This is a fantastic idea. Especially after Raphael and team's incredibly
successful Kumusha Bus in Ghana this past weekend. I'm told there is a
thriving open community in Ghana that's looking for more opportunities to
connect and grow!
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1. Re: Wikimedia gathering in Ghana in 2017 together with the
meeting ACASA Art Council of the African Studies Association
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:59:27 +0200
From: Isla Haddow-Flood <islahf(a)africacentre.net>
To: Mailing list for African Wikimedians
Subject: Re: [African Wikimedians] Wikimedia gathering in Ghana in
2017 together with the meeting ACASA Art Council of the African
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In June, Wikimedia ZA held Wiki Indaba. It was for wikipedians from Africa
and wikipedians working on Africa from outside, as well as those from the
aligned movement across Africa. We had delegates from all over Africa,
including Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire and Tunisia, and France. Afripedia was
invited, I know, because I made a special effort to make sure they knew
about it. I believe Florence also mentioned it to them. But there was some
change happening at Afripedia too.
I think another Wiki Indaba will definitely happen, but for when and where
you will have to check with Douglas at Wikimedia ZA the original organizers
(and aiming for Ghana for 2017 is a great idea, hopefully having had others
I really don't see any point in spitting the conference and having a
francophone one separate from the rest. It means we are going backwards,
but with Afripedia on board, perhaps the weighting of the conference can
become more balanced. You can find out more about the conference at
... And on meta:
Most of the people on this list were at the last one.
Isla on the move. Excuse the brevity.
On 4 Dec 2014, at 00:38, Kasper Souren
> On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Iolanda Pensa <iolanda(a)pensa.it> wrote:
> In 2017 (August 9-13), the ACASA Art Council of the African Studies
Association is having its triennial meeting in Ghana. it is the first time
in Africa. http://www.acasaonline.org
> I wanted to launch the idea for an African gathering in another country
suggested by Wikimedia ZA) but with a light management work.
During the Afripedia session this week the idea came up to organize
a "Francophone Wikimania" somewhere in Africa at some point
in the future.
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