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ruthmiskelly - 20 Feb 2017 17:34
WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Hello Working Group 7,

I would like to let you know about SuSanA's Wikipedia World Water Day Editathon (19th/20th March), an event being organised under the Gates Foundation Phase 3 Grant.

Rationale for this event: Wikipedia has great value to those working on the periphery of the sector. For example local government actors working on policy and legislation or media need information on WASH issues. International UN days such as World Water Day are other occasions when the number of people looking to Wikipedia to gain an understanding of WASH related issues will peak

Objectives:
• Edit WASH-related pages on Wikipedia (with 500 million users a month it is the world’s 5th most visited website!). This includes pages that are not specifically about WASH topics but that should provide links to WASH topics, such as the page about malnutrition.
• Improve quality and quantity of information available on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
• Enable SuSanA members and WGs to share their knowledge, which can leverage progress towards the achievement of SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.


The Edit-a-thon runs from 19th-20th March, and you can get involved from wherever you are in the world, for whatever amount of time (from 10 mins to 48 hrs ) you can spare!

As 1 of the partners in this grant, WaterAid will be supporting WG7, amongst other WGs, to get involved in the Edit-a-thon.

I will start by proposing some Wikipedia pages which WG7 members may be interested in editing.

Here are some suggestions:

WASH (if sufficient quantity of info on WASH in schools is added here, we can create a separate page for WASH in Schools).
Menstrual Hygiene Day
Community-led total sanitation
Participatory Rural Appraisal
Gender equality
Open defecation
Behavior change (public health)
World Toilet Day
Sustainable development goals (with a focus on adding content under SDG6)
Sanitation Marketing (suggested new page – WG2 to take the lead on it, but WG7 may also have inputs).



What does the group think about focusing on these pages? Have you got ideas of more useful/relevant ones? Please enter your views here in this thread.


Soon, I'll be sharing some short videos which explain how you can make basic edits on Wikipedia pages including adding references, adding content or adding an image.

Looking forward to hearing the thoughts/questions and comments from WG7!
febanisha - 24 Feb 2017 13:40
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Yes, I am Interested.
mahbubalam - 24 Feb 2017 13:41
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Yes, I am interested
ruthmiskelly - 24 Feb 2017 13:58
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Fantastic Febanisha and Mahbubalam! It is great to have you on board

What do you think of the suggested selection of Wikipedia pages?

Are there other pages we should include, related to this area of work?
Bincy - 24 Feb 2017 14:46
RE: [Wg7] SuSanA's World Water Day Wikipedia Editathon - Get involved WG7!
Hi,

Thank you for the mail.
Yes. I am interested and shall participate .

Warm regards
Bincy

Bincy Baby
Director
Eram Scientific Solutions
kimbowarichard - 24 Feb 2017 14:03
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Yes, I am interested
febanisha - 24 Feb 2017 14:12
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Will got back on the same soon.
Achola - 24 Feb 2017 15:42
Re: [Wg7] SuSanA's World Water Day Wikipedia Editathon - Get involved WG7!
Yes
ossai - 24 Feb 2017 15:44
Re: [Wg7] SuSanA's World Water Day Wikipedia Editathon - Get involved WG7!
Yes i am interested...
looking forward to the dates


Regards

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EDITOR, AFRICAN LABOUR WATCH / ANMFINEWS
Suit B50, Danziyal Plaza, Opposite NNPC Mega Station,
Central Business District, ABUJA.
USAIDssd - 24 Feb 2017 15:07
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
yes I am interested
Madhuri - 26 Feb 2017 09:50
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Hello Ruth,

It's good and it very critical situation on WASH in Nepal instead of among development organizations working here. I am keen interested Menstrual Hygiene and also WASH and toilet day.

Regards,
Madhuri from Nepal
jobwasonga - 27 Feb 2017 06:36
Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
Yes, i am in.
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