*In June 2023, Emile and Maarten (father and son) Rouveroy van Nieuwaal -
in consultation with the African Studies Centre Library in Leiden - agreed
to choose Wikimedia Commons as a platform to make several of their Africa
films available to a larger audience. Wikimedia Commons, sometimes called
the ‘image database of Wikipedia’, hosts 97 million files. Africa is
under-represented, and so these films, uploaded by the ASCL Library, can
help to improve visibility of African life and culture. More information: *
Apologies friends, we are postponing Afrika Baraza to October 6th in order
to give our francophone community who will be attending the Francophone
WikiConvention from 22-23rd September an opportunity to join us.
This being the last Baraza edition of the year, which is designated to
discuss key steps on the road to finalizing the The Africa Agenda,ahead of
Indaba, it’s important that we remain inclusive.
Please look out for the draft Africa Agenda that we will be sharing for
your review and additional inputs.
On Behalf of Afrika Baraza Organizing Team
The journey towards creating The Africa Agenda is gaining momentum. Drawing
from the previous conversations we have had at the Afrika Baraza and the
recent meetup at Wikimania; we have started a draft, which needs all your
inputs to consolidate.
In Preparation for the next Afrika Baraza on 22nd September, 2023
(17;-18:30 UTC) The Baraza Working Group is inviting you to review or
comment the draft Africa Agenda HERE
and feel empowered to recommend any missing key items/topics during the
On Behalf of Afrika Baraza Organizing Team
Dear African Wikimedians,
As you may already know, this year's WikiIndaba
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiIndaba_conference_2023> is scheduled
for November 3-5, 2023, in Agadir, Morocco. In addition to the main event,
we're embracing a hybrid model that includes both virtual and localized
in-person gatherings across Africa. To foster community engagement on a
local level, we are pleased to offer micro-grants to Wikimedia communities
across the continent.
Wikimedia communities across Africa are warmly invited to apply for
micro-grants of up to $300 <https://w.wiki/7V3W>. These funds are intended
to support the organization of local events or meet-ups where participants
can virtually attend and interact with live-streamed and pre-recorded
sessions of the main WikiIndaba conference. Whether you plan to set up a
community meet-up, a workshop, or even a hackathon mirroring the larger
event, the choice and format are yours—feel free to innovate or draw
inspiration from successful projects in other communities
Who is eligible?
Applications and subsequent reports can be submitted in Arabic, French, or
English. While we welcome applications from all African locations,
underrepresented communities or groups will receive priority consideration.
What should your application contain?
Each application should feature a detailed event schedule, a list of
prospective local partners, biographies of your organizing team, and a
thorough budget outline. A review panel will evaluate applications on a
rolling basis, with decisions based on the overall quality of the
proposals. Successful applicants will need to sign a formal agreement,
specifying grant deliverables and outcomes, and provide essential contact
and banking details.
When to apply, and how funds are allocated?
Micro-grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until
the fund is fully exhausted. After the fund is depleted, we will not be
able to consider further applications. Early submissions stand a better
chance of approval, with the final application deadline set for October 8,
What expenses can the micro-grant cover?
Your micro-grant could typically cover costs related to:
Rental of an event venue
Internet connectivity fees and data vouchers
Minor transportation expenditures
Certificates of attendance
Custom printed materials and promotional items
Light refreshments for attendees
We eagerly anticipate your active involvement to make WikiIndaba 2023 a
Wikimedia Morocco User Group
Organizing Committee, WikiIndaba Conference 2023
We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our forthcoming *WIR
Anglophone and Francophone conferences,* alongside a series of engaging *WIR
CfA WIR Anglophone Conference 2023
🗣️ Theme: "Empowering a Sustainable African Presence on Wikipedia:
Capacity Building and Collaborative Approaches "
Join us for the September edition of the Code for Africa #WIR international
conference. Distinguished Speakers *Oby Ezeilo (Founder, Wiki for Senior
Citizens Network, Nigeria) and Romeo Ronald (Team leader, Wikimedia
Community User Group, South Sudan)* will share insights on how to empower a
sustainable African presence on Wikipedia.
Date: Monday,18th September 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM UTC
Zoom Link: Join here
(No registration required)
Meeting ID: 813 0455 6344
Conférence WIR Francophone CfA 2023
🗣️ Thème : "Renforcer une présence africaine durable sur Wikipedia :
Renforcement des capacités et approches collaboratives"
Rejoignez-nous pour l'édition de septembre de la conférence internationale
Code for Africa #WIR. Nous accueillerons *Ceslause Ogbonnaya (Chef de
projet, Wiki in Africa) et Aristide KOUAME (Chef de projet, Wikimedia
Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire) *qui partageront leurs stratégies et
expériences sur le renforcement d'une présence africaine forte sur
Wikipedia grâce au renforcement des capacités et aux approches
Langue : Français
Date : Mardi, 19 septembre 2023
Heure : 12h00 - 13h30 UTC
Lien Zoom :
ID de réunion : 824 2894 3014
Code secret : 952570 (Aucune inscription requise)
Upcoming CfA Anglophone Webinars
Join us for more insightful webinars:
Wed. 20th September: Customising Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Meta-Wiki Page
by Rhoda James
October 13: Categorisation on Wikipedia and Wiki Commons by Iwuala Lucy
October 25: Mastering Info-boxes & Enhancing Articles with Short
Descriptions by Daniel Obiokeke
Registration: Register now
- Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM UTC. (Kindly adjust the time according to
your local time zone)
- Note: All registered participants will receive a Google calendar
invite for the webinars.
Bukola James <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Bukky658>
Code for Africa <http://codeforafrica.org/> (Knowledge Team/ WiRs