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Wikimedia SAARC Coalition
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Start a coalition group for SAARC Wikimedia Communities.
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia.
  • Its member states include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • SAARC comprises 21% of the world's population, 3% of the world's area, and 3.8% (US$ 2.9 trillion) of the global economy, as of 2015.
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created on12:34, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
SAARC Communities lack local regional support from neighboring countries. We share almost same culture and problems however support group is missing for SAARC Wiki family.

What is your solution?[edit]

For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
1)Form SAARC Wikimedia Coalition Group

2)Host periodic conference calls

Project goals[edit]

What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
1)Host first SAARC Wikimedia Conference

2)Invite 20 members from 10 different user groups and chapters

3)Crate SAARC Wikimedia Coalition

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I have worked with SAARC Wikimedia Communities from past few years and I feel that we need a regional coalition to support each other


  • Project manager Local on ground support in Nepal for conference Zeetendra ») 13:50, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Community organizer I am an Open Access advocate and I have a similar idea and passion like Wiki SAARC Coalition. We have just formed Forum for Open Access in SAARC. I hope that together we can work on Open Access, Open Data and Open Education in SAARC Countries. Gutam2000 (talk) 07:23, 10 August 2017 (UTC)


  • Great initiative. Maithili Wikimedians User group needs support from neighbouring countries and chapters. Zeetendra ») 13:49, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
  • I strongly support this idea. We have a similar idea and initiated, Forum for Open Access in SAARC <> Gutam2000 (talk) 07:24, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

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No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at for help!