Have you heard? - WikiGap, the next big thing?.
The WikiGap campaign was originated in March 2017, a sister edit-a-thon in four languages between the Swedish embassy in New Delhi, and Stockholm was organized for International Women's day. Then there was no looking back, the campaign brought partnership between different Wikimedia affiliates around the world as The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs inviting broad and diverse participation allowing local adaptations to the overall theme of closing the gender gap and other gaps relevant for diversity on Wikipedia. This year too events took place around International Women's Day in March 2019 and still continuing in several cities around the world run by the Swedish Embassy and local Wikimedia affiliates, reaching out to more than 15 countries, 669 editors, with 2.48k articles created and 25.9 million articles views and counting. I being one of the fortunate organizer like to invite everyone of you, whether you are part of WikiGap or even you are not, do come and listen or join the discussion, to know how everything happened? What could have happened and didn’t happen? Whether it is on the way to be the next big thing?
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This session is in tune with sustainable development goals of this space, it encourages participation of women and focused on writing new or expand articles on women biographies thus addressing “Gender Equality” (Goal 5), educating the society about women, thus providing “Quality Education” (Goal 4), ensuring ‘Innovation’ (Goal 9), empowering women which will “Reduced Inequalities” (Goal 10), it partners affiliates from around the world ensuring “Partnerships for the goals” (Goal 17), and finally, if the goal is reached it will ensure “Peace, justice and strong institutions bonding” (Goal 16) with “Good health and well-being (Goal 3).
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Sharing of experiences and success stories.
- Inspiring others to organize and participate in such projects.
- Shared understanding of what still can be done, or can be achieved together.
- Vision of WikiGap 2020 and beyond.
- Rajeeb Dutta
- Olaniyan Ishola Olushola
- Wikimedia India
- Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Lightning talk
- Roundtable discussion forum
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session
If other than 20 minutes, specify how long
- 10 minutes for lightening talk
- 40 minutes for Panel Discussions (including the Question & Answer session)
The session will work best with these conditions:
A projector + screen + wifi
Any kind of recording is allowed