Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2015/Local events

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The Commons:Wiki Loves Africa contest will operate in all African countries (and beyond...)
But in some countries, local organising teams will take charge for driving communications and social media around the competition. They will act as the spokespeople in their country, and will host upload and wiki-takes events during the competition period. In some cases, they will also organise local ceremonies for local winners. Or they will organise meetups, which are important occasions when Wikimedians (users of Wikipedia and the sister projects) come together face-to-face generally in an informal basis. Check the page if you are interested in to get a better understanding of this and want to join an event, or organise a local event. If you have attended a meetup, you can add a little report here (and link to a longer one, if you're in the mood of writing much).

Upcoming events / Et dans mon pays ?[edit]



Join us at Buni Innovation Hub on 1st October from 3-5pm. Wiki Loves Africa-Tz Grand Launching Event.
Twitter: @WikiTanzania

Join us at Buni Innovation Hub on Friday, 6th November from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Wiki Loves Africa-Tz Photo Upload Event.
Twitter: @WikiTanzania

WikiLovesAfrica-Tanzania is having an event on Saturday, 7th November 2015 with Faru Arts and Sports Development Organisation (FASDO) an NGO that helps Explore, coordinate and enhance various arts and sports talents among the youth. The event will be held at the Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA)-centre from 14:00 till 17:00 hours (EAT)

Join us at Buni Innovation Hub on 26th November from 4-6pm for the Wiki Loves Africa-Tz Grand Finale Event.



  • 2e formation et téléversement des photos à l'Institut Français de Douala : Samedi 14 novembre 2015 de 9h à 16h
  • November 28 at 3 pm at the Goethe-Institut: Wikithon Cameroon 3



Join us

What time is the meeting ? Is there more details ? Anthere (talk)

Twitter: @WikiUganda

Côte d'ivoire[edit]



  • Female Techcamp Côte d'Ivoire, les 3 et 4 octobre 2015, NSA Hôtel et Musée des Costumes, Grand Bassam
  • Signature de Partenariat entre Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire et Tenue Traditionnelle Ivoirienne, 08 octobre 2015, Agence E-voir, Abidjan
  • Lancement officiel, 17 octobre 2015, Musée municipal d'art contemporain de Cocody, Abidjan
  • Rencontre périodique du User Group de Côte d’Ivoire, le 31 octobre 2015, Agence E-voir, Abidjan
  • Atelier photos, 14 novembre 2015, Institut Goethe, Abidjan
  • Mission Territoriale Nord, du 13 au 15 novembre 2015, Ferkessédougou & Waraniene
  • Session de téléversement, le 21 novembre 2015, Institut Goethe, Abidjan
  • Nuit de téléversement, 29 au 30 novembre 2015, Institut Goethe, Agence E-voir, Abidjan

Suivez nous sur notre groupe Facebook.
Voir notre site.

In Tunisia/ En Tunisie[edit]


Sur Facebook : Wikimedia Tunisie

Présentation du wiki aime l'Afrique lors de la cérémonie de Wiki Loves Eart 2015, le 5 septembre 2015
Séance d'initiation au concours Wiki aime l'Afrique 2015 et les photos de qualité le samedi 24 octobre 2015 de 10h jusqu'à 12h à la salle de lecture de la Bibliothèque diocésaine de Tunis lien facebook.
Sortie photos le dans la Médina de Tunis le 31 octobre 2015 lien facebook
Presentation du concours "Wiki Loves Africa" 14 novembre 2015 (facebook event)
Sortie photos Hammamet et Takrouna le 22 novembre 2015 (facebook event



On Facebook: Wikimedia Egypt

Join us October 22 at 11 am at Al Muez Street in Cairo




Facebook: Wikimedia Algeria

Formation Wikipedia 31 Octobre
Perfectionnement Wikipedia 07 Novembre
Comment téléverser vos photos sur wikipedia? 21 novembre
  • if you want to see the remaining pictures search this Category: Wiki Loves Africa 2015 Algeria Oran Campaign


On Facebook: Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Upcoming event in Nigeria

WMUGN is partnering with four major institutions in the country: namely

  • Moshood Abiola Polytechnic; Department of Textile and Design
  • Lagos state Polytechnic:Department of Art
  • Yaba College of Technology. Department of Textile and Art
  • Goethe Institut, Lagos
  • African fashion week, London is donating a slot for the first winner at our local event to display their contents in the forthcoming event.

Details of our events

November 3rd: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic will be host a mini launch of WLAf, training and mass uploading of pictures

  1. November 12th, stakeholders in the African fashion and Adornment industry will converge at Goethe insitut to submit their contents.
  2. November 16th, Lagos Polytechnic will throw their gate open for the event.
  3. November 20th: Convergence of Photo Journalists for submission of contents.Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 16:48, 20 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

How to manage a Wikimedia meetup[edit]

Wikimedia Kenya Chapter Members pose for a group photo after a meet up on 26th May 2012.

Hundreds of meetups have been hosted around the world. If you wish to host a meetup in your area:

Added information when many new people register at one event[edit]

If more than 6 people attempt to register new accounts during one event, that IP will be blocked unless you follow the instructions on this Meta page that allows for Mass Account Creations.

Notes and links[edit]