We partnered with the Youth Climate Council Ghana to organise a 2-day workshop to build the capacity of their members on Wikipedia and its sister projects as part of the WikiForHumansRights campaign. Participants were engaged on the fundamentals of Wikipedia, Translation of Wikipedia and practical lessons on Wikipedia editing, etc.
The workshop was aimed at enlightening and empowering youth climate activists within the Youth Climate Council Ghana network on how they can use Wikipedia to build public awareness of climate change in Ghana.
The 2-day event which was hosted at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT on the 24th and 25th of June attracted climate activists, students from the University of Ghana and other passionate Environmentalists. The training dubbed ‘Climate Change Edit-A-Thon’ equipped over 60 participants with the requisite training to enable them to edit and contribute to Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia as well as its partner projects; Wikimedia Commons, Translate Wiki, etc.
Coordinator for the Youth Climate Council Ghana, Richard Matey reaffirmed the YCC’s commitment to building public awareness on climate change through Wikipedia. “ YCC is committed to the open sharing of knowledge and resources to improve climate awareness in Ghana.” He added.