SuSanA Working Group 10: Take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for Operation, Maintenance and Sustainable Services
Dear Members of SuSanA Working Group 10 (Operation, Maintenance and Sustainable Services)!
Your expertise is needed!
SuSanA has announced an Edit-a-thon to commemorate World Water Day and to improve WASH-related Wikipedia articles. Educating the public is critical to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal Number 6 (SDG6): "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all".
Therefore, this event is taking place:
What: World Water Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon When: 19-20 March 2017 Where: Wherever you and your computer are. Who: You can contribute solo, or work with a group of friends. Why you? You are committed to achieving SDG6. Why now? Achieving water and sanitation for all requires educating and informing all stakeholders. Wikipedia is the 5th most often visited website in the world.
Next steps for you:
Register your interest by replying in this thread and posting “Yes, I’m interested because...” to this thread.
Look at the list of suggested articles to work on below, and provide your feedback or comments. Which article would you like to work on?
What if I can’t make it on 19-20 March?
No problem. You can edit Wikipedia anytime. Please let us know what you’re working on. This effort is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to SuSanA. The project team wants to know how many SuSanA members contribute to the Edit-a-Thon.
What if I don’t have a reliable internet connection?
As an editor you can help in so many ways. Write new content. Improve existing content. Correct errors. Add images. Add references with links.
What if I have more questions?
Just ask. We want to make it easy for you.
Let’s pull together for SDG6! Please join this Edit-a-thon.
Ajay Paul and Stefan Reuter
Leads for SuSanA Working Group 10
Wikipedia articles that WG 10 members could work on:
- Adding content to existing articles touching on O&M and services:
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
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 you can spare! Soon, I'll be sharing some short videos which explain how you can make basic edits on Wikipedia pages take a look here for more details, here is Ruth explaining some of the basics
Looking forward to hearing the thoughts/questions and comments from WG10!
Re: SuSanA Working Group 10: Take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for Operation, Maintenance and Sustainable Services
Great, thank you!
Have you already taken up a Wikipedia account and registered on the Outreach Dashboard to make your edits count for this edit-a-thon? I don't recognise you here in the list of editors but perhaps your user name is not related to your name (which is fine): outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Su..._March_2017/students
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