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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2096 - C5, C10
Title of the submission

Increasing awareness of Wikipedia: How to forge strategic partnerships to achieve this goal?

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

Partnerships and Global Reach team, Wikimedia Foundation.

Language of presentation


E-mail address



RAyyakkannu (WMF), JRabah (WMF), JVargas (WMF), AVrana (WMF)

Country of origin

India, Jordan, Colombia, Brazil

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Why is awareness of Wikipedia important to our mission? This presentation will show the importance of working to increase awareness of Wikipedia (new readers and editors).

The presentation will show different examples, and will be followed by a workshop. We will present problem scenarios and encourage groups of attendees to come up with awareness solutions.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Participants to walk away with concrete ideas on how they can raise awareness in their country through partnerships and how they can find such partners.

Theme of presentation

Outreach and education / project community and community development

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All audiences

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

60 minutes

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