I’m looking for feedback and endorsement for my Wikimedia Foundation PEG
grant to be Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO
I’d very much appreciate if you would have a look, I want to include as
many different projects and languages as possible and connect editors in
each country with local UNESCO partners which could benefit activities like
Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Earth. The most relevant goal to
Wikimedia Commons is:
*2. Make content from the archives of UNESCO and its partners available on
Wikimedia projects:* This project will facilitate the *upload of 30,000
images, audio files, videos, data and other content* to Wikimedia projects
from UNESCO archives
images), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
<http://www.uis.unesco.org/Pages/default.aspx> and other sources including *10
organisations changing their content license to be Wikimedia compatible*, a
completed pilot project is outlined in the Goal section.
I ran a pilot project that resulted in the images found in the Wikimedia
Commons category Images from the archive of UNESCO
here are a few examples:
The Soda volcano, Oromia, Ethiopia.
Rubble of the cathedral after the earthquake that hit the Capital Port
au Prince just before 5 pm on 12 January 2010.
Young monk, wearing a special costume, July-August 1991, Sikkim, India.
Sabha, 6, getting ready to walk to school from her house on the borders
eastern Gaza strip, where she and her family are still living in tents.
Not far from Mohenjo-Daro (or Mohenjodaro) - These Mohana
fishermen/hunters use lures from real birds to catch more birds. They will
either eat them or sell them. Mohenjodaro, Pakistan.
Priest of rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, a high place of Ethiopian
Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion.
If you think this is a worthwhile project please click this link
then click the endorse button.
*John Cummings - **Wikimedia UK volunteer*
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