We will be happy to receive you at Abidjan.
It will be a great opportunity to improve our capacities and share local
wiki and techie experiences.
For us, the month of may is best for your venue because we will held our
annual general assembly.
Le 27 févr. 2018 19:15, "Asaf Bartov" <abartov(a)wikimedia.org> a écrit :
Some of you know me, but for those of you who don't, let me introduce
myself briefly: I am a program officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and
work in the Community Resources (formerly called Grantmaking) team. While
I handled grants in the past, I am now working on capacity-building
activities with emerging communities, in a program called Community
Capacity Development (CCD, [[m:CCD]]), one aspect of which -- the
Community Capacity Map (CCM, [[m:CCM]]) -- you may have run across on
the Wikimedia-l in the past few weeks.
I write today to ask whether your community would be interested in
discussing a possible visit to Sub-Saharan Africa by me, with several
related goals in each country I'd visit, including:
* a strategy/planning workshop with the group of active contributors. This
would build on any existing plans or strategy you have, and also integrate
thinking about the broad goals identified in the movement strategy
project's phase 1 (presented at Wikimania in Montreal in August 2017.)
* Meetings with important existing/prospective partners (if deemed helpful)
* Public speaking (if deemed helpful)
* capacity-building workshops for your community members, on topics such as
(I'll need your help in determining which of these would be useful):
** Free licenses, non-free licenses, copyright, and OTRS (or: How to
contribute to the Wikimedia Commons)
** Composing encyclopedic prose from a neutral point of view (NPOV)
** Negotiating notability and reliability requirements on Wikipedia
** Conflict management for Wikipedians
** Group facilitation skills
** Introduction to Wikidata
** Querying Wikidata with SPARQL
** Modern tools demonstration
** How to build a partnership
Some logistical details:
*If I come, it would be after the Wikimedia Conference and before
Wikimania, i.e. between late April and early July.
* If I come, I would probably stay in Africa for between two and three
weeks total, to have enough time for the above in several countries, and to
accommodate your needs and availability.
* I will have a budget for some domestic travel, to bring key volunteers
* No expenses are expected from your group's budget. Only your time and
Please take some time to discuss this idea and let me know if your
community is sufficiently interested that we should discuss it further,
over email or a video call. If you feel this would not be very helpful, or
you really can't accommodate any additional activities before July this
year, *please* don't feel obligated to respond. I am genuinely interested
in helping, and there are other communities I could be supporting with this
budget and time, so I won't be offended or upset, promise! :)
I look forward to hearing from you.
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