2023:Program/Poster sessions/KMZSNN-WLA - 9 years of Wiki Loves Africa

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Title: WLA - 9 years of Wiki Loves Africa


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Room: Expo Space

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 18:20:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 18:22:00 +0800

Type: Poster session

Track: No (pretalx) track id specified

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 2 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Poster Category: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture Session Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Singapore

Wiki Loves Africa is an annual photographic, video and audio contest where anyone across Africa can contribute free media relevant to their experience to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia communities for the purpose of celebrating the rich and diverse beauty of Africa.

The contest is in its 9th iteration and has seen over 50 countries participate since inception. With over 88,000 freely licensed images submitted by over 9000 competitors, WLA is arguably the largest photo competition specific to the African open knowledge community with far reaching impact.

Description[edit source]

Wiki Loves Africa is in its 9th iteration this year. Over the years, it has recorded major milestones in metrics of participants and submitted photos as well as the establishment of new Wikimedia communities and improving regional participation in the open movement projects transcending cultural and communication barriers.

The session aims to highlight the success and impact of the continent wide project over the years and spotlight this year’s theme of Climate and Weather including the partnership with the African Knowledge Initiative sponsored African Environment prize categories on documenting the impact of climate change on the environment in Africa and activities around the celebration of the Wangari Maathai Day - March 3rd.

Further details[edit source]

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

It relates mostly to diversity and collaboration. The poster will be a way to graphically showcase the impact of the work of documenting Africa over the years and highlighting the many possibilities that inter community collaboration offers. The African Environment component is managed by Wiki in Africa in partnership with the Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’ivoire and supported by the African Knowledge Initiative and the Organization of African Unity.

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