CIS-A2K/ Draft Work plan July 2016 - June 2017

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CIS-A2K (Centre for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge) is a campaign to promote the fundamental principles of justice, freedom, and economic development. It deals with issues like copyrights, patents and trademarks, which are an important part of the digital landscape.
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Executive summaryEdit

Indian Wikimedia volunteers at the India Community Consultation organized by WMF. CIS-A2K team benefited immensely from interacting with Indic language Wikimedia communities.

One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalysing the growth of the free and open knowledge movement in South-Asia and in Indic languages. CIS has been a steward of the Wikimedia movement in India since December 2008. From September 2012, we at A2K have been actively involved in growing the movement in India through a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for the period September 2012 to June 2014 and through the FDC Grant received for the period July 2014 to June 2015. Based on the productive experience of working with various Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has developed its work plan for July 2016 to June 2017.

We have revised the work plan template taking into account the changed proposal plan sent out by WMF and in light of the feedback that we have received from FDC assessment during last proposal application. The FDC feedback is taken into account at the level of design, RoI and ensuring quality for all our activites.

This work plan consists of 4 verticals. These are:

  • Across 6 Focus Language Areas: CIS-A2K has put in significant efforts in five focus language area plans during the last year and has been successful in reaching most of its goals. In 2016-17 we will further deepen our engagement in these five language areas (Kannada, Konkani, Odia and Telugu) Marathi. Further, this experience and the lessons from it will be leveraged to work on another language which is Tulu. We have developed a detailed plan for each of these language areas, which can be seen

  • 2 Community Strengthening Initiatives: We propose to continue two community strengthening initiatives from the last year and would like to add an annual review of WEP initiatives, that will further grow the Indic Wikimedia projects and the associated community, both qualitatively and quantitatively. These initiatives, focussing on genearating quality content, building capacity and nurturing leadership in the Indic communities, have been appreciated by the Indic communities and will ensure that growth is sustained beyond the CIS-A2K program.