Everyone can contribute relevant photos from anywhere on the globe. Additionally people, groups or organisations are encouraged to host a series of events to build Wikipedia savvy communities around the competition. These events take the form of introductory workshops, photographic excursions and upload sessions and are aimed at encouraging an ongoing pride in local heritage and cultural practice, as well as to foster a culture of contribution to the internet to shake up the single story of Africa.
Wiki Loves Africa is activated by the Wikimedia community that created Wikipedia in support of WikiAfrica movement. Currently there are 13 countries taking part in this focused way. The hosts of these interventions range from established communities in Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, and Tunisia to fledgling volunteer groups and single enthusiasts in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Specific detail about these events will become available on the Facebook page and the Wikimedia Commons pages. Find out what each community is doing:
- Algérie : https://www.facebook.com/WikimediaDZ
- Cameroon : https://www.facebook.com/WikimediansOfCameroonUserGroup/
- Cote d’Ivoire : https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikimediaCi
- Ghana : https://www.facebook.com/openfoundationwestafrica/
- Nigeria : https://www.facebook.com/WikimediaNG/
- Tanzania : https://www.facebook.com/WLATanzania/
- Tunisie: https://www.facebook.com/WikimediaTunisie