Hi everyone,

It’s now been three weeks since we have released the Wikimedia 2030
Movement Strategy Recommendations.

It has been a unique journey, the road has sometimes been bumpy, and every
step with all of you has been massively rewarding. For me, it still feels a
bit unreal, and the thought of having reached this milestone has not fully
sunk in yet. What helps me to understand what we have achieved together is
the appreciation and excitement that many of you are sharing.

We have many, many weeks left until we reach the year 2030, and I am
optimistic that the recommendations will enable Wikimedia to grow a better
future – for our movement, for ourselves, and for the world around us.

With the release of the recommendations, the Core Team and I will be
winding down our work by the end of June. We are now tidying up our meta
pages and are working on a summary of our work to ensure the expertise and
knowledge that we have gathered along the way will be well documented for
the movement and for the road ahead into implementation.

Our mandate to create Recommendations officially ends here, as well as the
mandate of the working groups, writers, reviewers, connectors, and
community strategy liaisons. I want to again extend my wholehearted
gratitude to all of them – for their hard work in their many roles, and of
course to them as individuals whose hearts beat for our movement's vision –
for getting us to the publication of this unique and promising product.
Thank you!

The Wikimedia Foundation is now beginning the transition from the
development of recommendations to implementation, which will be
collaborative, distributed, and movement led. In June, we will continue to
work with Ryan Merkley (Chief of Staff in the Foundation) on the
transition, and you will hear more about it this week.

On behalf of the Core Team, I am looking forward to seeing the results of
the last two years of work being implemented into Wikimedia’s path towards
becoming the support system for the whole free knowledge movement.


PS. I’ve got some reading and listening tips if you want to dive deeper
into the recommendations: The community strategy liaisons have been busy
creating audio clips where they discuss or read the recommendations; there
are recordings in Arabic, French, German, and Spanish [1]. There is also a
video in Portuguese [2] providing an overview of the recommendations and
videos in English [3] that look at the whole process, the principles, and
each recommendation. Diversity working group member and writing group
member Marc Miquel-Ribé has also shared his insights into how the movement
strategy was developed and the ideas that have shaped it [4]. Find more
links and formats on Meta [5]. Happy reading and listening!


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

Unsere Vision ist eine Welt, in der alle Menschen am Wissen der Menschheit
teilhaben, es nutzen und mehren können. Helfen Sie uns dabei!

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