East African Wikimedians

East African Wikimedians 14 AprilApr 2023 10:15am - 11:15am Africa/Nairobi
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Internet Sustainability in Practice: Experiences from Wikimedians in Eastern Africa

Session Format: Panel Discussion.

This is a panel discussion featuring Wikimedians from South Sudan, Uganda, Botswana, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as they share their experiences with network and internet connectivity disruptions. The objective is to help the audience understand the general East African context and how communities in the region try to deal with the reality of internet disruptions. Stories from Wikimedians in various countries around the region, including South Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Cameroon, and others will be shared.Wikimedia has a huge impact on the availability of content and knowledge around East Africa. There is no internet without content and community," and this panel discussion is an opportunity for the audience to advocate for policies that can reform the availability and ease of internet access in East African communities from the perspective of Wikimedians.





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