Sub-saharan Africa Strategic Talk

@Em-mustapha Oh right! It was mentioned here that you have been awarded a movement strategy grant for this research. Congratulations! I am looking forward to learning about the progress and outcomes of your work. Would you use this space to share some of the challenges and your progress while embarking on this research?

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Nhyiamudie a yɛhyia mu twetwe nkɔmɔ fa Wiki dwumadie ne nsɛm a yɛde gu hɔ no yɛ adeɛ a ɛho hia paa yie. Efiri sɛ ɛboa ma yɛ nya nnipa afoforɔ a wɔn ani gye dwumadie no ho ma wɔn bɛka yɛn ho. Afei nso ɛboa ma yɛtumi de nsɛm pii gu Wikipedia so, nanso nokwrɛ no ne sɛ ɛnfa ho ne sɛdeɛ yɛ bɛ boa yɛn ho afa, yɛ kɔ biaa a yɛ nya ɔhaw, ɔhaw no bi a yɛfa mu ne IP block, intanɛt kɔnɛkhyen nso yɛ ɔhaw baako, ɛba no saa a nnyɛ nnipa no nyinaa na etumi yɛ wɔn nsɛmfua no, saa adeɛ no ha adwen bebree firi sɛ mo botaeɛ a ɛno nti mo wɔ hɔ no bɛsesa.

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Thank you so much
Our interest is to discover our strength as well as to work to our weakness
The majors skills our community member need is skills on editing and and effective translation to our local language .

Ikindi nuko birgufasha ururimi gakondo rwacu mu kwandikaho ndetse no guteza imbere inyandiko nyarwanda , na abantu bakaba babona ibyo twandi mu rurimi rwacu .

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Sure!

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15 posts were split to a new topic: How to resolve the problem of IP and user blocks in African editathons

Thank you @Zuz_WMF, I will try to update it here. Regards

By the way, has anyone noticed any changes on their local language wiki? @Oby_Ezeilo @Em-mustapha @CaliBen @Din-nani1 @Alhassan_Mohammed_Awal @Tochiprecious @Jemima2019 Do you like the new look of your wiki? what are some new features you see and like? I see Twi Wikipedia interface looks different and nicer compared to the previous interface both on mobile and desktop.

Yes :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: it was posted in our user group. It looks more beautiful and interesting to compare to what it was before but their is still room for more Adjustments .

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oh zirahari impinduka nyishi kuri meta page za wikipedia kinyarwanda ,
ndashimira buri umwe wese ushyiramo imbaraga ngo impinduka nziza zigerweho .

Murakoze

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Kuruhande rwajye nta mbogamizi zihari gusa imwe ndibaza niba ziriya partials reseach zizakoreshwa kuko umuntu ashobora kuba yaratanze amakuru meza kurundi ruhande ntuyuze ubushakashatsi haburi nko gusibiza ikibazo kimwe .
bizagenda gute ?

Murakoze !, iyo initiative izatangira ryari ?

Ibyo uvuga ni ukuru cyane ikindi tutakwibagirwa nuko birikuba worse cyane kuri young community.
aho usanga ubumenyi kuri editing bufite bake kandi abakenewe kwigishwa na ababishaka ari benshi cyane .
ikifuzo : nuko habaho exchange of expertise muri buri region kugirango bafashe young community gukura no kugera kure .

murakoze cyane

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Yeah, we’ve been working to improve it and it’s more beautiful now and attractive now.

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@Tochiprecious I saw the recent post you made on Linkedin about the Wiki Mentor Africa program, great initiative! Do you want to share some information about this program here? What is it about, who is eligible to apply and how does one apply?

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@Mwintirew @Kinvidia @Owula_kpakpo @Joris_Darlington_Quarshie @UWIMPUHWE_Va @Oby_Ezeilo @Em-mustapha @Timmylegend @Ruby_D-Brown have you read this? The reflections on funding from the Middle East and Africa

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Hello Zita! Yeah, the Wiki Mentor Africa is a project that seeks to bring in more African developers and technicians into the wiki technical community. And this is to be achieved via mentorship.

How it works
Experienced technical Wikimedians who are interested in mentoring and bringing onboard new African Wikimedians sign up to be mentors on the platform and every month, the WMA community organises a 2-3day online workshop availing the participants the opportunity to see the mentors.

During these events, a mentor is given the opportunity to guide or discuss with the participants on a technical interest of theirs. And on the last day of the workshop, participants who are interested in the specific tool are encouraged to reach out to the mentor for mentorship via the project’s page or the telegram group.

In the past 3 months, we have had 3 editions with an average participant of 55 join the training sessions. So far, over 150 participants majorly young people have joined the telegram group with 3 mentors adopting some of the participants.
More info can be found here: Wikidata:Wiki Mentor Africa - Wikidata

Telegram group link here: Telegram: Join Group Chat

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Yes, it’s great that there’s increased support for African communities

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Yego , ibi biraduha ikizere cya abanyafurica ba ahazaza mu kongerera umubara wa aba volunteer no kongera ubumenyi bwacu .

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Yes, I have read this content. It is great to know that over the years support and funding for the Middle East and the African Region have increased and there are a lot of contributions coming from the Middle East and African region. I also do look forward to see more growth in the Middle East and African region in a few years to come.

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