April brought new energy to the organization and a big part of the responsibility for that goes to the powerful duo standing behind Whose Knowledge, founders Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse.
Whose Knowledge joins forces with individuals, communities, organizations and movements worldwide in order to develop and strengthen the Internet for all and by all. With just a small proportion of the world’s knowledge in books and other forms of visual and oral material, the Internet even further misrepresents what we use as knowledge on a daily basis which makes them wonder whose knowledge is, and is not, represented on the Internet? This organization supports artists, activists, academics, researchers, technologists, libraries, museums, archives, and other interested individuals and institutions to join them in raising awareness about the importance of these digital sources, working on further digitisation and most importantly, fighting participation gap between those who have their say and those whose voices are muted.
Our team spent three day with Anasuya and Siko, sharing valuable experiences and learning from each other.
Big thanks to them for inspiring us to be active participants in the Wikipedia community and to collect and share knowledge from and with marginalized and underrepresented communities in the offline and online world.