Wiki In Africa is excited to announce (along with Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire (WMUGIC)) that this March, in celebration of Wangari Maathai Day, the Africa Environment WikiFocus will encourage Wikimedian and other academic and activist communities to contribute content related to Africa’s Climate to the Wikimedia projects!

Individuals, communities, and organizations are free to contribute in various ways. Watch this space!

Those Wikimedia communities wishing to host training or contribution events can apply for a microgrant of any amount between USD100 and USD1500. The deadline to apply for this microgrant is 28 February. 

Read the AKI Africa Environment micro-funding criteria and application process.

The African Knowledge Initiative (AKI) has tasked Wiki In Africa (WIA) and Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire (WMUG IC) to focus on the Wikimedia community’s attention on Africa’s Environment. A partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation and the African Union, the African Knowledge Initiative celebrates three critical subjects in its inaugural year: youth, environment, and the African continent. Each focus subject has been entrusted to two implementing Wikimedia-focused partners.