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2015-2016 Annual Report

Wikipedia Training Workshop (26 November) - INPT - Rabat (Morocco)


This event was the first event of the User Group to introduce Wikimedia projects to the general public in Morocco. It started by a number of presentations, before then concluding with a workshop to teach those interested how to edit Wikipedia.

  • 56 participants - ~200 pictures taken.

WikiConvention Francophone 2016 (19 - 21 August) - Paris (France)


Two Wikimedia Morocco Board members Anass Sedrati, and Reda Benkhadra participated in the first meeting of the francophone community, and delivered a presentation on the linguistic challenges of French-speaking countries on Wikipedia based on the example of Morocco.

Wikimania 2016 (21 - 28 June) - Esino Lario (Italy)


For the first participation of Wikimedia Morocco in Wikimania, the member Zakaria Oudrhiri gave a presentation about Wikipedia Zero project in Morocco, entitled In Morocco we do know that we have Wikipedia Zero to expose challenges that confront it.

eLearning Africa 2016 (24 - 26 May) - Cairo (Egypt)


Zakaria Oudrhiri represented the Wikipedian community in the 11th International Conference on ICT for Developement, education & Taining eLearning Africa. Zakaria moderated a two hour workshop on learning to and understading the impact of quick edits to Wikipedia, where he presented initiatives in Africa, such as the Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) in Egypt.

  • 625 participants - 3050 pictures taken.

Wikimedia Conference 2016 (20 - 24 April) - Berlin (Germany)


In its first appearance for the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, Wikimedia Morocco User Group was represented by its president Reda Benkhadra.

WikiArabia2016, (24 - 28 March) - Amman (Jordan)


The projects coordinator (Anass Sedrati) participated to the second edition of WikiArabia as representative of the group, and took part in the open discussion about Arab user groups.

Wikimedia MA User Group activities