Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2022/Programme/Submissions/Localisation of SDGs related content on Wikipedia and its sister projects

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Title of the submission

Localisation of SDGs related content on Wikipedia and its sister projects

Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • Lecture
Author(s) of the submission

Oluwadamilare James POPOOLA


James Moore200


Wikimedians for Sustainable Development

  • Localising SDGs, Local languages on Wiki, local content, inclusion, education, sustainability engagement.
Level of advancement (basic, medium, advanced)
  • Medium
Abstract (up to 100 words)

According to Jimmy Wales, the motivation behind Wikipedia is to "imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge." I think this extends beyond English language learners to include readers of all other languages into which Wikipedia articles have been translated. Learners who do not speak English should have access to information in a language that is both comfortable and simple for them to learn. There should be local entries in the current Wiki local languages that focus on the 17 SDGs by indigenous editors.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?

Localisation of SDGs topics, it actualisation and progress through agencies and people in local languages.

Special requirements

Translation tool/translator, projector.

Slides or further information

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