Wiki In Africa non profit association is launched!
Wiki In Africa was founded in November 2016 by five Africa-dedicated women Iolanda Pensa, Florence Devouard and Isla Haddow-Flood, with Emma Kaye and Rachel Zadok as board members. It was officially registered as an NGO in March 2017 in South Africa.
Its aim is global access for all to open knowledge that reflects the diverse cultures, biodiversities, peoples, and histories of the African continent with the same depth and breadth as other knowledges.
It does this by empowering and engaging the people of Africa and its diaspora to collect, develop and contribute educational and relevant content that relates to the theme of Africa under a free license. It engages with global knowledge systems by encouraging access to, awareness of, and support for open knowledge, the open movement and the Wikimedia projects. Essential to its work is collaboration with like-minded organisations. It is a financial and legal structure behind some of the global initiatives that support of the WikiAfrica movement.
>> Read more http://www.wikiinafrica.org
More amazing videos on Wiki In Africa’s YouTube channel!
WikiAfrica projects have released some amazing videos over 2017 – WikiAfrica Schools, Wiki Loves Women, Wiki Loves Africa!! … these are now available on the Wiki In Africa YouTube channel. There are more planned, please subscribe to this channel, like the videos you like, and share them ! You can also see some of the most interesting Wikipedia /Africa related videos on the playlist.
Welcome to the new WikiAfrica website
WikiAfrica is an international movement that takes place across the African continent and beyond. WikiAfrica is not owned by one organisation and it belongs to all people and organisations contributing to its scope. Since its inception in 2006 by lettera27 the WikiAfrica movement – hosted by a number of non-profit organisations and in collaboration with amazing volunteer groups – has encouraged individuals, interested groups and organisations to create, expand and enhance online content about Africa.
Earlier this year, Wiki In Africa with help from Giovani at Wikimedia Italia, worked to display the amazing work that has been done over 10 years by several organisations across Africa and beyond by showing the array of projects that have been conducted by all participants in the WikiAfrica movement.
>> View it here www.wikiafrica.org
Wikipedia Primary publishes the Wikipedia Primary School report
After three years of activity, the Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP programme has released a report on the project that was operated by Iolanda Pensa from SUPSI under SSAJRP support in partnership with the University of Cape Town. The project raised some interesting results, especially with regards to engaging academics and other members on reviewing and improving established articles.
>> Access the full report.