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Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda
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Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda
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Movement Strategy Discussion

  • On 21.12.2020

Another complete virtual session for the prioritization of the strategy recommendations was held and more than 30 participants attended.

Movement Strategy, Rwanda UG Report

Movement Strategy Discussion

  • On 18.12.2020

The Wikimedia community in Rwanda, had its first strategy salon on the prioritization of the 2030 strategy recommendations which was attended by 10 people in person and 20 more online in order to adhere to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of covid-19.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2020

The wiki loves Monuments contest was concluded after tireless nights of the jury process, the jury team shared their results and the winners were announced and awarded as follows:


Wiki loves Monuments

The wiki loves Monuments contest led by Mrs. Rebecca was launched in an event hosted online, due to the pandemic restrictions that prohibited in person meetings concluded and attendants were introduced to objectives of the contest, the rules and how to upload photos plus copyrights awareness.


  • Organizing Wiki loves Monuments in Rwanda
  • Organizing wikipedia 20 celebration in Rwanda


Wiki loves Africa and Wiki loves Earth

On the 21st.09.2020, an online award giving ceremony was held to conclude both Wiki loves Africa and Wiki loves Earth photographic from the two contests had a chance to share their experiences and advises to other attendees.......

Future of the user group

On the 29th.09.2020 the Founding members made up of Ndahiro Derrick, Bahire Boris, Rebeccah and Clementine had a meeting to talk and plan about the future of the user group, which included allocation of tasks and responsibilities to ensure sustainability and development of the user group and following recommendation were developed:

  • Recruiting new members
  • Allocation of tasks and responsibilities
  • Opening up of a user group bank account for easy management of funds from the foundations and donations.
  • Updating the Metapage for the user group after every activity.
  • Enhancing collaborations with other user groups.
  • Deliberate knowledge sharing between committee members and other members of the user group.


Future of the user group

Wiki loves Earth On the 28th.08th.2020, The jury process which was done by 3 jurors, ended with the top ten winning pictures

Top ten winning photos

on the 10th.08.202, An online meeting was held by the jury team to understand the rules of the competition and setting the time frame for the whole process.


Mid-July Wiki loves Earth contest follow up meeting

This meeting will be held online, two weeks before the end of the contest to critically analyze if the targets of the contest will be achieved and to encourage the creation of articles related to some of the uploads.

Launching the WPWP campaign

on the 1st of July the Wikipedia wanting photos campaign begun, being under the global COVID 19 pandemic, all preparations and participations are run 100% online and will end on the 31st of August


Awarding wiki loves Africa winners

The top 3 winners of Wiki loves Africa 2020 were announced and congratulated using our social media platforms :

National winners from Rwanda

Starting Wiki Loves Earth 2020' in Rwanda

The 1st June 2020, marked the beginning of WLE 2020 in Rwanda , This photographic contest organized for its first in Rwanda will end on 31st.July


Wiki Loves Africa

As a result of the noval corona virus outbreak, face to face meetings were cancelled responding to guidelines by the World Health Organization to stop the spread of Corona, we participated in Wiki Loves Africa 2020 photographic contest for our very first time and 418 files were uploaded and we were ranked the 15th out 54 countries that participated.

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Wiki loves Africa

We launched Wiki Loves Africa contest 2020 on 16th February 2020 at K-Lab (telecom house level 6) in Kigali and more than 15 new participants attended, they were introduced to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation and Wiki Loves Africa contest in particular. Since a big number of attendants wished to know how to edit or create articles on Wikipedia we are organizing a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in march to equip them with skills and a better understanding of rules of editing and the 5 pillars of wikipedia.

Launching Wiki loves Africa in Rwanda

Overall activities in 2020 edit

  • Wikipedia edit-a-thon on 13th march to be held at Goethe Institute in Kiyovu (postponed until further notice)
  • Closing Wiki Loves Africa 2020 and award online ceremony (late June)
  • Organizing Wiki Loves Earth 2020 for the first time in Rwanda (from June 1st -31 July)
Wikimedia User Group Rwanda, team meeting on 12 December 2019 for the EAC strategy salon held in Kampala, Uganda.