I have been a Wikipedian and Wikimedian since 2012. And a volunteer at Wikimedia Ghana User Group since. Representing at BarCamps to community events and creating awareness about shared knowledge.
During Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (#FIFAfrica) which took place in Accra, Ghana and brought together policy makers to enthusiasts together. Justice and I represented our usergroup by leading a session on Wikipedia and Wikimedia.
Our session focused on guiding and educating users of the world’s largest Encyclopedia made by volunteers. We had 3 presentations and and Q&As
- Part I – Wikipedia Background & Editorial Principles
- Part II – Wikipedia Governance
- Part III – Communities around Wikipedia
The session was very interactive responding to questions from participants. We we’re thrillied to also have Dorothy K. Gordon Ghanaian technology activist and development specialist participate in our session.
Participants were excited about what WMGHUG and the work global community does and signed up to join and learn more about contributing to this pool of knowledge.
It was an interesting session later today as we held our @Wikipedia 101: " A Practical Session" presentation led by @Enock4seth and @Owula_Kpakpo at the #InternetFreedomAfrica forum in Accra. Thanks for coming to our presentation.#FIFAfrica18 #NowEditingWikipedia pic.twitter.com/QYFcANOo0Q— Wikimedia Ghana UG (@WikimediaGH) September 28, 2018