Visibility Project/East Africa
The Visibility Project for East Africa is one of our drives to improve the visibility of African Women and increase the number of female contributors on Wikipedia. The project will focus a month-long Wikipedia training for women journalists in East Africa. The report of the overall project can found here.
African Women in Media, with support from UNESCO within the framework of the IPDC' is implementing the project “Risk Communication and Community Engagement training for East African Women in Media.” The resource hub will house six MOOCs, a research centre, and a database of East African women global health journalists. AWiM considers the capacity development of women journalists, and the development of research into the lived experiences of African women in media industries as two of its five core priorities. This project contributes to achieving these. The resultant journalistic outputs will also contribute to improving the representation of African women in media content, another key priority area for AWiM. The project will also see Wikimedia teams in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania, train 200 East African women journalists to create Wikipedia profiles for East African women journalists specialised in health reporting.
Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (WUGN) is one of over 165 international affiliates of Wikimedia Foundation Inc, headquartered at Sanfrascico, United States of America. It was registered as Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc. as a non-profit organization in Nigeria with the aims of promoting open license initiatives in Nigeria through the promotion of Wikipedia and its sister projects.
Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda is a team of self-motivated individuals who volunteer to facilitate the creation and improvement of Ugandan content on Wikimedia Foundation project websites and promote free and open access to knowledge locally. The team also invests in projects that sensitize and train communities about Wikipedia and its sister projects.
Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania is one of the officially recognized user groups of Wikimedia projects contributors who serves to extend the reach of Wikimedia Foundation projects and activities in Tanzania. The aim of this group is establishing the presence of the Wikimedia Movement in Tanzania as well as creating awareness of Wikimedia projects to Tanzanians, editing and adding contents to Wikimedia projects which includes editing Swahili Wikipedia (swwiki) and English Wikipedia (enwiki). Also the group serves on recruiting and training people on how they can be a part of Wikimedia movement through editing and adding contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects. Although the group deals with both Wikipedia ya Kiswahili and English Wikipedia, much focus is on Swahili Wikipedia. Apart from those activities, the group plays the roles of hosting different online and offline events such as Editathons (Wikipedia editing sessions), Workshops, entering partnership with free knowledge entities as well as hosting Trainings that seeks to extend and improve the reach of Wikimedia projects to Tanzanians and elsewhere whenever needed.
Scope of Work
- Training: Collation of resources for training and release of licenses under CCBYSA, design and launch of program dashboard for measuring project metrics, communication channel and design of project landing page ( Meta).
- Webinar Session: Four (5) online Wikipedia hands-on training will be organized to focus on different areas of Wikipedia module. Details of focused areas are listed in the table above.
- Mentorship: Attending to feedback from students, allocation of assignment to students, tracking of articles, review and rating of article before publication to avoid harassment and nomination of articles for deletion.
- Reporting: Project reporting, number of editors participated, number of bytes contributed, number of articles created, number of articles edited, the total number of photos uploaded to commons.
Project Time-Lines/ Work Plan
|Activities||Specific Activities||Time Lines||Expected Outcomes||Remarks|
||05 -11 June 2020||Participants are expected to visit the project landing page and partner’s website for the uploaded Videos for a self-pace training session.
||8-12 June 2020||Participants will be engaged in live training sessions ( hands-on)||Duration (2hrs) per Webinar session. Each session will be recorded and make available before the next session on the landing page|
||15-19 June 2020||The following modules are expected to be covered:
||22-25 June 2020||
||26 June-05 July 2020||The overall report of the event as mentioned in the column for Specific activities are presented to AWIM and Publish on landing page|
Our Facilitators and Mentors 
Experienced Trainer from Wikimedia Nigeria
Ayokanmi Oyeyemi is an experienced Wikipedia editor and trainer within the wikimedia movements from Nigeria. His penchant for documenting African story and profiling various remarkable African women has given him the opportunity to travel wide organizing and facilitating various trainings. He is very passionate about the works of women and had worked closely within the last 3 years to give voice to women. Aside leading women projects, he is also an award winning professional photographer and co-lead for Wiki Loves Love International project. He resides and work from Lagos, Nigeria
Co-founder | Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania
Antoni Mtavangu is a tech enthusiast & entrepreneur, Wikimedia projects volunteer & contributor since 2016, Women advocate and a Co-founder of Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania. His main focus is on expansion of Swahili Wikipedia through editing it, starting new articles as well as facilitating, sharing knowledge and leading Wikipedia training to his fellow Wikimedians on how to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Through collaboration with his community members, He has championed various projects such as Wiki Loves Women, Wikigap, Wiki Loves Africa, Afrocine project, #1Lib1Ref, organizing East Africa Wikipedia Training, local editathons and Wiki-Workshops.
Currently he is also a Universal Code of Conduct facilitator working with the Wikimedia Foundation on creation of the Universal Code of Conduct policy, a projects that is expected to create an environment where every Wikimedian and any other open knowledge enthusiasts will feel free to contribute to WMF projects without having any fear of being harassed.
