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Submission no. 029
Title of the submission

Wikifundi: The first step towards Wikipedia in Africa

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


Author of the submission

Sami Mlouhi

Language of presentation

French or English, depending on audience.

E-mail address



Sami Mlouhi

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Tn User Group / Affiliations Committee

Personal homepage or blog

My user page on MetaWiki

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

WikiFundi is a software that offers an offline editing environment similar to an online editing experience on Wikipedia. It opens the door for training and contribution, when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all, by allowing individuals, groups and communities to learn how to edit Wikipedia and to work on articles collaboratively without internet connection.

It also helps wikipedians train newcomers, including students and teachers, to contribute, and supports Wikipedia volunteers in their outreach activities.

In this presentation, we will discover Wikifundi and its different uses in the African continent. Then, we will see a little demonstration.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Attendees will have an idea about a new software and its benefits for the African community.
  • Attendees will learn new skills.
Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

25 minutes

Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

Presentation of the project on MetaWiki

Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


Interested attendees


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  1. Anthere (talk)
  2. Alangi Derick (talk) 10:45, 25 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Committee decision