Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda/WikiGap 2021 in Uganda

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Background

Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopaedia. Knowledge is power, and Wikipedia has the potential to colour our view of the world. But there is great imbalance between men and women on the website, like in society at large.

Ninety per cent of those who add content to Wikipedia are men. There are four times as many articles about men as there are about women. The figures vary regionally, but no matter how you look at it, the picture is clear: the information about women is less extensive than that about men. Regardless of which language version of Wikipedia you read. We want to change this.

WikiGap is an event during which people around the world gather to add more content to Wikipedia about women figures, experts and role models in various fields. Similar events have already been arranged worldwide to improve women’s representation on the internet.

Together, we want to bring about a more gender-equal internet – and a more gender-equal world.

Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented through the Swedish embassy to Uganda, and Internet Society of Uganda Chapter are planning to organize a Wikigap Contest starting on 8th March to 8th Apri 2021.

Events[edit]

This year we are organizing 4 regional events in Kampala, Mbarara, Tororo and Gulu as well as an online event.

8th March - Kampala: Embassy of Sweden[edit]

Programme[edit]

Time Activity
8.30 - 9.00 Arrival and Registration of participants
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome Remarks – Hosting University, Embassy of Sweden Representative
9:30 - 10:30
  • Introduction to WikiGap and the WikiGap Challenge
  • Navigating Wikipedia Pages
  • Basic Rules of Editing Wikipedia
  • User Pages and Sandbox Presentations
  • Adding Citations
  • Adding Images to Wikipedia
10:30 - 11:00

Tea break

11:00 – 12:30 Edit-at-thon
12.30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Completion of Wikipedia articles
3:00 Closure

Participants[edit]


10th March - Gulu University[edit]

Program[edit]

Time Activity
8.30 - 9.00 Arrival and Registration of participants
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome Remarks
  • Hosting University
  • Embassy of Sweden Representative
  • Wikimedia Community Usergroup Uganda
  • Q&A
9:30 - 10:30
10:30 – 11:00 Tea break
11.00 – 1:00 Edit-at-thon
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 - 3:00 Completion and review of updated Wikipedia articles
3:00 - 3:30 Closure and next steps

Participants for Gulu[edit]

No (User) name Role
1 1Thessalonians Student
2 Trevour Kiiza Student
3 Kisembo Willyz Student
4 kansiimekingcs Student
5 Nangendo cate Student
6 AMOSWIKIDRE Student
7 Birungi Hope Student (to check against sign up sheet)
8 Caroline Apio student
9 Douglaseru Facilitator (Usergroup)
10 Alvinategyeka Facilitator (Usergroup)
11 Patrick Okot University Lecturer
12* Daniel Johansson Swedish Embassy
  • * Guest speaker for event opening, not full day's participation.

13th March - Mbarara University of Science and Technology[edit]

Programme[edit]

Time Activity
11.00 - 11.30 Arrival and registration of participants
11.30 - 12.00 Welcome Remarks
  • Host Institution
  • Wikimedia Community Usergroup Uganda
  • Q&A
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14.00 – 16:00 Edit-at-thon

Register here

Slides are here

13th March - Busitema University[edit]

Program[edit]

Time Activity
8.30 - 9.00 Arrival and registration of participants
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome Remarks
  • Host Institution
  • Wikimedia Community Usergroup Uganda
  • Q&A
9:30 - 10:30
10:30 – 11:00 Tea break
11.00 – 1:00 Edit-at-thon
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 - 3:00 Review of work done
3:00 - 3:30 Closure and next steps

Register here

Slides are here

Participants

No User (name)
1. Kiige Jasper Titus
2. Micheal Kaluba
3. Claudy22
4. Ahereza Owen Onex
5. Titus Smiles
6. Naleebi
7. Benjaminokeyoh1
8. OkwiiS
9. Akjose
10. Jobchelangat
11. Sandra Aceng
12. AKibombo

Missing articles/articles need to improve on notable Women in Uganda[edit]


Get started


link 5 minutes
Noun Project Signature icon 619326 cc.svg
Step 1: Create Wikipedia account or Log in to Wikipedia
Step 2: Join the Outreach Dashboard
Step 3: Assign your self article in the Spreadsheet


Choose one of the activities


Noun Project women icon 1186957 cc.svg
Improve and expand an article Help make improvements to Women's biographies on Wikipedia. link 20 minutes
Noun Project books icon 1069598 cc.svg
Improve with a reference Improve Women's biographies with citations. link 20 minutes
Noun Project translation icon 24074 cc.svg Translate articles to other languages Translate Wikipedia articles from one language to another. link 45 minutes
Noun Project woman icon 362180 cc.svg
Create a new Wikipedia article Choose a person you want to write a new Wikipedia article about. link 60 minutes

Extra activities


Noun 33167 - Social media.svg
Share! Share your contribution in social media. Use #wikigap as hashtag. link 5 minutes
Noun Project Creative Commons logo 70967 cc.svg
Upload to Commons! Upload your event photos under a free license on Wikimedia Commons. Please add them to the category c:Category:WikiGap 2021. link 10 minutes