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CIS-A2K/Events/Meeting with Ecological Society & Prof Madhav Gadgil

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The Ecological Society is an organisation working on ecology research, environmental education and sustainable development. It has knowledge repository in the form of journals, reports, images and books. CIS-A2K partnered with Ecological Society to conduct thematic workshops for creating knowledge on river and biodiversity. Prof. Madhav Gadgil, scientist and pioneering expert in ecological sciences in India is also supporting the Wikimedia movement and CIS-A2K's work in various ways. As both of them expressed interest to contribute to Wikimedia projects regarding the environmental knowledge, a joint meeting was held on 1 September 2022 to develop the process and structure.

The Wikimedian in Residence (WiR) model was discussed in detail. The Ecological Society is ready to host a part-time fellow in the form of WiR. Prof. Gadgil will act as mentor and subject expert in the process. The gap finding exercise on sample basis was also done to know the existing status of articles in Marathi & English Wikipedias. The comprehensive plan of action is being prepared to define the scope of work and identification of the fellow. The project is proposed to start in the month of November 2022.