The WikiVibrance

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The WikiVibrance aims at commemorating International Youth Day (IYD) 2021 in the movement by working with young people in the wikimedia movement to mobilize and engage particularly young Wikimedians and the rest of the wikimedia community to improve articles related to this year's IYD theme "Transforming food systems:Youth innovation for human and planetary health". In other words, young people from diverse communities in the movement will come together to take action towards increasing the readability of Wikipedia articles related to food, agriculture, human and planetary health. The WikiVibrance will celebrate the wikimedia youths and their roles in advancing open knowledge.

WikiVibrance e-flier

Event detailsEdit

  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Date: Thursday 12th August, 2021 (WikiVibrance Launch/Opening session) - 10:00UTC+1 and Friday 13th August, 2021 (Closing Session) - 14:00UTC+1
  • Outcome: Find event images and videos in the Action completed section

Organizing TeamEdit

Contact details:Edit

wikivibrance gmail.com

PartnersEdit

  1. Wikimedia Österreich
  2. AfroCrowd
  3. Wikimedians of the Caribbean

RegistrationEdit

Kindly register for the two-day online event

How to participateEdit

  1.   Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikipedia.
  2.   Enroll on the WikiVibrance 2021 Outreach Dashboard to track your contributions.
  3.   Sign up in the participants section on this page.
  4.   List the articles created or improved under the Action completed page.
  5.   Attend the online Launch/opening session on Thursday, 12th and closing session on Friday, 13th August, 2021

Action PointsEdit

  1.   Improve or create an article(s) of a notable young person advancing Agriculture, human or planetary health in your country/community or article(s) of your native food. Then, in a sentence or two, state why you choose the article and why it matters to you, under your username in the Action completed page.
  2.   Upload image(s) relating to food, and Agriculture to commons and their corresponding article(s).
  3.   State and share link of an article you have written or image you have uploaded in the past and why it matters to you under your username in the Action completed page.
  4.   Send your Twitter handle if any as well as the 3rd action point to wikivibrance gmail.com to showcase on social media.

Prize categoriesEdit

Winning Prizes for user(s) with the most contribution during the edit-a-thon:

  • 1st prize: $150
  • 2nd prize: $100
  • 3rd prize: $50

WinnersEdit

  1. Dnshitobu
  2. Proyezu
  3. Zend2020

ParticipantsEdit

To participate you just need to sign up in the participant's section.

To add your name, edit this section in English page and type '#~~~~' below without quotes, then publish changes.

  1. CaliBen (talk) 20:20, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  2. Abubakar A Gwanki (talk) 04:34, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  3. Zend2020--Zend2020 (talk) 04:42, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  4. Ptinphusmia (talk) 19:50, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  5. Ndahiro derrick (talk) 21:24, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  6. James Moore200 (talk) 22:18, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  7. Icem4k
  8. Owula kpakpo
  9. Castling D
  10. TaronjaSatsuma
  11. DaSupremo
  12. edithobayaa1
  13. The Odamea
  14. Shoodho
  15. Proyezu
  16. protais1
  17. emmynoah
  18. Cnyirahabihirwe123Cnyirahabihirwe123 (talk) 09:27, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  19. Husseyn Issa
  20. Mukusini
  21. Anuary Rajabu
  22. Nick Wilfred
  23. Edward jacobo
  24. mary calist mlay
  25. Idd ninga
  26. Suzane mollel asubh
  27. Janeth Mosha
  28. Atibrarian
  29. Bukky658
  30. Linason Blessing
  31. Tochiprecious
  32. Edriiic
  33. Omolarabasirat
  34. Promise
  35. Ugwulebo
  36. IFIKHARY RADHID
  37. Jamie Tubers
  38. Mmesoma
  39. Dolphyb
  40. James Rhoda
  41. Aderiqueza
  42. Xibitgh
  43. JadePhenom
  44. Emmanuel Obiajulu
  45. Ruby D-Brown
  46. RianatLawal
  47. osenibabalola0
  48. Chiziqa
  49. Satdeep Gill
  50. कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 11:02, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  51. Shanluan (talk) 00:57, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  52. Dnshitobu (talk) 22:23, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  53. Robert Jamal …talk to me💬 11:50, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  54. Ferdinand IF99 (talk) 04:07, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  55. Favicaptain
  56. Jesugbog0
  57. Hadassahlove
  58. Ogboinba
  59. Mrbobax
  60. Major Lyte
  61. Ugwulebo
  62. robertjamal12
  63. Nassima Chahboun
  64. Lilian Viana (talk) 15:22, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  65. Kayusyussuf (talk) 04:06, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  66. Em-mustapha (talk) 22:00, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  67. Ssstela (talk) 14:47, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  68. Musa Vacho77 (talk) 07:48, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  69. Lluis tgn (talk) 10:44, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  70. Justine msechu (talk) 10:44, 12 August 2021 (UTC
  71. Profayobami (talk) 21:17, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Action completedEdit

  Go to Action completed page

Proposed Articles to work onEdit

Please feel free to find any article of your choice related to Agriculture, food, human or planetary health to work on or translate to your language if not already available.

