Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

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Wikimedia Community
User Group
Botswana

Botswana
LocationFlag of Botswana.svg Botswana
Country codeBW
Approval date11 December 2017
Official language(s)Tswana, English
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Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana is an independent Wikimedia User group which is Officially Recognised by WMF to serve volunteers of the republic of Botswana. This Volunteer group seeks to promote the use of Wikimedia and its sister projects by the residents of Botswana, and to also help in creating awareness on how the everyday Botswana can contribute to the pool of free knowledge, which is Wikimedia; most especially in the translation efforts into the major local languages (Setswana).

We aim to achieve this by hosting several projects and events such as: edit-a-thons, GLAMs, Wikipedia Education programs and other Wikimedia projects, which aim to promote Wikimedia projects in Botswana and the content of the nation online.

Objectives of Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana[edit]

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  • To organize in-person gatherings of Wikimedians in Botswana
  • Promoting Open Access and Open Data
  • Promote GLAM
  • We aim to achieve this by hosting several projects and events such as: edit-a-thons, GLAMs, Wikipedia Education programs and other Wikimedia projects, which aim to promote Wikimedia projects in Botswana and the content of the nation online. Mainly to;
  • To increase the number of new editors and the retention ratio.
  • To promote and increase age and gender diversity content.
  • Increase Participation - cultivating sustainable communities of Setswana content creators, librarians to create content about Botswana & Africa both in Setswana and English languages

Missions of Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana[edit]

  • Our mission is to promote and create awareness of free and open access to knowledge in Botswana and to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain to disseminate it effectively globally.

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Proposed Activities for Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana[edit]

  • Organizing Edit-a-thons for Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Wikidata in Botswana
  • Promote editing of Botswana-related content on Wikimedia projects
  • Training around Botswana on how to edit Wikimedia projects
  • Wikipedia Education Program

Contact information[edit]

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Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana in Photos[edit]

Announcements[edit]

  • The Wikimedia Foundation is offering new kinds of funding for projects, including grants for individuals. Get Involved

Upcoming Events[edit]

  • Setswana Wikipedia Challenge launch 2022
  • Wiki Loves Women 2022
  • WikiLoves Africa 2023

Ongoing Events[edit]

  • Wiki Data event - Ongoing

Past Events and Projects[edit]

Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana volunteers organised and participated in projects and events:

Project Name Project Page Link Dashboard Link


Art & Feminism Art & Feminism BW 2022 Art & Feminism Botswana 2022 Dashboard
Panel Discussion Bridging gender gap in the digital space panel discussion 2022
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2022
Wiki Loves Women Wiki Loves Women SheSaid Botswana 2021 Wiki Loves Women SheSaid Campain Botswana Dashboard
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2021/Botswana
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2021/Botswana
Art & Feminism Art & Feminism BW 2021
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2020/Botswana
Girls in ICT Girls in ICT day 2017(Masunga Village) documented project from the girls in ICT event 2017
Wikipedia Workshop and meet up 2017 Wikipedia Workshop and meet-up 2017 Tuesday 04 April 2017
Bill and Melinda library initiative Bill and Melinda library initiative (March 31 2017)
Sekgweng Forest photo Shoot Sekgweng forest Photo shoot
Wiki indaba 2017 (Accra Ghana)
Participation at the BW Independence day 2017
The World telecommunication and information society day 2017 Partnership invitation with Mno in Botswana during the World telecommunication and information society day 2017, to train and engage the girls in ICT and Wikipedia
The Wikipedia Zero Project BTC Wikipedia Zero Project
Wiki indaba 2014(Johannesburg)
Oral Citations Workshop 2014 (Namibia)

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Partners[edit]

Be mobile under the girls in ICT commemoration to engage them in to Wikimedia and its sister project and also to introduce the Wikipedia Zero initiative to avail the use use of free knowledge using mobile phones without any data charges.

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