Continental organizing team
We are working on building the 2019 international team. The list below indicates the currently confirmed members. We expect this list to grow by a few in the coming weeks or months.
Florence Devouard (aka Anthere) is a founding member of Wiki Loves Africa. She has co-lead the photo contest since 2014. In 2019, she will mostly help set-up the contest wiki pages, banner and site-notice with the help of Romaine and Joseph Seddon, get wiki pages translated, help new participating teams get a small grant to host local events, facilitate the communication between participating teams on various channels of communication, and handles the production and shipping of gifts to the international winners. She will be part of the structured data on Commons pilot taking place during 2019. If she has time, she will also experiment a bit with mass messaging and other tools to drive participation beyond the photo contest itself (Call to action).
A Zimbabwean by birth, and a Capetonian by adoption, Oxford-educated Isla Haddow-Flood is a writer, editor and project strategist who is passionate about harnessing communication technology and media platforms for the advancement of open access to knowledge; specifically, knowledge that relates to and enhances the understanding of Africa via the Open Movement (and especially Wikipedia). Isla is a founding member of Wiki Loves Africa, and has co-lead the project since 2014. For the 2019 project, Isla will be in charge of some aspects of communications and marketing to support local teams with their information and outreach activities and entice competitors across Africa through social media and publicity campaigns. She will also help the team with assessing image quality and suitability, and with answering any queries that might arise during the competition. She will be part of the structured data on Commons pilot taking place during 2019.
Erina is a wikimedian from Uganda and a co-founder of the Wikimedian Community User Group Uganda.
She has been part of several project to increase content and knowledge sharing.
This year Erina will be the International Jury Coordinator.
En: A graduate in communication, Dominique is passionate about ICT, media and journalism, as well as topics related to Wikipedia. She joined the Wikimedia community in Ivory Coast in 2014. Since then, she has been an active member in the local user group. She is a member of the executive board and is responsible for several projects, including the Wiki Loves Women project conducted in Ivory Coast in 2016-2017. Since 2017, she has been appointed leader of the Wikimousso cluster, a group dedicated to the engagement of women in the Ivorian Wikimedia community. On the WLA international team, Yasield will have a social media community management role, in particular for French language.
Fr:Diplômée en communication, Dominique est une passionnée des TIC, les médias et le journalisme, et tous ce qui est lié à Wikipedia. Elle a rejoint la communauté Wikimedia Côte d’Ivoire en 2014. Depuis lors, elle reste un membre actif du groupe d'utilisateurs. Elle est membre du bureau exécutif et responsable de plusieurs projets, dont le projet Wiki Loves Women mené entre 2016 et 2017. Depuis 2017, elle est désignée chef du pôle Wikimousso, un groupe dédié à l’engagement des femmes dans la communauté wikimédienne ivoirienne.
Romaine has been a contributor to Wikimedia projects since 2003; over the years helping out as administrator of several wikis, GLAM volunteer for Wikimedia Nederland, founder of & GLAM volunteer for Wikimedia Belgium, publisher of the Wikimedia newsletter This Month in GLAM. He's often fixing template problems, active with bots, and is since 2014 involved with the organization of Wiki Loves Africa. For this photo contest he mostly does on-wiki technical support with templates and the upload wizard, translations, and the CentralNotice banner. You can reach him on his talk page, via email at
Rajeeb is an Indian Wikimedian, active in Wikidata, Bn-Wikipedia, En-Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Outreach activities and a GLAM volunteer. You can reach him on his talk page or via email at
Within the team, Rajeeb volunteered to be 1) will be managing the Help Desk before, mostly during and if needed after the contest, 2) help on social media communication and 3) will track and document local events activity and in particular final national ceremonies ! Rajeeb will also provide a fresh eye to current contest pages to provide constructive criticism on how they could be improved :)
Sascha and the Rabbit in the Hat team
Social media campaigns and messaging
Other Commonists and volunteers
Willing to help on image clean-up, categorization, description, copyvio hunting, mass uploads support etc.
THIS SECTION NEEDS UPDATING
The contest is covers the entirety of the African continent (and beyond). In some countries, specific actions are lead (training, press communication, photo hunts...) with local organizers.
In Ivory Coast
- Evrard Aka, Chef de Projet
See Landing Page at Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019 in Algeria
In South Africa
To be announced