Otherwise, you can choose one from the articles about agriculture below:
Edit this table

Table 6: Proposed agriculture, food, water articles to work on (with a connection to climate change impacts)
# Article Daily view rates Quality rating
(as provided on talk page)
People who want to work on this article (there is no limit here)
1 Agriculture in Ghana 62 Start
2 Agriculture in Nigeria 174 Start
3 Agriculture in India 1,204 C
4 Carbon farming 48 C
5 Climate change and agriculture 317 B
6 Fisheries and climate change 1 C
7 Drought 825 C
8 Food security 870 B
9 Smallholder farming 151 Start
10 Water conflict 193 C
11 Water in Africa 39 Start
12 Water scarcity 762 B
13 Water scarcity in Africa 98 C

In addition to the proposed articles in the table above, you can:

  • Add a paragraph or section to one of the articles about Agriculture by country about climate change or sustainable agriculture in those countries. Its important to highlight the gap between the current impacts of climate change and the adaptation practices needed for a sustainable future.
  • Add a paragraph or section about sustainability or climate adaptation to articles about specific crops by country -- like the by country articles -- regionally specific crops are going to have specific effects.

Help...! I have never edited Wikipedia before!Edit

How to get started with WikipediaEdit

Tutorial videosEdit

If you are more of the "visual, moving pictures and audio" type learner, you might enjoy these tutorial videos which we have put together in our Youtube Playlist for you:

  1. How to make your first edits in Wikipedia.
  2. First steps in Wikipedia editing: talk pages, editing, watchlist, preferences, history...
  3. How to insert references and images to Wikipedia articles.
  4. How to copy a reference inside a Wikipedia article, how to adjust image size.
  5. How and why to create a REDIRECT in Wikipedia.
  6. Inserting references: page numbers, adding from ISBN number, copying references.

There are also plenty more Wikipedia editing videos available on Youtube, just search for "Wikipedia tutorials", for example videos by The Wiki Show.

Five recommended tasksEdit

The table below outlines five actions to help improve Wikipedia articles. You can select just one, two or more tasks that are suitable for your background by clicking on the sorting arrows at the top of the table.

If you want to know how a "perfect" Wikipedia article should look like, take a look at Wikipedia's featured articles. A featured article is the best quality article within Wikipedia. The Climate change article is a featured article (there is still room for improvement though!). See further examples.

Table 1: Proposed six tasks to improve Wikipedia articles
# Task (action) Details, steps and tips Suitable for which type of volunteer
1 Adding reliable citations to articles All Wikipedia articles need citations (references to published work) -- every fact and piece of information should have a reliable source. You can find citations for assertions not referenced, or delete unsupported assertions.

Steps:

  • To add a citation to an existing article, we recommend using the “citation hunt” tool, which finds articles lacking in citations.
  • Search the literature to see if there's more current information available than is currently cited in the articles. Preference is given to reputable sources, and literature reviews.

Tips:

Novice editor, with some knowledge about climate change topics
2 Improve language, readability and length of the lead of the articles What Wikipedia calls the "Lead" is the piece of text that appears first in the article, just before the table of contents. We want those leads to be the highest quality possible. Many articles have leads that are way too short and are not good summaries of the article. However, these are the most read parts of a Wikipedia article -- with most readers stopping after the lead.

Steps:

  • Ensure that the lead is like an "executive summary" for the article (similar to an abstract for a journal paper)
  • Ensure the lead has exactly one image (not more than one) and has up to 4 paragraphs (each paragraph no longer than 6 lines).
  • Include wiki links for key words (internal links so readers can click and go to other Wikipedia pages).
  • Use easy to understand, short clear sentences (say less than 20 words).

Tips:

Novice editor, with English writing skills and good understanding of Wikipedia’s style and rules
3 Improving language and readability of parts or the entire article You do not need to restrict yourself to adding new material. You can edit existing content to improve the language and readability.

Steps:

  • Replace long words with short words whenever possible.
  • Replace passive voice with active voice.
  • Make long sentences shorter or break them into two sentences.
  • Reduce paragraph lengths to 4-6 lines.
  • You can check the impact of your work by using Webfx tool or Online-Utility tool which gives you various readability scores for either a whole website or just a block of text. Paste in the web address of the revised article to get the new readability score. The Hemingway App is also a useful tool for improving readability. Is the current readability score (Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease) OK? Rule of thumb: aim for higher than 55.

Tips:

Novice editor, with English writing skills and good understanding of Wikipedia’s style and rules
4 Adding more or better figures, images, videos or wiki links (internal links that connect articles) Images, and figures are important for Agriculture related topics, but many articles lack these. Search the literature, internet and Wikimedia Commons to see if there are more maps, figures, infographics and alike that could be added to the articles (they need to be under the open access licence CC-BY SA).

Steps:

  • It is easier to add images that are already in Wikimedia Commons than to add your own images. Try searching for images using Special:MediaSearch.
  • If you want to add new images, you can only add your own images if you own the copyright and are willing to release them under an open access licence.
  • You can also add Wiki links from one Wikipedia article to another (see more information).

Tips:

Novice editor
5 Expand articles in the proposed articles section. Often articles in the proposed articles section will have sections or information, but that information might not be very thorough or useful.

Steps:

  • Read the articles involved, and look for sections with less than 2 paragraphs of information.
  • Ask yourself “what else would I expect to find in this section” or “what would I like to learn about this topic”.
  • Look for new sources that you can read to learn about that aspect of the topic.
  • Expand the section, by adding new or insightful information found from the sources.
  • Add examples, sources, projects and other content related to developing countries.

Tips:

Some editing practice, with some knowledge of the topic, moderate research experience