Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

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Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana is an independent Wikimedia User group which is Officially Recognised by WMF to serve volunteers of the republic of Botswana. This Volunteer group seeks to promote the use of Wikimedia and its sister projects by the residents of Botswana, and to also help in creating awareness on how the everyday Botswana can contribute to the pool of free knowledge, which is Wikimedia; most especially in the translation efforts into the major local languages (Setswana).

Wikimedia Community
User Group
Botswana

Botswana
Location Botswana
Country codeBW
Approval date11 December 2017
Official language(s)Tswana, English
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We aim to achieve this by hosting several projects and events such as: edit-a-thons, GLAMs, Wikipedia Education programs and other Wikimedia projects, which aim to promote Wikimedia projects in Botswana and the content of the nation online.

Objectives of Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

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  • We aim to achieve this by hosting several projects and events such as: edit-a-thons, GLAMs, Wikipedia Education programs and other Wikimedia projects, which aim to promote Wikimedia projects in Botswana and the content of the nation online. Mainly to;
  • To increase the number of new editors and the retention ratio.
  • To promote and increase age and gender diversity content.
  • Increase Participation - cultivating sustainable communities of Setswana content creators, librarians to create content about Botswana & Africa both in Setswana and English languages

Missions of Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana

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  • Our mission is to promote and create awareness of free and open access to knowledge in Botswana and to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain to disseminate it effectively globally.

Proposed Activities for Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana

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  • Organizing Edit-a-thons for Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Wikidata in Botswana
  • Promote editing of Botswana-related content on Wikimedia projects
  • Training around Botswana on how to edit Wikimedia projects
  • Wikipedia Education Program

Designated Contacts

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    • Candy Khohliwe: (Shoodho)Email: ckhohliwe@gmail.com
    • Oteng Kolobetso: (Kolobetsoo)Email: otengtiro@gmail.com

Community Dashboard 2023/24

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IMPORTANT: join the Wikimedia Botswana 2023/2024 Dashboard


Planned/ Upcoming Events

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  • Parliament Photoshoot- March 2024
  • Librarian Workshop- April 2024
  • Panel Discussion session 1 (Diversity and Inclusion)- May 2024
  • School Activation Program- March 2024 - June 2024 (10 sessions)

Ongoing Events

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  • Wiki Loves Africa - February 2024
  • School Activation - March 2024 - May 2024

Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana volunteers organised and participated in projects and events:

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Project Name Project Page Link Dashboard Link/ Additional links
Setswana Wikipedia Challenge BW 2024 Setswana Wikipedia Challenge BW 2024 Setswana Wikipedia challenge BW 2024 Outreach Dashboard
Wikimedia Botswana Palapye Outreach Wikimedia Botswana Palapye Outreach Palapye Outreach Dashboard
Francistown Wikimedia Botswana Outreach Francistown Wikimedia Botswana Outreach Francistown Bw Training 2024 Dashboard
Wiki Loves Africa 2024 Wiki Loves Africa 2024 in Botswana Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2024 in Botswana
School Activation Wikimedia Limkokwing School Club Wikimedia Limkokwing Club 2024 Dashboard
Media Workshop Media Workshop Botswana 2024
Art & Feminism Art & Feminism BW 2024 Art & Feminism BW 2024 Dashboard
Community Building Workshop Here Community Building Workshop Feedback report
Wiki Loves Women/SheSaid campaign 2023 Wiki Loves Women/SheSaid Campaign in Botswana Wiki Loves Women/SheSaid campaign 2023
Setswana Wikipedia challenge Setswana Wikipedia Challenge BW 2023 Setswana Wikipedia Challenge Bw 2023 Dashboard
Africa Day 2023 Africa Day Botswana 2023 Africa Day 2023 editathon dashboard
Wiki Gap 2023 Wiki Gap Botswana 2023 WikiGap 2023 dashboard
Africa Environment WikiFocus 2023 Africa Environment WikiFocus 2023 Africa Environment WikiFocus 2023 Dashboard
Wiki Loves Africa Botswana 2023 Wiki Loves Africa Botswana 2023 Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2023 in Botswana
Art & Feminism Botswana 2023 Art & Feminism Botswana 2023 Art & Feminism Botswana 2023 Dashboard
Setswana Wikipedia Outreach Training (Round 2) powered by African Knowledge Initiative (AKI) Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana Africa Youth Month AKI Africa Youth Day Celebration BW 2022 Dashboard
Photographic Competition - Theme: Botswana Culture Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana Africa Youth Month AKI Botswana Category Images
Wiki Loves Women 2022 Wiki Loves Women 2022 Project page WLW dashboard 2022
Setswana Wikipedia Challenge Round 1 Setswana Wikipedia Project Page Setswana Wikipedia Dashboard
Wikidata Wikidata BW 2022 Wikidata BW 2022
Art & Feminism Art & Feminism BW 2022 Art & Feminism Botswana 2022 Dashboard
Panel Discussion on closing the gender gap on Wikimedia Bridging gender gap in the digital space panel discussion 2022
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Top 10 Best Images 2022
Wiki Loves Women Wiki Loves Women SheSaid Botswana 2021 Wiki Loves Women SheSaid Campain Botswana Dashboard
Art & Feminism Art & Feminism BW 2021 Art & feminism 2021 dashboard
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2021/Botswana Top 10 Winners
Wiki Loves Africa Wiki Loves Africa 2020/Botswana Top 10 Winners 2020
Girls in ICT Girls in ICT day 2017(Masunga Village) documented project from the girls in ICT event 2017
Wikipedia Workshop and meet up 2017 Wikipedia Workshop and meet-up 2017 Tuesday 04 April 2017
Bill and Melinda library initiative Bill and Melinda library initiative (March 31 2017)
Sekgweng Forest photo Shoot Sekgweng forest Photo shoot
The World telecommunication and information society day 2017 Partnership invitation with Mno in Botswana during the World telecommunication and information society day 2017, to train and engage the girls in ICT and Wikipedia
The Wikipedia Zero Project BTC Wikipedia Zero Project

Community

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How to join us

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1. Kindly copy and paste this * ~~~~

Photos

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Past Partners

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Be mobile under the girls in ICT commemoration to engage them in to Wikimedia and its sister project and also to introduce the Wikipedia Zero initiative to avail the use use of free knowledge using mobile phones without any data charges.

Past Events and Projects

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Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana Projects

Affiliations Committee Resolutions

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Announcements

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