Development of Central Asian Wikipedia

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Project Title:

Development of Central Asian Wikipedia NGO Project Lead: Murad Matsapaev Project Participants: Dovran Berdiyev Larisa Agiarova Jemal Agayeva

Summary of the Problem

This is a description of the problem situation. What kind of people mission better if this problem is solved? Lack of CA languages versions of Wikipedia content.

Proposed Solution

This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem. Studying the existing cases from similar countries through internet search. Getting in touch with people who already working in the field through Wikipedia user profiles. Creating the platform for creating the interest, initiating the discussion though social networks and blogging sites. Event management, networking events, promotion of volunteering on other social network platforms. Engaging multi-language speakers (like US programs alumni) for translation from other language articles to local languages. Organizing workshops, which can be followed by contest. Possible incentives:

Technology to Solve the Problem

Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used? Google for researching other similar cases. Creating platforms for initiation the discussions and raising awareness through Blogging, Social Networks (Facebook Groups, Twitter, LinkedIn (Finding experts). Youtube and Flikr (other video and photo uploading sites) can be used for video and photos, which were taken during some workshops or networking events.

Existing solutions or relevant links

What other information could help technologists working on this idea? Other events are in progress. (wikibilim)

Follow-on Actions

Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people. Step 1. Start email correspondence with existing Wikipedia editors/writers to learn specifics and develop certain program for workshops. Step 2. Create a platform for raising awareness and engaging people through opening a groups in Social networks, starting and maintaining a blog, with small tutorials, telling the progress of Wikipedia articles amount growth, etc. Step 3. Organize workshops for people who wants to learn the use of Wikipedia. Organize a contest and some funds to give away some prizes regulary to people who actively participate in generating the content.

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