Submissions/How to effectively engage new contributers and users in less developed countries and communities.

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2018 Subject - C5
Title of the submission

How to effectively engage new contributers and users in less developed countries and less privileged communities,that are already least represented.

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

lecture, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion,

Author of the submission

Nelson65105 (Nelson Tayengwa)

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

nelson65105@live.com

Username

Nelson65105

Country of origin

Zimbabwe

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Youth And Culture Zimbabwe

Personal homepage or blog

https://yacz.wordpress.com

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In the past decade according to Statistics Wikimedia usage and contribution in countries that have least participants has increased less as compared to countries that already have more users, for example my home language Wiki https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaSN.htm has active users that are less than 5% of the total our population.

I have noticed similar stats with many other least represented countries on Wikimedia and in my 30 minute presentation i will share ideas on how to increase reach, and get more participants on Wikimedia projects.

Some of my Engagement ideas will centered around these guides and more

Community Conversations - From Professionals ,Politicians, Educators,Students, Business people to every single person in the community everyone have their own understanding about Wikimedia, on this subject i will share how we can use community conversations as a tool that will create a shared vision ,perspective and understanding of What Wikimedia is,Its goals where its coming from and where its going.

shared resources - Establishing shared resources in local libraries and community centers will greatly increase the number Wikimedia participants in less privileged communities,there are millions of people who do not have access to the Internet and do not even own a device capable of accessing the Internet especially in rural Africa.The shared resources can be as simple as two or three desktop computers with Internet that are maintained but volunteers.

Surveys/questionnaires - On this subject i will share how we can conduct surveys that will help us improve the way we interact with community members during our outreaches, i will share some of the best questions that will help improve outreaches.

focus groups - During outreaches i will share how we can develop focus groups ,these groups will include editors and general users , and volunteers , i will share the functions focus groups can do as part of our outreach efforts and how they will help Wikimedia reach more people.

consultative workshops -i will also share how consultative workshops will help especially during the times we will be launching outreaches .

What will attendees take away from this session?

This will give attendees more ideas, on how they engage more people from all Geographical bounderies including less privileged communities,and increase participation on Wikimedia projects.

Theme of presentation
WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All Audiences

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

If i am assisted with Travel and Accommodation

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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