WikiIndaba conference 2018/Program/Raising awareness for Wikipedia: Lessons from Nigeria & beyond
|ID : Awareness||Raising awareness for Wikipedia: Lessons from Nigeria & beyond|
|Speakers : Zachary McCune (Wikimedia Foundation, United States), Jack Rabah (Wikimedia Foundation, Jordan), Olushola Olaniyan (Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, Nigeria), Blossom Ozurumba, Uzoma Ozurumba||Time block: friday-afternoon||Start : 16:35|
|Location : Great room||Duration : 45 min.|
Last year at Wiki Indaba, a discussion began about Wikipedia's low awareness in Nigeria. A year later, the User Group in Nigeria and the Wikimedia Foundation have collaborated on 2 major projects to increase Wikipedia awareness in the country. We have worked on radio programs and videos, using social media influencers and Nollywood stars, to reach more than 12 million people. Now we would like to share the results of these pilot projects and offer lessons for other user groups.
|Themes : WikiCulture & Community and New Readers|
|Tags : Wikipedia awareness, Wikipedia audience|
|Notes : #WikiIndaba18_Awareness|