This does sound like a good opportunity! 2017 is a bit in the "science
fiction" range in Wikimedian planning terms, I think, so I don't think
there's anything concrete to do before, say, late 2015 at the earliest.
Let us hope that during that time the Ghana community grows some more, and
think about capacity-building steps we can take in the meantime.
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Iolanda Pensa <iolanda(a)pensa.it> wrote:
In 2017 (August 9-13), the ACASA Art Council of the
Association is having its triennial meeting in Ghana. it is the first time
in Africa. http://www.acasaonline.org
1. It is a very relevant conference for Wikimedia issues. it is an event
attended by: researchers from Africa and focussed on Africa, people
involved in art and cultural heritage, and representatives of international
institutions (museums from the continent and outside, i.e. many South
African institutions are normally present at the conference, and there are
also very well-known names such as US museums and universities like
Smithsonian, Brooklyn, Harvard).
2. the association ACASA is already working on the logistics and the board
is composed of very nice people
3. the event is in 2017 - time to plan fundraising for scholarships,
communication and involvement of people from the continent also related to
4. Ghana has a group of people already active on the Wikimedia projects.
5. wikimedia events can be training for all participants, presentations,
and it is also possible to create a pre-event or post-event just for
Wikimedia volunteers if relevant.
I wanted to launch the idea for an African gathering in another country
(as suggested by Wikimedia ZA) but with a light management work.
what do you think?
all the best
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