2023:Program/Submissions/2030 Movement Strategy communities in Africa great Lakes , community involvement status - WU7WGT

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Title: 2030 Movement Strategy communities in Africa great Lakes , community involvement status



I have been a volunteer with Wikimedia since 2019. Am one of the co-founders of the Wikimedia Community User group . an environmentalist by profession and responsible for movement community engagement and partnerships .

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Type: Lightning talk

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 10 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

The presentation is an outcome of the needs assessment research on wikimedians conducted in Africa Great lakes region of Rwanda , Burundi and DRC and a plan for skills development based on movement strategy 2030

Description[edit source]

The main impact Wikimedia has in Africa Great lakes has on community

is that it has promoted the culture of reading and writing among the youth , this is demonstrated by the number of articles read and written on Wikipedia kinyarwanda and others more than 3000 which has risen in these two years

As input Wikimedia organized various events and other activities which have attracted and retained volunteer community which is growing day by day . Another demonstration is the results of the survey conducted where 87% indicated that they would wish to be contributors and more that 300 people shared their contact information on mailing list for follow up.

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

It is in line with movement strategy 2030 implementations on future and collaboration and how the community engagement and involvement play a key role in organizing communities

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?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty 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