Donatien Kangah (center), chairperson of WCUG-CI, with two members of the Parliament's archives staff.
As mentioned last month, a collaboration was started with the archives staff of the Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire. For the Wikimedia Community User Group of Côte d'Ivoire, the main purpose of this partnership is, on one hand, to enrich the existing article of the Ivorian parliament on Wikipedia (FR). On the other hand, a focus is set on the women caucus in the Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire. For now, their role as politicians and their actions on the field are shadowed. On November 29th, a workshop was help with the staff of the Parliament's archives. Valuable documents and data were gathered.
On that basis, the article on Women in the Ivorian Parliament could be created and edited. This article includes details concerning the number of women in every legislature of the Ivorian republic since 1966. Even though it is a draft for now, the article is expected to cover various aspects such as the key roles these women have been playing in the Parliament, their biographies, etc.
Ivorian literature, the after-brainstorming
In collaboration with Goethe-Institut, the Ivorian literature in 10 points initiative is to be launched in 2017. Prior to that, on November 11th, at the headquarters of WCUG-CI, the local User Group set up a brainstorming session for identifying the contents as well as the actions that could be carried out during this project. What started out as a project for enriching only the Bernard Dadié article on Wikipedia (FR), turned into a large-scale initiative.
Dominique Eliane, filling the ideas board
Debating over ideas worth keeping or not.
The 10 themes have been identified.
Shooting book covers
Partnerships with the International Alliance of independent publishers and other publishing houses
100 photos illustrating the last century of the Ivorian literature
100 notable quotes on Wikiquotes
Edit-a-thons in the BSF libraries
Printing and promoting the works (booklets, photo expo)
Training sessions with students of literature, linguistic and other literary groups
Pivotal dates and periods
Awards and sales records
Associations and literary movements
School of thoughts
Hosting the Librarians Without Borders meetup
Family picture at the end of the meetup
Started in 2015, the BSF Campus program was initiated in Côte d'Ivoire by BSF (Libraries Without Borders). This program gathered 12 young leaders working in the library environment in Côte d'Ivoire. Among them, was Donatien Kangah, chairperson of WCUG-CI who applied to BSF Campus with the Wiki GLAM initiative. A Year later, BSF Campus will move towards a new selection of youth. For the closing ceremony, the Librarians gathered at WCUG-CI headquarters.