Actually, you do not need to sign up anywhere to join...
The main page is here : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2016
Participation to the contest is open to anyone individually.

If you want to "record" a team on Commons main page, you are welcome to do so (bebold, edit the page).
Also do not hesitate to mention any special activities going on here : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2016/Local_events
I take it you are in the USA ? Washington maybe? It would be lovely to see events over there involving African Americans. Just jump in !

The only element I can not propose is funding. We got a budget from WMF to cover up to 10 african countries and this has been attributed.
However, I think that if AfroCrowd is interested in hosting some events, a rapid grant from WMF should not be a difficult issue and we are happy to help.


Le 10/11/16 02:16, Sherry Antoine a écrit :
Where can we go to sign up?

Sherry-Ann L. Antoine, MPA

Program Manager,  Outreach

Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCrowd)


p: (718) 772-4802



Skype: Sherry37121

On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Devouard (gmail) <fdevouard@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello guys

A quick update on the status of Wiki Loves Africa

Money has been sent last week to all countries.
Egypt confirmed it received it.
Nigeria has reported not having received the money yet (Shola, Elisabeth got the proof of paiement, she will forward it tomorrow)
Algeria and Cameroun payements have been rejected. The first because the bank can not receive funds in dollars (hmm), the second because the bank data was incorrect (hmm)... talk to Elisabeth...
Thibault will check tomorrow if other payements have been rejected (hopefully none others)
--->  I would recommand all teams to confirm us as soon as possible when the money has been received.

Pages on Commons
Most are done. Only missing information is ... prizes... we will add them this week.
We are trying to get additional funding for more exciting gifts but that's tough...

Some enlightened people might notice the website has not been updated to reflect this year.
There are several reasons for this, but bottom line... we will not use the website this year. Only the Commons pages and blogs.

Site notice
The basics are done. For the curious ones: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wiki_Loves_Africa_templates
I'll send a call next week for messages translations.

Local events and media pages
If you have not yet visited those pages, please do and make sure the social media handles, press contact etc. are correct.

Yes, marketing documents are under work. Roll up, poster, leaflets, emailer, tee shirt, stickers.
Last week, Isla told me they would be ready this week-end or early this week.
Problem is that I can not check... I just got in Cape Town and the internet at the hotel is... argg.
We'll send an update about it tomorrow.



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