2023:Program/Community Initiatives/C8LTVJ-Africa Knowledge Initiative: The ground work
Title: Africa Knowledge Initiative: The ground work
I have been a member of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group, editing on Igbo Wikipedia since 2018. In 2020, I was one of the grantees of Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos annual project grant, and was also the Project lead for the 2020 Igbo Wikimedians User Group Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign. I currently work for Wiki In Africa where I host the WikiAfrica Hour vodcast,and serve as Communications, Database and Community support across Wiki In Africa and WikiAfrica movement projects, like Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Women, etc. I’m currently the Wikimedian-In-Residence for Africa Knowledge Initiative project. I also was part of the WikiIndaba 2022 Conference CoT, and served under the Sponsorships & Partnerships unit.
Room: Room 326
Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:35:00 +0800
End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:05:00 +0800
Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified
Track: Community Initiatives
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 30 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
The Africa Knowledge Initiative has ended its content creation campaigns through three African Union holidays, leveraging Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. The session will feature the Implementing partners of the Africa Knowledge Initiative as they share their campaign experiences.
The session aims to share the successes, challenges, lessons and prospects of the Africa Knowledge Initiative as perceived by the following Implementing partners of the following AU holiday campaigns: * Africa Youth Day 2022 by The WikiVibrance in collaboration with Wikimedia Botswana * Africa Environment WikiFocus 2023 by Wiki In Africa and Wikimedia Community User Group Cote d’Ivoire * Africa Day 2023 by Open Foundation West Africa in collaboration with AfLIA
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The Africa Knowledge Initiative is geared towards diversifying the content on the digital space about Africa through the three AU holiday campaigns of Africa Youth Day, Africa Environment Day and Africa Day. By virtue of having AfroCROWD and Wikimedia Haiti as part of the local organizers, the Africa Knowledge Initiative has shown diversity in terms of contributors.
The Africa Knowledge Initiative at each level promotes collaboration. The project itself is a collaboration that exists between the African Union, the Wikimedia Foundation and Africa No Filter.
The Africa Knowledge Initiative also promotes the idea of collaboration by tactically pairing Implementing partners for the various campaign rounds in the following order: * Africa Youth Day 2022 by The WikiVibrance in collaboration with Wikimedia Botswana * Africa Environment Day 2023 by Wiki In Africa and Wikimedia Community User Group Cote d’Ivoire * Africa Day 2023 by Open Foundation West Africa in collaboration with AfLIA
It further drives collaboration by having the implementing partners select local organizers across Africa to locally execute the campaign.
The Africa Knowledge Initiative is very futuristic, as we have barely scratched the surface of the African Union’s digital archives, where we got our primary sources for the articles curated during the three AU holiday campaigns.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?