Dear all,

I agree with Sandister, we can't partner with someone when we don't know what they have on the table, we've done our bit to reach out (responded to email) and are even sending observers (a party from wikiGH) too.

I think it's a little awkward for this event not to have found anything about our existence online or for even the Kofi Annan center in Accra not to have alerted them of us based on our past dealings with the latter via Dorothy.

My resolve is to stick to initial plan and have us go and see what they are about and how we can marry our ideas with theirs if needs be. Then based on the reports of our attendees we can move on to decide whether to hopefully forge a partnership.

Like Ato said: "we have nothing to loose", so why not go observe and let's leave time to reveal the rest for all of us to see?

Your humble PRO,

On Mar 19, 2014 9:45 AM, "Sandister Tei" <> wrote:

Well the event is in days. I have sent the gentleman an email. I cc ed you all yesterday unless you didn't get it.

I did my checks on him before I told the execs about him. Based on what I know, I didn't ask for partnership, I offered help if he needs any.

He hasn't replied.

Attendees on behalf of PWMGH should be given T-shirts and go as observers unless he wants more than that.

A second email by Oral will be fine. If he will reply.

On 19 Mar 2014 13:35, "Oral Ofori" <> wrote:

What do you think Sandister?

On Mar 19, 2014 7:33 AM, "Ato Ulzen-Appiah" <> wrote:
I like what's been discussed but I think it's imperative we come as a partner. 

We can offer them promotion on social media and bring relevant people to their event.
Kwaku and his crew might do this again, and with us on board, they will be better prepared.

At least, let's have the discussion, we have nothing to lose.
- Ato.

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Felix Nartey <> wrote:

I am in on this

On Mar 18, 2014 8:53 PM, "Oral Ofori" <> wrote:

They can't afford that distraction guys, they'll be sending us all reports eventually.

So if the effort to transmit a live feed fails I say we don't burden ourselves with that.

On Mar 18, 2014 4:49 PM, "Nkansah Rexford" <> wrote:

Yes. I agree as well. I personally will like to tune in and listen of which Enoch agrees to help. Perhaps felix can also tune me in should Enoch own fail.

Okay, thanks guys. Will be fun on the 29th.

On Mar 18, 2014 10:42 PM, "Sandister Tei" <> wrote:

I agree.

On 18 Mar 2014 20:39, "Oral Ofori" <> wrote:

Awesome. Dear all, we stick to plan in initial email: Enock and Felix (if u go) wear our shirts, open your ears and eyes and send us info.

Where necessary,  let our work/efforts be known there...

Sandister/Ato and others, we all in on this, anaaaa :-)

On Mar 18, 2014 4:28 PM, "Nkansah Rexford" <> wrote:

Ghana mmom paaa, eish hmmm, me ho mpo adwiri me.

Lots of questions running through my mind, but all concentrate on what's hand for now.

Okay so its a great event. Wiki GH, roooll out...


On Mar 18, 2014 10:14 PM, "Oral Ofori" <> wrote:

By event page I mean this:

I hope those of us who are unawares of the above will actually make the time to browse it. I see Rexford is in agreement here, who else is if I might ask?

PS: the shirt, even if worn by only two of our reps at this event would be enough to let all who see know that there's a wikiGH on the ground over the past 3 years.

Anyone else got a 2 cent to add while we wrap this up?


On Mar 18, 2014 4:05 PM, "Nkansah Rexford" <> wrote:

By saying "event page" you're referring to Barcamp Tema page?

I think the T-shirt should be given to reps of Wikimedia GH at the event. That is, they should be wearing it whiles entering there, and not to be given to them there.

Ato currently has the goodies, and will be the best to exercise genuine discretion in ensuring those who deserve really get, especially, the T-shirt.

Until anyone goes Wikimania London, no goodies for us since no request for more will be placed soon.

Our presence must be felt and it starts with the team within.

In summary; goodies priority? Giving goodies to Members and 'satisfying' them first.

On Mar 18, 2014 9:54 PM, "Oral Ofori" <> wrote:


I have been to the event page (which I encourage all to also do) and advise Wikimedia Ghana attends as participants and observers. The event organiser(s) is not aware we exist as a group and also don't seem to be aware that outreaches are being conducted in Ghana by us.  They only know of Rex & Sandister as Wikipedians in Ghana but really do not have an indept knowlege of our activities as a group. Since this event intends to out souvenirs, here is what is advised we do:

My take

We are not partners of this event. I therefore think our members should be given T shirts to wear to the event instead rather than giving out our stuff over there.

Those attending will be encouraged to please carry themselves as participants and representatives of PWMGH and keenly observe as we are going to count on their feedback/reports

What say ye people, reaching a consensus sooner is going to help us decide earlier how we intend to participate in this event.

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