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[Wikimedia-l] Re: Announcement - WikiIndaba Conference Host 2023 and 2024
Thanks for the communique, looking forward to this year’s edition

On Mon, 6 Mar 2023 at 13:41 Bobby Shabangu <> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> On behalf of WISCom
> <> I'm
> pleased to announce that the next WikiIndaba conference will take place in
> Agadir, Morocco on 3rd and 4th of November 2023. Following this, the
> following year's conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on 1st
> and 2nd of November 2024.
> Going forward, we have adopted a system of selecting two host countries
> which will cover two successive years of the conference. This will ease the
> burden and save time of having to deliberate in a long selection process
> after each conference. It will also give time for the next host to prepare
> themselves for the conference.
> To ensure a fair regional rotation, we were deliberate with our selection
> process. We invited only affiliates from Francophone speaking countries to
> express interest in hosting the conference. This was followed by a
> selection criterion which looked at several factors including the capacity
> to host the conference, if there were elections this year in the bidding
> country, capacity of the affiliate as well as motivations why the bidder
> wanted to host the conference.
> The WikiIndaba conference brings together Wikimedians and open source
> enthusiasts from across the African continent and diaspora to share
> experiences and learn from each other. We look forward to seeing you at the
> next WikiIndaba conference.
> Please be on the lookout for a survey from this year’s host in the next
> coming weeks, as they finalise their preparations for the conference.
> Best regards,
> Bobby Shabangu
> (WISCom)
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