Introducing the Arabic language Libya wikiguide!
We’re happy to announce we have a new addition to our Wiki Guides family – an Arabic language translation of the Libya Oil Almanac. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first Arabic language guide to the Libyan oil industry, and it joins our other Arabic language wiki for Iraq, also the first of its kind.
The Arabic language version is online here – http://ar.libya.wiki.openoil.net
Somewhat counter intuitively given the hydrocarbon resources in the Middle East, there is very little information available in Arabic on the oil and gas industry. With our Arabic wiki guides (and other resources in Arabic) we would like to fill this information gap, in order to allow Arabic speakers to inform themselves about an industry which has, in many countries, had huge effects on their political and economical situation.
As we have a good basis of Arabic resources to start with from the Libya and Iraq guides, we are now considering creating the region’s first Arabic language oil guide- the Middle East Oil Almanac. We are looking for funding for this at the moment; if you are interested in working with us on this, get in touch at zara.rahman[at]openoil.net
The next step in the Libya wiki project, which is happening in collaboration with the Libyan Civil Society Organisation and funded by USAID via the Libya Transition Initiative, will be printing of the books, and will culminate in a 10 day ‘roadshow’ carrying out training workshops in Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata.
If you’d like to be considered as a participant for these workshops, sign up below. Additionally, if you would like to contribute to the Libya wiki, mention it in the form below and we will send you a username and password.