WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Closing the Gender Gap across Africa

Submission no. 011
Title of the submission

Closing the Gender Gap across Africa

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

Roundtable Discussion

Author of the submission

Isla Haddow-Flood

Language of presentation

Mostly English, but French included depending on language of panelists

E-mail address



Country of origin

South Africa / Zimbabwe

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

WikiAfrica / Wiki In Africa

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Since 2016 there have been increasingly more initiatives across Africa to close the gender gap. These have taken place both online and offline in events that were part of continent-wide projects or local strategic interventions. The work is not over, and the roundtable allows for people involved in Wiki Loves Women, WikiGap, HerStory and other gender-focused activations to share their various practices and the context in which they work, and discuss the successes and the frustrations that they continue to encounter.

Roundtable members include;

  • Islahaddow (discussion lead;)
  • Anthere, discussion lead (Wiki Loves Women continental + Les sans pagEs Mediterranée)
  • Erina Mukuta (Wiki Loves Women Uganda)
  • Dominique Yao (WikiMousso)
  • Maryam Mgonjah (Wiki Loves Women Tanzania)
  • Georges Fodouop (Wiki Loves Women Cameroon)
What will attendees take away from this session?
  • project: a better understanding of dynamics involved in tackling gender-based projects across Africa
  • skills: ideas about how to duplicate elements from each of the projects
  • insight: importance that volunteer groups are building gender-sensitive members from the start
Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?


Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes

50 mins (it is a roundtable with several projects being discussed. It will need time for these to introduce their project, as well as for the discuss the collective elements)

Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

rather not present on Sunday

Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


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  1. --Saintfevrier (talk) 20:13, 8 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mounir Touzri (talk) 14:27, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Jadnapac (talk) 20:28, 31 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Final decision edit