Wikimedia Bangladesh

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Wikimedia Bangladesh (Registered Name: Wikimedia Bangladesh Foundation) is an approved chapter of Wikimedia Foundation. The main objective of this chapter is to help coordinate and promote various Bengali language Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikibooks etc throughout Bangladesh.

Wikimedia-logo.svg Current projects[edit]

Native[edit]

Bengali language (bn) projects
Name Type Language Local name
Bengali Wikipedia Wikipedia Bengali উইকিপিডিয়া
Bengali Wiktionary Wiktionary Bengali উইকিঅভিধান
Bengali Wikisource Wikisource Bengali উইকিসংকলন
Bengali Wikibooks Wikibooks Bengali উইকিবই
Bishnupriya Manipuri (bpy) language projects
Name Type Language Local name
Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia Wikipedia Bishnupriya Manipuri উইকিপিডিয়া

Non-native[edit]

English language (en) projects
All English language projects, most notably English Wikipedia (to develop Bangladesh and Bengali language/culture related contents).

Becoming member[edit]

Two types of membership is available: Associate membership and General membership. Any Bangladeshi individual could be a member. For those, who are under 18 years age would become Associate member and those who are 18+ would become General member. Membership enrollment fee is 100 BDT. Annual fee is 100 BDT for the Associate members and 500 BDT for the General members. Please fill out and submit this form for membership enrollment.

Nuvola apps kopete.png Reach us[edit]

Website

wikimedia.org.bd/

Mailing list

Official mailing list of Wikimedia Bangladesh. join discussions at wikimedia-bd

IRC

Catch us directly on our freenode IRC channel #wikimedia-bd

Facebook

Become a fan of Wikimedia Bangladesh at facebook.com/wikimediabd

Twitter

Follow our twits at @wikimediabd (hash #wmbd)

Google Plus Page

Add to circle +Wikimedia Bangladesh

Nuvola apps korganizer.svg Our objectives[edit]

(From our Memorandum of Association)

  1. To create awareness among the people of Bangladesh about the availability of free and open educational content and enable them to effectively use them.
  2. To help build capacities of individuals and institutions to access, develop and contribute to free and open educational resources which include but not limited to encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, images etc.
  3. To organize workshops, seminars, study circles, conferences, training programs and other educational activities in collaboration and co-operation with academic/educational institutes, research groups, non-government organizations, foreign agencies, government and any other interested organization for spreading the knowledge and/or use of free and open educational resources.
  4. To support charitable work of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  5. To promote wider participation in creation, dissemination and expansion of information and educational resources covering the world’s knowledge and languages to all persons, everywhere.
  6. To further the development of electronic, printed and other resources required to support such participation.
  7. To produce, publish and develop or cause to be produced, published and developed, information/educational resources, whether in printed, electronic or other forms.
  8. To encourage the use of information resources for the advancement of education.
  9. To do all and any other acts or things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objects.

Nuvola apps kuser.svg People interested in helping to create the chapter[edit]

If you are interested to help us to form this organization, please feel free to add your Wikipedia or Wikimedia username at the end of the list by clicking here. Please make sure you do so while you are logged in. :-)

Official policy seal nt.svg Responsibilities[edit]

Proposed logo of Wikimedia Bangladesh

Executive Committee[edit]

See the updated list on the chapter wiki of Wikimedia Bangladesh with short biography.
The current Executive Committee consists of following people.

Chapter contact[edit]

Along with Executive Committee members following persons can be contacted about any information regarding to the chapter.

Gnome-appointment-soon.svg To-do tasks[edit]

S/L Name of the Task State
1. Preparing the Memorandum of Association according to the local laws Yes check.svg Done
2. Send the bylaws to chapters committee and discussion process leading to final approval Yes check.svg Done
3. Appoint the members of interim Executive Committee Yes check.svg Done
4. Local registration Yes check.svg Done
5. Public launch  Not done

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X-office-calendar.svg Past events[edit]

Photos of past Wikimedia events and meet-ups in Bangladesh are available here.

Filing cabinet icon.svg Meeting logs[edit]

To see the past meeting logs, please click here. And to know about meeting etiquette, please go to our etiquette page.

Reports[edit]

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