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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 in 2015-6).
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 WikiIndaba.net ... And on meta: http://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Indaba
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 <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Iolanda Pensa <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (as suggested by Wikimedia ZA) but with a light management work.
>> what do you think?
> During the Afripedia session this week the idea came up to organize something like a "Francophone Wikimania" somewhere in Africa at some point in the future.
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