WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Fostering a Wikimedia Community in Guinea-Bissau

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Submission no. 015
Title of the submission
Fostering a Wikimedia Community in Guinea-Bissau
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Paulo Santos Perneta (DarwIn)
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Portugal
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Sharing the experiences, challenges and successes of the process of helping fostering a Wikimedia Community from zero in a country which is just now getting connected to the world by the Internet. Wikidata is being extensively used to structure not only the country information but the project itself, including it's use with platforms like WikiShootMe for local Wikimedia activities, also with the objective of developing the first Wikitown in África, the former capital city of Bolama, now one of the main centers of Education of the country. We have a GLAM project in Guinea-Bissau with a partner association which is currently establishing in the country. This lecture can eventually develop into a panel with other cases of community entrepreneurship.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will gain some insight about the challenges, past and ahead, of developing a Wikimedia Community in a country where no community previously existed, as well as the used and proposed solutions to face those challenges. This lecture will strikingly show the relevance of Wikidata in such contexts.
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?
Maybe, depends on the scholarship
Slides or further information (optional)
Material in pendrive / access to wikipedia
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

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