WikiIndaba conference 2018/Submissions/WikiResearch in Africa

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This is a Closed submission for WikiIndaba conference 2018 that has already been reviewed by the members of the Program Committee.

Submission no. 004
Title of the submission
WikiResearch in Africa: Situation and Challenges
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
lightning talk
Author of the submission
Houcemeddine Turki
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia TN User Group, WikiResearch, Wiki Project Med, Wikimedia and Libraries User Group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
This presentation shows the motivations and the situation of Wikimedia-related research (WikiResearch) in Africa and tries to explain them. Then, it discusses how African WikiResearch outputs can be quantitatively and qualitatively ameliorated in the next years by letting WikiResearchers have support from Wikimedia Foundation and communities.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn about the usefulness of WikiResearch to Africa and to WMF wikis and about how to promote WikiResearch in their home countries. As well, they will see detailed statistics about WikiResearch in Africa.
Theme of presentation
  • Wikimedia Research
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
20 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Alangi Derick (talk) 10:51, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Committee decision[edit]

Yes check.svg Accepted