Submissions/Growing a User Group, a roadmap for survival

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Submission no. 2089 - C6
Title of the submission
Growing a User Group, a roadmap for survival
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Samuel Guebo, Rodrigo Padula, Ehrlich91
type of submission
Language of presentation
E-mail address,,
African Hope, Rodrigo_Padula, Ehrlich91
Country of origin
Côte d'Ivoire, Brasil, Macedonia
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire, Wiki Education Brazil, Shared Knowledge
Personal homepage or blog
Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire's homepage , Education Brazil Official blog, Shared Knowledge official meta page
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

EN: There are 112 affiliates to Wikimedia movement across the world. +60% of them are Users Groups. How to grow theses User Groups in order to have a sustainable Movement? This session aims at sharing the experience of Côte d’Ivoire, Brazil, Macedonia and other countries basing on testimonies and practical experiences. A strong focus will be put on underlining good practices as well as common constraints faced when it comes to building new User Groups and others local affiliates.

FR: A travers le monde il y’a plus de 112 organisations affiliées aux mouvement Wikimedia. Plus de 60% d’entre elles sont des User Groups. Comment faire émerger dynamiquement ses affiliés afin d’obtenir un Mouvement solide ? Cette sessions a pour but de partager l’expérience de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Brésil, de la Macédoine, ainsi que celles de certains autres pays sur la base de témoignages et d’expériences concrètes. L’accent est mis sur les bonnes pratiques ainsi que les contraintes généralement rencontrées en matière de construction d’un nouveau User Group ou d’une nouvelle affiliation.

What will attendees take away from this session?

This session aims at highlighting good practices and common constraints when it comes to building a new User Group.

Theme of presentation

Community Building

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?Beginning
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 minutes
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