Re: [Wikimedia-l] February 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#5)

2017-02-05 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Oloruntoba Oyeyele <> wrote:

> Thanks for this update. Most especially, it's interesting to know the
> renewed focus on the African community.

It has been overdue and it is great we can work more in this exciting
region! :)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] February 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#5)

2017-02-04 Thread Oloruntoba Oyeyele
Thanks for this update. Most especially, it's interesting to know the
renewed focus on the African community. Thanks alot for attending Wiki
Indaba as well!


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On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Katherine Maher 

> Hello everyone!
> The update the past two weeks were delayed while I joined members of our
> African community in Ghana for WikiIndaba 2017 and participated in
> organization-wide quarterly reviews.
> This is a long email. In summary, you will find information on:
>- The core movement strategy team
>- Team tracks being developed
>- The Community Process Steering Committee
>- Strategy discussions being planned for Wikimedia Conference 2017
>- The results of preliminary discussions at
>- Wikimedia Foundation's All Hands gathering
>- Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in
>- The WikiIndaba conference 2017
> First, a quick note from Ghana: congratulations to the WikiIndaba
> organizers for a high-energy, high-quality event. The program was engaging,
> highly relevant, and thought-provoking around the future of our movement in
> Africa. It was great to see people from across the continent, from Algeria
> to South Africa, Uganda to Nigeria. If you are reading this from anywhere
> else in the world, and haven’t had a chance to get to know our communities
> in Africa, you should check out these blog posts about the first Africa
> de-stubathon[1] and the third annual Wiki Loves Africa - and mark your
> calendars for Wikimania Cape Town 2018!
> Over the past couple weeks, the core strategy team discussed the
> distribution of these updates, and the likelihood that we’re not reaching
> enough people in the community with these notifications. We want to make
> sure everyone has the opportunity to participate in conversations and
> discussions.
> As such, the Foundation’s Community Engagement and Communications
> departments are working on plans to increase the distribution of our
> updates to different places and on different channels beyond Wikimedia-l
> (such as other mailing lists, social media groups, and more). *We need your
> help to get the word out so as many communities as possible can make their
> voices heard. *Where do your communities gather? *We welcome your
> suggestions on where we should share these and other updates.*
> *Core movement strategy team*
> As I shared in my last update, the core team who will help facilitate the
> movement strategy process is coming together. They have the experience to
> do the work we need to do—from deep strategic consideration to long-time
> knowledge of Wikimedia.
> The core team[2] is composed of individuals from the Wikimedia Foundation
> and williamsworks:[3]
>- Whitney Williams, williamsworks
>- Ed Bland, williamsworks
>- Shannon Keith, williamsworks
>- Guillaume Paumier, Senior Analyst, Wikimedia Foundation
>- Suzie Nussel, organizational strategy consultant, Wikimedia Foundation
> *To be clear - this team will not be determining the strategic direction.
> The Wikimedia movement will, together. *Instead, the core team’s
> responsibility is to shepherd the overall process and keep everyone
> involved and engaged. The architects (Whitney, Ed, Guillaume) will
> co-design the conversations within our communities and beyond, and help
> transform these conversations into meaningful, informed summaries and
> proposed direction. They will work in close collaboration with, and seek
> counsel from, track leads, working groups, and volunteer advisors. The
> project/stakeholder managers (Suzie and Shannon) will work with track leads
> to drive engagement, coordinate the tracks and support them as needed, as
> well as manage tasks, deadlines, and budgets for the overall process.
> We had an opportunity to introduce the core team at the January metrics
> meeting, and you can find that here.[4]
> *Team tracks (A-D)*
> Our proposal is to identify different audiences within our Wikimedia
> communities and organize  "tracks" of information sharing and dialogue that
> meet the unique needs of those different audience. Each track would have a
> working group who would advise the core team on the best way to engage that
> track’s respective communities. While these are still evolving, the four
> tracks we are currently considering are:
>- *Track A - Organized groups* - Would coordinate efforts related to
>Wikimedia organized groups, which include the Wikimedia movement
>affiliates,[5] Funds Dissemination Committee, Affiliations Committee,
> the
>WMF Board, Foundation and affiliate staffs, and other organized or
>semi-organized groups that help support the movement, such as GLAM-wiki.
>- *Track B - Individual contributors* - Would coordinate efforts related
>to engaging individual contributors, such as editors, curators, and
>volunteer developers,