WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Strategising The Next 1-3 Years of Wikimedia Interventions In Africa

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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Strategising The Next 1-3 Years of Wikimedia Interventions In Africa
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Roundtable discussion
Author of the submission
Valerie D’Costa
Language of presentation
English language
E-mail address
User:VDcosta (WMF)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Even though Wikimedia grows at a fast rate worldwide, Africa has just joined its activities and is organically growing to meet the expectations and demands for content from the continent. Many strategies have been picked and adapted to the African context without necessarily tailoring to suit the context or the prevalent situations on the ground. The goal of this session is to facilitate strategic discussions on the issues affecting the various communities on the African continent. Discussions around common problems or themes will be curated with the expectations of developing an African Strategy. The session is open to all community representatives or participants who wish to play a critical role to conversations that will shape the next 1 - 3 years of the way we work on the continent and position ourselves to provide and obtain resources.

What will attendees take away from this session?
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)
85 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

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  1. Zeinebtakouti (talk) 19:22, 4 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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