The first will facilitate the WikiAfrica Cameroon Project at doual’art in Cameroon. The other will be based with WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre in Cape Town, and will concentrate on assisting, training and supporting the content partners that are part of WikiAfrica’s Share Your Knowledge project.

A Wikipedian in Residence is an experienced Wikipedian who works with organisations and activates communities in order to share and open up cultural, arts and heritage content to the world through Wikipedia and related Wikimedia projects.

WikiAfrica Cameroon is a pilot project whose goal is to generate around 1000 contributions (image, text and other media) to Wikipedia. The project will conduct outreach programmes for Wikipedians in Cameroon (including initiating the Wiki Loves Monument Competition), and will also create articles written in French and English that will provide support information on the subjects required by primary school pupils in order to prepare for their CEP diploma. The WikiAfrica Cameroon Wikipedian in Residence must speak both English and French and will play a vital role in activating and training the growing community of Wikipedians in Cameroon.

The Wikipedian in Cape Town will be based at WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre

in Cape Town, and will concentrate on assisting, training and supporting the content partners that are part of WikiAfrica’s Share Your Knowledge project. A Wikipedian in Residence is an experienced Wikipedian who works with organisations and activates communities in order to share and open up cultural, arts and heritage content to the world through Wikipedia and related Wikimedia projects.

The WikiAfrica project is an international collaboration between the Africa Centre and lettera27 Foundation that redresses the imbalance of factual heritage and cultural knowledge about Africa on Wikipedia by promoting a new approach to knowledge. Its mission is to assist and support the growth of Wikipedia as a free and open encyclopaedia that provides greater access to Africa’s wealth of contemporary and historical realities.

For more details, please read the call for applications here. The final deadline for both applications is the 26th November 2012. Applicants applying to WikiAfrica Cameroon should contact marilyn.doualabell@doualart.org. Those seeking to apply for the WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre, should contact islahf@africacentre.net For more information on the project, please visit: www.wikiafrica.org