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Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Morocco, (01 - 30 November 2020)Edit


Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Morocco (15 February - 31 March, extended to 15 April due to Covid-19)Edit

WikiGap 2020, (18 March) - Rabat (Morocco)Edit

Strategy Salon 2020, (8 February) - Rabat (Morocco)Edit

To continue the Strategic discussion started in 2019, Wikimedia Morocco User Group organized a second Strategy related event, where 9 people met in Rabat to discuss the 13 draft recommendations that were open for community conversation so that they could give their input about them.


Wiki Indaba 2019, (8 - 10 November) - Abuja (Nigeria)Edit

Two members of Wikimedia Morocco User Group took part in WikiIndaba 2019 in Nigeria: Nassima Chahboun and Anass Sedrati. The latter delivered a full presentation about How to Strengthen Local African content, and participated in animating two panels: Local African Languages as well as Wikimedia 2030 Strategy.

Organization of WikiArabia 2019 — (4 - 6 October) - Marrakesh (Morocco)Edit

The WikiArabia regional conference was held between 4-6 October in the ocher city of Marrakesh, and was organized by Wikimedia Morocco User Group. With a total of 79 participants, local and international from the four corners of the globe, it focused on the theme of Wikimedia and local communities, with a rich program having covered the subject from different perspectives.

WikiConvention Francophone 2019, (6 - 8 September) - Brussels (Belgium)Edit

Two members of Wikimedia Morocco User Group took part in WikiConvention Francophone 2019 in Brussels:

Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Morocco (01 - 30 September)Edit

Wikimania 2019, (14 - 18 August) - Stockholm (Sweden)Edit

Three members of Wikimedia Morocco User Group took part in Wikimania 2019: Ian Borim, Abderrahman Ait Ali,and Anass Sedrati. The latter was the volunteer coordinator for the conference, a panelist on the session Why indigenous languages matter more (now) and what we can do for them, and co-hosted a talk about Wikimedia and Arabic Sociolinguistics.

Strategy Salon 2019 — (13 July) - Mohammedia (Morocco)Edit

As part of the Wikimedia movement's 2030 strategy development process, a strategy salon was organized in Mohammedia (Morocco) on July 2019 and saw the participation of a dozen of Wikimedians living in Morocco, as well as Anass Sedrati, who works with the Wikimedia Foundation as a Strategy Liaison for the Arabic speaking communities, and is a member of the Wikimedia 2030 Advocacy Working Group. This event was an occasion to bring Moroccan contributors together for the first time.

Celtic Knot Conference, (4 - 5 July) - Penryn (United Kingdom)Edit

For the first participation of the User Group in the conference related to minority languages, Anass Sedrati presented three sessions:

Creative Commons Summit 2019, (9 - 11 May) - Lisbon (Portugal)Edit

Anass Sedrati, member of the User Group, took part in CC Summit 2019 and presented two sessions together with Strategy Working Group members:

Wikimedia Summit 2019, (29 - 31 March) - Berlin (Germany)Edit


Wikimedia Technical Conference, (22 - 26 October) - Portland (USA)Edit

Zakaria Oudrhiri represented the Moroccan and Arabic speaking community in the new rebranded edition of the Mediawiki related conference for Wikimedia developers. Zakaria facilitated two sessions: Applying the Architecture Principles and Standardizing frontend development tooling.

Months of African Cinema Contest (October 2018)Edit

WikiConvention Francophone 2018, (5 - 7 October) - Grenoble (France)Edit

The User Group member and photographer Brahim Faraji participated in the Wikimedian French-speaking 2018 Conference as representative of the group. He attended several presentations and discussions related to Africa and to the movement as a whole.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Morocco (1 - 30 September)Edit

Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Morocco (1 - 31 May)Edit

13 August 2018Edit

Official Recognition of Wikimedia Tamazight User Group by the WMF Affiliations Committee, a partner group for Wikimedia Morocco.

Wikimania 2018, (18 - 22 July) - Cape Town (South Africa)Edit

Oslo Freedom Forum, (28 -30 May) - Oslo (Norway)Edit

Anass Sedrati participated at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2018 edition after being invited by Wikimedia Norge, in order to ensure the representativity of the languages he speaks. During that event, the Wikimedian delegation engaged discussions with human rights activists from Africa and MENA in order to advocate Wikimedia and its use in human rights.

Wikimedia Conference 2018, (18 - 22 April) - Berlin (Germany)Edit

Two members (Abderrahman Ait Ali and Anass Sedrati) from the user group took part of the 2018 Wikimedia conference.

They took part of different sessions from both the strategy track and the capacity building track, in addition to the thematic sessions with Arabic community, Berber and Darija language community with Algerian Wikimedians, and Iberian community. This conference was the first place where the idea of organizing WikiArabia 2019 in Morocco was brought into table.

WikiGap 2018, (7 March) - Rabat (Morocco)Edit

The WikiGap 2018 workshop was organised at the Swedish Embassy in Rabat. The workshop aimed to improve the Moroccan women's representation on Wikipedia, in order to reduce the existing gap in terms of encyclopedic content, compared to men.

During the day, the participants focused on creating articles about female personalities from politics and civil society.

