We will be happy to receive you in Zambia.
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1. Re: Sub-Saharan Africa visit? (Samuel Guebo)
2. Re: Sub-Saharan Africa visit? (Kangah Donatien KOFFI)
3. Re: Sub-Saharan Africa visit? (Georges Fodouop)
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:32:40 +0000
From: Samuel Guebo <samuelguebo(a)gmail.com>
To: Mailing list for African Wikimedians
Subject: Re: [African Wikimedians] Sub-Saharan Africa visit?
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The Wikimedian community in Côte d'Ivoire would be honored to have you
here. We look forward to discussing details of your coming.
On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 7:15 PM, Asaf Bartov <abartov(a)wikimedia.org>
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.
I handled grants in the past, I am now working on
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 weeks.
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 visit, including:
* a strategy/planning workshop with the group of active contributors.
would build on any existing plans or strategy you
have, and also
thinking about the broad goals identified in the
project's phase 1 (presented at Wikimania in Montreal in August 2017.)
* Meetings with important existing/prospective partners (if deemed
* 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 Wikimedia Commons)
** 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
accommodate your needs and availability.
* I will have a budget for some domestic travel, to bring key volunteers
* No expenses are expected from your group's budget. Only your time and
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,
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
budget and time, so I won't be offended or
upset, promise! :)
I look forward to hearing from you.
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