Re: [Wikimedia-l] New collaboration with the World Health Organization

2020-10-23 Thread Joy Agyepong
Super excited about this collaboration the movement is indeed expanding!
Congratulations to all who were involved.


Cheers.

On Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 19:40 Dr. Manavpreet Kaur, 
wrote:

> This is amazing. This gives motivation to so many who have been working
> tirelessly to provide Covid information on Wikipedia projects. Thank you
> and Congratulations to all who made it possible.
>
> Regards,
> Manav
>
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 9:36 PM Frederick Noronha <
> fredericknoro...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Is it possible to convince more international non-profits and government
>> organisations (especially taxpayer-funded research organisations) that it
>> would be in their interest as well to share the findings under some
>> Creative Commons licenses? FN
>>
>> SEE:
>> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/health/wikipedia-who-coronavirus-health.html
>>
>> On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 at 20:14, Samuel Klein  wrote:
>>
>>> *fantastic*.  Thanks all for this, and thanks Jorge for the update.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 9:32 AM Jorge Vargas 
>>> wrote:
>>>
 Hi everyone,

 Following up on my earlier thread about this, we are excited to
 announce a new collaboration between the Wikimedia Foundation and the World
 Health Organization (WHO). The collaboration will initially focus on
 releasing WHO content such as public-health related infographics, videos,
 and other COVID-19 resources under a free license (CC BY SA 3.0) to be
 shared on Wikimedia Commons. We are hopeful that these resources will be
 useful for volunteers writing about COVID-19 across language wikis and
 further expand access to knowledge about the pandemic to people around the
 world.

 You  can read more about the collaboration announcement in the press
 release we published earlier today [1], and see the first batch of content
 uploads from WHO on Wikimedia Commons [2]. If you want to help share the
 collaboration news on social media, please retweet the Foundation’s account
 [3] or share your own post using this toolkit [4].

 I want to give a major thank you and shout out to the volunteers
 (including Doc James, Dr. Netha Hussain, John Cummings, and many others)
 who have been moving these conversations with WHO forward for years, as
 well as to the many Wikimedians providing accurate and relevant coverage of
 COVID-19 on the projects that this collaboration hopes to support. We are
 so excited to finally reach this milestone with WHO.

 In the coming months, Alex Stinson, from our Community Programs team,
 will be working with volunteers to continue sharing details of the WHO
 content available on Commons and collaborating with volunteers to
 understand how WHO resources might help address information needs and gaps
 about COVID-19 on the projects. We need your help identifying the most
 useful content. Please join us on the project page on Commons to request
 WHO materials, and ask questions or give feedback on the project [5].

 We are excited to celebrate this important achievement in making more
 knowledge about COVID-19 freely available to everyone in such a critical
 time in the world. Thank you to all who made this possible!

 Feel free to reach out on this thread or to Alex and I directly in case
 you have further questions about this collaboration.

 Jorge Vargas
 Sr. Manager, Regional Partnerships

 [1]
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/10/22/world-health-organization-and-wikimedia-foundation-expand-access/

 [2]
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:World_Health_Organization_COVID-19_Disinformation_Infographics

 [3] https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1319263874303037442

 [4]
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SCc0uXewzL5CUD2JPQYSYIDs3B63KxdLjprSBsn4kvA/edit?usp=sharing

 [5]
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:World_Health_Organization

 On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 11:41 AM Zana Strkovska <777.z...@gmail.com>
 wrote:

> The same video translated on Macedonian language is on national
> television
> in my country several days already.
> Regards,
> Zana
>
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 19:30 James Heilman,  wrote:
>
> > I have been asking WHO to release COVID19 content (specially videos)
> under
> > open licenses since since Feb 2020.
> >
> > I have spoke with Aleksandra Kuzmanovic who has been involved in
> their
> > collaboration with Facebook and Twitter etc.
> >
> > They say maybe. But despite a bunch of follow up emails have not
> seemed too
> > keen. It is really a lost opportunity for both of us :-(
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:47 AM Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
> <
> > wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > >  Some of us sent an email when it was 

[Wikimedia-l] February 2020 Newsletter [OFWA]

2020-03-15 Thread Joy Agyepong
Hello Everyone!

