2022 Activities & Projects
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, the 2017 edition was held in Accra, Ghana by Open Foundation West Africa, the 2018 edition was held in Tunis, Tunisia by Wikimedia TN Usergroup, the 2019 edition was held in Abuja, Nigeria by in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria by the Wikimedia UG Nigeria. The 2020 edition of the conference was supposed to be held in Kampala,Uganda but was postponed and was instead be held in 2021 as a virtual event hosted by the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda .The 2022 addition will be held in Kigali,Rwanda hosted by The Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda
wikimania 2022 photos and videos
Wikimania 2022, the seventeenth Wikimedia conference, will bring Wikimedians together to create, celebrate and connect, virtually and with in-person components. It will be four days of gathering, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas. The theme for this year’s virtual Wikimania is “The Festival Edition”. We will come together to spotlight projects and movement groups and celebrate the diversity of our vast community. Wikimania: The Festival Edition! can be summed up in three words: it will be fun, alive, and vibrant; it will be regional, shining a light on communities across the movement through the festivities; and it will welcome newcomers, creating a safe space for first-time attendees that illuminates and inspires.
Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photographic competition. Participants will take pictures of local natural heritage in Rwanda and upload them to Wikimedia Commons, a sister project of Wikipedia. In 2022, the contest is held for the 10th time globaly and the for 3rd time in RWANDA.
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2022 is the third edition of an annual campaign where Wikipedia editors across world, Wikipedia language projects and communities add photos to Wikipedia articles lacking photos. This is to promote the use of digital media files collected from various Wikimedia photography contests as well as photowalks organized by the Wikimedia community. Photographs help to grasp the reader's attention better than a wall of text, enrich and illustrate content, and make the article more instructive and engaging for readers. Thousands of images have been donated and contributed to Wikimedia Commons via various advocacy programs, photowalks, and contests including international photography contests such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc. Yet relatively few of these photos have been used on Wikipedia articles. Today, the Wikimedia Commons hosts millions of photo images but only a tiny portion of these have been used on Wikipedia article pages. This is a huge gap that this project aims at bridging.
MSIG in Africa Great Lakes region
Since 2017, the Wikimedia Movement embarked on an open strategy process to decide the scope of action towards the horizon of 2030. Contrary to the development of a traditional strategy, an open strategy process allows numerous people to generate, discuss, and evaluate ideas. From the discussions, about 10 recommendations and 45 initiatives have been elaborated. The Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda has chosen to focus on the "Global approach for local skills development" as our main interest.
Wikimedia Movement Strategy in Great Lakes Region (WMSGL) is a project that aims to learn more about the Wikimedia local communities in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to understand the best way can be engaged.
The main rationale to implement this project in the great lakes region is based on various similarities in many aspects of the countries including the languages, lifestyles and the mutual support that has been in existence recently to support each other on different projects.
There is a need to create a systematic, global approach to skill development for our local communities (Rwanda, Burundi & DRC), and our community members. To do that we will need to:
Establish a methodology that maps assets and needs and generates
aggregated data for deploying skills development initiatives based on real
Establish a service that facilitates connecting/matching peers across the Movement for teaching and learning skills.
Establish a system that encourages a diversity of methods, including training, mentoring, consulting, online learning, peer-to-peer support, and events.
Create incentives for skill development (online and offline) through the recognition of skills (e.g. through open badges).
WIKIGAP 2022 in Rwanda
Dear members, Welcome to the Wikipedia writing challenge, organized by The Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda, with an aim of bridging the gender internet gap by improving the coverage of Rwandan Women on both English and Kinyarwanda Wikipedia! This is a public writing competition to create and improve articles to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of Rwandan Women Wikipedia.
The aim of the #WikiForHumanRight campaign is to make sure that everyone has access to neutral,
fact-based, and current information around our Right to Healthy Environment.
The Right to a healthy environment is both a legal right acknowledged by the UN,
but also a way of connecting human rights and the triple planetary crisis we face
In Rwanda the contest focused on biodiversity . For more information on topics visit
Rwanda rights to healthy environment
We are planning to have Wiki Loves Africa 2022 as the 3rd edition in Rwanda from the 15th February until 15th April 2022, the 2022 theme will be "Home + Habitat" for both humans and animals which will show diversity and uniqueness. We shall also have special training delivered by professional photographers to level up our skills and improve our photography skills. Get ready from February 2022. WLA is back again!!!
We are planning to host the 2nd edition of the Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) from the 15th February until 15th April 2022. WLF this year will be a contest focusing on photography about folk culture of different regions, including folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc. The contest/campaign is targeted at protecting the world’s intangible cultural heritage.
Wikivibrance in Rwanda
The WikiVibrance aims at commemorating African Youth Month (AYM) 2021. The project aims to recognize and commemorate the African Youth Month (AYM) 2021 in the Wikimedia movement by working with Wikimedia communities in Africa to engage their young people in a series of events that will require them to build their capacity and improve content related to the 4E's of the AYM namely : Education: Employment Entrepreneurship, Engagement. It will also share how the movement, people, and work have contributed to the 4E's in Africa.
Timeline: 18th.January 2022 -24th.Febr 2022
Wiki Vibrance Launch photos