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Submission no. 049
Title of the submission
Making Wiki Loves Monuments thrive across Africa
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
short presentation + brainstorm/roundtable
Author of the submission
Lodewijk Gelauff
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Effeietsanders (talk)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wiki Loves Monuments international team
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wiki Loves Monuments is an international annual, low-barrier photo competition. It has been organized by national teams in more than 75 countries around the world, and photo competitions like Wiki Loves Monuments have proven to be a good first project to organize for local teams.
The concept has been especially successful in some parts of the world, we would like to explore the opportunities and challenges that Wiki Loves Monuments faces in (sub-Saharan) Africa, and how we could further develop the concept to make it both more accessible and more impactful. In this session, we will introduce to you what Wiki Loves Monuments is and how you could implement it perhaps in your country (10-15 min presentation), and after some questions (5 min), I would like to think with you what components of the competition work best in Africa, and what could perhaps be improved to make it more successful. I will collect these lessons and this input during and after the session, and report back to the international team and community, as the start of a process to improve the concept and infrastructure.
What will attendees take away from this session?
If you never organized a Wiki Loves competition before, this can serve as a helpful introduction. I hope that the most important outcome will be a process that will make it easier for you to organize Wiki Loves Monuments. We would like to hear your input, and expect that you will also learn from organizers from other countries.

(note for programme organizers: depending on other presentations available and makeup of the programme, I'm happy to be flexible in the way we make this happen. For example, I can imagine splitting this session into two components: one with a presentation, and one with a discussion (which makes the target audience a bit easier maybe, and makes it possible to combine it with a panel on Wiki Loves competitions). Happy to be creative, but please do check in with me, to make sure it still works with the goals I have in mind as well. Thanks!)

Theme of presentation
  • Outreach & Education
  • Project Community & Community Development
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
All (introduction will be somewhat more focused on beginners, but the discussion welcomes participants from all groups - diversity is a strength there)
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Preferrably early Saturday (Friday may or may not be possible due to travel schedule, and I would like to have the opportunity to have follow-up conversations with participants after the session).
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Anthere (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Committee decision[edit]


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

  • Add Uganda's Geoffrey Kateregga as a co-author.
  • If the comment is taken into consideration, we will add 5 min to the time of the presentation.
@Csisc: Thanks. I hope Geoffrey will participate in the discussions and conversations, his experience would definitely contribute to that conversation. However, the format I proposed does not quite lend itself to 'add a co-author'; it is intended as a generic international overview followed by an interactive conversation. I'll leave it up to you if you want Geoffrey to give a 5 minute presentation (fine with me) or not. Please let me know if this causes any issues. Effeietsanders (talk) 00:20, 14 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Effeietsanders: So, as adding a co-author to your work can harm the organisation of the presentation, keep the work as it is now. --Csisc (talk) 08:25, 14 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]