Wikimedia Community User Group Guinée Conakry/Report2018
If 2017 was the year of the revelation with the bonus of obtaining the status of User Group, the year 2018 was presented mainly as the establishment for Wikimedia Guinea Conakry an official status that is realized in November 2018. The The main challenge was the establishment of a structural framework to serve the deployment of a strong and dynamic organization serving promotion missions and the free dissemination of knowledge and knowledge in Guinea and around the world.
Thus, important activities with more relevant and diversified contents and contours were carried out, demonstrating a strong commitment of the volunteers of the new Association, all with international collaboration.
Also the purpose of this document is to report on this dynamic initiated since the initiative of the project 2 years ago today.
More relevant and diverse content
In 2018, several contributions were implemented by the members of the Guinea Conakry User Group or contributors who benefited from its supervision during the wiki workshop. These contents focused on public figures, education and the agglomerations of Guinea. They have been published mainly on wikipedia.org, commons.wikimedia.org, wikibooks.org and meta.wikimedia.org in French. In addition to French, articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese on Guinea have been translated into French by the publishers of Guinea. These last ones concern mainly the Guinean cinema and the cine makers of there or Guinean origin during the month of the African cinema.
We count about twenty sympathizers, members of the User Group or having participated in these events organized by Wikimedia Community User Group Guinea Conakry. The realization of our missions was possible with the support of partners, both strategic and operational. We counted 7 partnerships that can be classified according to whether they are considered as formalized agreements, that they have simple hosts of events organized by the User Group or that they have associated us with events offering us forums promoting the free diffusion of knowledge.
- 1 Partnership Agreements is being studied with Kofi Annan University of Guinea, which has been our headquarters since 2017
- 3 Hosts of Events: Kofi Annan University of Guinea (Language Hall / Master's Hall) and Nongo Conakry University (Masters Hall);
- 3 Invitations: Devfest in Conakry by GDG Ratoma, Supcoaching and Literary Club of Kofi Annan University of Guinea.
Increasing volunteer commitment
Wikimedia Community User Group Guinea Conakry organized 17 events in 2 cities (Conakry and Kamsar) divided between workshops, outings, meetings, executive office, assembly and monthly meeting.
- Monthly meeting every 16th of the month in 2018 in conakry;
- Constitutive General Assembly, January 08, 2018 in Conakry;
- Wikiatelier, theme: how contributes to wikipedia and why?
June 15th at the Hamdallaye Kamsar High School
October 30 at Kofi Annan University of Guinea
November 29, 2018 at Nongo Conakry University
- 1 event Francophone contribution month, March 03 at Kofi Annan University of Guinea.
These activities generated many hours of work and volunteer commitment. This commitment is the result of 7 assets including 50% women. This important share of women in the Association is marked by their strong presence in the executive staff where they occupy 45% of elective positions.
We register at least 2 international collaborations.
The User Group contributed to the month's Francophone contribution. The User Group has contributed to the month of African cinema organized by the wikimedia Nigeria.
Finally, in 2018, the number of supporters rose to 500, including Twitter & Facebook.
Far from the project, Wikimedia Community User Group Guinea Conakry is now an organization officially recognized both nationally and internationally for its commitment to digital, culture and education. Pursuing and completing the professionalisation project, while strengthening the technical and editorial capacities of its members and supporters, these are the future challenges to be met.