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Submission no. 2028 Subject - C4
Title of the submission
Wiki Loves Women: A year in closing the gender gap in four countries in West Africa
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Islahaddow and Anthere
Language of presentation
English and French
E-mail address
isla@wikiloveswomen.org and fdevouard@anthere.org
Georges - Wiki Loves Women Cameroon WiR
Olushola Olaniyan - Wiki Loves Women Nigeria Facilitator
Sam Oye - Wiki Loves Women Nigeria Team Member
Felix Nartey - Wiki Loves Women Ghana Facilitator
Raphael Berchie - Wiki Loves Women Ghana WiR
Stella - Wiki Loves Women Ghana volunteer
Yasield - Wiki Loves Women Côte d’Ivoire WiR
Donatien - Wiki Loves Women Côte d’Ivoire Facilitator
User:FloNight - Volunteer and mentor
Country of origin
South Africa / France / Cameroon / Cote d’Ivoire / Ghana / Nigeria
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wiki Loves Women
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Since January 2016, Wiki Loves Women has been operational in four countries across Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria
The Wiki Loves Women project focuses on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the project has worked to encourage the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations and Gender-equality groups to Wikipedia. In addition, the project encourages the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries.
The panel will introduce the project and its actions. There will be feedback from the main project managers as well as the organisers within each country. The panel will follow the following format: an introduction, 5 slides (or less) + 7 mins from each of the four participating country, closing remarks and then a discussion. :There will be English and French leaflets and bookmarks available.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn more about a multi-layered GLAM project that builds and supports volunteer communities, and works with Civil Society partners working within gender equality to extract existing and verified intelligence. The results of the project have been both tangible and intangible, expected and unexpected. It is a great case study of how to do multi-country projects around a central theme and how different projects operate within different environments.
Theme of presentation
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
50 minutes
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