What is Kelele?
Kelele is an annual African bloggers’ conference held in different African cities each year and run by an organizing committee in that city. Kelele will be held for the first time in October 2009 in
Kelele is the Kiswahili word for noise.
We are organizing a gathering of African bloggers in the tradition of historical African societies where everyone has a voice. With too many voices marginalized or simply ignored in African society today for a variety of reasons, we believe that the internet in general and grassroots media tools such as blogs/SMS in particular represent the most powerful way in which to give Africans back their voice.
We are gathering to make a powerful, positive, inspirational noise that will be heard across the continent and beyond. KELELE!
The specific theme of Kelele ’09
We anticipate that this conference will continue to be called Kelele wherever it is held. For example Kelele Nairobi ’09, Kelele Accra ’10, Kelele Cairo ’11 and so on.
When will Kelele ’09
October/November 2009. We have tentatively booked the 29th October – 1st November 2009.
The African Bloggers Awards, which aims to recognize the top blogger from each African country, will be held for the first time in
There are a variety of ways that you can become involved as a sponsor for Kelele – your contribution doesn’t only need to be financial in nature. If you’d like to find out more about the sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org