Founder of The AfroCine Project
Sam has been a Wikipedian since 2011. He is a founding-member of Wikimedia Nigeria, and since its inception has served as the Outreach Coordinator, coordinating and facilitating dozens of Wikimedia outreach events, workshops, contests, edit-a-thons and campaigns. He is also the founder of The AfroCine Project, a multi-country and multi-faceted WikiProject which aims to encourage the contribution of content that relates to the historical and contemporary cinema, theatre, and arts sectors of several African countries, the Caribbean and the diaspora to Wikimedia projects."
User Experience Designer.
Ashioma Medi is a User Interface and User Experience Designer. He is a graduate of Chemistry from the Delta State University, Nigeria and holds a Master's degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Ashioma has been an active contributor to the Wikimedia projects (English Wikipedia, Commons, Meta and Wikibooks) since 2017. He holds the New Pages Reviewer right on the English Wikipedia. Outside the Wikimedia movement, he is a Visual & User Experience Designer and self taught programmer, as well as a Data Analyst. He loves basketball and video games.
Co-founder of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group
Uzoma Ozurumba is a Co-founder of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group one of the recognised Wikimedia community in Nigeria. Since 2017, she has been contributing primarily to Meta, Commons, Igbo Wikipedia as well as Igbo Wiktionary, of which she is a founder. Uzoma serves as the Igbo Wiki User Group co-ordinator and a Strategy Liaison for the group. She is very passionate about bridging the gender gap online and has been WikiGap ambassador for 3years.
Co-founder of Wikimedia Nigeria
Isaac Olatunde is a long-time Wikipedia editor, Co-founder and the Trustee Secretary, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc. He was a member of the Individual Engagement Grant Committee, WMF (2015-2016) and a serving member of the Project Grant Committee, Wikimedia Foundation. He co-chaired the Wiki Indaba Conference 2019 and chaired the Scholarship Review Committee. He served on the Scholarship Committee, Creative Commons Global Summit 2020. Isaac is an Associate Editor, WikiJournal of Medicine (2020 to date). He has led over 30 Wikimedia training/workshops. He is an administrator on Yoruba Wikipedia and a Copyright License Reviewer on Wikimedia Commons.
Librarian and trainer from Wikimedia Usergroup Uganda
Alice is a member of the Wikimedia Community User Group – Uganda. Over the last 4 years she has coordinated and facilitated a number of Wikimedia campaigns, workshops, contests and edit-a-thons in Uganda. Her main interests are in projects that aim to decrease the gender gap, GLAM and history and she regularly contributes to both English and Luganda Wikipedias as well as WikiData.
Communication Team 
Communications Lead, Wikimedia Nigeria
Kayode is an IT security expert and co-founder of Securepoint Technologies Ltd. He co-founded Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria and sits on the board of Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation. Kayode is passionate about open education and open access. He serves as Creative Commons Global Network Council Representative.
Coordinate social media update for the project
James is an SDGs Ambassador, 2019 MCN Fellow, Wikimedia Editor and Social Media Experts
Graphics designer for Wikimedia Nigeria
John is Lead Director of The Just Foundation and professional graphic designer.
Resources for Self-pace Training 
|S/n||Agenda||Date||Time (EAT)||Facilitator||Video links|
|1||Wikimedia Commons: Licenses and the Use of Freely Licensed Images on Wikipedia||8 June 2020||2pm-4pm||Olatunde Isaac|
|2||Basic Wikipedia Editing and How to Cite a Wikipedia Article||9 June 2020||2pm-4pm||Uzoma Ozurumba|
|3||Work-Flow of Creating Wikipedia page||10 June 2020||2pm-4pm||Ayokanmi Oyeyemi|
|4||Five Pillars of Wikipedia and The Cheatsheet of Wikipedia Editing||11 June 2020||2pm-4pm||Sam Oyeyele|
|5||Jifunze kuhariri Wikipedia (Learn how to edit Wikipedia)||12 June 2020||2pm-4pm||Antoni Mtavangu|
Video Gallery for the Webinar sessions
Visibility Project ( East Africa) Day 1-Wikimedia Commons: Licenses and the Use of Freely Licensed Images on Wikipedia
Visibility Project ( East Africa) Day 2-Basic Wikipedia Editing and How to Cite a Wikipedia Article
Visibility Project ( East Africa) Day 3-Work-Flow of Creating Wikipedia page
Visibility Project ( East Africa) Day 4-Cheat Sheet of Wikipedia Editing
Visibility Project( East Africa) - Day 5 Jifunze kuhariri Wikipedia (Learn how to edit Wikipedia)
|1||Olaniyan Olshuola||Class A|
|2||Isaac Olatunde||Class B|
|3||Oyeyemi Ayokanmi||Class C|
|4||Ashioma Medi||Class D|
|5||Uzoma Ozurumba||Class E|
|6||Antoni Mtavangu||Class G|
|7||Alice Kibombo||Class H|
Names of remarkable women from East Africa Profiled for the Visibility Project
This paragraph serves as a point for showcasing names of East African women ( alive or dead ) that have done tremendous things in their chosen profession.
