Sopheap Chea, Executive Director of Bophana Center talking about the joint project with UNESCO Bangkok during Celtic Knot 2022.
Earlier this year, Bophana Center and UNESCO Bangkok, with support from the Wikimedia Foundation, started a joint project to engage indigenous youth in Cambodia to create audiovisual archives on Wikimedia Commons and further reuse on Wikipedia. More details on Diff.
Indigenous youth with Bophana Center staff and Wikimedians at Banlung, Ratanakiri
Now, Bophana Center and the Wikimedia Foundation are collaborating to further build the audiovisual archives. To support this, Sakti Pramudya from the Partnerships team and Satdeep Gill from the Culture and Heritage team did a training for Bophana Center and a cohort of indigenous youth in August 2022. The training was aimed at equipping Bophana Center staff to further provide training to the indigenous youth as they engage with Wikimedia projects. Eighteen users participated in the training and uploaded 90 images. Some of the images have been reused on different language Wikipedias as well. More detailed statistics are available on the Outreach Dashboard.
An engagement event was also organized as part of the workshop, which included two Wikimedians from Cambodia and potential GLAM partners.