As Abel Asrat, a Wikipedian in Residence from Ethiopia, explains it, “[Open Movement] can be a platform that allows people to access contents and materials openly or it can be a social gathering and movement toward knowledge and experience sharing.” Across Africa, several organizations are keen in allowing people access knowledge freely and openly. At […]See details
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The Creative Commons have a free-to-use copyright licenses. Their copyright licenses are pretty simple, standardized, and a way to give the public permission to share their creative work, on variable conditions of their choice. Thus, […]See details
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: