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AGM of WMBD and Wikipedia Anniversary
The 2nd Annual General Meeting of Wikimedia Bangladesh and Birthday celebration of Bangla Wikipedia
targetBengali projects
start dateJanuary 15
end dateFebruary 28
budget (local currency)156000 BDT
budget (USD)$1978.70
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• nahid(_AT_)wikimedia.org.bd• tanweer@wikimedia.org.bd
website (if applicable)• wikimedia.org.bd

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Socialize with community members
  2. Organize a community project
  3. Recruit new editors through branding
  4. Increase skills for existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community? This event is an opportunity for all members of Wikimedia Bangladesh as well as the regular bnwikipedians to meet with each other in person and as part of the event we will discuss the future issues and challenge for Wikimedia movement in Bangladesh.
  2. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past? We organised similar program last year and we've seen community members to get engage new projects. The previous event was also huge success in terms of outreach as we had received coverage from our national print and electronic media.
  3. How will you let participants know about the meeting? We'll use our official social media, various mailing list and Bangla Wikipedia's village pump to get the word out.
  4. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over? We be hosting a month long article contest in Bangla Wikipedia on the occasion of International mother language day and planning to arrange offline edit-a-thons right after the event so participants will be engaged through on-wiki and off-wiki activities.
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? Please see below as evidence of past success in executing similar projects.

Team members[edit]

Evidence of past success in executing similar projects

Activity reports:


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The program will mainly impact Bangla Wikipedia. Apart from Bangla Wikipedia, the program will also impact other Bangla language Wikimedia projects: Bangla Wiktionry, Bangla Wikisource, Bangla Wikibooks and also the Bangla related contents at Wikimedia Commons.

  1. Number of total participants: 200
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event: 17


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (BDT) Total (BDT) Notes
(Subtotal :156000 BDT)
(Subtotal in US dollars : $1978.70 (1 US dollar = 78.84 BDT))
1 T-shirts 200 300 60000 For WMBD registered members (as a token in general assembly), special guests, invited bnwiki regular participants and volunteers
2 Wikipedia Badge 200 40 8000 For WMBD registered members (as a token in general assembly), special guests, invited bnwiki regular participants and volunteers
3 Backdrop 2 1500 3000 One for the AGM and the other for the Anniversary
4 Food 200 300 60000 For all participants
5 Tea/coffee 5000 For all participants
6 Wikipedia cake 10000
7 Banner, Festoon, posters and other decorative items 10000
8 Venue 20000 We'll manage the venue on our own
9 Logistics 2500 will be managed by venue partner


  • I am sure this program will be able to get attention and increase new contributors. Let’s prepare accordingly and launch a great program. Afifa Afrin (talk) 04:41, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Hopefully that will be very effective and successful event.Good luck!-Masum-al-hasan (talk) 18:25, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
  • That would be most effective for the Bengali community. ~ Moheen (talk) 06:46, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • This kind of gathering will surely make better impression on BDWikipedian's and draw a vital coverage on mainstream media which will help to enhance new user. Rafaell Russell (talk) 08:00, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • From experiences of past events I can says this program will be a great opportunity for networking and idea sharing amongst the wikimedians of Bangladesh. -- Tarunno (talk) 08:35, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Expecting a great program with all Wikimedia volunteers and organizers from Bangladesh. It will be an unique opportunity for the Wikimedians from different parts of Bangladesh to meet and share their knowledge & experiences. Ali Haidar Khan (Tonmoy) (talk) 11:18, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • A great event from Wikimedia Bangladesh with wikimedians from the whole country (Bangladesh) - a great opportunity to reach them all along and grab media attention as well. —Mayeenul Islam (TALK) 12:56, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • A great initiative to strengthen the collaboration and relation between the Bangla Wikipedia community members. Also considering the fact that this event will be a very good one to promote Bangla Wikipedia to people, encourage people to make constructive works at Bangla Wikipedia. With memories from the previous Bangla Wikipedia events, waiting to Rock on -PGhosh (Hello!) 16:53, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I have been there on last year. This is very potential to build up networks between the wikipedians from different part of the country. We discuss about the problems on wikimedia projects and offline program. Gathering on tea table after program is another awesome thing I could remember most. Best of luck for the team and I hope I will catch up all of you there soon. --Nahid Hossain (talk) 08:22, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
  • This type program help to meet with Wikimedians from different parts of Bangladesh and share their knowledge & experiences. Also this kind of gathering surely help to draw attentation from Media and others Wikipedia Interested people. Hasivetalk • 08:32, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
  • This program will create vibe among Wikipedian of Bangladesh. And I hope this program will be more collaborative. Thus Wikimedia Bangladesh and Wikimedia Foundation would be more benefited from this program. I endorse. Sufe (talk) 09:24, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I hope this program will help Bangladeshi Wikipedians to share their knowledge & experiences. This event will also play a vital roll to promote Bangla Wikipedia to people and encourage them to make constructive works at Bangla Wikipedia. - Ashiq Shawon (talk) 13:02, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I am very glad to know about this program. I hope, it will help to increase the wikipedian's efficiency about their works and also create a personal bonding among the wikipedians.Best of luck, Mmrsafy (talk) 17:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm glad to know about this wonderful initiative. Hope this will make the wikipedians more & more active. Best of luck. Ronju65 (talk) 13:10, 10 January 2017 (UTC)