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Making African neigborhoods visible

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The WikiKwatt project is a project which gives us the opportunity to encourage the contribution of content related to the neighborhoods in Africa and upgrade their visibility on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

VisionEdit

"To bridge the huge content gap and make visible more knowledge about the neighborhoods in Africa, by getting historical background behind these neighborhoods into the main stream. This will be achieved by providing: images, articles and data about the historical background of the African neighborhoods, to be readily accessible both on and offline in different languages".

OverviewEdit

There is much information about the neighborhoods in Africa, and there is even more to add about the history of these neighborhoods. Similarly, the same applies for countries in Africa, where this information has not been well structured from a higher view perspective. This makes it more difficult to have some structured/linked data from the information which has currently been provided on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Wikikwatt project aims to address this.

The main Focus here include; images of very popular places of neighborhoods(entry points), articles on the history of these neighborhoods and activating the similar projects in other existing communities/affiliates in Africa, and why not beyond? This project is designed to bridge the gap on Wikipedia and other projects, as well as to improve the awareness of these projects and the movement endeavors in the African countries. This will be achieved through varying methods, such as GLAM editing workshops, writing and upload sessions/contests, partnerships with relevant organizations and Government ministries, activating Wikipedians-In-Residence (WIR) in libraries of history institutions, and so on, using the help of existing communities/affiliates in Africa and beyond.

ArticlesEdit

French English German
Ngoa Ekélé Ngoa-Ekélé Ngoa Ekélé
Olezoa Olezoa Olezoa
Nsimeyong Nsimeyong Nsimeyong
Nkom Kana Nkom_Kana Nkom Kana
Efoulan (Yaoundé) Efoulan_(Yaoundé) Efoulan (Yaoundé)
Cité Verte Cité_Verte Cité Verte
Tsinga (Yaoundé) Tsinga_(Yaoundé) Tsinga (Yaoundé)
Obobogo Obobogo Obobogo
Obili Obili Obili
Mvog-Betsi Mvog-Betsi Mvog-Betsi
Messa (Yaoundé) Messa_(Yaoundé) Messa (Yaoundé)
Madagascar (quartier de Yaoundé) Madagascar (Yaounde) Madagascar (quartier de Yaoundé)

ImagesEdit

  • The images collected can be found in this category on Wikimedia Commons

MembersEdit

Please add you name to the list below, if interested in participating in this WikiProject, and if you are already involved in similar projects/contributions such as this.

User Related work/affiliate Country
Eugene Egbe Volunteer developer/editor, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
Georges Fodouop Volunteer, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
Frederic PAPY Volunteer, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
MBE NDETATSIN Volunteer, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
Jeanne-Noelle2 Volunteer,active member of wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
Daniel Gwodog Volunteer, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
Ernest Jean Blondel Nkolo Ntyam Volunteer, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon
Chia Jelvis Volunteer, active member of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Cameroon

Organizations/AffiliatesEdit

Please list your affiliate or organization, if interested in running projects that are aligned with Wikikwatt, or if you are already involved with neighborhoods on Wikipedia