WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)!
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WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 20 Feb 2017 17:34 #20526

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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!
Ruth Miskelly
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 24 Feb 2017 13:40 #20611

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Yes, I am Interested.
- Feba Nisha
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 24 Feb 2017 13:41 #20612

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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 24 Feb 2017 13:58 #20613

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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?
Ruth Miskelly
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RE: [Wg7] SuSanA's World Water Day Wikipedia Editathon - Get involved WG7! 24 Feb 2017 14:46 #20614

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Hi,

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

Warm regards
Bincy

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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 24 Feb 2017 14:03 #20615

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Yes, I am interested
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 24 Feb 2017 14:12 #20616

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Will got back on the same soon.
- Feba Nisha
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Re: [Wg7] SuSanA's World Water Day Wikipedia Editathon - Get involved WG7! 24 Feb 2017 15:42 #20617

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Re: [Wg7] SuSanA's World Water Day Wikipedia Editathon - Get involved WG7! 24 Feb 2017 15:44 #20618

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Yes i am interested...
looking forward to the dates


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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 24 Feb 2017 15:07 #20620

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yes I am interested
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 26 Feb 2017 09:50 #20640

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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
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 27 Feb 2017 06:36 #20644

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Yes, i am in.
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 27 Feb 2017 12:01 #20652

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Hi Ruth,

I would like to take part in the discussion for following topics-

WASH, MHM, Open Defecation and Behavior change(Public Health)

I think all the chosen topics are good.
- Feba Nisha
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 27 Feb 2017 17:52 #20658

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Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for registering your interest in the Edit-a-thon! It is exciting to have such a range of SuSanA members on board, and from various different countries!

I have posted the first video on How to Start Editing Wikipedia on this general thread.

Please head to that thread and watch the video to get started!

WG 7 specific discussions will continue at this thread here
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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 05 Mar 2017 13:18 #20742

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Re: WG 7: Take part in SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day (19th/20th March)! 17 Mar 2017 17:33 #20916

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Dear people who have posted in this thread for WG7 to express their interest,

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
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