The african story

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The african story

  1. 1. The African Story David Mugo – Wikimedia Kenya
  2. 2. Africa is NOT:
  3. 3. Africa is NOT:
  4. 4. Nairobi, Kenya
  5. 5. Egypt
  6. 6. Africa Facts•  Home to the tallest free standing mountain in the world (located on sea level): Mt. Kilimanjaro•  Africa is the oldest inhabited territory in the world.•  The great wildebeest migration is ONLY witnessed in Kenya and Tanzania•  The hottest place in the world is Al’Aziziyah in Libya•  2100+ Languages spoken in Africa
  7. 7. Africa Facts•  Some early evidence of agriculture in Africa dates from 16,000 BCE•  Evolution believed to begin in East Africa•  Home to the longest river in the world•  More than half of all diamonds in the world come from Africa•  Home to the fastest animal in the world: The Cheetah•  Home to the largest land animal in the world: The African Elephant
  8. 8. Africa Innovations
  9. 9. African Innovations
  10. 10. African Innovations@chiefkariuki
  11. 11. African Innovations • USSD Callback • STK Money Transfer • USSD Mobile Banking • Information Services • Fund Raisers • Crowd Sourcing
  12. 12. African InnovationsCRISIS MAPPING/ELECTION MONITORING
  13. 13. Why the Wrong Picture?International Press
  14. 14. Why the Wrong Picture?
  15. 15. Why the Wrong Picture? • High Illiteracy Levels • Low Quality Education • Infrastructure
  16. 16. Why the Wrong Picture?
  17. 17. Why the Wrong Picture?
  18. 18. Why the Wrong Picture?
  19. 19. Why the Wrong Picture?
  20. 20. Why the Wrong Picture?
  21. 21. Citations? From Where?•  Most African Cultures not documented•  Small languages never published•  Computer literacy still very low•  Centralization of government services affects infrastructure development•  State-controlled media – Until very recently•  Information censorship
  22. 22. Wikipedia Definition“Broadly,  a  cita%on  is  a  reference   to  a  published  or  unpublished   source  (not  always  the  original   source)"  
  23. 23. What can we do?•  Create Human Citation Community•  Create Article an Article Incubator•  Create Competitions & Edit Campaigns•  Oral Citations•  Convince More Institutions on Authenticity of Wikipedia Articles•  Mobile Editing•  Kill WikiLeaks 
  24. 24. Points to Remember
  25. 25. Points to Remember• Africa’s 70% Internet Traffic is Mobile• Less than 22% of Africa is Documented• Africa is the 2nd Largest Continent• There is only 2 Wikimedia Chapters in Africa• Allow the African to Tell his Own Story
  26. 26. David Mugo Charlene (9) & Charnele (6) Mugo DJ | Not 22 years old  Chairman of Wikimedia Kenya BoardAdvisor to Kenya’s VP on Digital Media & Technology Twitter: @raidarmax Skype, Gtalk: raidarmax http://mugo.me

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