How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia - A guide for researchers, practitioners and communicators

Baker, E., McNamara, L., Mackay, B., and Vincent, K. (2020)

Published in: 2020
Pages: 60

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Cape Town: Climate and Development Knowledge Network and Future Climate for Africa.

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Baker, E., McNamara, L., Mackay, B., and Vincent, K.

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This publication shares guidance and tips on how to edit Wikipedia. It is intended for researchers, practitioners, communicators and any others with access to climate change information who would like to share it more widely with the world.

Wikipedia is a powerful platform to make climate change information accessible to all. However, people working in the climate change field often overlook Wikipedia as an outreach channel. For researchers, emphasis is typically placed on academic publications, and for practitioners, communication typically takes place through specialist publications, reports and briefs. However, Wikipedia can be used to communicate information from these outputs to a different (and wider) audience.

This guide has been written by communications and knowledge management specialists from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN); the Coordination, Capacity Development and Knowledge Exchange (CCKE) unit of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme; as well as Kulima Integrated Development Solutions. Our aim is to show that although editing Wikipedia can seem daunting at first, once you are familiar with the Wikipedia style and editing norms, it is relatively easy to contribute.

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Baker, E., McNamara, L., Mackay, B., and Vincent, K. (2020). How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia - A guide for researchers, practitioners and communicators. Cape Town: Climate and Development Knowledge Network and Future Climate for Africa.

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