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 (CCD, [[m:CCD]]), one aspect of which -- the > Community Capacity Map (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 > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CCD >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CCM > > _______________________________________________ > African-Wikimedians mailing list > African-Wikimedians@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/african-wikimedians > > > > > _______________________________________________ > African-Wikimedians mailing list > African-Wikimedians@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/african-wikimedians > >
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