Call for Participants: Climate change Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 1 May 2020, New Delhi India
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) invite researchers to apply to participate in a climate change Wikipedia edit-a-thon. The aim of the event is to boost the quality and accessibility of information on climate change on the world's largest online encyclopaedia.

The edit-a-thon will bring together approximately 30 researchers, as well as veteran Wikipedia editors, to update and add content related to climate change pages. The event will be held on 1 May 2020, 09h00-17h00 as an adjunct to the Adaptation Futures conference in New Delhi, India. The venue will be announced closer to the time.

Applicant requirements:
- You must be working in the climate change field, including as a researcher or practitioner
- Strong proficiency in English as this will be the language of instruction for the edit-a-thon, and because most
editing will take place on English Wikipedia given resource constraints.
- You must be attending Adaptation Futures and have funds to cover all your conference expenses for your trip
to Adaptation Futures including flights, transfers, accommodation, visas, registration, and meals.
- It is a prerequisite for you to attend the session: Wikipedia as a tool to accelerate adaptation knowledge at
Adaptation Futures, as this will prepare you for the full-day editing event on 1 May.
- We strongly encourage developing country and female researchers and practitioners to apply given the
underrepresentation of developing country and female editors on Wikipedia

The organising team will only cover the costs related to extend your stay to attend the Wikipedia edit-a-thon after Adaptation Futures. This only includes covering the hotel, airport transfer and food expenses once Adaptation Futures ends. In addition, you are responsible to cover the cost of your flight and make sure it is booked to a later date in order to attend the edit-a-thon on 1 May. The organisers will not pay to make any flight changes to accommodate attendance at the event.

Please complete and submit this form by Friday, 13 March 2020 to be considered for the edit-a-thon.
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Gender (we strive to ensure a gender-balanced event) *
Which country do you live in? *
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What is your nationality? *
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What is your current job title? *
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What is your current institution? *
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What is your highest academic qualification and degree title? *
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Please indicate which research programme(s) your research falls under, if relevant? (for example Future Climate for Africa, PRISE, BRACED etc...)
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Have you contributed to and/or edited Wikipedia before? If yes, please provide more information. *
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Please provide a brief explanation of your research interests and which pages you would like to edit on Wikipedia. *
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Please write a short motivation detailing why you want to participate in the climate change edit-a-thon (max 300 words).
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Do you already have funding secured to attend Adaptation Futures? *
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Please note that the Wikipedia edit-a-thon is open for individuals participating in the Adaptation Futures conference. The organising team will only cover costs related to the edit-a-thon event (additional accommodation, meals, transfers) and will not be sponsoring individuals to attend and travel to Adaptation Futures. If you have not heard back from the edit-a-thon organising committee by 20th March 2020, please consider your application unsuccessful. *
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