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Submission no. 020
Presentation in PDF Format
Title of the submission

Ideas to strengthen local African content

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


Author of the submission

Anass Sedrati

Language of presentation


E-mail address



Anass Sedrati

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Morocco User Group

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Generally, the content about Africa in Wikimedia projects is unfortunately poor no matter the language. The reasons are various and independent (western editors lack of knowledge, African editors have other interests, difficulty to find sources, etc.). In this presentation, the aim is to explore the different ways that can be followed to enrich the local content. This is in fact a responsibility of the local communities to ensure that their culture is properly represented through different articles and pictures. The presentation can be split in two main parts: (1) The representativity of African content in big languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish, etc.) and (2) the local content in local Wikipedias. Focus on how to improve local African content in both will be discussed.

What will attendees take away from this session?

After attending this session, participants should be able to recognize and apply new ways to enrich content about their culture in Wikimedia projects. It is also expected from advanced participants to share this knowledge and methods with their own community in order to encourage writing about the local content and empower it.

Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
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)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


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  1. Youssefbhy (talk) 21:38, 18 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mounir Touzri (talk) 16:06, 23 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Gereon K. (talk) 09:26, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Final decision[edit]