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Events 2024[edit]

Event or activity Date Theme Organiser Contact person/Lead Venue Dashboard &/Meta Page
GLAM
Ugandan Libraries Geo Quest June 2024 TBC GLAM-WMUGU & COLAU Micheal Kaluba (for GLAM), Emmanuel Anguyo (for COLAU) Kawempe Youth Centre, multiple locations across the country TBC
#1Lib1Ref 2024 January - May 2024 Reliable sources for Wikimedia Projects GLAM-WMUGU Micheal Kaluba, Catherine Amia Hybrid, Goethe Zentrum Kampala Library Link to survey results

Link to event dashboard

GLAM Wiki | BRIMS Heritage Resource Centre | ICOM Uganda National Committee 01 February - 30 July 2024 Photographic documentation of artefacts of digital heritage GLAM-WMUGU, BRIMS Heritage Resource Centre Alice Kibombo, Michael Kaluba, Emmanuel Ssemwanga BRIMS Heritage Resource Centre, Namugongo Link to event dashboard
WikiSource+Luganda

International Mother Tongue Day

09 March 2024 Multilingual Education - a necessity to transform education GLAM/Luganda Alice Kibombo, Micheal Kaluba and Ssemmanda Wilson Hive Colab Link to Wikisource Contest Board
Uganda Society @ 100 January - March 2024 Uganda Society at 100 GLAM-WMUGU/The Uganda Society Alice Kibombo , Wartson Atukwatse Uganda Society Library, online Link to the Dashboard
WIKi EDU and UNELTA Training Meeting 08 July 2024 Training Meeting WikiED Uganda Drake Tamale, Chris Liberty Urban Village, Nansana Link
Africa Wiki Challenge 2024 Edit-a-thon 22nd June 2024 Educate Africa: Nurturing Minds for the 21st Century, Uganda Edition WikiED Uganda Drake Tamale, Chris Macholi Virtual Registration Link
Africa Wiki Challenge 2024 25th May - 30 June 2024 Educate Africa: Nurturing Minds for the 21st Century WikiED Uganda Drake Tamale, Chris Liberty, and Erina Mukuta Virtual Dashboard
WikiED Training Uganda 2024 4th May - 30 September 2024 Edu Wiki Uganda engagement WikiED Uganda Drake Tamale, Chris Liberty, and Erina Mukuta Ashinaga Uganda

ETC

Dashboard
Imani Academy Training 4th May 2024 WikiED for Imani WikiED Uganda Drake Tamale, Chris Liberty Imani Academy Nansana Link
WikiED - Ashinaga Followup Meeting 24th April 2024 Physical Meetup WikiED and Ashinaga Uganda WikiED Uganda Drake Tamale, Chris Liberty Ashinaga Uganda, Nansana Link
WLF2024 06th January 2024 Launch of Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 Campaign WLF-WMUGU Drake Tamale, Faith Kwera, Shafik Mubiru Hive Colab Link to Dashboard
WikiGap 2024 16th March - 16th April 2024 To address the gender disparity and enhance the availability of information pertaining to women WMUGU Micheal Kaluba Makerere University Main Library,

Hive Collab Mbarara, Busitema University Comp Lab, Gulu University Comp Lab.

