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Submission no. 016
Title of the submission

Growing and Sustaining African Developers for the Wikimedia Movement

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

lightning talk

Author of the submission

Egbe Eugene

Language of presentation


E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group

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

The Number of volunteer developers are gradually increasing in the Africa region and within movement affiliates on the continent. However there is a growing need to foster a retention or create forums where developers can be engaged further. The growth and the interest in creating developer communities also creates the need to train developer mentors and trainers on the continent to ensure the sustenance of these developers.

This presentations seeks to share ways that communities can prepare prospective participants before and after each AWMD training. It will also highlight the processes of recruitment currently used as well as suggest additional ways to ensure retention of these developers.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Theme of presentation
  • Education
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?

Most likely

Slides or further information (optional)

Will be included prior to conference.

Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


Interested attendees


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  1. Stephane (talk)
  2. Youssefbhy (talk) 09:40, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Final decision