This is just to remind you about the looming deadline to put together your proposal for
Wiki Loves Africa. As Florence’s email says, we are able to support up to 10 focus
countries this year!! This means that many of you who did not formally take part last
year, should definitely think about your proposal. Your intervention can be as big or as
small as you would like, you just need to tell us what you have planned.
Here are the links again
* Tell us your group is interested here:
* Read guidelines to submit your propositions here :
* Post your propositions here :
We think this year will be amazing, and are very excited to get it going!!
We’re also happy to chat through any ideas you might have - my skype chat is Islahaddow -
and I am also on google hangouts.
Isla and Florence
On 16 Aug 2016, at 8:36 PM, Florence Devouard
Here are some fresh news regarding Wiki Loves Africa.
As a reminder, the theme chosen for 2016 is "Music and Dance".
The portal page on Commons :
IMPORTANT: the dates have changed. The new dates for the contest are 1st of December till
31st of January.
It is planned on purpose to start just after WikiIndaba.
We are happy to say that WMF has agreed to invest slightly more money at the local level
We will be able to support up to 10 countries (against 8 during previous years).
Maximum budget available per country is also potentially slightly higher this year, up to
1000 dollars (or even slightly more if you can convince us).
Submission of propositions is now open
* Read guidelines to submit propositions here :
* Post your propositions there : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2016
BUDGET and EXPECTATIONS
There are some changes this year.
We do not expect all teams to provide a similar budget.
Please note that higher budget mean higher expectations. We assume that some teams will
want to put a lot of efforts in the contest (with press conference, local ceremony and
prizes, post-contest integration events etc.) whilst other teams will prefer to play it
more casual (with only a couple of photo hunts and upload events). So we would like to see
that reflected in your propositions. Enjoy the contest ! Do not let it become a hassle !
Plan great things, but do not exhaust yourselves trying to do more than your team can
really do. Some teams are made of over 20 people. Other teams may be only 2 people.
Obviously, both teams can not invest as much time and energy.
So please, plan accordingly and finetune your propositions.
The other change this year is that Elisabeth will help us on that (very) difficult path:
financial reporting. Ugh.
Elisabeth is already known by some of you ... she is French... and she has been helping
on Wikimedia France fundraising/accounting for several years... and also edited a bit :)
and her daughter posted pictures during WLA 2014 ;)
She will be in charge of collecting your banking information, recording your budget,
collecting your receipts, and reporting all this in a nice table.
We simply ask you to submit a budget with all expenses fitting the categories described
Our goal is on one hand to make the whole system more transparent and on the other hand,
to make it as simple as possible for you.
The last important change with regards to budget and financial issues is that our host
partner is no more Africa Centre but is now Ynternet.org
(in copy of this email, Thanasis,
For more information on this organization :
We can expect Ynternet.org
will do more than being simply financial host, in particular
in French speaking countries :) More on this later.
Any question... clarification request... please speak up !
Florence and Isla
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