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Africa Environment WikiFocus Celebrates Wangari Maathai Day

“No matter how dark the cloud, there is always a thin, silver lining, and that is what we must look for. The silver lining will come, if not to us then to next generation or the generation after that. And maybe with that generation the lining will no longer be thin.” ― Wangari Maathai, Unbowed: A Memoir


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Africa Environment Launch and Community Support – Online

The table below shows the online meetings, office hours and events proposed to launch the Africa Environment WikiFocus and support the community of local Wikimedia organisers. We look forward to seeing you at these events!

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Language(s) When Type of event Notes Contact / URL
English (with French translation) 16th of May 15:00 UTC Africa Environment Closing Celebration

Presentation Watch it on Youtube

Organized by Wiki In Africa 'Africa Environment WikiFocus 2023: Closing ceremony'

Where: ซูม (ซอฟต์แวร์)

อังกฤษ 29th of March Training webinar

Watch it on YouTube!

Presentation

Organized by Wiki in Africa Wikidata session by Yamen Bousrih.

Where: ซูม (ซอฟต์แวร์)

ฝรั่งเศส (with อังกฤษ translation) 28th of March 15h00 UTC Mid-term review event Organized by Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire Africa Environment Wikifocus Drive Update

Where: ซูม (ซอฟต์แวร์)

อังกฤษ 16th of March 17h00 UTC Training webinar

Watch it on YouTube!

Organized by Wiki In Africa Outreach Dashboard program training session by Euphemia Uwandu.

Where: ซูม (ซอฟต์แวร์)

English (with Gurene translation) 11th of March 2023 Local launch event. Organized by Gurene Wikimedia Community Online event to launch and reflect on the initiative, by Wangari Mathai / Microfunding/Localization and Advocacy for Climate Awareness for the Gurene Wikimedia Community Link to come
อังกฤษ 10th of March 17h00 UTC Training webinar

Watch it on YouTube!

Presentation

Organized by Wiki In Africa « How to edit Wikipedia articles related to Climate and Climate change » by Su-Laine Brodsky.

Where: ซูม (ซอฟต์แวร์)

อังกฤษ 3rd of March 19 UTC WikiAfrica Hour  : Wangari Mathai / Environment Day Launch event

Watch it on YouTube!

Organized by Wiki In Africa WikiAfrica Hour: Special Launch Episode – Climate Change in the Wikimedia Ecosystem

Where: Register

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ฝรั่งเศส 23rd of Feb 3pm UTC Office Hour Organized by Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire.

Presentation of the Africa Environment Day / Wangari Maathai Day, questions and answer for local organizers.

(see your local time)

Where: กูเกิล มีต

อังกฤษ 14th of Feb 4pm UTC Office Hour Organized by Wiki In Africa

Questions and answer for local organizers.

(see your local time)

Where: กูเกิล มีต

All languages March 1st till April 30th Photography contest: Wiki Loves Africa Organized by Wiki In Africa Join here: Wiki Loves Africa 2023 : Climate & Weather
English, French and a dozen of other languages 1st - 31st March 2023 ISA campaign Tell Us About Her: Women on the Frontline Climate Organized by Wiki In Africa Aimed at improving the visibility of women in climate change as well as their works on Wikimedia projects. Participate

Africa Environment Community Events – offline

In the table below you will find the community events being held by Wikimedians to support the Africa Environment WikiFocus. Please add your event if it is not listed!

This table is for all Africa Environment events, not just those supported through the microgrant process.