Happy Women's History Month!

We are happy to share with you activities that happened in February in our
newsletter <https://mailchi.mp/bc0a92c9c598/february-newsletter-1341347> and
some virtual activities to be held in this month.

Please subscribe to keep updated.

Cheers, stay safe and do enjoy!


Joy Agyepong,
Open Foundation West Africa
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

2020-03-07 Thread Joy Agyepong
Hello Dumi,

Thanks for the update and teams efforts on this initiative. I have taken a
tour on the portal and it looks really simplified and easy to navigate.
However, I will be on standby for the training session.

Best,
Joy

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 7:25 PM Isaac Olatunde 
wrote:

> Hello Dumi,
>
> Thank you and Derrick for this work. I look forward to the seminar.
>
> Regards
>
> Isaac
>
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2020, 20:10 Michael Peel,  wrote:
>
> > Hi Dumi,
> >
> > This looks interesting, but I’m worried that the WMF is still trying to
> > exclude itself from reporting its metrics. Will this new tool also make
> it
> > easier for the WMF to post its reports?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> > > On 6 Mar 2020, at 17:51, Dumisani Ndubane 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > TL;DR: Launch of Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal
> > >
> > > We are launching a new form-based annual reporting system for Wikimedia
> > > affiliates [1], as well as a basic Affiliates data query system. We
> would
> > > love your feedback.
> > > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > - -
> > > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > >
> > > Hello, Affiliate Leaders & Community Members,
> > >
> > > Tired of the affiliate reports [2] wiki table of death? SO are we!
> > >
> > > The Learning & Evaluation team is pleased to announce the launch of the
> > > Wikimedia Affiliates Data (WAD) Portal [1]. This portal will serve
> three
> > > purposes as follows:
> > >
> > >   1. It introduces a new Object-Oriented User Interface (OOUI) [3]
> > >   form-based report submission interface for annual activity and
> > financial
> > >   reports. This replaces the wiki mark-up based submission via the
> > >   [[Reports]] page on meta.
> > >   2. It introduces the ability for Organizations to update their
> > >   information using OOUI forms on the fly.
> > >   3. It introduces a new simple data query form that allows anyone
> > >   logged-in to their public wiki accounts to run a query and view
> > results on
> > >   available Affiliates data. The query tool will be improved in the
> > coming
> > >   financial year, as we work to code data in Affiliate reports into
> > >   structured data, to allow for richer analysis.
> > >
> > >
> > > The [[Reports]] page on meta will continue to be visible on meta until
> > the
> > > end of June 2020, after which it will be protected and archived. All
> > > organizations that are due to submit annual reports at the end of March
> > are
> > > encouraged to use the new report submission forms. If you do use the
> new
> > > forms, please share any feedback you have about this new process on the
> > > Portal’s talk page
> > >
> > > We will hold training seminars for those who wish to be onboarded to
> the
> > > submission forms and the Query system during the months of March and
> > April
> > > 2020 (Dates will be communicated soon).
> > >
> > > We have taken time to pre-populate the system with basic information
> > about
> > > each recognized Wikimedia affiliate, however, should you find any
> > incorrect
> > > or outdated information about your group, please use the organization
> > > information page[4] to provide updated information.
> > >
> > > We trust that you will enjoy the new portal and that you will find it
> > > useful. Should you have any problems or encounter bugs in the new
> forms,
> > > please use the Portal talk page [5] to log these, or to simply ask
> > > questions. We will collect similar questions to create an FAQ page in
> due
> > > time.
> > >
> > > Kindest regards
> > >
> > > *Dumisani Ndubane* - Lead Designer
> > > *Derick Alangi* - Software Developer
> > > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > > *Learning & Evaluation team*
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
> > > *Links:*
> > > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Affiliates_Data_Portal
> > > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports
> > > [3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/OOUI
> > > [4]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Affiliates_Data_Portal/Organizations_Information
> > > [5]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Affiliates_Data_Portal
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia User Group of Aotearoa New Zealand

2020-02-18 Thread Joy Agyepong
Welcome and congratulations to all new members!