Link to the NEW Dashboard
LG-Wiki, Wiki G A P 2024 16th March - 16th April, 2024 To address the gender disparity and enhance the availability of information pertaining to women WCUGU/ LG-Wiki Will Ssemmanda, Michael Kaluba, Brian Baluku Hive Collab, Kanjokya House. Link to the Dashboard
Sensitisation about Luganda Wikipedia: Bugema University 2nd,April,2024 The sensitisation is aimed at recruiting more Luganda Experts to volunteer with LG-Wiki LG-Wiki Ssemmanda Will, Dorothy Nabukeera & Richard Selwanga Samson Ssemakadde Bugema University, Makerere Campus Photos
Wiki For Human Rights 2024 in Uganda 11 May- 30 June 2024 Knowledge for a Sustainable Future Wikimedia Uganda Brian Baluku, Sandra Aceng, Chris Bernard Hybird Link to Dashboard
Art and Feminism 2024 18 May2024 Fostering a supportive environment for women in artistry on the Wikimedia platforms Wikimedia Uganda, Whose Knowledge, UMWA, Akina Mama Wa Africa, POLLICY, Makerere University (school of gender and women studies), Mental health Resettlements Initiative (MHRI Butabika), Gender Tech Initiatives, Konrad Adenaur Stiftung, AYDIA, R.E.S.T.O.R.E Foundation, Girls Alive Initiative, SEMA Sandra Aceng, Julie Acom Hybrid, Physical Hive Colab
Wiki For Boxing 2024 6 May - 30 May Wikimedia Uganda Kwera Faith Virtual TBC
Wiki Loves Earth 2024 15 May-15 July, 2024 Uganda's natural sites Wikimedia Uganda, Uganda Wildlife Society Sandra Aceng, Shafik Mubiru Online and Physical Landing page
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Pages 2024 July 2024 Adding media files to Wikipedia articles Wikimedia Uganda Brian Baluku, Chris Benard, Micheal Hybrid TBA
Wiki For Refugees 2024 August 2024 Wikimedia Uganda Sandra Aceng, Macholi Chris Benard, Sharon Atyang Physical TBA
WiScom activities 2024 Jan - December 2024 Wikimedia Uganda Ssebaggala Douglas, Geoffrey Kateregga Hybrid
  1. New Affiliations Strategy
  2. WisCom Onboarding kit
Wikimania 2025 2024 - 2025 TBC Wikimedia Uganda TBC Hybrid TBC
EARTHub 2024 - 2025 EARTHub Summit Wikimedia Uganda Geoffrey Kateregga, Ssebaggala Douglas Hybrid Meta page

Activities 2023[edit]

Event or activity Date Theme Organiser Contact person/Lead Venue Dashboard &/Meta Page
Uganda Society @ 100 16 December 2023 Uganda Society at 100 GLAM-WMUGU/The Uganda Society Alice Kibombo , Wartson Atukwatse Uganda Society Library, online Link to the Dashboard
Wikisoccer 2023 July - September 2023 National (topflight) men's football Usergroup Douglas Ssebaggala Hybrid Meta page
The shea butter production process in Uganda 28 July - 30 September GLAM-WMUGU Alice Kibombo & Sharon Atyang Lira Link to meta page
Who are they? campaign 18 July onwards Documenting Uganda GLAM professionals on Wikimedia Projects GLAM-WMUGU Alice Kibombo

