WikiLovesAfrica Tanzania will have it's second event on Friday 6th November
2015 at Buni Hub. Every one is invited to this event to upload their
pictures to Wikimedia Commons, share their experiences in photography and
Tanzania cultural Fashion Plus make more connection with experienced
personnel in Fashion and Photography. Starting time is 4:00pm to 6:00pm
I am extending the conversation beyond the co-organizers of WLA events.
We are currently working our jury. We have a nice list of names. This is
BUT NO WOMAN ! For a contest about fashion... that is... weird !
Does anyone have a WOMAN to suggest to join the jury ? Perhaps a woman
blogging in fashion ? Or a woman designer ? Or a woman visual artist ?
Or a woman sociologist ? A woman with high skills and knowledge in hair
styles and jewellery ?
WikiAfrica is very excited to announce the launch of #OpenAfrica15 that will take place at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg from the 30th November - 4th December 2015. The course is being funded by the Goethe-Institut and run by WikiAfrica. Please note that we can only accept applications from people resident in the following countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa
Please read the full application here: http://www.wikiafrica.net/?p=1632 <http://www.wikiafrica.net/?p=1632>
Please apply via this application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vo0iZp-QPOjWGxAUqCHDiEZj-E9pG6slkMIoLwvt0I… <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vo0iZp-QPOjWGxAUqCHDiEZj-E9pG6slkMIoLwvt0I…>
The deadline for applications is on the 6th November 2015.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Please also feel free to forward this call onto anyone you feel should apply, but are not necessarily on the African Wikimedians mailing list.
Project Manager: WikiAfrica
WikiAfrica is a project of the Africa Centre
Isla and I worked on a different system for "event reporting" this year.
We thought it would be best to propose that all reports be made by the
different teams on a collective google doc. The googledoc will have as
many tabs as there are teams (first tab is template/consolidation,
second tab is for country A, third tab for country B and so on). It
creates a more transparent feedback and allow each team to learn more
from the other teams.
The template we propose may be accessed here :
We would like your feedback on it over the course of the next 3-4 days
and it will go live mid next week.
Are there lines missing ? Are lines unecessary ? Descriptions unclear ?
Please any feedback is welcome.
Florence & Isla
A big warm hello to my fellow African Wiki Community Members!
It's been almost a year since some of us met up at Wiki Indaba 2014. We all
left with a sense of purpose on how to expand Wikimedia in our community,
and had great ideas on how to increase the number of editors on Wikipedia.
Some personal pledges were made, and there have been several initiatives
from African countries over the last couple of months.
We are excited about the future of the Wikimedia movement in Africa, and
will be working hard in the coming months to expand on the foundations laid
at Wiki Indaba. We will of course need your input and feedback and will be
reaching out to you soon.
For those attending the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin this year, please
feel free to join us at the African meetup
atic.2Fregional.2Flanguage-specific_meetups> where we will touch on what
has transpired this year, and discuss initiatives for going forward. We
will share notes of this meeting via meta for those who cannot attend.
There have been several discussions lately regarding the frequency of Wiki
Indaba gatherings. Considering that the African community is relatively
small, the suggestion at the 2014 conference was that such a gathering would
take place every 3 years, with Tunisia being selected as the next host.
Wikimedia ZA has not applied for funding to host an Indaba within the
upcoming financial year, but we will be happy to assist in applying for
funding from the Wikimedia Foundation to host future events.
We will reach out again at the beginning of June to map the way forward.