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statusnot funded
summaryTo conduct an 2 day Workshop & editathon at the 17th International conference of Women engineers & scientists.
event locationNew Delhi,India
event date(s)5th-7th October 2017
amount requestedINR 22,000
home countryIndia
submitted on10:24, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

As a board member & secretary of Wikimedia India (WMIN), my aim is to focus on spreading word about the wikimedia movement. Gender Gap is a very important Point of Focus for WMIN & WMF alike.International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) is conducting a conference from 5th-7th October 2017 & they have invited WMIN to conduct an 2 day Workshop & editathon. I will be conducting the editathon at the conference.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

This conference will primarily consist of Woman attendees & the focus of the editathon will be to edit articles on Women engineers & scientists in India. With Gender Gap one of the main focus points for WMF, this conference will create a huge opportunity for bridging the gap in India

  • All the participants will have their accounts created on Wikipedia & at least 1 edit will be done by them
  • All participants will attempt to create an article on Women engineers & scientists in India. This will be done on an individual level or as a group activity
  • The conference will see participants come from all the major cities in India, which is the best opportunity to encourage them to edit on Wikipedia especially related to Women Scientists & Engineers
  • Follow up with the participants after the conference to encourage them to further contribute to Wikipedia

Budget breakdown[edit]

All costs are in Indian Rupees (INR)

  • Air Travel ( Round trip air fare from Hyderabad, India to New Delhi, India) : INR 14,000
  • Taxi (For travel inside city limits to the venue for 2 days) : INR 4,000
  • Breakfast & Dinner for the Wikipedians who will be involved : INR 4,000

I will be staying at a fellow wikipedian's home to save on Accommodation costs

Other instructions[edit]

  • Booking of flight will be done by me