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WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge/2024

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WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge

14 - 31 March, 2024
[Social media: #WikiGapNigeriaChallenge]

Welcome to the Wikipedia writing challenge to improve the coverage of Nigerian women on Wikipedia!


WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge is a public writing challenge to create new articles for notable women and improve existing articles about women on Wikipedia. The aim is to bridge the contents gap about Women on Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia with focus on English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and Tyap Wikipedia.

The Challenge is organized as part of the global WikiGap campaign by Wikimedia Nigeria in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria and Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ).

Essentially, this year edition is organized to commemorate the International Women's Day Conference. As part of the event, five (5) notable African women have been selected to speak at the conference. We will also present a two-day capacity development building session in-person and virtual to equip participants on how to contribute to Wikipedia. The training will take place on the 9th and 10th of March, 2024.


Symposium session
Date: 8th of March 2024
Webinar training session
Date: 12th and 13th of March 2024
Writing challenge
Entry starts: 14th - 31st of March 2024 (GMT +01:00).

Who can participate?

We welcome all Wikipedia editors to join this challenge and you can participate from any part of the world. To participate you just need to sign up on the participants section.


The contest is simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while improving articles, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible.

Why participate

There is a huge content gap about women on the internet and Wikipedia. We want to change the narrative by creating new articles and improving the quality of existing articles about women. The contest is conceived by Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs(ref) and the Nigeria version is organized by Wikimedia Nigeria, with support from The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria.

How to participate

To participate, add your name to the list of participant and join here, review the instruction on that page. If you know any notable women that you think might be notable for a Wikipedia article, please write about her. If you are new to Wikipedia, please make sure you read help about first article writing before you begin to write your first article. You can also improve existing articles about women.

Contest details
List of proposed articles