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WikiIndaba conference 2024

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WikiIndaba Conference is the regional conference for Africans both within and in the diaspora. The first edition was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014 by Wikimedia ZA. In 2017 the conference moved to Accra, Ghana, and was organized by Open Foundation West Africa. The 2018 edition was held in Tunis, Tunisia by Wikimedia TN Usergroup, while the Wikimedia UG Nigeria arranged the 2019 in the federal capital, Abuja, FCT. The 2020 edition of the conference was supposed to be held in Kampala, Uganda but was postponed and became a virtual event hosted in 2021 by the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda. The 2022 edition took place in Kigali, Rwanda, and was hosted by The Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda. The last edition, in 2023, took place in Agadir, Morocco, and was hosted by the Wikimedia Morocco User Group.

In 2024, Wikimedia ZA is organizing the 8th edition of WikiIndaba in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa.


  • Building capacity for African Wikimedians
  • Fostering growth of the coverage and involvement of Africa in Wikimedia projects
  • Connecting African Wikimedians both within the continent and in the diaspora
  • Turn ideas into action


  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Date: 4 - 6 October 2024
  • Venue: The Capital On The Park, Sandton (Hybrid)


  • 29 December 2023: Conference Grants Submission - Done
  • 03 - 15 March 2024: Creation of the different organization committees - Done
  • 17 April - 15 May 2024: Applying for Scholarship Applications - Done
  • 05 June 2024 - 07 July 2024: Call for Submissions - Done
  • July 15 - July 28: Finalization and notification of scholarship recipients - In progress…
  • 20 August: Notification of submissions' decisions
  • TBD: Microfunding Application for online participants
  • TBD: Publication of Final Conference Programme
  • 4 - 6 October 2024 Wiki Indaba 2024 Conference.


African Wikimedia Meetings