Wikipedia Editors for African Exploration

This group of volunteer editors seek to promote the use of Wikimedia projects by Africans, in the sphere of travel, geography, places, settlements, landmarks, heritage, historical and tourist sites towards sharing and contributing to global knowledge.


  • To promote the use and contributions to Wikimedia projects by Africans.
  • To increase the reach of Wikimedia as it pertains to gaps in African travel, geographic information, cultural and tourist sites.
  • To partner with organizations and bodies involved in African travel and tourism towards showcasing its resources.
  • To generate and promote free knowledge about African travel and tourism.
  • To educate and encourage African photographers to contribute to Commons.
  • Providing a space for people who are/will engage(d) in Wikimedia to collaborate on projects, discuss strategies, and socialize with each other.
  • To facilitate programs that will achieve these.

Proposed Activities


Proposed Activities

  • Organize a workshop to engage editors and interested volunteers (August, 2020).
  • Organize an outreach in Lagos, Nigeria. This includes taking pictures of important buildings, sites, places and monuments along the Ikorodu - Epe - Lagos Island road corridor (September, 2020).
  • Organize a "Wiki loves Places" competition. This would involve article creation, wikivoyage and photography contributions that relates to the theme (November, 2020).
  • Organize a "Wiki loves Heritage" workshop (February, 2021)
  • Contribute to Open street map



The group is made up of young wikimedians who are interested in collecting and documenting information that pertains to travel, geography, tourist and heritage sites.

Contact information


This User Group will use a custom user group logo.

Interested in Participating

  1. Tomori Uriel (talk) 07:28, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. James Moore200 (talk) 08:06, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Grace-Okhai (talk) 09:35, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  4. SimplyRukky (talk) 09:28, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Ababio70 (talk) 09:54, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  6. ReoMartins (talk) 10:20, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Oracle x pentus (talk) 10:56, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Shalom Olamide (talk) 11:17, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Biggiepopa (talk) 12:19, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Pojo07 (talk) 14:47, 10 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  11. AuduZaynabOhunene (talk)
  12. Damy399 (talk)
  13. Sunnyjoe035(talk)06:36, 11 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  14. MaryamOke (talk) 11:08, 13 March 2020 (UTC)MaryamOke[reply]
  15. Rajeeb (talk) 18:35, 27 June 2020 (UTC) Interested to volunteer remotely.[reply]