[WMCEE-l] Movement Strategy update - Summaries from January and February conversations

Kaarel Vaidla kvaidla at wikimedia.org
Fri Feb 19 19:51:08 CET 2021

Hi everyone,

The movement strategy transition team is happy to share summaries from
follow-up discussions that took place in January and February.

The aim of the discussions was to come up with objectives for implementing
each initiative or cluster of initiatives that communities had previously
prioritized. The needed steps as well as challenges and anticipated
resources were also discussed to varying degrees.

We kindly ask you to review the summaries
by March 15, particularly for initiatives that are a priority for you and
your community, and to help finalize the draft plan. This is also where we
invite you to indicate your interest to be part of working groups that will
be convened for each initiative to take the work forward. More information

Quick recap

In November
[2] and December
[3], the Movement Strategy team hosted global conversations to identify
priority areas for collaboration in 2021. Distributed governance, resources
for underrepresented communities, improved user experience, addressing
content gaps, and facilitating skill development in the movement were among
the top priorities.

Our promise had been to host at least one follow-up discussion for each
initiative. Thanks to your participation and support from community members
and affiliates from around the world, this was successfully achieved.151
people participated in large discussions for the Interim Global Council and
90 for hubs. An average of 60 people participated in each of the other
follow-up discussions that took place from January 22 to February 7.

Commitment to equity in decision-making

Distributed leadership, global governance, and inclusive decision-making
were key threads in the movement strategy recommendations. This has been
reiterated in local and global discussions since and the Wikimedia
Foundation is committed to supporting the realization of this vision and
the establishment of a Global Council - by the way of an interim council
that will draft the Movement Charter. The exact structure and set up of
this Interim Global Council will continue to be shaped by communities in
virtual and on-wiki discussions

Next steps

Until March 15, we invite community members, affiliates, and strategy
enthusiasts from the whole movement to help finalize the first ever
implementation plan for movement strategy:


   How can the stated objectives become realistic and inclusive steps for

   Did the discussions miss anything?

You can continue to indicate on meta, under respective initiative sub-pages
[5], if you would like to take part in the next steps of developing the
initiatives and in their implementation. In upcoming months we are planning
to convene working groups with contributing community, affiliate, and
Wikimedia Foundation staff members to be tasked with scoping their
respective initiative and taking the work forward. We will keep everyone
who has indicated their interest on meta in loop and  will share more
specific information regarding ways to participate in our future updates.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Support Team with your questions,
comments, or ideas at strategy2030{{at}}wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Support Team,







Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)

Movement Strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2030>

Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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