Margaret Kabanda

Hybrid
Africa Day in Uganda 2023 20 June 2023

24 June 2023

Africa Continental Free Trade Africa Knowledge Initiative Alice Kibombo Online + In-person Link to Africa Day Uganda dashboard
GLAM on Tour - Kyambogo University Library Digitisation Unit 10 June 2023 From digitisation to open access (WikiSource) GLAM-WMUGU Alice Kibombo, Francis Kamanda Kyambogo University Library N/A
Luganda Wikipedia Conclusion of the Quality Control Campaign 18 Nov, 2023 Luganda Wikipedia Conclusion of the Quality Control Campaign LG-Wiki/ WikiED Ssemmanda Will Hive Colab Link to Dashboard
Luganda Wikipedia Quality Control 1 10th June 2023 Luganda Wikipedia Quality Control LG-Wiki/ WikiED Ssemmanda Will Hive Colab Link to the Dashboard
EveryBookItsReader in Uganda 9 June 2023 Every Book its Reader GLAM-WMUGU/The African Studies Bookstore Alice Kibombo / Wartson Atukwatse Uganda Society Library Link to dashboardLink to meta page
Wiki Data Training (Bringing Wiki data to Luganda Wikipedia) 13th May, 2023 Bringing Wiki data to Luganda Wikipedia LG-Wiki/ WikiED Ssemmanda Will Hive Colab Link to the Dashboard
Wikidata for African Libraries - Uganda Meetup 29 April 2023 Promoting Open Knowledge practices in African Libraries through Wikidata GLAM/WMUGU Alice Kibombo Sheila Nakazibwe Goethe Zentrum - Kampala Library Link to meta page
GLAM-Wiki Community Information Session 03 March 2023 Data Privacy and Protection GLAM/WMUGU Alice Kibombo Online Link to meta page
GLAM-Wiki 2023 Microgrant CFP 27 February - 25 March 2023 Community participation and empowerment GLAM/WMUGU Alice Kibombo Online Link to meta page
Wikisource 2022 & 1Lib1Ref prize giving 04 March 2023 Celebration! GLAM/WMUGU Alice Kibombo , Faith Kwera, Divine Nanteza Hive Colab
1Lib1Ref 2023 21 January - 05 February Making Wikimedia more reliable GLAM /WMUGU Alice Kibombo In-person / Online Link to dashboard
Program Lead Training 11 Feb 2023 Training LG-Wiki AND WIKIED Erina Mukuta Hive collab Minutes
WikiGAP Luganda 2023 11thMarch - 8th April Start of Translation and creation of articles for WikiGAP 2023 & Giving out of Wiki Swag for Uganda @60 campaign LG-Wiki Will Hive Collab WikiGAP
WikiED Uganda 2023 Teacher Engagement 08 March Intro to WikiEdu for Teachers WikiED Drake Tamale Physical Meeting Report
WikiGap 2023 08 March To Bridge the Gender Gap and Provide more content on Women WUG Douglas Ssebagala Multiple Venues (Makerere, Busitema, Gulu, Mbarara) Link to the Dashboard
Wiki For Human Rights 2023 16th April-30th June, 2023 To make sure that everyone has access to neutral, fact-based, and current information around our Right to a Healthy Environment. Wikimedia Uganda Sandra Aceng Online (zia Zoom) and physical(Goethe Zentrum) Dashboard
WikiED Training Uganda 2023 6th May - 30th September 2023 2 Parts training for selected teachers in 3 Ugandan Schools WikiED Drake Tamale

Erina Mukuta Divine Gabdhella Nanteza

Hybrid Dashboard
Wiki Loves Earth 2023 15 May 2023- 15 July 2023 Local natural heritage Wikimedia Uganda Sandra Aceng, Shafik and Alvin Online and offline Landing page
Wiki Loves Africa 2023 Geoffrey Kateregga Physical
Wiki For Refugees 2023 01 November-3 December 2023 Creating and improving African Content with Refugees on Wikimedia related projects in Uganda Wikimedia Uganda Sandra Aceng, Micheal Kaluba, Shafik, Chris Bernard, and Divine Gaby Physical and Online Dashboard
WikiED MeetUp 23rd September 2023 Continue WikiED teacher training with a physical training and discuss next year's activities. WikiED Drake Tamale

Erina Mukuta Divine Gabdhella Nanteza

Uganda Museum Link to Dashboard
Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 1st September-31 October, 2023 Monuments User Group Geoffrey Kateregga Goethe Zentrum Link to Dashboard

Activities 2022[edit]

