Wikicite/e-scholarship/Yves Madika

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Project name[edit]

What is a short name for the activity/project you are proposing?

Filling the Gap of DRC Scientific Researches in WikiCite

Contact information[edit]

your name and/or Wikimedia username
Yves Madika
your contact e-mail


your nearest city and country

Kisangani, DRCongo

Details of team members (optional)
If this application is for a team project, each additional team member (up to 5 total) should have their name/username, project role, location, and contact details here:


Kisangani, DRCongo ; news.abel(_AT_) ...


Kisangani, DRCongo ;


Kisangani, DRCongo ; patience.kavira(_AT_)


Kisangani, DRCongo ;

The activity/project[edit]

Tell us about your proposed project. What will you get achieved with this time?
Describe why you think this project is important, and how the project is different from your normal volunteer contributions.

Universities in the DRC are rich in scientific research in their diversity. However, these multiple research and researchers are not referenced in the Wikimedia projects like Wikidata or Wikisource.

This project aims at creating citations and bibliographic data for some researchers from our universities.

In this project, the target university is the University of Kisangani(fr).

  • Collect data from libraries, museums...
  • Create Wikidata items for the these data

We expect at creating 300 items.

Your qualifications[edit]

Describe how you (and, if applicable, your team)are able to achieve this project. What skills, expertise, and motivation do you have which will enable you to succeed?

This is a team project where each member will be in charge of collecting at least 60 items related to scientific researches for the university of Kisangani ( We've chosen Unikis because we are not so far from the general campus of this university and some members in the team even work there. After collecting data comes the work of encoding them in Wikidata. This is the most important part of our project as it will require time and concentration. We estemate 3 to 4 days for this sole part of the project.

Proposed activity dates[edit]

When will you undertake this project? (This may be two, three or four days. Not necessarily consecutive). The latest allowable date is 1 May 2021.

Nov 3 - 6, 2020


Optional: Community members are encouraged to endorse your proposal and leave a rationale here.

  • Support Support The project contributes to the closure of the Africa gap in Wikidata and to the decolonization of scholarly output. (If desired, I’ m ready to volunteer and to check the catalogue of the African Studies Center in Leiden/NL). User:Walkuraxx 2020-09-25
  • Support Support -- I support this project and I have confidence in the team's ability to make it happen. Our researchers are not well known and their work, bridging this gap would allow a good recognition of our scientific researchers.--Key's ivan ESSIMBO (talk) 15:28, 3 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]