There are millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia. Of all those subjects, the ones that relate to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but some are linked to the fact that many people do not know that they can have their knowledge and cultures reflected on Wikipedia by donating their images, videos, and audio to Wikipedia. The Wiki in Africa ISA campaign, which centres around adding metadata to the images uploaded in the 2022 Wiki Loves Africa competition, aims to address this issue. Our award-winning ISA tool makes adding descriptors to images easy and seamless.

However, in the past, we’ve noticed some issues with the way people describe images. In response, we’ve written a Depiction Guideline article to guide people when adding structured data to WikiData here.

The richness, diversity, and beauty of Africa deserve to be visually celebrated on Wikipedia. YOU can help to do this by describing images for the ISA campaign. Everyone is welcome to participate (you do have to create a Wikimedia account first)!

Join the campaign!