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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Mission

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 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal, Satara by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Oct 24, 2017 11:52 AM
Blog Entry Wikimedia Workshop at Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Oct 24, 2017 11:52 AM
A Wikimedia Workshop was on 4 August 2017 at the Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College in Satara to introduce the Wikipedia and its sister projects to the students.
Blog Entry Odia Wikisource Turns 3 by Manasa Rao — last modified Oct 23, 2017 05:40 AM
Blog Entry Marathi Wikipedia - Vishwakosh Workshop for Science writers in IUCAA, Pune by Manasa Rao — last modified Dec 20, 2017 02:42 AM
Blog Entry Guest Blog: Retd. Col. Ashwin Baindur on Strategy, Wikimedia Strategy Salon, Vijayawada by Manasa Rao — last modified Oct 24, 2017 11:52 AM
Blog Entry Marathi Wikipedia Workshop in Sangli, Maharashtra by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Aug 16, 2017 08:40 AM
A Marathi Wikipedia workshop was recently held in Sangli, Maharashtra
Blog Entry Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Internship by Manasa Rao and Ananth Subray — last modified Jul 05, 2017 09:33 AM
Blog Entry Asian Athletics Championships 2017 Edit-a-thon by Sailesh Patnaik & Jnanaranjan Sahu — last modified Aug 01, 2017 05:23 AM
Odia Wikipedians, in conjunction with Indian Athletics Federation and Sports and Youth Services collaborated to document the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. Hundreds of photos were uploaded and new Wikipedia content added to inform the event’s fans.
Blog Entry Thematic Edit-a-thon at Yashawantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Jul 11, 2017 09:35 AM
Blog Entry Tallapaka Pada Sahityam is now on Wikisource by Pavan Santhosh — last modified Jul 10, 2017 01:44 PM