Event or activity Date Theme Organiser Contact person/Lead Venue Dashboard
WikiSource in Uganda 03 December Diversify User Group Alice Kibombo Hive Colab WikiSource Contest Board
Wikimedia GLAM Sensitisation for Kyambogo University Students 23 November Community & Outreach User Group Alice Kibombo Online Link to dashboard
WikiIndaba 2022 4 - 6 November Advancing Africa’s agenda in the implementation of the 2030 Movement Strategy Wikimedia Community Use Group, Rwanda Ubumwe Grand Hotel, Kigali Wiki Indaba 2022 meta page
Wikimedia Community User Group AGM 28-30 October N/A User Group Emperor Hotel, Naalya 2022 AGM meta page
Luganda Wikipedia Training of Trainers 2022 11th September - 2 october Introduction to wikimedia projects for luganda Editors User Group Ssemanda will Hybrid online Training of Trainers
Wikimedia Summit Hubs discussion 09 - 11 September Implementation of Regional and Thematic Hubs Wikimedia Deutschland Ssebaggala Douglas, Antoni Mtavangu, Winnie Kabintie Hybrid : WMDE Berlin ; Online EARTH Meta Page
Wikimedia Summit 09 - 11 September Movement Strategy Wikimedia Deutschland Geoffrey Kateregga, Erina Mukuta, Alice Kibombo Hybrid : WMDE Berlin ; Online Wikimedia Summit meta page
WMUGU Strategic Planning Process 2022 August 2022 Usergroup Hybrid : Online, In-person N/A
Wikisoccer 2022 August - November Content and CSR Usergroup Douglas Ssebaggala Regional Football Associations (In-person event) and Online TBC
Wikimania 2022 : The Festival Edition 11 - 14 August The Festival Edition Usergroup Geoffrey Kateregga Capital Kitchen (In-person event)

Online

Uganda scholarship recipients reports
WikiForRefugees 2022 20 December 2022-31 January 2023 Creating and Improving African Content with Refugees in Uganda User Group Sandra Aceng Rhino Refugee Settlement, Arua(Platform Africa) Dashboard
WikiUganda EduGlam 2022 18 June - 06 August Launch of a six week course for instructors in education and libraries Alice Kibombo; Erina Mukuta Goethe Zentrum-Kampala Library; Online WikiUganda EduGlam 2022
Wiki Loves Earth 2022 28 May - 28 June Usergroup Sandra Aceng Online Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Uganda
EARTH HUB 17 June - 17 February 2023 Hubs Research Project Wikimedia Movement and affiliates Ssebaggala Douglas, Antoni Mtavangu, Winnie Kabintie Hybrid: Online, Country specific activities will also be done. East Africa Regional and Thematic Hub Research
International Museum Day 2022 04 - 18 May The Power of Museums User Group; WMDE Alice Kibombo Online International Museum Day Uganda 2022
WikiForHumanRights 2022 in Uganda 15 April -15 June Right to a Healthy Environment 2022 User Group Sandra Aceng Hive Colab, (Address:90 Kanjokya St, Kampala) WikiForHumanRights 2022 in Uganda
Emmanuel College Kazo 9 March Wiki Education User Group Erina Mukuta Emmanuel College Kazo Emmanuel college kazo
WikiGap 2022 8 March-8 April User Group Geoffrey Kateregga Busitema University, Gulu University, Mbarara University, and Embassy of Sweden (Kampala)
Wikimedia Community User Group Outreach 05 March Community Engagement User Group Usergroup Hive Colab WikiUganda Community Engagement Meeting
Wiki Loves Africa 2022 15 February-15 April Home and Habitat User Group Geoffrey Kateregga; Alvin Hive Colab Wiki Loves Africa 2022
1Lib1Ref Uganda February 2022 12 February - 05 March Making Wikipedia more reliable... User Group Alice Kibombo; Drake Tamale Goethe-Zentrum Kampala Library ; Online #1Lib1Ref Uganda February 2022

Activities 2021[edit]

