Dear Asaf,

Thanks for reaching out, the Planning Wikimedia User Group Uganda will be
blessed to have you in Kampala.

Regards,
Geoffrey

On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 5:58 AM, Sam Oyeyele <samo...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Yay! We'll be happy to have you in Nigeria!
>
> Sam.
>
> On 27 Feb 2018 20:37, Kangah Donatien KOFFI <donatien.ka...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hello Asaf,
> Hello all,
>
> We will be happy to receive you at Abidjan.
>
> It will be a great opportunity to improve our capacities and share local
> wiki and techie experiences.
>
> For us, the month of may is best for your venue because we will held our
> annual general assembly.
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> Le 27 févr. 2018 19:15, "Asaf Bartov" <abar...@wikimedia.org> a écrit :
>
> Some of you know me, but for those of you who don't, let me introduce
> myself briefly: I am a program officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and
> work in the Community Resources (formerly called Grantmaking) team.  While
> I handled grants in the past, I am now working on capacity-building
> activities with emerging communities, in a program called Community
> Capacity Development[1] (CCD, [[m:CCD]]), one aspect of which -- the
> Community Capacity Map[2] (CCM, [[m:CCM]]) -- you may have run across on
> the Wikimedia-l in the past few weeks.
>
> I write today to ask whether your community would be interested in
> discussing a possible visit to Sub-Saharan Africa by me, with several
> related goals in each country I'd visit, including:
> * a strategy/planning workshop with the group of active contributors. This
> would build on any existing plans or strategy you have, and also integrate
> thinking about the broad goals identified in the movement strategy
> project's phase 1 (presented at Wikimania in Montreal in August 2017.)
> * Meetings with important existing/prospective partners (if deemed helpful)
> * Public speaking (if deemed helpful)
> * capacity-building workshops for your community members, on topics such
> as (I'll need your help in determining which of these would be useful):
> ** Free licenses, non-free licenses, copyright, and OTRS (or: How to
> contribute to the Wikimedia Commons)
> ** Composing encyclopedic prose from a neutral point of view (NPOV)
> ** Negotiating notability and reliability requirements on Wikipedia
> ** Conflict management for Wikipedians
> ** Group facilitation skills
> ** Introduction to Wikidata
> ** Querying Wikidata with SPARQL
> ** Modern tools demonstration
> ** How to build a partnership
> ** etc.
>
> Some logistical details:
>
> *If I come, it would be after the Wikimedia Conference and before
> Wikimania, i.e. between late April and early July.
> * If I come, I would probably stay in Africa for between two and three
> weeks total, to have enough time for the above in several countries, and to
> accommodate your needs and availability.
> * I will have a budget for some domestic travel, to bring key volunteers
> together
> * No expenses are expected from your group's budget. Only your time and
> cooperation.
>
> Please take some time to discuss this idea and let me know if your
> community is sufficiently interested that we should discuss it further,
> over email or a video call.  If you feel this would not be very helpful, or
> you really can't accommodate any additional activities before July this
> year, *please* don't feel obligated to respond. I am genuinely interested
> in helping, and there are other communities I could be supporting with this
> budget and time, so I won't be offended or upset, promise! :)
>
> I look forward to hearing from you.
>
>     Asaf
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CCD
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CCM
>
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