I am writing to share that Wiki Loves Monuments International Team is
looking for an "Information Designer" on a part-time contract basis for
three months. In a nutshell, the role of the designer will be to design a
short (quick to read) guide for newcomers to take part in Wiki Loves
A detailed job description and link to the application are available at
Please share it in your circles, and let me know if you have any questions.
for the International Team, Wiki Loves Monuments
Hope you are all safe and well. After having finalized our plans for WLM
integration into the Commons app based on community feedback (
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Mobile_app/WLM , which was
posted to this mailing list a couple of months ago), we have started work
We have run into a bit of an issue, however, that we are hoping to get help
with. The initial plan (based on the discussion at
and at the abovementioned wiki page) was to use Wikidata as our data
source, displaying all Wikidata items with the identifier property of P2186
(Wiki Loves Monuments ID) on our map.
However we have now found out that some countries don't use P2186 at all.
Someone kindly linked
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_WLM/Status#Table to me,
and based on that it seems that there is a rather large variety of
identifiers that different countries use.
Realistically speaking, it would be really difficult for us to account for
every possible identifier that every country uses, and it would also make
stability and maintenance much more tricky. We can try, but it would be
risky and tedious.
On the other hand, it was suggested to me that if there is WLM community
consensus that P2186 should be used as a universal identifier, countries
might be willing to adopt P2186 for the sake of harmonization.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Josephine / User:misaochan, Commons app project lead
This may be of interest to more people.
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From: Ruby D-Brown <rbrown(a)ofwafrica.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 4:51 PM
Subject: [African Wikimedians] Join the Africa WIki Challenge Campaign!
We are happy to announce the maiden edition of the Africa Wiki Challenge, a
writing contest that calls on all Africans, people of African descent,
people that identify with the continent or any one with an interest in
Africa to contribute content about the many things that make up the true
and rich identity of the continent (its rich and colourful cultures,
history, landmarks, education, cities, rivers, lakes, food, vegetation,
etc.) from 23rd May to 30th June 2021. The campaign seeks to project
stories of Africa, project its identity and help reduce the content gap
about the continent on the web.
Each year, we will select a theme to guide users on what to contribute to
as part of the campaign. This year, we have selected the theme “Landmarks
in Africa”. The aim is to document all landmarks that cover historical,
cultural, geographical and places of key significance to a country or the
continent. These include but not limited to;
Monuments - Statues, Memorials, Historic buildings, Archaeological sites
National Demarcations - Districts, Municipalities, Metropolitan,
Regions, States, etc.
Geographical Endowments - Mountains, Valleys, Forests, Waterfalls,
Wildlife, Beach, etc.
Infrastructural Developments - Roads, Hospitals, Churches, Mosques,
Schools, Rails, Water parks, Hotels, Theme parks, etc.
Individuals or affiliates are welcome to participate or support the
project. You can participate in the competition by writing new articles or
improving existing articles in the destubathon contest. Visit our
participate page for more information about how to join the competition.
Do you want to organise an activity in your group/country/region? Check out
our organizers page or organizers guide for more information.
There will be virtual office hours prior to the start and during the
campaign. These office hours are opportunities to learn more about the
campaign, ask questions, or receive support.
Kindly send questions, suggestions, comments or concerns to
info(a)ofwafrica.org or visit the campaign page on meta or on our website.
Open Foundation West Africa
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Africa_Wiki_Challenge
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjD7DqepQdg
[3 ]- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2LDKzenfc4
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Africa_Wiki_Challenge/Destubathon
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Africa_Wiki_Challenge/Participate
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Africa_Wiki_Challenge/Organize
 - http://awc.ofwafrica.org/
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