WikiFundi is an editing platform that presents an offline editable environment that is a a similar experience to editing Wikipedia online.
WikiFundi enables teachers, wikipedian communities and NGOs to learn about editing Wikipedia and contributing knowledge when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all. It enables individuals, groups, schools and communities to work on articles collaboratively. Once completed and when connected to the internet, these articles can be uploaded to Wikipedia.
In 2017 WikiFundi has been rolled out in 15 countries across Africa. As part of the Wikipack Africa, WikiFundi is being used by Wikimedia usergroups, volunteers and educational organisations in Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. In addition, WikiFundi is available via the Digital Schools programme of the Orange Foundation in dozen of countries. It as also used in South Africa as part of the WikiAfrica Schools Program.
Two options were proposed for Wikimania.
The lightning talk will provide a quick overview of WikiFundi as well as a demo for anyone interested. It will also very quickly outline user cases from 2017, initial feedback received and current state of its development.
A poster will provide statistics and other relevant information on the project.
WikiFundi was designed by Florence Devouard and Isla Haddow-Flood to support the WikiAfrica movement and Wikimedia volunteers across Africa as part of the Wikipack Africa project, in collaboration with Wikimedia CH. It was funded by Orange Foundation.