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; Official project name:  
 
; Official project name:  
 
: Wiki Indaba 2013
 
: Wiki Indaba 2013
;Project start date (include month, day, and year):
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; Project start date (include month, day, and year):
 
: 28 Nov 2013
 
: 28 Nov 2013
 
; Project completion date (include month, day, and year):  
 
; Project completion date (include month, day, and year):  
 
: 01 Dec 2013
 
: 01 Dec 2013
 
; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
 
; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
:  This is a gathering of African Wikimedia Chapters and Open Learning Thermatic Groups based in Africa.
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:  This is a gathering of African Wikimedia Chapters and Open Learning Thematic Groups based in Africa.
 
; Project Leads:
 
; Project Leads:
 
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
 
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
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=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
 
=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
Access to mobile devises is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years thus ushering Africa's online presence. In order to take advantage of this projected growth, it is therefore pertinent that Wikipedia and Wikimedia structures must be established and strengthened in Africa.
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Access to mobile devices is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years, dramatically increasing Africa's online presence. In order to take advantage of this projected growth, it is therefore pertinent that Wikipedia and Wikimedia structures must be established and strengthened in Africa.
  
The establishment of Wikimedia regional co-orperations in regions such as South Americas and Asia has assisted in the progressive and systematic growth of awareness and coverage of Wikipedia in these regions. This conference is the first step towards the establishment of African co-operation structure/organ made up of Wikimedia Chapters, Wikimedians and mission aligned Thermatic Organizations.
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The establishment of Wikimedia regional co-operations in regions such as South America and Asia has assisted in the progressive and systematic growth of awareness and coverage of Wikipedia in these regions. This conference is the first step towards the establishment of African co-operation structure/organ made up of Wikimedia Chapters, Wikimedians and mission aligned Thematic Organizations.
  
 
Wikimedia South Africa will host this first and historic conference.
 
Wikimedia South Africa will host this first and historic conference.
  
 
=== Aim ===
 
=== Aim ===
The aim of this project is to facilitate for co-orparation links amongst African Wikimedia Chapters and Thermatic groups through dialogue. This we hope will also assist in increaseing Wikipedia coverage and foot print in Africa. This is the first regional conference to be held in Africa and for African Chapters,  the least Wikipedia covered region of the world.
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The aim of this project is to facilitate links between African Wikimedia Chapters and Thematic groups through dialogue. This we hope will also assist in increasing Wikipedia coverage and footprint in Africa. This is the first regional conference to be held in Africa and for African Chapters,  the least Wikipedia covered region of the world.
  
 
=== Impact and Monitoring ===
 
=== Impact and Monitoring ===
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;*Increasing participation and co-operation of African chapters,  
 
;*Increasing participation and co-operation of African chapters,  
 
;*Increase quality of administration and transparency in governance for existing chapters,
 
;*Increase quality of administration and transparency in governance for existing chapters,
;*Afford new and forming chapters to engage each other and the Foundation on challenges of proffessionalization,
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;*Afford new and forming chapters to engage each other and the Foundation on challenges of professionalisation,
  
 
=== Benefits ===
 
=== Benefits ===
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Discussions on this project can also be found here:
 
Discussions on this project can also be found here:
  
=== Local Organising Team ===
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; [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:WM_ZA/Wiki-Indaba-2013 Project review and discussion on Meta]
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
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: [[User:Discott|Douglas Scott]]
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: [[User:Slashme|David Richfield]]
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: [[User:MADe|Maarten Deneckere]]
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: [[User:Mohau|Mohau Monaledi]]
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: [[User:User:Islahaddow|Isla Haddow-Flood]]
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== SUPPORTERS ==
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[[Category:Projects]]
 
[[Category:Projects]]

Latest revision as of 13:21, 21 December 2013

PLACEHOLDER FOR Proposed logo of Wiki Indaba 2013
Official project name
Wiki Indaba 2013
Project start date (include month, day, and year)
28 Nov 2013
Project completion date (include month, day, and year)
01 Dec 2013
Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences
This is a gathering of African Wikimedia Chapters and Open Learning Thematic Groups based in Africa.
Project Leads
Dumisani Ndubane
Douglas Scott

[edit] PROJECT BACKGROUND

Access to mobile devices is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years, dramatically increasing Africa's online presence. In order to take advantage of this projected growth, it is therefore pertinent that Wikipedia and Wikimedia structures must be established and strengthened in Africa.

The establishment of Wikimedia regional co-operations in regions such as South America and Asia has assisted in the progressive and systematic growth of awareness and coverage of Wikipedia in these regions. This conference is the first step towards the establishment of African co-operation structure/organ made up of Wikimedia Chapters, Wikimedians and mission aligned Thematic Organizations.

Wikimedia South Africa will host this first and historic conference.

[edit] Aim

The aim of this project is to facilitate links between African Wikimedia Chapters and Thematic groups through dialogue. This we hope will also assist in increasing Wikipedia coverage and footprint in Africa. This is the first regional conference to be held in Africa and for African Chapters, the least Wikipedia covered region of the world.

[edit] Impact and Monitoring

This project is expected to assist African Wikimedia chapters to build local capacity and to improve regional co-operation.

[edit] Fit to strategy

This Conference will support the following key organizational objectives of Wikimedia:

  • Increasing reach of Wikimedia in Africa by promoting formation of Wikimedia Chapters,
  • Increasing participation and co-operation of African chapters,
  • Increase quality of administration and transparency in governance for existing chapters,
  • Afford new and forming chapters to engage each other and the Foundation on challenges of professionalisation,

[edit] Benefits

This project will benefit local small African chapters.

[edit] External Portal and discussions

Discussions on this project can also be found here:

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