Dear Community members,
We are glad to inform you that the host city for WikiIndaba2019 has been selected.
Abuja, Nigeria is set to host the next WikiIndaba. Thisdecision was reached after
deliberations between the Wikimedia Foundation,Wikimedia UserGroup Nigeria and input from
the community polls carried out.
WikiIndaba Conference is the regional conference for Africansboth within and in the
diaspora. The first edition was held in Johannesburg,South Africa in 2014 by Wikimedia
ZA,while the latest edition was held in Tunis, Tunisia in 2018 by Wikimedia TN Usergroup.
The 2019 edition ofthe conference will be hosted in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria by the Wikimedia
Aims of WIkiIndaba:
• Building capacity for AfricanWikimedians
• Fostering growth of the coverage andinvolvement of Africa in
• Connecting African Wikimedians bothwithin the continent and in the
• August 2018: Conference grantsgubmission.
• October 2018: Opening of thescholarship application.
• October 2018: Call for submissions.
• November 2018: Closure of thescholarship application.
• November 2018: Closure ofsubmissions' application.
• November 2018: Finalization andnotification of scholarship
• November 2018: Commencement of travelarrangements for confirmed
• December 2018: Notification ofsubmission decisions.
• January 2019: Publication ofconference programs.
• 18 - 20 January 2019: WikiIndaba 2019Conference.
For more information, please check the WikiIndaba 2019 Metapage
We look forward to hosting you.
Wiki Indaba 2019 Communication Team