Congratulations to the host and for those behind for ensuring WikiIndaba
would be a continuous annual event!
We are happy that the community of Africa is growing and improving its
footprint in the Wikimedia movement.
Like this, WikiArabia, Iberocoop and CEE, we hope that WMF seriously
consider other regions like ESEAP, which were delisted from having a
regular conference funding this year will be granted next year.
Though ESEAP will host Wikimania next year, we would desire to have a
dedicated conference which would allow us to focus our attention to our
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019, 2:03 PM Bobby Shabangu
> Dear all,
> We would like to inform you that after long deliberations between the
> Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) and the WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom)
> we have reached an agreement that the suitable dates to host the WikiIndaba
> conference 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria will be from 8 - 10 November.
> We know that this news will disappoint many of you, who were gearing up for
> the meeting. Unfortunately, operational difficulties created some delays.
> We have discussed this with the staff of the WMF, and all agree that a
> postponement will give us some extra time to ensure that a quality event is
> planned for all. WikiIndaba conference is a key pillar in the Wikimedia
> movement strategic direction, and an important platform for the African
> Wikimedia community.
> WISCom and the WMF continue to support Wikimedia Nigeria as the host and
> venue for the conference.
> We greatly appreciate your support and understanding, and we hope to see
> you at WikiIndaba!
> Kind regards,
> Bobby Shabangu
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