14th – 30th November, 2016
Two years ago Wikimedia ZA conceptualized hosting the biggest gathering of all African Wikimedians. This took place in Johannesburg , South Africa. In pursuance of the vision of the pioneers of the first Wiki Indaba in 2014, Wiki Indaba is happening again in 2017.
Wiki Indaba is a regional conference for African Wikimedians both within the continent and in the diaspora. The purpose of the conference is to foster growth of the movement’s goals and to forge collaborations and partnerships to promote the activities of the Wikimedia Foundation in Africa.
The mission of Wiki Indaba is to promote the activities of Wikipedia and its sister projects on the African continent through the collaborations between local communities. This will be done by bringing together Wikimedians and Wikipedians from Africa to learn knew things and share experiences to help achieve the goals and mission of the Wikimedia Foundation “making the sum of all human knowledge accessible to all and free of charge”.
This year’s edition will come off from the 20th to 22nd January 2017 in Accra, Ghana and it is under the theme”Building sustainable Communities for the Growth of Wikipedia in Africa”. It is being organized by members of the Wikimedia Community in collaboration with Open Foundation West Africa (OFWA).
This year’s conference promises to include insightful and a fun packed activities. Participants should expect highlights such as keynote speeches, panel discussions, breakout sessions and others. It also promises to be exciting with tours to interesting places in Accra.
It will be an opportunity for African Wikimedians and Wikipedians in Africa and beyond to come under one roof to discuss pertinent issues concerning Wikipedia and its sister projects in Africa .
Scholarship applications have been opened on the 14th of November 2016. Please visit the official site for Wiki Indaba through this link for more information or to read more about the Conference.