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Time for Africa

This presentation was first delivered at TEDxAIMS, and describes the need for Africa to begin telling its own story via global portals such as Wikipedia; created and presented by Isla Haddow-Flood, WikiAfrica (www.wikiafrica.org).
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Transcript of Time for Africa

Africa.
+
How can Wikipedia be truly
global when 84%
of articles are written by
people in the global North?
CC-BY-SA: Antarctica: Castle Rock & Mt. Erebus by eliduke on flickr
Or the site of one of the longest running
universities in the world
the world's 2nd largest market
65% penetration of mobile ...
CC-SA - Attribution: S@veOurSm:)e on flickr.com
"Museums have the knowledge and the documentation, and Wikipedia has a global reach and a circulation far beyond anything any museum could achieve on its own.
CC-BY-SA; Emilio Labrador; Timbuktu preferred method of transport, Mali, W. Africa
CC-NC-SA: Eva the Weaver, flickr
Isla Haddow-Flood, Have Chicken Can Travel, CC-BY-SA
Wiki
It's time for
to tell its own stories
Image: Princeton University http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/africa/explorers-central.html
CC-BY-SA. Attribution: NASA/Apollo 17 crew; taken by either Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans
CC-BY-NC- SA Attribution: Dr Mark Graham, Scott A. Hale, Monica Stephens; Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
CC-BY-NC- SA Attribution: Dr Mark Graham, Scott A. Hale,
Monica Stephens; Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
[edit]
Isla Haddow-Flood
info@wikiafrica.net
@wikiafrica
@havingaflood
CC-BY SA. Mercator image: Attribution: User:Mdf, derived from NASA's Earth Observatory "Blue Marble" series.
525 museums on AfriCom
- 26% have articles
- 48% no mention
320 Museums in Italy
• 55% museums with articles
CC-BY. Galleria degli Uffizi; Attribution: cfwee (Chris Wee) on Flickr
– Josep Serra, Director, Museu Picasso
Access to Internet via Mobile:
- 71% in South Africa
- 50% across Africa
CC-BY-NC-SA - Attribution: kigaliwire on Flickr, Downtown Kigali through broken wing mirror 2
11 500 + responses
• 69% had heard of Wikipedia
• 28% used it through the week
• 38% used it at least once a month
• 36% did not know about it or didn’t bother

• 57% knew they could edit
• 21% had edited Wikipedia
Credits:
"Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development", Dr Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, presented to DIFD March 2012
CC-BY-NC-SA: Graham, M., Hale, S. A. and Stephens, M. (2011) Geographies of the World’s Knowledge. Ed. Flick, C. M., London, Convoco! Edition.
Praekelt Foundation, Spotlight on Africa, Mobile 2012.
The New Wave report, written by Indra de Lanerolle, designed by Garage East © University of Witwatersrand; http://www.networksociety.co.za

Images:
CC-BY-SA, Attribution: NASA/Apollo 17 crew; taken by either Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans
Through the Dark Continent: Princeton University http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/africa/explorers-central.html
CC-BY SA, Mercator image: Attribution: User:Mdf, derived from NASA's Earth Observatory "Blue Marble" series.
CC. The True Size of Africa infographic by Kai Krause
CC-BY-NC-SA, Attribution: Dr Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
CC-BY-SA, Attribution: S@veOurSm:)e on flickr.com
CC-BY-NC-SA, Attribution: kigaliwire on Flickr, Downtown Kigali through broken wing mirror 2
CC-BY- SA, Attribution: Erik Zachte, May 2011, thematicmapping.org
CC-BY-SA, Attribution: Isla Haddow-Flood, Have Chicken Can Travel,
CC-BY-NC-SA, Attribution: Dr Mark Graham, Bernie Hogan, Ahmed Medhat and Richard Farmbrough, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
CC-BY-SA, Attribution: eliduke on flickr; Antarctica: Castle Rock & Mt. Erebus
CC-BY-SA, Attribution: Emilio Labrador; Timbuktu preferred method of transport, Mali, W. Africa
CC-BY, Attribution: cfwee (Chris Wee) on Flickr; Galleria degli Uffizi;
CC-NC-SA, Attribution: Eva the Weaver on flickr
CC-BY-SA-NC, Happy Cashews, Kevin Flood
Enormous Thanks ...
Created in 2006 by lettera27, WikiAfrica is an international collaboration between lettera27 and the Africa Centre.
CC-BY-NC- SA Attribution: Dr Mark Graham, Scott A. Hale, Monica Stephens; Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
CC-BY-SA Share Your Knowledge, How. WikiAfrica
CC-BY-SA-NC, Happy Cashews, Kevin Flood
Indexed by Google 2009 (sample 250,000 points)
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