Yay! We'll be happy to have you in Nigeria!
On 27 Feb 2018 20:37, Kangah Donatien KOFFI <donatien.kanga(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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
For us, the month of may is best for your venue because we will held our annual general
Le 27 févr. 2018 19:15, "Asaf Bartov"
<email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.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
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
* 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
** 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
* I will have a budget for some domestic travel, to bring key volunteers together
* No expenses are expected from your group's budget. Only your time and cooperation.
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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