WikiIndaba conference 2021/Program


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WARNING: Since this is an online conference with participants being physically located in different places around the world, the scheduled times will likely not correspond to the exact time in your place of residence and you might have to make an adjustment. For that purpose, all times in the schedule are set to UTC and shown as clickable links which automatically convert to your local times.
Africa   Gender, Diversity and Inclusion
Discussion   Advocacy, safety and community health
Research   Innovation and Research
  Outreach, Education and GLAM
Technique   Technology and infrastructure
Sister Projects   Governance & Strategy
Edits   Partnerships
Sister Projects   Community topics, projects and development



Day 1 - Wednesday 3 November

TimeRoom A
11:00 - 11:55
Community resources: How to get funded
Veronica Thamaini, Tebogo Khama, Nanour Garabedian
11:55 - 12:15Break
12:15 - 13:10
Affiliation Committee: How to create and support an affiliate in the Movement
Olushola Olaniyan
13:10 - 13:30Break
13:30 - 14:25
Privacy and security online
Samuel Guebo

Day 2 - Thursday 4 November

TimeRoom A
12:00 - 12:55
Universal Code of Conduct: The Enforcement Draft Guidelines Roundtable
Sam Oyeyele, Christel Steigenberger, Jeffrey Keefer, Blossom Ozurumba, Pascale Walter, Zita Zage
12:55 - 13:30Break
13:30 - 14:25
Indaba Diaspora: Rethinking and Resetting Knowledge Sharing on Africa in the 6th Region of the African Union, the Diaspora
Sherry Antoine, ED AfroCROWD, acclaimed Dr. Krista Johnson, Director of the Howard University Department of African Studies, Dr. Phiwokuhle Mnyandu, Howard University World Languages & Cultures lecturer and DaQuan Lawrence, SMOOTH Inc.
14:25 - 15:00Break
15:00 - 15:55
WMF Communications Department Roundtable
Kelsi Stine-Rowe, Mathoto Matsetela, Tas Elias
15:55 - 16:30Break
16:30 - 17:25
WikiAfrica Hour episode 7: What the changes at WMF Community Resources mean for you
Ceslause Ogbonnaya, Kassia Echavarri-Queen, Veronica Thamaini, Yamen Bousrih, Joy Agyepong, Ndahiro derrick

Main Conference


Day 1 - Friday 5 November

TimeRoom ARoom BRoom CRoom D
10:40 - 10:55
Opening Ceremony
Erina Mukuta, Alice Kibombo-Ekanya, Houcemeddine Turki
10:55 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:55
Maryana Iskander's Listening Tour
Maryana Iskander, Mehrdad Pourzaki
11:55 - 12:10Break
12:10 - 12:35
Wiki Heritage in Africa
Yamen Bousrih, Antoni Mtavangu, Nassima Chahboun, Phephile Tshabangu,Christopher Ssebuyungo
African language Wikipedias - indicators for development, growth and renewal
Ingo Koll, Marc Miquel Ribe, Amir Aharoni
The Bias Quizz
Florence Devouard
Exploring Wikivoyage to improve travel information about the African continent
Alaafiabami Oladipupo, Isaac Oloruntimilehin
12:35 - 12:40Pause
12:40 - 13:05
One Thousand and One WikiProjects (Perspectives)
Mohammed Bachounda
13:05 - 13:10Pause
13:10 - 13:35
Scribe: Supporting editors of low-resourced languages creating high-quality articles
Eugene Agbo, Lucie-Aimée Kaffee
Wikipédiennes en résidence pour Covid-19 au Cameroun et au Sénégal (French)
Alexandra Tchuileu, Carine Sabine Babadana
Innovation in Free Knowledge: Insights of the African community
Reda Benkhadra
13:35 - 13:50Break
13:50 - 14:00
Wiki GLAM Awareness for Librarians in Kwara State
James Bukola
Lingua Libre Bot et le Wiktionnaire en chaoui (French)
Reda Kerbouche, Adélaïde Calais, Pamputt
Wiki Women's Voices: Addressing Content and Gender Gaps on The Wikis
Stella Agbley
Wiki Loves Africa 2022
Florence Devouard, Isla Haddow-Flood
14:00 - 14:05Break
14:05 - 14:15
Wiki For Refugees in Uganda
Geoffrey Kateregga
The Afrocine Project: Learnings so far...
Sam Oyeyele
Wikimedians involved in Association Football
Douglas Ssebagala
20 ans de Wikipédia : Défis et perspectives de l’Afrique pour les vingt prochaines années sur cette encyclopédie (French)
Mermoze Adodo
14:15 - 14:20Break
14:20 - 14:45
Appreciating GLAM through Showcasing Ghana's Lighthouses
Stella Agbley
Challenges for Quality Control in Small Wikipedias
Ingo Koll
Leveraging local holidays as a topical campaign to bridge content gaps on Wikipedia
Ruby D. Brown
Privacy best practices for contributors and event organizers
Samuel Guebo

