2023:Program/Equity and Community Health/9T89TF-Increasing Language Diversity on Wikimedia projects
Title: Increasing Language Diversity on Wikimedia projects
Satdeep Gill (WMF)
Senior Program Officer, Culture and Heritage, Wikimedia Foundation
Sadik Shahadu, User:Shahadusadik
My name is Sadik from Ghana. I am a certified Wikipedia trainer, researcher and Social Media Manager for MHz Foundation and Curationist.org. I am also the executive director and co-founder of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, a young not-for-profit organization based in Ghana and working to support the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages on Wikipedia and its sister projects. I am currently serving as the West African Indigenous Language Coordinator at Art+Feminism and a steering committee member of the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub. Outside Wikimedia, I serve on the advisory of the UNESCO ‘Open Education for a Better World’ program, a Mozilla Open Leader X fellow, MozFest wrangler mentor and ambassador for Mozilla festival 2022. I am passionate about open source technology, open data and the use of open education resources (OER). As a GLAM enthusiast and digital language activist, he works with individuals and organizations interested in digitizing indigenous languages and cultures on the internet. I am passionate about open source technology, open data and the use of open education resources (OER). As a researcher and digital language activist, I work with individuals and organizations interested in digitizing indigenous languages and cultures on the internet. I was the country coordinator for Wiki Loves Folklore and Wiki Loves Earth 2021.
Room: Room 309
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:45:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 15:15:00 +0800
Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified
Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 30 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
The Language Diversity Hub published a research paper on “Barriers experienced by contributors to small language versions of Wikipedia”. Members of the hub will share the findings and the proposed next steps, which will be followed by a roundtable discussion around improving language diversity on Wikimedia projects.
Members of the Steering Committee of the Language Diversity Hub will give a 25 minutes presentation about the research on “Barriers experienced by contributors to small language versions of Wikipedia” undertaken by the hub in 2022. The presentation will include learnings and the six proposed next steps.
The presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion on each of the six proposed next steps. The objective of this discussion is not only to share the work of the Hub but also to present an opportunity for the participants to share their efforts, ideas and needs for supporting more language diversity on Wikimedia projects.
The rich language diversity of the ESEAP region provides a perfect backdrop for this session.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
This session focuses on improving language diversity on Wikimedia projects by collaborating within the Wikimedia movement and with external stakeholders so that we keep moving forward towards our vision of “The sum of all human knowledge”.
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?