Wiki Indaba 2018, (16 - 19 March) - Tunis (Tunisia)Edit

The second participation of Wikimedia Morocco in Wiki Indaba saw the presence of two board members: Reda Benkhadra and Anass Sedrati. It was an occasion to strengthen the links earlier with our continental fellows, and to discuss common challenges and eventual collaborations. During this edition, Anass held a presentation regarding Refugee projects in Wikimedia.


WikiDiversity Conference 2017 (3 - 5 November) - Stockholm (Sweden)Edit

For the second edition of Wikimedia Diversity Conference, Wikimedia Morocco was represented with three members: Anass Sedrati, Abderrahman Ait Ali and Zakaria Oudrhiri. The latter gave a talk about Reaching Diversity through Technology.

WikiArabia 2017 (23 - 25 October) - Cairo (Egypt)Edit

In the Arab regional conference WikiArabia 2017, Omar2040 represented Wikimedia Morocco, and participated in the open panel about Arab user groups. He made also an intervention introducing the Wikipedia Zero program, and the challenges it faces.

WikiConvention Francophone 2017 (19 - 21 October) - Strasbourg (France)Edit

Ismael Zniber participated in the French-speaking Wikimedia conference as representative of the group.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Morocco (1 -30 September)Edit

Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Morocco (1 - 31 May)Edit

Wikimedia Conference 2017 (31 March - 2 April) - Berlin (Germany)Edit

Two members of the user group took part at the Wikimedia Conference 2017 in Berlin: Anass Sedrati (for the movement strategy track) and Saad Nabbi (for the capacity building).

Wiki Indaba 2017 (20 - 22 January) - Accra (Ghana)Edit

For its first continental participation, Wikimedia Morocco was represented in the WikiIndaba conference by its projects coordinator Anass Sedrati. Anass gave a presentation on The Situation of African Language Wikipedias together with the german expert Ingo Koll.


Wikipedia Training Workshop (26 November) - INPT - Rabat (Morocco)Edit

This event was the first event of the User Group to introduce Wikimedia projects to the general public in Morocco. It started by a number of presentations, before then concluding with a workshop to teach those interested how to edit Wikipedia.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Morocco (1 -30 September)Edit

  • 56 participants - ~200 pictures taken.

WikiConvention Francophone 2016 (19 - 21 August) - Paris (France)Edit

Two Wikimedia Morocco Board members Anass Sedrati, and Reda Benkhadra participated in the first meeting of the francophone community, and delivered a presentation on the linguistic challenges of French-speaking countries on Wikipedia based on the example of Morocco.

Wikimania 2016 (21 - 28 June) - Esino Lario (Italy)Edit

For the first participation of Wikimedia Morocco in Wikimania, the member Zakaria Oudrhiri gave a presentation about Wikipedia Zero project in Morocco, entitled In Morocco we do know that we have Wikipedia Zero to expose challenges that confront it.

eLearning Africa 2016 (24 - 26 May) - Cairo (Egypt)Edit

Zakaria Oudrhiri represented the Wikipedian community in the 11th International Conference on ICT for Developement, education & Taining eLearning Africa. Zakaria moderated a two hour workshop on learning to and understading the impact of quick edits to Wikipedia, where he presented initiatives in Africa, such as the Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) in Egypt.

Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in Morocco (1 - 31 May)Edit

  • 625 participants - 3050 pictures taken.

Wikimedia Conference 2016 (20 - 24 April) - Berlin (Germany)Edit

In its first appearance for the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, Wikimedia Morocco User Group was represented by its president Reda Benkhadra.

WikiArabia2016, (24 - 28 March) - Amman (Jordan)Edit

The projects coordinator (Anass Sedrati) participated to the second edition of WikiArabia as representative of the group, and took part in the open discussion about Arab user groups.


6 October 2015Edit

Official recognition of Wikimedia MA User Group by the WMF Affiliations Committee

Producer Prize (Second half of 2015)Edit

Two members of the user group have participated in the producer prize organized on the Arabic version of Wikipedia, this semi-annual prize rewards contributors who have done important work on the encyclopedia during a specific period ; Omar Ghrida (Omar2040) and Mohamed Boualam (محمد بوعلام عصامي), this last won the third place (100 $ US).

Wiki Loves Earth (1 -31 May)Edit

  • 351 participants - 1715 pictures taken.

WikiArabia2015 (3 - 5 April) - Monastir (Tunisia)Edit

Four Moroccans have participed in the first regional conference about Wikipedia in the Arabic World : Anass Sedrati (Anass Sedrati), Ismael Zniber (Ismael zniber), Mohammed Mokhtari (محمد مختاري) and Zakaria Oudrhiri (زكريا), this last made an intervention about Developing Arabic Wikipedia and Sister Projects.

Wiki Loves Mosques 2015 (1 - 31 January)Edit

Moroccan Wikimedian Activities Before 2015Edit


Wikimania 2013 (7 - 13 August 2013) at Hong KongEdit

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Zakaria Oudrhiri (زكريا) has represented Morocco at the 9th edition of the international conference Wikimania, and gave a presentation titled "A Proposal for Progressive Disclosure in Wikipedia".

Wikipedia WorkShop (26 - 27 January) - Amman (Jordan)Edit

Zakaria Oudrhiri (زكريا) participated in the Wikipedia WorkShop organized in Amman.


Wikipedia WorkShop (21 - 22 October) - 6th of October City (Egypt)Edit

Mohamed Amarochan (Mohamed Amarochan) took part at Wikipedia WorkShop organized in 6th of October City.