit]

Hello, I want to inform you of my proposed photowalk across five Southern Kaduna towns. Attached here is a link to the proposal.

Please, the pictures we are going to take make use of them in Hausa Wikimedia projects. Thank you. Steve Kally (talk) 17:24, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Student loves wiki[edit]

I’m here to inform that I have submitted my proposal of training and editathons for students which will conduct in kaduna polytechnic. Idris sanusi (talk) 20:42, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hausa UserGroup Administrative support grant[edit]

Dear all,

This is to inform you about plans by Hausa Wikimedians UserGroup to organize a general group meeting and also formally register the usergroup as a charity in Nigeria. Please find the proposal here and add your thoughts. You can also send your comments to the announcement thread on our mailing list or send an email to contact(_AT_)wikimediahausa.org.ng – Ammarpad (talk) 19:51, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]