2023:Program/Community Initiatives/BWS8D3-Wiki Loves Names Project

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Title: Wiki Loves Names Project



Achukwu Onyinye Jane has over 11 years experience in Education. Onyinye holds a National Certificate in Education(NCE) in Mathematics/Integrated Science from Nwafor Orizu College of Education , Nsugbe in 2013 and a bachelor’s degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Education/Integrated Science in 2016. She is the founder of Wiki Loves Names and Documentation Specialist For EduWiki Outreach Collaborators Team, she was the former Coordinator of Igbo Wikimedians User Group, Anambra Hub, Nigeria between 2018-2023 and a member of Igbo User Group, Nigeria. She also runs a skills and vocational training center called RankyJane Nigeria LTD, with the aim of empowering women and youths with the skills to become entrepreneurs in the Event Management sector. She contributes to Wikimedia Foundation through Wikipedia, Wikitionary, Commons and Wiki data.

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Room: Room 324

Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0800

End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 15:50:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Wiki Loves Names is a way of enriching Wikitonary with outdated ancient names and names that are going into extinction.

Description[edit source]

Africans attach a lot of importance to the names they bear; both individual names and names of their communities. There are varied reasons for this.

There are over thousands of African names not captured anywhere especially the ancient names and they are going into extinction, most of the young generation youths are not aware of the names and this will be worst if they are not documented now.

In the first edition, we used Igbo Wikitonary platform to test run the project, the project was so successful, we had 2 pieces of training, 2 Editathons and a contest.. At the end of the project we had 54 Editors, created 2.3K pages on Igbo Wiktionary, edited 2.32K pages and had a total edits of 2.87K.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This project was very successful, and I believe that there are diverse communities that have struggled with preserving information that is going into extinction; my presentation will inspire them and help us brainstorm ways to collaborate on such projects toward better outcomes in the future.

I anticipate that my presentation will attract more communities to adopt this project and further solve the problem of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Tick Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand