Hi Leila,


Thank you for reaching out to this mailing list.


Indeed, there are very few African Wikimedia researchers and I think you asked questions in your presentation that deserve plenty of attention, which I believe will kick start conversations to address what you asked.


“What is our strategy for increasing research activity on Wikimedia projects in Africa?

What can we do to inspire, empower, and train the next generation of researchers in Africa?




From: Leila Zia
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:51 PM
To: african-wikimedians@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [African Wikimedians] Wiki Indaba 2018 - partial report


Hi all,


My name is Leila and I'm a senior research scientist at WMF and the technical lead for the Research team. I gave a talk in Research Showcase session in Wiki Indaba over the weekend and am sharing with you the notes from that session at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:LZia_(WMF)/Trip_reports#Wiki_Indaba_2018


I hope you find them helpful. And if you were in the session and I misunderstood a conversation, please call it out. :)


I'm looking forward to working more closely with you in the coming years. Please feel free to reach out with questions or comments.






Leila Zia

Senior Research Scientist

​, Lead​


Wikimedia Foundation