WikiIndaba conference 2014

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Wiki Indaba 2014

We want to continue the discussions and ideas from the Wiki Indaba in 2014. Take a look at the notes we made together and take part!

Why a Wiki Indaba?

Wiki Indaba was a 3 day conference held in Johannesburg (South Africa). It was a gathering of African Wikimedians and other open knowledge volunteers who are aligned to our mission.

Access to mobile devices is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years, increasing Africa's on-line presence. In order to take advantage of this projected growth, it is therefore important to establish and strengthen Wikipedia and Wikimedia structures in Africa.

Goals of the Conference

  • Establish a sustainable dialogue with collaborators in Wikimedia Chapters, the Wikimedia Foundation and the international communities to frame the issue of community activation and corporate governance in the context of Africa.
  • We aim to build a shared understanding of what it means to be a volunteer in Africa and why it is important.
  • Connect, multiply and create successful initiatives for increasing community activation and support within regions.
  • We aim to turn ideas into action.

Focus of the Conference

To help us organize sessions and accomplish our goals of developing a shared understanding and set of actions for improving wikimedia's foot print in Africa, we intend to focus this first conference on two aspects as follows:

1. Community Activation - through gender specific initiatives, GLAMs and Educational institutions.
2. Corporate Governance - Chapter formations, Accountability and access to funding.

Timeline

Note of Acceptance
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Submission of Presentation Ideas 
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Official registration 
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Agenda finalised
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Conference
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Wiki Indaba 2014 - "Under the Baobab"

» June 19 : Meet and Greet
» June 20: Day 1
» June 21: Day 2
» June 22: Day 3


Schedule


Hashtag

Hashtag: #Wikiindaba



Information

  • Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Date: June 20 - 22, 2014
  • Venue: Premier Hotel - OR Tambo


the Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia South Africa
Wikimedia UK