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Submission no. 016
Title of the submission

The Wikimedia User Group Application Process - Before and After

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


Author of the submission

Dumisani Ndubane

Language of presentation


E-mail address




Country of origin

South Africa

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

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

The Wikimedia User Group Applications Process is entering its 3rd year `nd has seen over 80 recognitions. With Africa predicted to be the next fastest growing location when it comes to internet entrance, we expect to have more applications come from here. Also, we are certain that there are users who will be attending, who are thinking about or in the process of setting up a user group. This workshop is meant to explain the procees of becoming recognised as a Wikimedia User Group. It will also share some best practices to follow after recognition.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will learn how to successfully setup a Wikimedia recognized User Group.

Theme of presentation

WikiCulture & Community

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


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


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Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


Interested attendees


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  1. Gereon K. (talk) 11:10, 16 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Alangi Derick (talk) 10:35, 25 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Blossom Ozurumba Talk 15:11, 5 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Mahuton ( talk)
  5. Uzoma Ozurumba Talk 13 March 2018

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