Hi everyone,

We recently held the harmonization sprint in Tunis [1], where
representatives from each working group met in person to continue bringing
nine separate sets of draft recommendations into one set. The event also
brought together staff members from the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia
Deutschland, the WMF Chair of the Board of Trustees, and members of the
core team. A longer narrative report will be published in the coming weeks;
in the meantime, see a short day-by-day report on Meta, photos on commons
[2], and check out the hashtag #hs2030 on Twitter [3].

In the lead up to the meeting, the working groups were busy refining their
draft recommendations based on feedback received at in person events from
Wikimedians across the movement as well as on wiki, via email, and on
social media since March of this year. They had also begun identifying
overlaps in each other’s recommendations and content. A second iteration of
draft recommendations [4] was published on Meta just before the sprint for
the communities’ information.

At the sprint, we continued to group recommendations based on
commonalities. From there, we looked at what kinds of structures would need
to be in place to deliver the Wikimedia 2030 vision. A first, rough
grouping of recommendations came together at the sprint. But what became
clear during the event was that before it’s possible to create a coherent
and actionable set of recommendations, fundamental principles that underpin
the path towards 2030 need to be formalized.

The core team is currently processing the discussion materials and
outcomes. Analysis of the current draft recommendations will continue so as
to create one unified set. The timeline will shift and we are looking into
options for another round of community input.

I would like to make clear that the reason we were not able to achieve our
initial goal in Tunis was due to a lack of clarity and guidance on the core
team’s part. Still, the time was not wasted and important, honest
conversations were had. The working group members, as ever, devoted an
enormous amount of energy and care in the lead up to and during the event,
and demonstrated their deep understanding of the challenges and
opportunities in our movement. We are extremely grateful for all their
effort. In short, the harmonization sprint underlined the high level of
work and dedication every single working group member has put into getting
the movement strategy to its current point, and the passion to shape the
future of the diverse and inclusive movement we envision.

We have valuable lessons to take from this event and incorporate into the
overall process and the next steps. We will share these with you all as
soon as possible. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free
to reach out to me.

Best regards,

[3] https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hs2030

Nicole Ebber
Adviser International Relations
Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0

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