Template:/African Climate Change edit-a-thon
African Climate Change edit-a-thon
See also: African Climate Change edit-a-thon report on meta wiki
See also: Youtube video about the event
See also:File:Using Wikipedia to accelerate climate knowledge. Africa’s first edit-a-thon on climate change.webm
From the 6th to the 8th of August 2019 Wikimedia ZA co-hosted the African Climate Change edit-a-thon. The event was held in Cape Town in partnership with the climate change NGO South South North. The event saw 40 climate change experts and scientists from across Africa being trained how to edit Wikipedia and improve climate change related articles on Wikipedia. Three veteran South African Wikipedia editors were on hand to teach and coach the participants in the process of contributing to Wikipedia. The event was prompted by the lack of climate change related articles on Wikipedia related to Africa. Wikimedia ZA would like to thank all the organisations, individuals, and Wikipedia editors (both online and offline) for helping to make this event possible.
More information about the event can be found on meta.wikimedia at the Africa Climate Change edit-a-thon event page