WG13's kick-off activity: SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day!

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WG13's kick-off activity: SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day!

Hello fellow Behaviour Change enthusiasts,

I would like to introduce a first chance to work together on Behaviour Change issues!

SuSanA's Wikipedia World Water Day Editathon (19th/20th March) is 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 :silly: )you can spare!

As 1 of the partners in this grant, WaterAid will be supporting WG13, amongst other WGs, to get involved in the Edit-a-thon.

I will start by proposing some Wikipedia pages which WG13 members may be interested in editing.

Here are some suggestions:

Behavior change (public health)
Behaviour change communication
Open defecation
Design for Behaviour Change
Community-led Total Sanitation
Barrier Analysis
Handwashing
Menstrual Hygiene Day
Global Handwashing Day
Hygiene Promotion (suggested new page)


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 WG13!

Ruth Miskelly
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Re: WG13's kick-off activity: SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day!

Hello

This sounds very interesting and I would like to participate and share USAID sponsored resources on behavior change.

Regards,
Dan Campbell

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Re: WG13's kick-off activity: SuSanA's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day!

Hi Dan,

Wonderful, it will be great to have you on board!

As guidance for everyone, as Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, there is a strong focus on referencing, so there is certainly an opportunity to cite reports, frameworks and guidelines etc as references to your explanations of the different topics.

As the aim is to provide factual information, the general rule is that there should be a reference cited at the end of each sentence.

P.S. If you've any feedback on the selection of Wikipedia pages to edit, please share it on this thread :)

Ruth Miskelly
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