WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique

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Submission no. 043
Title of the submission
WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
lecture with several speakers
Author of the submission
Florence Devouard
Language of presentation
Maybe both English and French
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wiki in Africa
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

1. WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique is a writing contest that took place in primary schools in 4 African countries in 2017/2018 using WikiFundi. The project has been renewed in 2018/2019, with additional countries and more local training. We propose to present that project, its context, the operations, success factors. The presentation will come with slides, documentation, and a poster. The people involved are Anthere (project lead) as well as Afek from wikimedia Tunisia and Georges from Cameroun (and maybe others, depending on who is participating to WikiIndaba and involved in the project)

2. We will also introduce the new (!) WikiChallenge Bénin along with its organizing team !

3. About WikiFundi
The WikiFundi server will be up and running for anyone who wants to try. I will come with an hard drive with wikifundi version on it (recent in French, older in English) so that if people want to copy the image from the hard drive... they will be able to. The full image is 65 GB (that includes Wikipedia offline etc.). A WikiFundi only is below 30 GB. Communication documents available.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Will learn about a project and gain insight on how a project can be successfully run with several partners. Will gain insight on the Vikidia encyclopedia.
Will discover a use of WikiFundi
Will hear about a new project in Benin
Theme of presentation
Education and Offline technology
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) 09:45, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mounir Touzri (talk) 14:28, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Final decision[edit]