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WELCOME TO YES AFRICA
SUMMIT
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
THROUGH WIKIPEDIA OUTREACH

OARABILE MUDONGO
WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION
WIKIPE...
WHAT IS WIKIPEDIA?
Is a free, online, collaborative,
multilingual encyclopedia project
supported by the non-profit Wikimed...
WIKIPEDIA STATISTICS
19 million articles, 282
language and about 90,000
active contributors (July 2011)
Ranked 5th among ...
SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN
WIKIPEDIA
WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION
Dedicated

to encouraging the
growth, development and distribution
of free content
Not-for-profit -...
PRINCIPLES OF WIKIPEDIA
 Neutral

Point Of View (NPOV)
 Verifiability
 Notability
 Assume Good Faith (civility and
pat...
WHAT MAKES A QUALITY
ARTICLE






Structure- the organization of the
content
Encyclopedic content- adheres to
Wikipedi...
LOCAL LANGUAGE CONTENT, ACCESS
TRANSFORMATION & DIGITAL
INCLUSION









Everyone is pondering across the world how...
WIKIMEDIA STRATEGIC PLAN
1. Purpose of plan is to chart a direction for the Wikimedia movement, clearly
articulating key p...
AFRICAN WIKIMEDIA CHAPTERS AND
SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
AFRICAN WIKIPEDIA SUCCESS
STORIES
WIKIPEDIA ZERO
Botswana – Orange
Botswana
Kenya – Airtel
Plan to open it up to 70
mil...
MOBILE AND ISP PROVIDERS HELP
SOUTH AFRICAN LEANERS
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Kenya

South Africa
Kenya
FUTURE PLANS
EDITING: WIKIPEDIA INTERFACE

Article page
Chat abt the
article..

Profile

settings

Chat and discuss
with community
Trac...
CREATE A NEW ARTICLE






Search in Wikipedia
Search variants and synonyms
Google out
Click on Red link and start ed...
Stuck?
Find

help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Con
tents
User: Oarabile Mudongo
Wiki media Mozilla foundation presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius
Wiki media Mozilla foundation presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius
Wiki media Mozilla foundation presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius
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The ‘wisdom of the crowd’ has been one of the most exciting developments of the Internet Age. From Open Source to Open Content, this workshop will show how communities occupy centre stage in the information society. The workshop will particularly to youth as co-creators of the world’s knowledge.

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Wiki media Mozilla foundation presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius

  1. 1. WELCOME TO YES AFRICA SUMMIT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH WIKIPEDIA OUTREACH OARABILE MUDONGO WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION WIKIPEDIA COMMUNITY LIAISON [USER: OARABILE MUDONGO] WIKIMEDIA BOTSWANA
  2. 2. WHAT IS WIKIPEDIA? Is a free, online, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation  Uses wiki-a technology for creating collaborative websites  …Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment….” 
  3. 3. WIKIPEDIA STATISTICS 19 million articles, 282 language and about 90,000 active contributors (July 2011) Ranked 5th among all websites with 400 million readers 
  4. 4. SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN WIKIPEDIA
  5. 5. WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION Dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free content Not-for-profit - non commercial Multilingual - not national Neutral - not a political experiment
  6. 6. PRINCIPLES OF WIKIPEDIA  Neutral Point Of View (NPOV)  Verifiability  Notability  Assume Good Faith (civility and patience)  Break all the rules…be BOLD
  7. 7. WHAT MAKES A QUALITY ARTICLE    Structure- the organization of the content Encyclopedic content- adheres to Wikipedia principles, coherency Community- through discussions, critic and contributions
  8. 8. LOCAL LANGUAGE CONTENT, ACCESS TRANSFORMATION & DIGITAL INCLUSION      Everyone is pondering across the world how to master ICT, apply ICT; very simple apply to benefit maximum number of people. Social divide is abolished and the excluded are empowered hence E-Governance and e-Education. Develop tools, software localization. Shaping Internet policies around principle of inclusiveness, diversity, openness and relations among stakeholders. Enhances livelihoods and contribute to social and economic development of society.
  9. 9. WIKIMEDIA STRATEGIC PLAN 1. Purpose of plan is to chart a direction for the Wikimedia movement, clearly articulating key priorities:  To stabilize Wikimedia’s technical, financial and organizational infrastructure.  To increase participation  To improve quality  To increase reach  To encourage innovation 2. We'll know we have been successful when we:  Increase the total number of people served to 1 billion.  Increase the amount of information we offer to 50 million Wikipedia articles.  Encourage readers to become contributors by increasing the number of total editors.  Support healthy diversity in the editing community by doubling the percentage of female editors to 25% and increasing the number of Global South editors to 37%.
  10. 10. AFRICAN WIKIMEDIA CHAPTERS AND SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
  11. 11. AFRICAN WIKIPEDIA SUCCESS STORIES WIKIPEDIA ZERO Botswana – Orange Botswana Kenya – Airtel Plan to open it up to 70 million new users in subSaharan Africa.
  12. 12. MOBILE AND ISP PROVIDERS HELP SOUTH AFRICAN LEANERS
  13. 13. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Kenya South Africa Kenya
  14. 14. FUTURE PLANS
  15. 15. EDITING: WIKIPEDIA INTERFACE Article page Chat abt the article.. Profile settings Chat and discuss with community Track changes and who. Bookmark… Notifications ..
  16. 16. CREATE A NEW ARTICLE      Search in Wikipedia Search variants and synonyms Google out Click on Red link and start editing… Always “Show Preview” before “Save”
  17. 17. Stuck? Find help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Con tents
  18. 18. User: Oarabile Mudongo

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