Visual identity guidelines and brand Wikipedia is a precious, shared resource, used around the world by millions of people every day. This is why the Wikimedia Foundation created guidelines to help authorised re-users of the Wikimedia Foundation’s official brand identity, including Wikipedia, represent our identity in a way that is consistent with the quality, impact, and importance of our...
Wikipedia is a precious, shared resource, used around the world by millions of people every day. This is why the Wikimedia Foundation created guidelines to help authorised re-users of the Wikimedia Foundation’s official brand identity, including Wikipedia, represent our identity in a way that is consistent with the quality, impact, and importance of our projects. The Wikimedia Foundation logos represent much of what our projects and our movement stands for: bold ideas, global collaboration, typography and text, integrity and quality. The Wikimedia Foundation ask that everyone who has permission to use these logos keep those values in mind. Using these logos well is a serious responsibility.
If you plan using Wikimedia logos, and in particular the Wikipedia globe logo, please first check out https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Visual_identity_guidelines.
WikiAfrica is an international movement that takes place on the African continent and beyond. It encourages individuals, interested groups and organisations to create, expand and enhance online content about Africa. This involves motivating for the representation of the continent’s contemporary realities and history, its peoples and its innovations on the world’s most used encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. WikiAfrica is not owned by one organisation and it belongs to all people and organisations contributing to its scope.
In its various guises and hosted at several institutions (including Lettera27, Africa Centre, Ynternet.org, and Wikimedia CH), the WikiAfrica movement has consistently instigated and led multi-faceted innovative projects. These projects have activated communities and driven content onto Wikipedia. Examples include Share Your Knowledge, #OpenAfrica training Courses and Toolkits, Kumusha Bus (in Ethiopia and Ghana), WikiEntrepreneur (in Ethiopia and Malawi), Kumusha Takes Wiki (Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda) and Wiki Loves Africa.
Over 2016/17 it is working on Wiki Loves Women (in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut), WikiPack Africa, WikiFundi and the WikiChallenge African Schools (funded by the Orange Foundation), WikiAfrica Schools (funded by lettera27), Wikipedia Primary (funded by SUPSI) and Wiki Loves Africa (funded by Wikimedia Foundation).
WikiAfrica was started in 2006 as a collaboration between Wikimedia IT and lettera27, since then – via the support of several organisations and the work of a few people – it has grown to embrace the continent and build communities. It has been pivotal in driving the current contributions done by communities across sub-Saharan Africa.
The projects detailed below form the main backbone of the WikiAfrica movement. They have all been conceptualised, instigated and led by three members of Wiki In Africa, although until 2017 through the agency or fiscal sponsorship of different organisations.
The organisations that have hosted or are collaborating on Wiki Africa projects include: