Content Partnerships Hub
Improving the Wikimedia movement’s work with content partners
One of the intentions with the Thematic hub is to open up for more parts of the movement to engage in work with content and partnerships. One way of ensuring this is to form an Expert Committee to the Helpdesk.
The Committee will be able to define a more detailed scope and arrangement for itself. Fundamentally, the scope of the Committee is however to provide guidance and guidelines around what to prioritize, when it comes to for example batch uploads. As hub governance is still an uncharted territory the Committee’s early work will itself provide insights into the continuous development of the Movement Charter.
There will be hard, complex and strategic issues to think about when the work with the content starts. What types of content are most important? Is it more important to get a large reach, or to fill gaps? Should we prioritize large uploads, in terms of quantity? Or should we prioritize important uploads, in terms of quality?
The Expert Committee will be empowered to take the decisions on what to prioritize. This will be done in relation to the concrete requests to the Thematic hub through the Helpdesk.
You can reach the committee by emailing expertcommitteewikimediase.
MarokoNassima is an architect from Morocco, passionate about cultural heritage and open knowledge. She is the chair & co-founder of Wiki World Heritage, a thematic Wikimedia affiliate that aims to document UNESCO world heritage, with a focus on countries without Wikimedia communities.
Patricia Diaz Rubio
ChilePatricia is a social communicator, cultural heritage promoter, and open knowledge enthusiast based in Santiago, Chile. She advocates for more and better open culture policies for Chile and the Latam region. She is also the current Executive Director of Wikimedia Chile, where she leads projects in open education, local content creation for Wikimedia projects, and training new communities on the Wiki ethos.
Core TeamMay is an experienced project manager in the field of youth development. Her experience includes partnership and content development across the world. She was recognized as a champion by the Wikipedia community and acclaimed by the UN Women for her work in Arabic content on Wikipedia. Hashem works as a capacity building expert of ICTs. Her expertise has been utilized by UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, WFP, the League of Arab States, UNESCO, and several Swedish Embassies. Hachem is a member of the UN Women Gender Innovation Agora Programme and a member of the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee.
Core TeamAbbas Mahmoud is a Kiswahili Wikipedia contributor from Kenya who is passionate about the environment and current affairs. He also led the establishment of the Creative Commons chapter in Kenya. He is the Project Manager at Ocean Sole Africa, a non-profit that recycles ocean-bound plastic waste and is also an Ocean Leader with Sustainable Ocean Alliance. He was also part of President Obama's Mandela Washington Fellowship in the inaugural class of 2014.
IndieBodhisattwa is a Bengali Wikimedia volunteer from India who is passionately interested in digitally preserving the culture, heritage, history and language of the region of Bengal and thus all his efforts for the last ten years on Wikimedia projects are revolved around this ambition.
KanadaSubhashish is a civil society leader and media practioner. He is interested in using non-fiction media and interdisciplinary research as democracy-making tools. His work spans across ethical, equitable and participatory knowledge sharing. He has over a decade of experience from nonprofits including Ashoka, Internet Society, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, and the Centre for Internet and Society. He is a 2019 Yoti Digital Identity Fellow, a 2017 National Geographic Explorer and a 2017 MJ Bear Fellow, and has produced and directed nine non-fiction films. He founded OpenSpeaks (open toolkit for language documentation) and co-founded non-profit O Foundation.
Core TeamSusanna is an advocate of open access to cultural heritage who works at AvoinGLAM in Finland. We have played around with the acronym GLAM, shifting the focus from institutions toward cultural heritage in general by changing it into Global Languages, Art & Memory.