Editing women profiles with 7 librarians during #1Lib1Ref
Understanding the gender gap on Wikipedia and more importantly, knowing how to bridge it, these were the goals of a workshop held on 17 January at Wikimedia Côte d’Ivoire headquarters in Abidjan. For the Ivorian librarians gathered at this workshop, the interest of the #1Lib1Ref campaign was twofold: understanding deeper the concept of Wikipedia and, more importantly, knowing how to edit its contents related to Ivorian women.
For almost a year now Wikimedia Côte d’Ivoire has been emphasizing on women-related topics. Through Wiki Loves Women, a project run in Côte d’Ivoire as well as in Ghana and Nigeria, over 500 women profiles have been created, improved, and translated on Wikipedia.
Overview of Attendees
A librarian editing a women profile on Wikipedia.
This userbox was created for the #1Lib1Ref campaign on the french Wikipedia.
7 librarians from Côte d'Ivoire edit women profiles on @Wikipedia http://www.wikiloveswomen.org/2017/01/27/7-librarians-cote-divoire-edit-women-profiles-wikipedia/ #1Lib1Ref #civtech @WikiLovesWomen @Wikimedia_CIV
From January 22 to 25, seasoned Wikipedians across Africa gathered in Accra. The event referred to as WikiIndaba, invited a delegation from Côte d’Ivoire.
We shared the GLAM experience in Côte d’Ivoire through presentations and one-on-one discussions. One of the most valuable benefits of WikiIndaba 2017 was probably the lesson learned from other GLAM experiences throughout Africa.
A presentation exploring the constraints encountered as well as the benefits of partnering with GLAMs.
Accra, the capital of Ghana hosted the 2nd edition of Wikiindaba