Thank you for the commendations.
Your support at this moment cannot be overemphasized
The core objectives of the project
- Given visibility to Nigerian women using Wikipedia through ( Wiki
Loves Women) programs
- Creating awareness about Wikimedia and related projects
The above mentioned objectives will be achieved as follows
- 13 weeks ( 30 minutes per week) live broadcast with focus on Nigerian
women on Wikipedia ( it will be inform of phone-in program)
- The radio program will also tend to identify women that are suppose to
have articles on Wikipedia but not yet there. ( suggestion will be collated
from callers about whom they think should be on Wikipedia but not yet there)
- It will also serve as providing answers to series of begging for
questions from readers and contributors on Wikipedia in Nigeria.
- Monthly Edit-a-thorn with participation from female students in
tertiary institutions across the nation. Each month will focus on a unique
theme. ( Suggested Notable women above will be used for articles here)
- Working with Nigerian press on what to be focused or reported when
reporting Nigerian women related content in print media ( We will be
signing another partnership with the foremost printing media house in the
month of September). Most report about women in Nigeria focus mainly on
works of such individual but not there personalty. We tend to use this
medium to change this attitude.
- Wikipedia In Residence: The station being a women focus platform, as
promised to be releasing contents on Nigerian women for use on Wikimedia
projects eg. Images, audio recording on prominent Nigerian women
We appreciate your comments and improvements.
On Aug 28, 2017 11:49, "Florence Devouard" <anthere(a)anthere.org> wrote:
This is truely awesome. I am really happy of this new development.
On a practical note... how long is each session ? and do you have a
planning of the topics you intend to raise in the coming months ? anything
special to expect ?
I really need to do an update on the website and the wiki page of all the
recent activities !
Le 28/08/2017 à 12:30, Jack Rabah a écrit :
Dear Shola and all,
Thank you for sharing the press release. This is such great news. I
remember when you told me about this potential idea and how passionate the
Nigerian user group were about this opportunity. It's amazing to see the
hard work you all put in to this and now a partnership is born.
As you know, radio is huge in Nigeria and especially for reaching many
people in rural areas. But with this radio station, raising awareness about
Nigerian women is something to be proud of.
I cannot wait to work closely with you all on this great project.
On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:57 PM, Olushola Olaniyan <
We write to congratulate all our members for our participation at the
official signing of MOU for media partnership with WFM91.7, the station
for women and their family.
The project also seek to create more awareness about wikipedia through a
weekly radio broadcast.
See the press release below:
Wikimedia Nigeria ( WUGN) an affiliate of Wikimedia Foundation, san
francisco, US and Wfm91.7 the radio station for women and their family are
partnering to give visibility to Nigerian women. The signing of the
memorandum of understanding took place at the radio official Headquarter
on the 23rd of August 2017 . The partnership is the first of its kind in
The signing of the MOU was witnessed by Olaniyan Olushola the President
of WUGN and Toun Sonaiya, the CEO of WFM91.7. Also in attendance is
Ayokanmi Oyeyemi the director of media and communication, WUGN and some
other members of the community. Also from the side of WFM91.7, were: Nike
Fabiyi , the manager in charge of sales and other members of the station
As part of the partnership is a project tagged Wiki Loves Women. The
project project was conceptualised by Isla haddow and Florence Anthere in
the year 2015 to give visibility to African women on wikipedia. Being a
pan African initiative the project started In four African country namely
Nigeria, Ghana, CIV and Cameroon.
In the word of Mr. Olaniyan Olushola, the project seek to encourage the
contribution of quality information on African women to be published on,
and made widely available via, Wikipedia.
We also seek wish to use the project to correct gender inequalities on
wikipedia, the world largest encylopedia, with statics showing 16.% of
women biography profiled on the platform in contrast to their male
counterpart. We plan to engage female students from our various tertiary
institutions across the country on how they can create content on wikipedia
so as to increase our local contents on the platform and also to create
awareness for Wikipedia in Nigeria.
Toun said, WFM91.7 as an organizarion is excited to see the birth of
this partnership because it is a confirmation of the station unalloyed
commitment to promote Nigerian women.
As part of the agreement, Iyalode Alaba Lawson. the first female
President of Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and indurstry was unanimously
selected to be the face of the project in Nigeria. This is to recognise
her doggedness as a unique force in the promotion of numerous women
projects in Nigeria.
The project is poised to create awareness for Wikipedia in Nigeria. The
launching of this project will address the outcome of global outreach
survey conducted in 7 countries where internet is widely used across the
globe. Nigeria was selected in Africa as a sample country. Result shows
that only 27% Nigerians are aware of Wikipedia. And among this population
47% are students. Hence the need to focus on this group.
Expecting your reactions.
Head of Strategic Partnerships - Middle East & Africa
Amman - Jordan (GMT+3)