WikiAfrica Hour/Episodes

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Upcoming episode[edit]

UPCOMING EPISODES
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16 Wiki Identity

How are Wikis easily identified? Why are these identities important? It's a round table discussion with the teams behind the respective identitities associated to various Wikimedia projects.

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Past episodes[edit]

PAST EPISODES
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15 Wikimedian/Wikipedian in Residence

A tête-à-tête with some very experienced Wikimedians/Wikipedians in Residence, to learn what it takes to be one, plan and execute topical projects successfully, while helping Wikimedia solidify relationships with other organizations.

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Episode 14 WikiGovernance:On Board

A one-on-one with the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees 2022 election Top 6 candidates.

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Episode 13 AfroGLAM

This episode aims to give insight on GLAM projects in Africa, importance, impact and prospects.

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Episode 12 Who is Maryana Iskander?

The new CEO of Wikimedia Foundation has resumed her role officially, after about 19 listening tours. This episode is to engage her personality, experience, aspirations, etc, as she goes about her term as the CEO of Wikimedia Foundation.

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Episode 11 Podcasting Wikipedia Women.

In the spirit of March being the Int'l women's month, we dedicate this episode to celebrate some very amazing Wikipedia Women In Podcast and their awesome initiatives

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Episode 10 Building communities, one photo at a time.

What is it like organizing local photo contests as part of an Int'l photo contests? Challenges, Lessons, Successes?

Ceslause Ogbonnaya 25/02/2022 Watch this episode
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Episode 9 (Offline tech bridge) With over 4 billon people disconnected digitally, some amazing projects are working to bridge the divide. Come listen to the ideas behind these projects.
Ceslause Ogbonnaya 28/01/2022 Watch this episode
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Episode 8 Revealing invisible faces
Ceslause Ogbonnaya 9/12/2021 Watch this episode
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Episode 7 (WikiIndaba 2021 special edition) What the changes at WMF Community Resources mean for you
Ceslause Ogbonnaya 4/11/2021 Watch this episode
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Episode 6 UCOC; EDGR; SCF; U4C...Whaaaattt?
Ceslause Ogbonnaya 08/10/2021 Watch this episode
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Episode 5 (Wiki Loves Africa 2021: Meet the Winners) An up-close and personal with the Wiki Loves Africa 2021 winners, as they discuss their photography journey during the Wiki Loves Africa 2021 contest.
Ceslause Ogbonnaya 3/09/2021 Watch this episode
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Wikimania Special Edition: WikiAfrica Hour:The Xperience We aim to use this Wikimania session opportunity to give the experience and reason why Wiki In Africa launched the WikiAfrica Hour, starting with highlights from episode 1 with Katherine Maher down to episode 4! The first part contains the highlights of the past episodes, which was a pre-recording. The second part was a Live session.
Guests in the pre-recorded highlights include Katherine Maher (Former CEO of Wikimedia Foundation, Shahadusadik from Wiki Loves Earth,T Cells from Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Serieminou from Commons:Nos Jardins and Anasskoko from Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group,Maria Sefidari (Former WMF Board Chair), Reda Kerbouche (WMF board election candidate), Eliane Dominique Yao (WMF board election candidate), Douglas Ian Scott (WMF board election candidate) Zita Zage (WMF Board election Facilitation for Sub-Saharan Africa region), Mahuton Possoupe (WMF Board election Facilitation for French language), Mohammed Bachounda (WMF Board election Facilitation for French language and MENA region), Florence Devouard (Former WMF Board Chair), Antoni Mtavangu (Co-founder of Wikimedia Tanzania and Wikimania 2021 Pre-conference Co-lead), Winnie Kabintie (Communications Support for Wikimania 2021), Gnangarra (Scholarship program lead for Wikimania 2021), , Yamen Bousrih (Co-founder of Wikimedia Tunisia and Session submissions program and review support for Wikimania 2021), Geoffrey Kateregga (Communications & Publicity Support the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), Alice Kibombo (Program Lead for the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), Erina Mukuta (Co-founder of Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda & WMF, WISCom Liasion & Logistics for the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), Iolanda Pensa (President of Wikimedia Italia & Chair of Wikimania Steering Committee)

Guests for the Live session includeHoucemeddine Turki (Founding member of Wikimedia Tunisia and Member of Wiki Indaba Steering Committee), Isaac Olatunde (Project Coordinator for Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos), Geoffrey Kateregga (Communications & Publicity Support the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), and Wilson Oluoha from Igbo Wikimedians User Group)

Ceslause Ogbonnaya 15/08/2021 Watch the Best of our Episodes

Discussion at Wikimania about the importance of WikiAfrica Hour to the community

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Episode 4: WikiEvents:Unpacked A peep behind the scenes of two unmissable Wiki events, Wikimania 2021 and WikiIndaba conference 2021. Hear all about what is planned, how it benefits you and your work and what is involved in the organizing process...all unpacked!
Antoni Mtavangu (Co-founder of Wikimedia Tanzania and Wikimania 2021 Pre-conference Co-lead), Winnie Kabintie (Communications Support for Wikimania 2021), Gnangarra (Scholarship program lead for Wikimania 2021), , Yamen Bousrih (Co-founder of Wikimedia Tunisia and Session submissions program and review support for Wikimania 2021), Geoffrey Kateregga (Communications & Publicity Support the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), Alice Kibombo (Program Lead for the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), Erina Mukuta (Co-founder of Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda & WMF, WISCom Liasion & Logistics for the WikiIndaba conference 2021 organizing team), Iolanda Pensa (President of Wikimedia Italia & Chair of Wikimania Steering Committee) Ceslause Ogbonnaya 30/07/2021 Watch this episode
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Episode 3 (WMF Board: Demystified) The WMF Board Elections take place in 2021. An opportunity to discuss the big elephant in the room, with some "been there, done that" guest speakers.
Maria Sefidari (Former WMF Board Chair), Reda Kerbouche (WMF board election candidate), Eliane Dominique Yao (WMF board election candidate), Douglas Ian Scott (WMF board election candidate) Zita Zage (WMF Board election Facilitation for Sub-Saharan Africa region), Mahuton Possoupe (WMF Board election Facilitation for French language), Mohammed Bachounda (WMF Board election Facilitation for French language and MENA region), Florence Devouard (Former WMF Board Chair). Ceslause Ogbonnaya 25/06/2021 Watch this episode
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Episode 2 (Lowdown on Commons) A bare-it-all session with some of Wiki Commons shining stars, and experts in Photography, as they share Commons-worthy photography tips and many more.
Speakers like Shahadusadik from Wiki Loves Earth,T Cells from Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Serieminou from Commons:Nos Jardins and Anasskoko from Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group Ceslause Ogbonnaya 28/05/2021 Watch this episode
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Episode 1 (Katherine Maher's journey in Wikimedia) During this amazing launch episode, we were honoured to welcome Katherine Maher, former CEO of w:en:Wikimedia Foundation
Katherine Maher Ceslause Ogbonnaya 23/04/2021 Watch this episode
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