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Submission no. 046
Title of the submission

Education in Africa Roundtable

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)

Panel discussion

Author of the submission

Florence Devouard, Walaa Abdel Manaem

Language of presentation


E-mail address



user:Anthere, user:ولاء

Country of origin

France, Egypt

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wiki in Africa

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Several education (schools-based) projects took place in Africa in year 2017. It would be good to give the people who have been involved in education projects the opportunity to share on the successes and difficulties they came across. It could also be an opportunity to discuss the interest to set up a regular annual writing contest for schools (as is being done in France with the WikiConcours Lycéens, which is limited to French schools...), in French and/or English, an opportunity to involve more the educational system (on Wikipedia or on Vikidia).

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Will learn about several projects run in 2017
  2. Will learn about the WMF activities in the education sector
  3. Will hear about tools available in Africa to overcome connectivity issues (WikiFundi, Kiwix etc.)
  4. Will get some insights about best stories and the not-so-good, so that they will feel more empowered jumping in the current projects or starting their own
Theme of presentation
  • Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning, intermediate, advanced

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
35 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

I participated myself to two edu project in 2017 in Africa. The first was a writing contest using WikiFundi. It was held in 4 French speaking countries with kids 9-11. The second was held in an English country, with teenagers. Islahaddow and I would like to share those stories.

I also have a couple of suggestions of names of people that could join this panel, but also believe that the programme committee could make suggestions based on the other propositions submitted. It would also be lovely to have Vahid (for example).

Possible merge : WikiIndaba conference 2018/Submissions/Digital literacy and 21st century skills through educaiton programs

Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. --Gereon K. (talk) 11:08, 16 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. ZMcCune (WMF) (talk) 18:07, 17 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Geugeor (talk) Good initiative 11:40, 18 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Alangi Derick (talk) 08:55, 25 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Committee decision[edit]


Comments (To be considered before February 16th, 2018):

  • Add Egypt's Walaa Abdel Manaem as a co-author.
  • If the comment is taken into consideration, we will add 10 min to the time of the presentation.