2023:Program/Equity and Community Health/JMUPGH-Afrika Baraza
Title: Afrika Baraza
Bobby Shabangu is a South African Wikipedia editor who is dedicated to improving the quality of African content on Wikipedia. He has been an active Wikipedia editor since 2012, and has worked on a number of Wikimedia projects and has contributed to various Wikipedia language projects. Bobby is a President of Wikimedia ZA and also sits on the WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom).
Room: Room 325
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 16:45:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 18:45:00 +0800
Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified
Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 135 minutes
Do not record: false
Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
The Afrika Baraza at Wikimania intends to provide a space for Africans to discuss and take the conversations from subsequent editions of the Afrika Baraza further into workshops and practical work sessions to take action on some of the key topics/issues lingering from the preceding virtual events while bringing a taste of African culture to Singapore.
Afrika Baraza is a virtual meeting place of ideas and an open forum for Africans to discuss, collaborate and act on issues and projects that are of impact to communities in the continent. It is a collaborative project/initiative between WISCOM (the steering committee for the continent) and the Movement Communications team at the WMF. The project seeks to create a two-way decision-making dialogue with under-represented groups/communities.
Wikimania 2023 will be happening a month after the 2nd edition of the forum, which provides a great space to convene the African Baraza in person as a side event; that will bring together all African Wikimedians who will be attending Wikimania 2023. The Afrika Baraza at Wikimania intends to provide a space for Africans to not just discuss but take the conversations further into workshops and actually work on some of the key topics/issues lingering from the preceding virtual events while bringing a taste of African culture to Singapore. The idea is to step the work up a notch to prepare the ground for conclusive actions on these issues/topics at the 3rd Afrika Baraza of the year and prepare for a showcase of the progress of work at the upcoming Wiki Indaba 23.
This submission seeks to advance the following: A venue for collaboration (collaborative space) amongst African community leads and members for 2 days at Wikimania. Co-creating something tangible on issues/ topics emanating from previous Indaba to take forward into WikiIndaba 23
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The proposal provides unheard voices (voices that are not usually heard) and underrepresented groups in Africa, present or not present at Wikimania an opportunity to contribute to discussions or topics happening through the Afrika Baraza . The Afrika Baraza at Wikimania will touch on key discussion topics that emanated from the last WikiIndaba and provide a collaborative space to work through the future of the continent and its role within Wikimedia.
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?