From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Financial Non-financial Technical

Archives of CIS-A2K requests

(January—June, July—December)
(January—June, July—December)
(January—June, July—December)
(January—June), July—December)
(January—June, July—December)
(January-June, July-December)

CIS-A2K request page is a place where the Wikimedians can request for the support to the community event or activities, inspanidual support (enabling participation), technical support, swag request, outreach support. Please sign in to your Wikimedia account to post or comment.

clock icon
Community discussion: Please discuss the request with your community members (on your respective Indic Wikimedia project village pumps and mailing lists) before placing a request.
clock icon
Timing: Please try to make a request 10-15 days before the event. If not it will be very difficult for CIS-A2K to support your request. We try our best to attend the request ASAP. Once your support is confirmed please give us up to 5-10 working days to extend support.
clock icon
Lessons and reports: Sharing lessons and experiences from your community events and activities are useful for all of us. Once your proposed activity is done, please take time to document them (preferably on wiki). CIS-A2K will also be glad to publish them as a blog-post under your name and circulate them in our newsletter to the wider Wikimedia community.

Note: Sharing event report is mandatory. Failing to submit narrative/financial report in time may make your next requests/participation in CIS events ineligible.

Click here to submit your request

Request for organisation support for collaboration with APCRDA[edit]

After bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati was selected as state capital and Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) as it’s governing body. But the content related to Amaravati on Wikipedias is relatively poor compared to other state’s capitals. To develop the articles related to Amravati metropolitan region, we are trying to work with APCRDA.

I’ve tried my best in uploading images of construction works in Amaravati but couldn’t accomplish them in terms of quality since I use mobile. APCRDA holds aerial shots and quality images of various works and development activities in and around Amaravati, by working with them we can cover an area of 8,500 sqm (58 mandals), under their jurisdiction. Mandals covered by APCRDA can be seen here

In preliminary meeting CRDA officials have shown some interest in working with Wikipedia.

How it works[edit]

This project will take place in 4 stages:

  1. Identifying places of interest and villages that needs images & articles on Wikipedias.
  2. Digitizing media (images & videos) of cities, towns & villages under CC-BY license.
  3. Improving articles of Vijayawada, Amaravati, Guntur and other urban areas with proper citations and Quality Images (QI & FP). Creating Wikivoyage articles for tourist hubs which helps tourists & visitors in finding information such as transit routes, shopping areas, restaurants etc.
  4. Creating articles for important places and villages those lack on Wikipedias.

About me[edit]

My name is Mahesh Idupulapati (username:IM3847), my contributions to Wikimedia projects can be seen at XTools. Recently I’ve began participating in outreach activities with my first activity as requesting SRM University-Amaravati to participate in TWL, which turns out as positive ands is expected to take off as soon as they establish e-library. Later I came across deficiency of information in Amaravati related articles, which was a planned city in Andhra Pradesh. This acts as an trigger to propose this pilot project with APCRDA, a governing authority in Andhra Pradesh.

What we can do[edit]

Since Amaravati is my hometown, I can identify important places and constructions in & around Amaravati, Pavan Santosh can help us in identifying places in Vijayawada and Krishna Chaitanya in & around Guntur. From APCRDA, we can get images for the list of villages and towns prepared.

What we want from CIS[edit]

Officials of APCRDA may need an MOU to be signed by CIS to share knowledge with Wikimedia projects. After this, we’ll plan further activities around this collaboration.

