Wikipedia Workshop, Kano 2018

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WIKIPEDIA, is a general reference internet encyclopedia and one of the most popular websites in the world. Ubiquitous in nearly every search result of Google, Wikipedia has since inception been built and transformed into gargantuan indispensable academic resource by volunteers around the world. Everybody, irrespective of race, gender, political leaning, and/or level of education can contribute. What is needed is just the means (computer, cellphone, tablet, phablet and the internet access) and willingness to contribute in building summary of human knowlegedge — and then the knowledge of how.

Although English version of Wikipedia is the most well known (and to some people, the only known) due to the apparent supremacy of English language in the world, Wikipedia exists in around 290 other languages besides English, including Hausa language

This project is funded by Wikimedia Foundation.


  • Increase awareness around Wikimedia projects in Northern Nigeria.
  • Piquing interest of Hausa speakers and people from Northern Nigeria to edit Wikimedia projects, revive Hausa version of Wikipedia and participate in global Wikimedia Movement.
  • Discuss strategies of sustaining communities across Northern Nigeria.

Event details[edit]

  • Location: Kano, Kano State, Nigeria.
  • Date: Saturday, 29th December 2018 (Main program). Sunday, 28th December 2018 (Pre-program) by invitaion.
  • Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Languages: English and Hausa
  • Venue: Chilla Luxury Suites, No 110, Audu Bako Way, Nasarawa GRA, Kano, Kano State. Google Map
Days, before the event

Schedule of activities[edit]

  • Day 1. Schedule for Friday, 28th December 2018 (Pre-program session)
Time Activity Details
8:00 am Arrival of guests from Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
0:00 Strategic discussion with select group of participants on the way forward for Wikimedia in Northern Nigeria
  • Day 2. Schedule for Saturday, 29th December 2018. (Program)
Time Activity Speaker/Facilitator
8:00am — 9:00am Arrival and Registration
9:00am — 9:15am Welcome remarks and introduction of guests. Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu and Ammar Abdulhamid
9:15am — 10:00am Break fast
10:00am — 10:20am General Introduction to Wikipedia Ammar Abdulhamid
10:20am — 10:50am Wikimedia family: An introduction to Wikimedia projects. Olaniyan Olushola
10:50am — 11:40am How to write basic Wikipedia article Bertrand de Seissan (remotely)
11:40am — 12:40pm Uploading Media: The Wikimedia Commons/Photo contests and how to participate. Olatunde Isaac
12:40pm — 1:00pm Questions and answer session and creation of accounts for participants Olaniyan Olushola, Olatunde Isaac, Aliyu D. Aliyu, Ammar Abdulhamid, Umar Kutawa.
1:00pm — 2:00pm Prayers and Lunch break
2:00pm — 3:30pm Articles creation/editing session Olaniyan Olushola, Olatunde Isaac, Aliyu D. Aliyu, Ammar Abdulhamid, Umar Kutawa.
3:30pm —4:00pm
4:00pm — 4:40pm Story of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and integrating Northern editors into WM-UG Nigeria and broader Wikimedia Movement Olaniyan Olushola (President, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria)
4:40pm — 5:00pm Closing remarks
5:00pm — Group pictures and Departures

Funded by[edit]

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Supported by[edit]

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