Wiki Indaba

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WikiIndaba
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StatusActive
GenreConference
Location(s)Various
Inaugurated2014;5 years ago (2014)
Most recent2018
Organised byLocal volunteer teams
Filing statusNon-profit
Website wikiindaba.net

Wiki Indaba is an official conference of the Wikimedia Foundation with interest in African content. [1] [2] Topics of presentation and dialogue include Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, other wikis, open-source software, free knowledge, free content and how these projects affect the African continent.

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LogoConferenceDatePlace
Wiki Indaba 2014.jpeg WikiIndaba 2014 June 20–22Johannesburg, South Africa [3]
WikiIndaba 2017.jpg WikiIndaba 2017 January 20–22Accra, Ghana [4]
WikiIndaba2018 Tunisia v2.0.svg WikiIndaba 2018 March 16–18Tunis, Tunisia [5]
Promotion banner WikiIndaba 2019 01.png WikiIndaba 2019 November 8–10Abuja, Nigeria [6]

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References

  1. Fripp, Charlie (2014-06-24). "What does Wikipedia need to do in Africa?". htxt.africa. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  2. "Wiki Indaba 2017". Opensource.com. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  3. June, Charlie Fripp on 24th (2014-06-24). "What does Wikipedia need to do in Africa?". htxt.africa. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  4. "Wiki Indaba Kickstarts in Accra, Ghana - The African Dream". www.theafricandream.net. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
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  6. "WikiIndaba conference 2019" . Retrieved 2019-08-25.