Episode 14: WikiGovernance: Getting On Board

In episode 14, Ceslause talks to five of candidates for the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation board elections. Six out of eight community seats became vacant in 2021. Four were filled in 2021, so this year’s upcoming election is aimed at filling the 2 remaining seats on the Board. Could one of the next board members come from Africa?

Episode 12: Who is Maryana Iskander?

In episode 12, Ceslause checks in with the Wikimedia Foundation’s brand new CEO, Maryana Iskander. How does one settle into such a complex organisation – and what are her hopes and fears for the future?

WikiAfrica Hour: Revealing invisible faces through illustrations

10th December 2021

Imagine an article on Nelson Mandela, without an image of what he looks like. Imagine a great article on Michelle Obama, without a glimpse of what she looks like in person. These are even famous people. Now imagine what it’s like for the historically marginalized, economically or politically disadvantaged, whose leaders have been made intentionally … Read More

WikiAfrica Hour: WikiIndaba 2021 virtual conference special edition

5th November 2021

In an approach toward the 2030 Movement Strategy of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Community Resources team experienced many changes, some of which have taken effect. These changes were suggested and recommended during the 2030 Movement Strategy discussions that took place across the various Wikimedia communities. One of the recommended changes was the establishment of new … Read More

WikiAfrica Hour: Some Wikimedia acronyms and the works that happen behind them

10th October 2021

The 2030 Movement Strategy of the Wikimedia Foundation, necessitated great community discussions across the Wikimedia movement. A lot of suggestions, recommendations and reforms emerged from engaging various wikimedia communities in related discussions. One of the recommendations was the need for a Universal Code of Conduct that will guide every contributor who dedicates time to make … Read More