|S/n||Article||Project||Occupation||Citizenship||Gender||Word added to Wikipedia||References|
|4||Anne Nasimiyu Wasike||En.Wiki||Publisher||Uganda||Female||1817||21|
|6||NBS Television (Uganda)||En.Wiki||Media Entity||Uganda||NA||1197||15|
|7||Rukh-Shana Namuyimba||En.Wiki||MCommunication Specialist||Uganda||Female||1183||10|
|8||Margaret Masagazi||En.Wiki||Communication expert||Uganda||Female||1086||17|
|9||Achola Rosario]||En.Wiki||News Anchor, Artist and reporter||Uganda||Female||1054||16|
|10||Josephine Nabukenya]||En.Wiki||NHIV Activitsts+People Living with HIV||Uganda||Female||1040||20|
|11||Joyce Bagala]||En.Wiki||Journaist+News Manager||Uganda||Female||978||16|
|13||Asiimwe Evarlyne Buregyeya]||En.Wiki||Politician||Uganda||Female||831||10|
|14||Penny Tinditina]||En.Wiki||News Anchor||Uganda||Female||797||18|
|15||Aisha Sematiko||En.Wiki||News Anchor||Uganda||Female||449||6|
|16||Gloria Kamba||En.Wiki||Show Presenter||Uganda||Female||335||4|
|17||Rama Jacqueline Aol||En.Wiki||Rama Jacqueline Aol||Uganda||Female||809||10|
|18||carole Mandi||En.Wiki||vaccinologist and immunization exper||Uganda||Female||500||17|
|19||Hanifa Kawooya||En.Wiki||Administrator and Politician||Uganda||Female|
|20||Beatrice Waithera Maina||En.Wiki||Journalist||Kenya||Female||407||9|
|21||Editar Adhiambo Ochieng||En.Wiki||Women's right Activist||Kenya||Female||298||3|
|22||Jerotich Seii||En.Wiki||Social Justice Campigner||Kenya||Female||138||3|
|23||Gladys Atieno Nyasuna Wanga||En.Wiki||Politician||Kenya||Female||566||7|
|24||Kathleen Openda - Mvati||En.Wiki||Journalist||Kenya||Female||331||3|
|25||Asha Mwilu||En.Wiki||Journalist+Documentary Filmamaker||Kenya||Female||315||3|
|31||Ummy Ally Mwalimu||Sw.Wiki||Journalist||Kenya||Female|
|32||Gathoni Wa Muchomba||En.Wiki||Entrepreneur+Policitican||Kenya||Female||2020||27|
|33||Elsie S. Kanza||En.Wiki||Economist||Tanzania||Female||1026||11|
|34||Edith Kimani||En.Wiki||News Anchor||Kanya||Female||791||8|
|35||Jane Chemutai Goin||En.Wiki||News Jouinalist||Kanya||Female||1755||21|
|36||Gloria Laker Aciro||News reporter||Kanya||Female||1755||21|
|39||Fausta Shakiwa Mosha||Journalist|Tansania||Female||308|
|43||Paula Fray||Journalsit||South Africa||Female|
List of participants by User Names
- Queenter Mbori
- Sarah Biryomumaisho
- Javira Ssebwami Nsimbe
- Robi Koki Ochieng
does not exist
- Janet Otieno-Prosper
- Culton Scovia Nakamya
- Esther Akello Ogola
- Anne Ngugi
does not exist
- User:Mwakalinga Grace
- Sandra Aceng
- Winnie Kamau
- Caroline Kamau
- Jane Gitau
- Madinah Nansubuga
- Olive Atima
- Sheila Waruinu
- Namaganda Lillian
- Tebby Otieno
- alinda grace
- Josephine Namakumbi
- Rehema osanya
- Joan Julia Wamweru Maina
- Irene Pendo
- Nabaasa innocent
- Ngozi Anosike
- JETRUDE GEORGE
- Juliet JR
- Harriet Rhemmy Ayebare
- Yvonne E Mwende
- Jayne Rose Gacheri
- Nakamoga zahara
- Janat Twahirwa
- JOSEPHINE KIBIRITI
- Finellah Akullu
- BIRUNGI Rebecca
- Alany patricia
- Winnie Cirino
- Janet Murikira
- Emily Ngugi
- COLETTA NYAWIRA WANJOHI
- Vivian Agaba
- Fitih Alemu
- Christina Daud
- Kaanaeli Kaale
- Safari gedi
- Lucy Ssuubi
- Clare Muhindo
- Cindy Odinga
- Ebun Atoke Elizabeth
- Cherono limo
- Zubeda Handrish
- Faith Alice
- Denho Denyse
- Joan Comfort Agazu
- Mariam Busara
- LILIAN KAIVILU
- Mary Ajith
- Wacera Ngunjiri
- Metasebia Shewaye Yilma "Meti"
- Namukabo Werungah
- NATASHA ARIINDA
- Rachel Nduati
- Agnès Nindorers
- Ashley Lime
- Metasebia Shewaye Yilma "Meti"
- Viola Kusasira
- Rose Reuben
- Fatuma Matulanga
- EVA NDIMARA
- Gladness Munuo
- Emmanuela Erastol
- Toepista Nabusoba
- sharon kyomugisha
- Madrine Nabukeera