#OpenAfrica is an annual series of open advocacy training courses that provide physical immersion into the possibilities of the Open Movement in Africa.
The course is intentionally designed to be adapted to local conditions. The 1st #OpenAfrica14 course took place in Cape Town at the Africa Centre in February and March 2014.WikiAfrica’s #OpenAfrica14 hosted five Wikipedians from Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda. It was funded by grants from Creative Commons, Prince Claus Fund and Foundation Orange.
The second #OpenAfrica15 took place at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. It hosted 6 eager Wikipedians in Residence from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and two from South Africa.
#OpenAfrica has been developed to create a pan-African Open Movement community by:
- Building a team of niche-educated, multiply-skilled Open Advocates,
- Creating locally relevant toolkits to teach from, and
- Leveraging on the team of Advocates to create a sustainable active community through outreach activities.
Open Movement Course and Toolkits Team:
- Isla HaddowFlood (Project leader)
- Florence Devouard (co-project leader)
- Gereon Kalkhul, #OpenAfrica15 trainer
- Kelsey Wiens (project content manager and course convener of #OpenAfrica14)
- Rexford Nkansah (research and materials development)
Read about the experiences of the first #OpenAfrica14 delegates here:
Read more about #OpenAfrica 15 on this meta page.
#OpenAfrica14 is possible due to the support of: