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Submission no. 048
Title of the submission
Hubs or Knobs: Building Capacity of Wikimedians in Nigeria.
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Roundtable Discussion,
Author of the submission

Olushola Olaniyan, Runcie Chidebe

Language of presentation


E-mail address



Olushola Olaniyan, Kabusa16

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

While editors in other parts of the world are scouting or thinking of contents to edit or to write, in Africa, they are millions of contents on African cities, festivals, buildings, forest, and cultural events that are sketchy or not on Wikimedia. There is no doubt, Africa has incredible photographers, but these images are not seen by the world; Africa also have creators like journalists, but, contents on Africa is still sketchy. To close the gaps, African Wikimedia community needs to work more collaboratively by creating hubs or knobs in their various countries. Wikimedia User Group Nigeria was founded in 2015 to serve Wikimedians in Nigeria and to promote Wikimedia projects in Nigeria. As at today, the user group has started about 4 hubs in different cities of the country, using various projects of diverse issues as knobs to connect the hubs. Creating hubs across cities are some significant strategy of increasing and promoting Wikimedia and closing the gap in Nigeria, we want to share this strategy at the conference.

What will attendees take away from this session?

-Understanding the relevance of creating hubs -How to create and sustain the hubs -Closing the gap through hubs and knobs

Theme of presentation

Promotion of Wikimedia projects, Increasing Contents on Africa using Hubs,

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Intermediate community members

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)


Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?


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  1. Kabusa16 (talk) 22:37, 15 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Anthere (talk) 00:12, 16 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 13:49, 31 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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