Country Language(s) City Location When Type of event Notes Contact / URL
Guinée ฝรั่งเศส Conakry , Kindia User Group Wikimedia Guinée Conakry 21 & 26 March Training, Edit-a-thon and Translat-a-thon tableau de bord Sayd224
DR. Congo ฝรั่งเศส Goma, DRC Wikimedia DRC User Group 16, 17 & 18 March Training, Edit-a-thon and Translat-a-thon Dashboard URL
Zimbabwe อังกฤษ Bulawayo Zimbabwe School of Mines 11 March & 25 March Training, Editathon and Translat-a-thon Dashboard
Togo ฝรั่งเศส, เอเว Lome La salle technique de Pina.com, Djifa-kpota derrière Pharmacie 2000, Lomé 24 March & 25 March Training, Editathon and Translat-a-thon outreachdashboard URL
Ghana อังกฤษ, อาคาน, Ghanaian Pidgin Kumasi College of Engineering, Petroleum Building, KNUST 18th, 19th March 2023 Training, Edit-a-thon and Translat-a-thon outreachdashboard URL
Nigeria English, Igbo Awka, Anambra Nnamdi Azikiwe University To be announced Discourse, training, editathon/translate-a-thon Dashboard Kingsley Nkem
Ghana English, Gurene Bolgatanga, Upper East Region Gbewa College of Education 18 & 19 March, 2023 Training, Editathon/Translate-a-thon Dashboard Dnshitobu
Nigeria English FCT Federal Secretariat Abuja To be announced Discourse, training, editathon/translate-a-thon

Dashboard

Oby Ezeilo
Rwanda English, Kinyarwanda Kigali, Rwanda Wikimedia Rwanda 18, 25 & 28 March, 2023 educating sessions/training, edit Athon/translate-a-thon. Dashboard Alice.Mukesh
Tanzania Swahili Northern Tanzania Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro To be announced Training, Editathon/Translate-a-thon Dashboard Justine Msechu
Burundi French, Kirundi Bujumbura, Burundi Wikimedia Community user group Burundi 26, 27 & 28 March, 2023 educating sessions/training, edit Athon/translate-a-thon. Dashboard Ferdinand IF99
Cameroon French Douala, Cameroon MB Code, Kotto Chefferie Friday, 07th April 2023 Training session: Wikipedia and Wikidata Dashboard Serieminou
Cameroon French Dschang, Cameroon FASA Campus, University of Dschang Wednesday 12th April 2023 Training session/ Edi-a-thon Dashboard Serieminou
Rwanda English, Kinyarwanda Kigali, Rwanda Wikimedia Rwanda
  • 20th March 2023,
  • 27th March 2023,
  • 08th April 2023,
  • 22nd April 2023.
  • Training on introduction to Wikipedia, Edit-a-thon and translate-a-thon.
  • History of Wangari Maathai, Edit-a-thon and translate-a-thon.
  • Edit-a-thon, translate-a-thon and Data-a-thon.
  • Interactive session under theme: Role of youth in Climate action as in SDG 13, community and planting trees.
Dashboard Germain MUTIJIMA
Special training session

Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of climate change

This training was on March 10th 2023. This exciting training was facilitated by Su-Laine Brodsky, a volunteer Wikipedia contributor since 2006. Topics covered during the webinar were the following: How to find climate misinformation on Wikipedia, Choosing sources on climate change, Understanding the Wikipedia review process, Crafting edits that will sticks.

Webinar Language were: English (with French, Portuguese and Arabic interpretations)

Dashboard session

This special session was on march 16th. This training about the “Dashboard Program.” Was hosted by Euphemia Uwandu. She joined the movement in 2019. The topics covered were: What is the dashboard, How to to create it for local and for global campaign ……so much MORE!

The language of the session: English

Wikidata Session

This session was on March 29th. This special session about the “Wikidata.”was hosted by Yamen Bousrih. He joined the movement in 2006. And he is a Financial Expert, co-founder of Wiki World Heritage UG, Wikimedia Tunisia and Wikiarabia conference, Open knowledge and Cultural Heritage advocate.

The topics covered Wikidata

  • What is the Wikidata ?
  • Why Wikidata is very important ?
  • How to contribute to Wikidata ?
  • How to query Wikidata?
  • How to generate Data visualization from Wikidata?
  • …so much MORE!

The language of the session: English

Closing ceremonies event

Closing session

The closing session was on May 16th 2023. This session was facilitated by Wiki in Africa team and Wikimedia community Cote d' Ivoire team.

The closing session language : English ( with French translation)