Continental organizing team
Florence Devouard (aka Anthere) is a founding member of Wiki Loves Africa. She has co-lead the photo contest since 2014. In 2020, she will mostly help set-up the contest wiki pages, banner and site-notice with the help of Romaine and Joseph Seddon, help new participating teams get a small grant to host local events, facilitate the communication between participating teams on various channels of communication. She will be part of the structured data on Commons pilot taking place during 2020. 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.
Romaine has been a contributor to Wikimedia projects since 2003; over the years helping out as administrator of several wikis, GLAM volunteer, 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
Not making much noise, but Ji-Elle is the master behind image reuse. Every year, she spends hours (days) going to every single image uploaded, adding description when possible, fixing countries, adding categories and inserting them whenever it makes sense in a wikipedia article. She is the reason why our re-use rate is SO good !
Other Commonists and volunteers helping on image clean-up, categorization, description, copyvio hunting, mass uploads support, translations, communication etc.
- Please add your name if you are involved
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.
>>> See Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2020/Local events for all organizers of local events related to Wiki in Africa
>>> Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2020/jury
Sponsors and supporting organizations