Thank you, Raphael.  The program is good to see, but Florence was asking about "the document" Felix mentioned, with all the logistics explained.  That is not the program page.

And regarding the program -- submissions had some descriptions with them.  Where can we read them? 
For example, I don't know what the "Letter to Katherine" means, and I'm sure some other sessions, like my own "Wikipedia Clinic", may not be clear to others.  Could you please paste the descriptions?

If you're too busy with preparations, I'm sure many of us are happy to help -- just give a couple of people access to the Google Form that collected the submissions, and we can help paste more information into the program page.

Finally, I am a bit worried about a 30-minute lunch.  It is *doable*, but only if the lunch is in pre-packaged boxes people can rapidly grab and start eating. (is it?)  Experience shows that any kind of food serving situation, where people have to stand in line and wait for one or several servers to put food in their plates, easily take up at least 20-30 minutes itself. Then the people who got food last won't have enough time to eat.  If the plan *isn't* for sandwiches in boxes, I suggest you rework the schedule in advance, so that sacrifices are made calmly and after consideration, instead of ending up running late and chaotically losing time or pushing the whole schedule out.

P.S. Just today I got my passport back from the Embassy of Ghana, with my visa, so I look forward to seeing many of you in Accra! :)


On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 3:35 PM Raphael Berchie <> wrote:
Hello Flo,

Please find a draft of the programme here

See you soon in Accra.

Raphael Berchie
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On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:21 PM, Florence Devouard <> wrote:
Le 12/01/2017 à 00:13, Felix Nartey a écrit :
Hi Ingo,

Thanks for you genuine concerns. A document is currently being prepared and should be shared with all participants by the weekend.


Just checking... is the document done or not yet ?

I'd like to get even the draft version of it tomorrow. I am basically departing home in 24 hours. And feel... errr... that I am lacking information that could be useful. So anything that can help... I am interested.

In particular, I would like to have details about an alternate means to rejoin the hotel IN CASE something goes wrong at the airport.


It will contain all that you are asking for, however just to clear the air, there will be a shuttle to convey all participants from the airport to the hotel of stay. You arrival dates have been shared to allow the shuttle driver know when to come to the airport. Also there will be some team members to direct you to the bus, just look around for an individual(s) holding a card with the inscription Wiki Indaba 17.

Hope this helps....


On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 11:00 PM, Ingo Koll <> wrote:
Dear Felix, dear organizers
I am happy to hear (as surely all others are) that the preparations have gone well! I think it will be helpful for all participants to have a description of the place (adress, phone numbers of hotel and/or contact person on the team) we have to go from the airport, what money to have ready for taxi or what transport to use. Even if you plan to provide transport it is still good to have that because something might go wrong upon arrival (missing each other etc).
Ingo - kipala

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