As very practical question for the scholarships: should people be spending
time on the scholarships right now, or would it be fair to postpone the
deadline until a bit after this hard decision has been made?

Best,
Lodewijk

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 6:27 AM Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Kaya Toni and the Community
>
> We are trying to assemble the latest up to date advice we can get, as you
> can imagine thats a very complex task given how wide spread our community
> is and the shifting dynamics of the current situation.   While ESEAP is the
> host for the Wikimania we still need the WMF, its events team, the Board,
> and the Wikimania Committee to agree to what is decided.  I dont wish to
> preempt any outcome and I hope everyone can keep an open mind about what
> lays ahead while we endeavor to provide a more specific answer.
>
> I wish I could give you a more direct answer but for now your patience is
> very much appreciated.
>
> Boodar-wun
> Gnangarra
>
> On Mon, 9 Mar 2020 at 19:48, Toni Ristovski <toni91ehrl...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear Gnangarra,
> >
> > On your last email in this thread you mentioned that you will discuss
> > situation with corona virus CoVid-19, regarding upcoming Wikimania. I
> know
> > that nobody have enough information, but following all the news and
> > following recent developments, could you please update us about this
> issue
> > on this thread.
> >
> > Thank you
> > Toni
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM Ciell Wikipedia <
> ciell.wikipe...@gmail.com
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Thank you for your response!
> > >
> > > Ciell
> > >
> > > Op wo 26 feb. 2020 12:32 schreef Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com>:
> > >
> > > > Hi Ciell
> > > >
> > > > ESEAP team and the WMF are meeting later this week with discussion on
> > > this
> > > > very issue on the agenda. As it stands we have been following the
> > changes
> > > > and recommendations of many countries in relation to travel to
> Thailand
> > > and
> > > > Bangkok.  The WMF  team is also following developments, as you can
> > > imagine
> > > > its a very dynamic situation.  At this stage we are continuing the
> > > > scholarship application process because there isnt the time frame
> > > necessary
> > > > to delay while waiting for further developments occur so we can more
> > > > assured of the necessary measures that will need to be taken.
> > > >
> > > > For people who dont get scholarships, or are already planning to fund
> > > their
> > > > own travel there for once waiting is becoming an advantage as the
> cost
> > of
> > > > travel is dropping and there will be incentives to encourage people
> to
> > > > travel.   Anyone making bookings I recommend you obtain insurance
> that
> > > > covers you for all eventualities especially scenarios related to the
> > > virus.
> > > >
> > > > Community safety is at the absolute forefront of our plans and
> > concerns.
> > > >
> > > > Regards
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 at 19:05, Ciell Wikipedia <
> > ciell.wikipe...@gmail.com
> > > >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Gnangarra,
> > > > >
> > > > > With the Corona virus spreading rapidly around the world: can you
> > tell
> > > me
> > > > > (us) something about the scenario for Wikimania when the virus
> would
> > > > still
> > > > > be heavily active in August?
> > > > > People might want to wait a bit longer before applying, or maybe
> want
> > > to
> > > > > know more about cancelling their travels after they have confirmed
> > the
> > > > > scholarship. Will this be possible?
> > > > >
> > > > > Vriendelijke groet,
> > > > > Ciell
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Op do 20 feb. 2020 om 21:46 schreef Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com
> >:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Wikimania is fast approaching, this year it'll be held in Bangkok
> > and
> > > > as
> > > > > > always the Wikimedia Foundation has a limited number of
> > opportunities
> > > > to
> > > > > > assist people to attend. There are two types of scholarships the
> > > first
> > > > > > being a full scholarship which covers, travel, accommodation, and
> > > > > > registration, the second a  partial scholarship that covers
> > > > accommodation
> > > > > > and registration.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This year for the first time East, South East Asia, and Pacific
> > > > (ESEAP)
> > > > > as
> > > > > > collaboration between the region we'll be your host for
> Wikimania.
> > > The
> > > > > > region has placed a high importance on collaboration and
> knowledge
> > > > > sharing
> > > > > > this years Wikimania program will reflect that. Our theme is;
> > > > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > > > >
> > > > > > How does this impact on scholarship? ESEAP is looking for people
> > who
> > > > are
> > > > > > prepared to share their knowledge to help develop potential
> future
> > > > > > leaders.  We'll be looking for two broad areas of contributions,
> > from
> > > > > those
> > > > > > who have successfully developed programs, and those  newer
> > > contributors
> > > > > who
> > > > > > want to develop their skills to do more but have never been to a
> > > > > Wikimania
> > > > > > to broaden their support networks.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > As you apply please agree to share your details with the local
> > > > affiliate
> > > > > > should they also have scholarships available. When answering
> > > questions
> > > > if
> > > > > > you have urls to reports, dashboards, and events reports please
> > > provide
> > > > > > them. Rather than writing lots of words again have your past
> > > recordings
> > > > > > speak.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On behalf of ESEAP community, and the Scholarship committee we
> look
> > > > > forward
> > > > > > to seeing you in Bangkok in August.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
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> > > > > >
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