[African Wikimedians] WikiIndaba 2021 Conference Announcement

Dear Wikimedians,

We trust you are keeping safe during this global state of flux.

This email is to affirm that WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom) continues to be committed to support the Wikimedia User Group in Uganda in its bid to organise and host WikiIndaba Conference 2021. We were working closely with the local organising committee and Wikimedia Foundation to organise the event before the suspension of all in-person Wikimedia events, and we continue to do so in order to ensure we have a memorable and impactful conference when everything returns back to normalcy.

Seeing that we now have more time to plan for the programme, scholarships and other logistics, we ask that you take advantage of the available time to think deeply about the value that your participation can add to the conference. We hope that from now till the time of the call for participation you will think about important questions that will help us structure the programme to suit your needs, opportunities that the conference can bring to your community and concerns that need broader consensus and support from the larger community.

We will announce further developments as they unfold and we look forward to working with you all in the future to make WikiIndaba a good place for Africans and the diaspora to connect on topics of interest and action.

Best regards,

WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom)

Glad to hear the news! Indeed it’s very important to think about the estimated value that Wikimedians would bring to the next edition taking into consideration the new normal.

Good luck to the WISCom and the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda.

Stay safe everyone!