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"Wiki Loves Women encourages the contribution of quality information on African women to be published on, and made widely available via, Wikipedia.
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"Wiki Loves Africa ([http://www.wikilovesafrica.net www.wikilovesafrica.net]) encourages participants to contribute media - photographs, video or sound files - to illustrate a theme chosen by Wikipedia volunteers across Africa. The theme changes each year to cover a universal, visually rich and culturally specific topic (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc). For 2016, the Wikipedia community chose Music and Dance.
  
The first phase of the Wiki Loves Women project has focused on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the project works to encourage the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations and Gender-equality groups to Wikipedia. The donated content will specifically focus on women’s contribution to the political, economic, scientific, cultural and heritage landscape, as well as the current socio-political status of women, in each country. In addition, the project will encourage the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries.
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Since 2014, the contest has seen the contribution of 13,624 photographs to Wikimedia Commons for potential use on Wikipedia. In the first year, under the theme Cuisine, 873 people contributed 6,116 photographs. Cultural fashion and adornment was the theme for the next year, 2015, which saw 722 people contribute over 7,500 photographs.  
  
Wiki Loves Women, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, has been working across French and English projects since May 2016 in 4 countries Cameroon, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana) across Africa. The two leads will present the frame of the project (3 minutes max.), and then each country team will present a 5 minute presentation of their activity. Finally, Florence will present the project’s future plans (5 minutes). It will then be opened up to the floor for 5 minutes."
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A digital or print exhibition in the foyer or gathering area of the conference.  
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In addition, a 20 time slot to discuss the future of the project … how can it scale? What are the next themes? When is the best time? What is the best length? How can we involve article creation and expansion, Destubathon, Translatathon, etc."

Revision as of 12:43, 20 January 2017

Title

Wiki Loves Africa: Discuss the Future

Presenters

Isla Haaddow-Flood & Florence Devouard


Abstract

"Wiki Loves Africa (www.wikilovesafrica.net) encourages participants to contribute media - photographs, video or sound files - to illustrate a theme chosen by Wikipedia volunteers across Africa. The theme changes each year to cover a universal, visually rich and culturally specific topic (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc). For 2016, the Wikipedia community chose Music and Dance.

Since 2014, the contest has seen the contribution of 13,624 photographs to Wikimedia Commons for potential use on Wikipedia. In the first year, under the theme Cuisine, 873 people contributed 6,116 photographs. Cultural fashion and adornment was the theme for the next year, 2015, which saw 722 people contribute over 7,500 photographs.

A digital or print exhibition in the foyer or gathering area of the conference.

In addition, a 20 time slot to discuss the future of the project … how can it scale? What are the next themes? When is the best time? What is the best length? How can we involve article creation and expansion, Destubathon, Translatathon, etc."