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Online Wikipedia climate change edit-a-thon, Wiki4Climate

24 November 2020

CDKN and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) invite climate change professionals and Wikipedia volunteers to join our online edit-a-thon from 24 November – 1 December 2020. The event is open to anyone with an interest in climate change, and a desire to improve Wikipedia content or share information.

Wiki4Climate aims to mobilise a community of climate change professionals (researchers, practitioners and communicators), climate and community organisers, and existing Wikipedia editors and volunteers to edit and update climate change articles on Wikipedia.

Edit-a-thons are where a group of people come together, in person or virtually, to edit wikipedia on a particular topic and it can be a good way to improve the quality of information and encourage people to become contributors.

The event has four specific goals:

– To enhance climate change related content on Wikipedia, particularly related to the Global South,

– To increase awareness on the value of contributing to the platform,

– To enhance the confidence and skills of climate change professionals to edit Wikipedia, and

– To build a community of climate change editors, particularly women and editors from the Global South.

Date and time: Starting on 24 November 13:00 (SAST) until 1 December 2020 14:00 (SAST).

Location: Online

Sign up here

Note: You are free to commit according to the time you have available and do not need to attend for the whole week. For example, you can choose to edit for ten minutes a day, or every day for the entire week. If you are able to add one sentence or a paragraph to an article, improve one lead or simply add a few robust references, you will be making an important contribution.

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