Episode 20 of WikiAfrica Hour starts 2023 with a bang! Ceslause hosts a panel made up of leaders from the incredible community events that are planned for this year. It is a timely glimpse into what post-COVID Wikimedia conferences are evolving into.
In the Wikimedia movement, transitioning a group of volunteers from a loose collective to a formal usergroup (along with accreditation from AFCom) is the first step towards validation within the global community. Three of Africa's leaders talk about the ups and downs for building and maintaining a Wikimedia Usergroup.
A round table discussion with the creatives on what drives Wikipedia's global brand, as the Wikimedia community embarks on a quest for a sound logo. How are Wikis easily identified? Why are these identities important? Why is a sound logo needed?
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?