Wikimedia Bangladesh

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Wikimedia Bangladesh
A three colored svg logo of Wikimedia Bangladesh

Bangladesh map on globe
Location Bangladesh Icons-flag-bd.png
Country code BD
Founding date 30 August 2011
Approval date 3 October 2011
Main office Dhaka
Volunteers 30+
Official language(s) Bengali
Other language(s) English
President Munir Hasan
Key people Tanvir Rahman (Secretary)
Ali Haidar Khan (Treasurer)
Budget Per project
Affiliations Wikimedia Foundation
Mobile number +8801725003744
E-mail address
Mailing list wikimedia-bd
Freenode #wikimedia-bd
Twitter wikimediabd
Facebook wikimediabd
Youtube Wikimedia Bangladesh
Mailing Address Shelteck Niribili, 210/2 (1st Floor), New Elephant Road, Katabon, Dhaka-1205

Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) (Registered Name: Wikimedia Bangladesh Foundation) is an approved chapter of Wikimedia Foundation. It was approved by Wikimedia Board of trustees at October 3, 2011 and was the 39th chapter to be approved by the Wikimedia Foundation board. It is registered at Joint Stock Companies & Firms – Bangladesh under the Societies Registration Act of Bangladesh and the official name is Wikimedia Bangladesh Foundation.

The main objective of this chapter is to help coordinate and promote various Bengali language Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikibooks etc throughout Bangladesh.

Wikimedia-logo.svg Current projects[edit]


Bengali language (bn) projects
Name Type Language Local name
Bengali Wikipedia Wikipedia Bengali উইকিপিডিয়া
Bengali Wiktionary Wiktionary Bengali উইকিঅভিধান
Bengali Wikisource Wikisource Bengali উইকিসংকলন
Bengali Wikibooks Wikibooks Bengali উইকিবই
Bishnupriya Manipuri (bpy) language projects
Name Type Language Local name
Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia Wikipedia Bishnupriya Manipuri উইকিপিডিয়া


English language (en) projects
All English language projects, most notably English Wikipedia (to develop Bangladesh and Bengali language/culture related contents).

Becoming member[edit]

Three types of membership is available: Regular membership, Supporting membership and Institutional membership. Any natural person and institution/corporate body may become member of the Wikimedia Bangladesh. Members may either be Bangladeshis or foreign nationals. For those, who are under 18 years age would become Supporting member and those who are 18+ would become Regular member. Individuals have to pay yearly membership fees, the year will be calculated form July-June session. Regular Member: 500 BDT, Supporting member: 100 BDT. For more information please visit member registration rules. Member registration form could be found here at WMBD's official website.

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Nuvola apps korganizer.svg Our objectives[edit]

(From our Memorandum of Association)

  1. To create awareness among the people of Bangladesh about the availability of free and open educational content and enable them to effectively use them.
  2. To help build capacities of individuals and institutions to access, develop and contribute to free and open educational resources which include but not limited to encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, images etc.
  3. To organize workshops, seminars, study circles, conferences, training programs and other educational activities in collaboration and co-operation with academic/educational institutes, research groups, non-government organizations, foreign agencies, government and any other interested organization for spreading the knowledge and/or use of free and open educational resources.
  4. To support charitable work of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  5. To promote wider participation in creation, dissemination and expansion of information and educational resources covering the world’s knowledge and languages to all persons, everywhere.
  6. To further the development of electronic, printed and other resources required to support such participation.
  7. To produce, publish and develop or cause to be produced, published and developed, information/educational resources, whether in printed, electronic or other forms.
  8. To encourage the use of information resources for the advancement of education.
  9. To do all and any other acts or things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objects.

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Proposed logo of Wikimedia Bangladesh

Executive Committee[edit]

See the updated list on the chapter wiki of Wikimedia Bangladesh with short biography.
The current Executive Committee consists of following people.

Operations Committee[edit]

Publication & Technical[edit]

Media & Communication[edit]



Chapter contact[edit]

Along with Executive Committee members following persons can be contacted about any information regarding to the chapter.

Nuvola apps kuser.svg People interested in helping to create the chapter[edit]

If you are interested to help us to form this organization, please feel free to add your Wikipedia or Wikimedia username at the end of the list by clicking here. Please make sure you do so while you are logged in. :-)


Wikimedia Bangladesh Activity Reports

Activities of Wikimedia Bangladesh
School program to encourage students to read Wikipedia.  
Bangla Wikipedia 10 year Founding Anniversary Conference.  
Women participants on a workshop.  
Collaboration Meeting, Bangladesh and Indian Wikimedians.  
Wikipedia Contributor day - Wikimedia Bangladesh and GrameenPhone, 2014.  
Bangladeshi author of science fiction and children's literature Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal giving opening speech to the students at Metropolitan University, Sylhet, 2014.  
Bangla Wikipedia quiz contest winner receiving crest at Bangla Wikipedia Workshop at KUET, Khulna, 2014.  
10 years of Wikipedia celebration, Dhaka, 2011.  
10 years of Wikipedia celebration, Chittagong, 2011.  
Wikipedia photowalk, Dhaka, 2010.  

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X-office-calendar.svg Ongoing events[edit]

X-office-calendar.svg Past events[edit]

Photos of past Wikimedia events and meet-ups in Bangladesh are available here.

Filing cabinet icon.svg Meeting logs[edit]

To see the past meeting logs, please click here. And to know about meeting etiquette, please go to our etiquette page.


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