Day 2 - Saturday 6 November

TimeRoom ARoom BRoom CRoom D
11:00 - 12:00
CEE Meets African Wikimedians: Regional Hubs Implementation Perspectives and Challenges
Anass Sedrati, Łukasz Garczewski
12:00 - 12:15Break
12:15 - 12:40
African Wikimedians Volunteer Support Network
Justice Okai-Allotey, Joy Agyepong
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Wikimedia and African Libraries: envisioning future pathways
Felix Nartey, Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
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Wikimedia Lexicography: From Word Recordings to Lexemes and Beyond
Mahir Morshed, Mohammed Sadat Abdulai, Tochi Precious, Mohammed Awal Alhassan, Abdul-Rasheed Yussif, Sadik Shahadu, Mohammed Mustapha Aliyu
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Building a Wikimedia Community in African Educational Institutions: Experiences of Wikimedians in Africa
Godstime Elijah, Omorodion Okuonghae, Jeremiah Emeka Ugwulebo, Dr. Ngozi Osadebe,Erina Mukuta, Mulumba IM
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12:40 - 12:45Break
12:45 - 13:10
Leveraging on the Youth Factor for a Sustainability
Winnie Kabintie, Derrick Ndahiro, Ebenezer Mlay, Euphemia Uwandu
Wikipedia in African Libraries: milestones attained, challenges and outcomes
Doreen Appiah, Dr.Nkem Osuigwe, Stanley Boakye-Achampong, Alice Kibombo
13:10 - 13:15Break
13:15 - 13:40
Towards a more environmentally sustainable Wikimedia Movement: The Wikimedia Affiliates Environmental Sustainability Covenant
Lukas Mezger
13:40 - 13:55Break
13:55 - 14:50
Comment accéder à Wikipédia dans un monde hors ligne ? : Cas de l'Afrique (French)
Valentin Nasibu, Abel L. Mbula
How to reach out to those offline
Ruby D. Brown, Florence Devouard, Stéphane Coillet-Matillon, Vahid Masrour, Minette Lontsie
African Wikimedia Projects Tracker - Refreshing how we see African language projects
Derick Alangi, Dumisani Ndubane
Wikimedia activities and the sustainable development goals
Jan Ainali, Daniel Mietchen

Day 3 - Sunday 7 November

TimeRoom ARoom BRoom CRoom D
10:00 - 10:25
Keynote session : Reconsidering and recalibrating Wikimedia in an era of constant change
Collence T. Chisita
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10:25 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:25
The future of knowledge creation in Africa through partnerships
Felix Nartey, Rudolph Ampofo, Veronica Thamaini, Pempho R. Chabvuta (AU), Janet Faith Adhiambo Ochieng (AU), Khanyi Mpumlwana, Natasha Kimani (Africa No Filter)
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11:25 - 11:40Break
11:40 - 12:35
East Africa Wiki Communities Collaboration Discussion
Antoni Mtavangu, Winnie Kabintie, Douglas Ssebagala
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Let’s talk about growing and supporting the Wikimedia research communities in Africa
Emily Lescak, Houcemeddine Turki, Mohammed Sadat Abdulai, Reem Al Kashif
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Building Organizer Tools for the Future of Campaigns
Felix Nartey, Ilana Fried, Gregory Onyeahialam
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WikiData4Education: Aligning the sum of all knowledge with school curricula
Ruby D. Brown
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12:35 - 12:40Break
12:40 - 13:05
WikiFranca - french speaking collaboration accorss Africa, Canada and Europe
Yasield, Adélaïde Calais
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Strategy 2030 for dummies
Mohammed Bachounda
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The Use Of QRpedia As A Tool To Generate QRcodes To Tell The Wiki Story In Africa
Jesse Asiedu-Akrofi
Wikibase: Free and customizable knowledge base to connect & collaborate around structured data
Mohammed Sadat Abdulai
13:05 - 13:20Break
13:20 - 13:45
Swahili Wikipedia for SADC Countries
Antoni Mtavangu, Aneth David, Geoffrey Kateregga, Winnie Kabintie, Prof. Mutembei(UDSM), Abel L. Mbula
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Who governs the Wikimedia Movement (and why you should care)
Nikki Zeuner, Nicole Ebber, Eva Martin
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Plans for the revitalization of the endangered indigenous African languages: A look at the roles of Wikimedia projects in language preservation
Olushola Olaniyan, Satdeep Gill, Isaac Olatunde, Sadik Shahadu
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Add your country to the WikiProject Govdirectory
Jan Ainali, Albin Larsson
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13:45 - 13:50Break
13:50 - 14:15
Wiki Loves Women Focus Group Panel discussion
14:15 - 14:20Break
14:20 - 14:45
Photography in Wikimedia Movement
Anas Adam
Movement Strategy: Opportunities for African communities and the Implementation Grants
Zuz, Sam Oyeyele, Mahuton Possoupe, Yop Rwang Pam
Making Wikipedia Accessible to all
Gbemisola Esho
14:45 - 14:55
Amplifying knowledge gaps on Wikimedia Projects by making them visible in artistic ways
Tas Elias
14:55 - 15:00Break
15:00 - 15:55
State of Wikimedia in Africa
Geoffrey Kateregga, Alice Kibombo-Ekanya, Dumisani Ndubane
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