To Working Group 5 members: join edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for food security and productive sanitation
Dear Working Group 5 members,
As part of the BMGF Phase 3 SuSanA project, which aims to develop SuSanA to become a more effective knowledge management and collaboration platform, we are organising a World Water Day Edit-a-thon on Wikipedia, the world’s 5th most visited website!
We have suggested Wikipedia pages below which members of this working group may like to edit. However, these are suggestions only. We request the WG to decide which pages you would like to edit. Other existing Wikipedia pages relating to Sanitation can be found here, or suggestions of brand new pages are also welcomed: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProj...rticles_of_relevance
For Working Group 5, I would suggest the following Wikipedia articles would be worth looking at by the WG members:
If you are interested in joining this effort to make good quality sanitation information available in one of the most far reaching portals in the world, please, by 6th of March, post in this discussion thread your interest to participate in the event, and give your feedback on which pages your WG should focus on editing.
After 6th of March, we will compile the list of pages this Working Group intends to edit, and provide all interested members with the information required to get started, via this discussion thread. If you are unavailable or away from internet on the 19th/20th March, no problem – you can add your inputs to the Wikipedia pages ahead of the event.
If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to get back to us.
Please register your interest to participate by posting in this thread.
Linus Dagerskog, lead of Working Group 5
(supported by Elisabeth von Muench)
The objectives of the Edit-a-thon are:
1. To have a greater quality and quantity of information on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene available to all users of Wikipedia
2. To give SuSanA members and WGs the chance to share their specialist knowledge into a portal which is accessed by 500 million users a month, leading to likely impact on progress towards the SDG6!
Be connected to other amazing Wikipedia editors and SuSanA members by using a virtual workroom via Adobe Connect.
As an editor you can help in many different ways, be it writing new content, correcting and improving existing content, adding images, adding references, internal links, external links etc.
More information about online and offline options to get involved and help will be provided in due course.
Last Edit: 24 Mar 2017 23:38 by muench.
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Re: To Working Group 5 members: join edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for food security and productive sanitation
There are several IWMI staff who could help on topics like resource recovery, compost use, wastewater, reuse of excreta, and more as you see gaps. Please keep me in the loop that we know how best to assist maybe individually or as a group with some internal quality control.
Edit-a-Thon Registration for Working Group 5 (Food Security, Productive Sanitation)
Dear SusanA Team,
I would like to hereby register for the Edit-a-Thon on March 19-20 (WG 5). Unfortunately, I was not able to log into the forum (a colleague was experiencing similar trouble), otherwise I would have posted about my participation there.
Looking forward to a productive and fun event
CDD Society Bangalore
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Re: Edit-a-Thon Registration for Working Group 5 (Food Security, Productive Sanitation)
Thanks to the four SuSanA members (Pay, Alka, Clara and Abhi) who have so far pledged their support for the Working Group 5 topics, much appreciated!
Pay, you wrote:
There are several IWMI staff who could help on topics like resource recovery, compost use, wastewater, reuse of excreta, and more as you see gaps.
This sounds great. One thing your staff members could already start on is to review those mentioned Wikipedia articles (resource recovery, compost use, wastewater, reuse of excreta) and to think about where important publications by your organization IWMI should be or could be cited. This way you kill two birds with one stone:
you provide sources for statements that are currently still lacking a reference (e.g. you can sometimes see the note "citation needed" in Wikipedia articles); and
you give publicity to publications that your organisation has created and that you most likely feel proud of.
I look forward to meeting you all in our Virtual Workroom some time during the 48 hour period starting this Sunday at 12 noon GMT! (so afternoon/evening on Sunday for people living East of Europe; and early Sunday for people living West of Europe) The room will be open for 48 hours, so do drop in when you can. We have planned that there is always someone there to greet you and possibly help you or at least provide moral support!