Event or activity Date Theme Organiser Contact person or Lead Venue Dashboard
Luganda Wikipedia Refresher training 17th July 2021 Refresher Training User Group Erina Mukuta Online Luganda Wikipedia
Wikipedia for Museums in Uganda 2021 21 - 22 May 2021 “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” User Group Alice Kibombo Uganda Society Library Wikipedia for Museums in Uganda 2021
Wiki 20 Countdown 23rd January 2021 20 Years of Wikipedia. Wikipedia Weekly Network (WWN) Interested African Affiliates Online Africa countdown
Movement Communications Focus Groups 20th January 2021 How the Foundation can better support communities with communications. Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) Douglas, Geoffrey, Alice, Sandra Online Movement communications insights
Community Resources: Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020-2021 19th January 2021 - April 2021 Aligning with the new strategic direction: Develop - Brainstorm Ideas Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) Douglas, Geoffrey, Samson Online Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020-2021
Wiki Loves Africa 2021 20th January 2021 - April 15th 2021 Health and Wellness User group Douglas and Faith Online, and offline Wiki Loves Africa in Brief
Wikisoccerthons 2021 18th June 2021 - September 2021 Dates updated due to the FUFA elections
  • NEW DATES: 1st September 2021 - November 2021 Dates updated due to the COVID-19 National Lockdown.
National and Regional Outreach User group Douglas Online, and offline Meta page to be created
NGO registration 4th January 2021 - March 2021 To the next level User group Douglas and Erina Online, and offline Meta page to be created
Introduction to the Wikimedia Community, and projects Saturday 9th January 2021 Stronger Together. User group and MapUganda Douglas Online Portable document Version on Commons.
WikiIndaba 2020 November 2021 (Tentative) TBC. Usergroup + WisCom + WMF Erina TBC WikiIndaba Meta page
Movement Strategy (Wikimedia 2030) January 2021 - April 2021 Global Transition Conversations. WMF + The Wikimedia Movement Douglas Online Global Transition events
Wikimedia Events Office Hours 11th February 2021 Event Accessibility, friendly space in a virtual event context. Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) TBC Online Events team Office Hours
Ngalabi Film Festival 2021 TBC TBC Usergroup and Goethe Zentrum TBC TBC TBC
Community Board Seats Feb 1 - March 14 Call for feedback WMF TBC Online Meta Page
WikiGap 2021 TBC TBC Usergroup and Swedish Embassy TBC TBC WikiGap 2021 in Uganda

Dash Board

WikiForRefugees 2021 May 15- June 15 Creating and Improving African Content with Refugees in Uganda Usergroup Geoffrey and Sandra Platform Africa, Arua District and online Meta Page

Dash board

Luganda Wikipedia TBC TBC Usergroup TBC TBC TBC
Wiki Loves Earth 2021 May TBC Usergroup TBC TBC TBC
Literacy Week of activities TBC TBC Usergroup and FEMRITE TBC TBC TBC
Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 September TBC Usergroup TBC TBC TBC
Wiki For Human Rights 2021 24 April- May 15 Right to a Healthy Environment Usergroup Sandra and Geoffrey Goethe Zentrum WikiForHumanRights 2021 in Uganda

Dash Board


Activities in 2020[edit]

Event or activity Date Theme Organiser Venue Dashboard
MOU with OpenStreetMap Uganda 10 October - 15 December 2020 Stronger Together. Wikimedia Community User group Uganda and MapUganda Online and offline Portable document Version on Commons
Movement Strategy Prioritisation events 30 September - 14 December 2020 Transition into implementation. Wikimedia Community User group Uganda Online and offline Summary report on meta
Wikisoccerthons 20 August - 20 November 2020 Community, content and outreach Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Online and offline Campaign and course page
Luganda Wikipedia Translator-thon 14/11/2020-31/12/2020 Ugandan prominent articles Wikimedia User Group Uganda online and offline Dashboard
Uganda.Tanzania Seeking Sources 01 - 22 August 2020 Uganda.Tanzania - Seeking Sources Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania,Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Online Ug.Tz Seeking Sources Dashboard
Visibility Project - East Africa 5th June - 5th July 2020 To improve the visibility of African women and increase the number of female editors on Wikipedia African Women in Media,Wikimedia User Group Nigeria,Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania,Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Online Visibility Project dashboard
1Lib1Ref African Librarians Week 24th May - 30th May 2020 Promoting African Scholars to the World African Libraries & Information Associations & Institutions Online Dashboard
Wiki Loves Earth 2020 4th May - 31 July 2020 Help Wikimedia Commons, and Wikipedia for you to win! Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Online Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Uganda
Wiki Loves Africa 2020 events 15th February - 11th May 2020 Transportation - Africa on the move! Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Goethe Zentrum-Kampala and online Wiki Loves Africa 2020 on Wikicommons
WikiGap 2020 in Uganda 1st - March 31st 2020, Editathon on 7th March I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Makerere University Dashboard
WikiForRefugees Editathon in Uganda February 22-23, 2020 Wikipedia editor training Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Rhino Refugee Settlement, Arua Dashboard
WikiForHumanRights Editathon January, 25th-30th, 2020 To claim your rights, you need to know your rights Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Goethe Zentrum-Kampala Dashboard