Best,
Joy

On Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 12:24 Ciell Wikipedia, 
wrote:

> This is super!
> Congratulations to all involved, and I hope you'll be able to expand your
> activities towards your goal in becoming one of our new chapters.
>
> Toitoitoi!
>
> Kia Ora,
> Ciell
>
> Op di 18 feb. 2020 02:28 schreef Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
> rosiestep.w...@gmail.com>:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> > [1] Wikimedia User Group of Aotearoa New Zealand [2] as a Wikimedia User
> > Group. The group aims to represent the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission in
> > New Zealand: to empower and engage people to collect and develop
> > educational content under a free license, so it can be shared and reused
> > freely for any purpose.
> >
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> >
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedia_User_Group_of_Aotearoa_New_Zealand#Liaison%27s_Signature
> >
> > [2]
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_User_Group_of_Aotearoa_New_Zealand
> >  
> > 
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[Wikimedia-l] OFWA - December Newsletter [2019]

2020-01-15 Thread Joy Agyepong
Hello Everyone!

Happy Birthday to us all with good tidings for this year.
As today marks Wikipedia celebration, find out how our community ended the
year 2019 in our newsletter
and activities
upcoming in this month.

Please subscribe to keep updated!
Have a great day!

Cheers! Long Live Wikipedia!
Joy
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[Wikimedia-l] OFWA - November 2019 Newsletter

2019-12-25 Thread Joy Agyepong
Hello Wikim[p]edians,

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate and a wonderful New year as we clock
this year to an end.

Please find here a link to our newsletter for November
 which highlights
current happenings from our community and upcoming activities to
participate remotely.

Don't forget to subscribe to keep updated!
Have a great day!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-08-01 Thread Joy Agyepong
Congratulations!!! Good luck!!


Best,
Joy

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 4:12 AM Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> Great news and many many congratulations to all the members involved and
> make this happen.
> Thanks Kirill for the update.
>
> Best Regards,
> Rajeeb Dutta.
> (U: Marajozkee)
>
> On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 21:32, Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> Trustees
> > has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Colombia [1] as a Wikimedia
> > chapter.
> >
> > Over the past five years, Wikimedia Colombia has successfully planned and
> > executed a significant portfolio of innovative and effective programs,
> > attracting new contributors, forming partnerships with local
> institutions,
> > promoting the Wikimedia movement throughout the Republic of Colombia, and
> > demonstrating a substantial record of programmatic impact.
> >
> > It is our hope that recognition as a Wikimedia chapter will empower the
> > Wikimedia Colombia community to continue fostering the Wikimedia movement
> > in Colombia and enable them to more effectively engage with government
> > entities and other partners.  We additionally hope that Wikimedia
> Colombia
> > will prove to be a source of inspiration and support for emerging
> Wikimedia
> > communities in the surrounding geographic areas, furthering affiliate
> > development across northern South America and Central America.
> >
> > I want to thank everyone who has been involved with setting up the new
> > chapter, and recognize their commitment and patience over the past two
> > years as we've worked through the chapter recognition process.  Please
> join
> > me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Colombia team for their
> > accomplishment!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Colombia
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[Wikimedia-l] [2018 Annual Report]- Open Foundation West Africa

2018-11-27 Thread Joy Agyepong
Dear Wikimedians,

I am pleased to share with you all our 2018 Annual Report
<https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Annual_Report_OFWA_2018.pdf> as
per the requirements of AffCom. The report covers the entirety of our
projects and exciting activities over the period. Do enjoy the read!
Thanks to all who collaborated and shared insights with us one way or the
other. Rolling on to 2019 with greater impact!!

You can join our newsletter here
<https://openfoundationwestafrica.org/mailing.php> to get updated on our
future events as well.


Warmest regards,
Joy Agyepong
Programs Manager
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