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linusdagerskog - 15 Feb 2017 22:09
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!

It will be on 19-20 March, as a virtual event from your computer. We have already posted about it here on the Form to give you general information about this event: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...d-the-clock-together

This post is now specifically addressing the interests of members of Working Group 5 which is on food security and productive sanitation and for which I am the lead (see www.susana.org/en/working-groups/renewab...rgies-climate-change).

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:

Agriculture and reuse articles:

Articles about materials to be sanitized or treated:

And for all WGs we are suggesting the Wikipedia article on the SDGs:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals
as well as World Water Day:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Water_Day


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.

Best wishes,

Linus Dagerskog, lead of Working Group 5
(supported by Elisabeth von Muench)


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As a reminder (more general information is available here: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...d-the-clock-together):

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.
Payd - 22 Feb 2017 05:57
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
Dear Linus
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.
Best regards,
Pay
Alka - 23 Feb 2017 06:35
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
Dear Linus,

I am writing to register for edit-a-thon for the theme 'food security and productive sanitation'

Thanks,

Alka
ClaNi - 27 Feb 2017 08:19
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
Best
Clara Nicolai

---
CDD Society Bangalore
Nexus/Reuse Team


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agoyal - 28 Feb 2017 00:00
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
Hello Everyone,

Writing here to sign up for the edit-a-thon! Looking forward to it.
muench - 28 Feb 2017 00:03
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:
  1. 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
  2. you give publicity to publications that your organisation has created and that you most likely feel proud of.

Regards,
Elisabeth


P.S.

We will provide further details about the edit-a-hon by e-mail to those people who have registered and we will also continue to post information on the Forum - mainly in this general thread about the edit-a-thon:
forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...d-the-clock-together

(Ruth has posted a nice Wikipedia introduction video which she created for us today there: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...clock-together#20656)
muench - 17 Mar 2017 17:39
Re: Edit-a-Thon Registration for Working Group 5 (Food Security, Productive Sanitation)
Dear people who have posted in this thread for Working Group 5,

To all of you who have expressed an interest to participate in this edit-a-thon:

Have you already taken up a Wikipedia account?

If yes, great. Have you registered yet on the Outreach Dashboard to make your edits count for this edit-a-thon?

If not please do so here (after having created a Wikipedia login):
outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Su...2017?enroll=xjwmpagf

You can see here who else has already signed up:
outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Su..._March_2017/students

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!

This is the link to the room:
seint.adobeconnect.com/wpeditathon/

You don't need a password, just enter your name and click "enter as guest".

Are you considering doing translations into another languages?
There are translator tools available in Wikipedia to help you.
See here for more information:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/S...into_other_languages

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. For more information, also check out this forum thread which spans over two pages:
forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...rs-starting-noon-gmt

Or go to the Meetup page on Wikipedia here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/S...A_Platform_Worldwide
felixgrau - 20 Mar 2017 05:20
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
Dear WG5,

Pay asked me to join the clan of wikipedians.

I am going to start working on agricultural topics.

Kind Regards,
Felix
muench - 20 Mar 2017 12:23
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
Dear Felix,

Welcome to the edit-a-thon team!
I see you have created an article on co-composting in Wikipedia here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co-composting

Like Joe pointed out here you need to build it up very quickly now, otherwise it will be deleted as it only contains one sentence so far.

It's normally better to prepare it first in your sandbox before creating the new article. I hope you have material ready that you can quickly copy across very soon?

Please also note what Joe and I put on the talk page:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Co-composting

Again, welcome to the team!

How about joining us in the virtual workroom now to get some additional tips and advice and to meet other Wikipedians?


Just click here (no password required):
seint.adobeconnect.com/wpeditathon/

The room is still open (for all) for another 24 hours from now, until Tuesday 21 March at 12 noon GMT.

Regards,
Elisabeth
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