Activities in 2019[edit]


Event Date Theme Organiser Venue Dashboard
Sensitisation of GLAM institutions in Uganda 07 December 2019 GLAM WCUGU Goethe Zentrum - Kampala Sensitisation of GLAM Institutions in Uganda
Wiki Loves Monuments Gift ceremony and edit-a-thon 30 November 2019 Wiki Loves Monuments WCUGU Goethe Zentrum - Kampala
Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Salon Uganda 29 June 2019 Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Salon Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Pope Paul Memorial Hotel
Wikimania 2019 18 September 2019 Wikimania 2019
WLW meets Kawempe Youth Centre 23 March 2019 Wiki Loves Women Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Kawempe Youth Centre, Kawempe
WLW meets Girl-Up Initiative 16 March 2019 Wiki Loves Women Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Goethe Zentrum - Kampala Girl-Up Initiative
AUGA-DAAD Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop 16 March 2019 Presentation/Tools Makerere University Entebbe/Uganda See Presentation
WikiGap 2019 Kampala 8 March 2019 WikiGap WUGU Makerere University Main Campus Library WikiGap 2019
Wikigap - pre event 02 March 2019 WikiGap WUGU Makerere University Main Campus Library
WOUGNET 13 February 2019 Wiki Loves Women WOUGNET offices WLW meets WOUGNET
Meet the Journalist 8 February 2019 Wiki Loves women WUGU Goethe Zentrum - Kampala WLW meets Journalists
Wiki-Translate 8 February 2019 Wiki loves Women WUGU Goethe Zentrum - Kampala


Activities in 2018[edit]

Event Date Theme Organiser Venue Dashboard
WLW Meets Ugandan Bloggers 15 December 2018 Wiki Loves Women Alice Kibombo Goethe Zentrum - Kampala Bloggers event
Wikidata in Mbarara 27 October 2018 Wiki Loves Women Geoffrey Kateregga ,Steven Bukulu , Alice Kibombo Hive Colab ,Mbarara Wikidata in Mbarara
Wiki Loves Monuments Uganda 1st September- 30th September Kateregga Geoffrey
WLW meets Women In Technology 8 September 2019 Women in Technology ,Wiki Loves Women Geoffrey Kateregga , Alice Kibombo WITU Offices WITU Edit-a-thon
Wikipedia workshop with Femrite (WLW) 26th July Editing Wikipedia for writers Erina Mukuta
Wikimania 20/07/2018-22/07/2018 Ubuntu wikimedia Southern Sun Cape Sun capetown
WikimeetsACCT August Three day conference Fabian Von Bubnoff Kabale
Wikiday with femrite 26/07/2018 Wiki loves women Erina Mukuta Uganda Museum
Monthly Meet up 30/06/2018 User group meeting with Femrite Douglas Sebagala Femrite
Monthly meet up 28/04/2018 WikiData Geoffrey Katerrega Goethe
Art+ Feminisim Art+Feminism Douglas Sebagala Goethe
Wiki Loves Women Steve bukulu
Wiki Loves Monuments Erina Mukuta
Wiki Loves Africa Alice Kibombo