IM3847 (talk) 02:12, 20 January 2019 (UTC)


  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This collaboration will be useful in several. It'll be useful to improve the coverage of images related to the new capital of AP, Amaravathi, and also AP in general. Mahesh planned this very well for a long term impact. Also since we didn't have any major partnerships in AP, this can be a starting point to kick off such collaborations. KCVelaga (talk) 09:41, 20 January 2019 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for letting us know about this. We'd like to have a discussion over phone/hangout. Please send an email to so that we can schedule a call on it. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:33, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

T-Shirts and Certificates for Wiki Loves Women participants and organizers[edit]

Hello, I would like to request merchandize for Wiki Loves Women India Contest happening from February 10 - March 31, 2019. The project is focused on two parts: creating or improving articles in Indic languages on topics related to gender, marriage and women biographies on Wikipedia and the second part will be focused on integration of images from Wiki Loves Love 2019 Commons contest in Wikipedia Articles. For this program, Sumita Roy Dutta and I will be assisting and facilitating local organizers from different communities. There are currently 6 Indic communities currently in the program, more will join by the end of the week. Wikilover90 (talk) 16:03, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Links for the contests[edit]

Support Requested[edit]

  • 20 Cloth Bag
  • 100 T-shirts
  • 100 Certificates


  1. ਲਵਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਿੱਧੂ ਗੱਲਬਾਤAnimalibrí.gif 05:52, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ (talk) 15:40, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. ਸੀਤਾ (talk) 15:48, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  4. ਕੁਲਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਖੁੱਡੀ (talk) 16:19, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  5. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support It is organizing several wiki communities in india, I made awareness about this project at the Hindi Wiki Confe kolkata2019. I hope this Contest will definitely be successful, thank you wikilover90 for leading this project as a co founder -J. Ansari Talk 19:12, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  6. Support Support Good work--Jayprakash >>> Talk 19:20, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  7. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support খাঁ শুভেন্দু (talk) 19:22, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  8. Support Support *•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*Bouncywikilogo.gif𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 02:13, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
  9. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Gazal world (talk) 06:46, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
  10. ਅਰਸ਼ 'ਸਮਾਇਲੀ' (talk) 09:03, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
  11. ਸੰਗੀਤਾ ਮਾਥੁਰ (talk) 09:06, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
  12. IM3847 (talk) 13:16, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
  13. Support Support Marajozkee (talk)
  14. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 14:51, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  15. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- Shypoetess (talk) 16:25, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  16. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- Ranjithsiji (talk) 10:23, 18 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello, User:Wikilover90 thanks for letting us know about this request. Some observations and suggestions: a) please discuss this request with the Wiki Loves Love team (such as their mailing list), b) the event is powered by WMF grant, is not it? If so, are they supporting these things/similar merchandise? c) we got another request. It would be great to merge all WLL-related requests together. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:14, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello Tito (CIS-A2K), thank you for the reply. I have sent the email to the mailing list. Will add the link here once its approved. We are facing some technical issues with that. Secondly, WLL is WMF powered grant, but we have kept no amount for local or country specific events. The merchandise and postcards are supported by Wikimedia France and Wikimedia Deutschland for international team and top image uploaders contest. Lastly, I agree with the merging part. How do you suggest we do that? Wikilover90 (talk) 11:04, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Hello, could you please post the community discussion link? About bags: I am not sure if CIS-A2K has Wiki-bags. About certificates, and Tshirts, please let us know about the distribution procedure. Please feel free to ask question. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:21, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
The post for this was done in and in the telegram group of Wiki Loves Love. As for the distribution, you can hand over the t-shirts to either community advocates or post it to address provided by us. Thank YouWikilover90 (talk) 17:33, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello Tito (CIS-A2K), we have received the addresses from the t shirt and certificate winners (25-30). Please let me know, how we should proceed. Thank you.Wikilover90 (talk) 10:04, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Request for T-shirts[edit]


I have been doing various outreach events including awareness campaign, edit-a-thons, meet-ups etc. at Karnal and some of the students have been active participants. So I request a few of Wiki T-shirts (2 Large (L), 2 Medium (M) and 1 Small (S)) from CIS-A2K which I can give them as a token of appreciation of their active contribution.

Thanks. -- Shypoetess (talk) 06:16, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello User:Shypoetess, Thanks for your post, I'll forward it to CIS-A2K team for discussion and we'll get back to you. Thanks for your contribution. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:14, 14 February 2019 (UTC)