Centre for Internet & Society

The key mandate of the Access to Knowledge project at CIS (CIS-A2K) is to work towards catalysing the growth of the open knowledge movement in south Asia and in Indic languages. From September 2012, CIS has been actively involved in growing the open knowledge movement in India through a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). The current focus of the CIS-A2K team spans over 5 language areas (Kannada, Konkani, Marathi, Odia, and Telugu), 2 community strengthening initiatives, and 6 stand-alone Wikimedia projects.

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The mission of CIS-A2K is to catalyze the growth of open knowledge movement in South Asia and in Indic languages. Within the Wikimedia universe CIS-A2K specifically strives to further grow the Indic and English Wikimedia projects and communities by:

  • supporting and serving the Indian Wikimedia communities in all possible ways;
  • building institutional partnerships;
  • bringing more content under free license;
  • designing and executing projects with community participation;
  • strengthening the Wikimedia volunteers; and
  • fostering and enabling an appropriate legal and technological ecosystem.


Work Plans

Work plans and other programme documents can be accessed here:


Activities and Feedback

If you have a general proposal/suggestion for Access to Knowledge team you can write on the requests page. If you have appreciations or feedback on our work, please share it on feedback page.


Recent Posts

Blog Entry Marathi Language Day events by CIS-A2K in February 2018 by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Mar 17, 2018 08:58 AM
Marathi Language day is celebrated all over world on 27th February. Dnyanpeeth award winning writer V.V.Shirwadkar alias Kusumagraj was born on this date. Various events and activities were conducted in collaboration with community, institutions and government departments.
Blog Entry Mini Train the Trainer 2018 by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Mar 17, 2018 08:51 AM
A mini train the trainer 2018 (Mini TTT 2018) program was organized by CIS-A2K at Jnana Prabodhini & Bhave High School, Sadashiv Peth, Pune on 24 and 25 February 2018. Total 19 active editors from Marathi community participated. Experienced editors from community were also involved in the program.
Blog Entry Nichole Saad from the Wikimedia Foundation visits Christ University by Manasa Rao — last modified Dec 17, 2017 07:01 PM
Blog Entry Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Internship by Manasa Rao — last modified Dec 14, 2017 08:55 AM
Blog Entry Wikipedia Orientation Program at Rotary Club of Salem by Manasa Rao — last modified Dec 11, 2017 03:52 PM
CIS-A2K in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Salem, Tamil Nadu conducted a two-day Wikipedia orientation workshop for student members of the club.
Blog Entry Wikimedia Technical Workshop at Savitribai Phule Pune University by Manasa Rao — last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:03 PM
Blog Entry Kannada Wikipedia Orientation Workshop at IISc, Bengaluru by Gopalakrishna A — last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:16 PM
Blog Entry Marathi Wikipedia workshop for Sandarbh Science magazine writers by Manasa Rao — last modified Dec 19, 2017 03:53 PM
A Marathi Wikipedia workshop was recently conducted for the writers at Sandarbh Science magazine.
Blog Entry CIS-A2K signs MoU with Telangana Government by Manasa Rao — last modified Nov 08, 2017 10:08 AM
Blog Entry Discussion on Creation of Social Media Guidelines & Strategy for Telugu Wikimedia by Manasa Rao — last modified Oct 24, 2017 02:42 PM
Between 1 to 16 September, an online discussion took place on the creation of social media guidelines and strategy for Telugu Wikimedia handles online.