Communications/Wiki Indaba 2016

This page outlines the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Department's activities at Wiki Indaba.


The Communications Department will be attending Wiki Indaba 2016 to provide capacity building, share recent user research findings, increase project awareness, and network with community members.


  Zachary McCune

Global Audience Communications Manager

  • Communications skills training
  • Best practices for social media
  • Recent research on Wikipedia awareness
  • Meetups
  • Networking


The department will be facilitating these workshops and discussions:

  • How do you explain Wikipedia? - a structured discussion about the best approaches to explaining and promoting Wikipedia to unfamiliar audiences across Africa
  • Best practices for social media - a workshop on how to use social media for announcing, promoting, and recruiting to community projects

The department is also participating in these activities:


With its participation in the conference, the department hopes to achieve these objectives:

  • Help community projects expand their communications capacity
  • Network with members of the community
  • Share recent research findings on messaging
  • Discuss and identify advocacy needs of affiliates - in particular what tools affiliates would find helpful
  • Discuss strategies and opportunities for raising Wikimedia project awareness across African communities
  • Offer formal guidance on photography and digital storytelling tools
  • Discuss initiatives the department is considering