As a part of the Wikimedia Movement’s ongoing response to the COVID-19
pandemic <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic>, the Local
Organizing Committee (LOC) in Uganda
together with the WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom) have resolved to
postpone WikiIndaba 2020, which was scheduled to happen in Kampala, Uganda
in November 2020.
WikiIndaba will continue to be hosted in Kampala, Uganda, and the new date
for the next WikiIndaba will (tentatively) be on 6 - 8 November 2021 in
The LOC and WISCom along with support from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
will continue planning for the conference to ensure participants in the
African continent and from the diaspora have a memorable and impactful
More updates regarding WikiIndaba 2021 will be posted as they develop, and
these will be shared on meta, mailing lists, and other social channels.
We encourage all interested participants to take advantage of this
postponement to start preparing or improving their proposals, talks, and
any interesting projects they will like to share at the conference in
advance. Your participation and support to the program will be instrumental
to sharing your collective knowledge and creativity with fellow Wikimedians
at the conference.
Look out for the call out for proposals and dates on these channels;
WikiIndaba 2020 meta:
African Wikimedians mailing list: african-wikimedians(a)lists.wikimedia.org
African Wikimedians telegram group chat:
WikiIndaba Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wikiindaba/
Or reach out to the team
Twitter: WikiUganda <https://twitter.com/WikiUganda>
On behalf of the WikiIndaba Local Organizing Team and WikiIndaba Steering
*Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda*
*Goethe Zentrum Kampala Library *
*Plot 52 Bukoto Street, Kamwokya*
*P.O Box 11778, Kampala-Uganda*
Please see the Movement Strategy recommendations forwarded.
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Tanveer Hasan <thasan(a)wikimedia.org>To: Tanveer Hasan <thasan(a)wikimedia.org>Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 07:51:48 AM GMT+1Subject: Movement Strategy: The recommendations are now online
I hope you are well and safe.
I wanted to present to you the final recommendations  from the Movement Strategy process. These recommendations clarify and refine the previous version, which was published in January this year. The team that finalized the content has reviewed and integrated the feedback provided by many of you and we remain grateful for your engagement and feedback.
We compiled a change log  to indicate the changes that were made to the previous draft of the recommendations. As mentioned earlier it was your feedback that resulted in these changes and improvement of the recommendations both in its content and in clarity.
On behalf of the Core Team of the Movement Strategy Process, I thank you for your active engagement and request you to share the recommendations with your communities.
Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to be of assistance,
Regards, . https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recomme…. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports…
Information and Knowledge Liaison
Wikimedia Movement Strategy2030.wikimedia.org |
We write to thank you for your immense contribution to the ongoing WikiGap
online event in Nigeria organized to close the existing gender gap on
We have received feedback from some quarter of the community with the
desire to join the contest. So, to encourage wider community participation
and an all-inclusive event, we have decided to extend the contest for two
So the new date is now 27 May 2020.
The following prizes are available for participants.
- *1st:* HP Laptop 15-ra011nia Celeron 4GB RAM 500GB HDD FREE DOS
- *2nd:* Mobile Phone: Canon 12 Air 6.55 inc
- *3rd:* Zealot S7 Pro Portable Wireless Touch Control Bluetooth Speaker
4.2 With 10000maH and Powerbank
- *4th:* 1TB Backup+Slim External Hard Drive
- *5th:* 128GB Ultra OTG Dual USB Flash Drive
- *6th-15th*: Wikipedia pencil, pin, and merchandise as supported by
You can join us by signing up here
The contest is organized in partnership with the Swedish Embassy in
Nigeria, African Women in the Media, Women in Red, Wiki in Africa and
Thank you for the anticipated participation.
*Olaniyan Ishola Olushola*
*CEO. Data Access Systems LtdChairman Local Organizing Committee
Campaign in Nigeria
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=AUBPd3PTas0> ( Winner of
the Best NGO in Africa ( African Excellence Award 2018)
Republic of Ireland. Co-Producer , Wiki Women Radio
Nigeria <https://wikimedia.org.ng/>Treasurer, FOSSFAMember, Affiliates
Committee ( Wikimedia Foundation)*
*Administrator, Wikimedia Programs & Events Dashboard*
*MD,Olbims ConsultingPhone: +2348167352512E: olaniyanshola15(a)gmail.com
SholaTwitter:oluwanishola73Wiki User Name: Olaniyan Olushola*
* Wikipedia Campagn in Nigeria featuring Emmanuela *
* One on One with Olushola Olaniyan ( TV Plus Africa)
* https://youtu.be/DwTUGVv6Qng <https://youtu.be/DwTUGVv6Qng>*
Over 17,000 images were submitted to Wiki Loves Africa this year ... this is due, in main, to the hard work of volunteers and usergroups across Africa. Thank you for those that have been involved so far!!
It is also a lot of images to judge. We want to get a global team together to go through the entries as a first review - to weed out the selfies, watermarked and time stamped images, etc…
Please, if you love photography and images, and have time between the 8th and 18th May 2020, volunteer to be on the First Review Team. Go to this form to find more information and enter your details here: https://forms.gle/aSLfLZfXDaADT7NMA <https://forms.gle/aSLfLZfXDaADT7NMA>
Thank you!! Please stay safe and well …
(Please excuse any cross posting)
Isla and Florence