Regional Manager, Strategic Partnerships - Middle East and Africa
Regional Manager, Strategic Partnerships - Latin America
Senior Product Manager, Global Reach
Regional Manager, Strategic Partnerships - Asia and Eastern Europe
Lead Programs Manager, Global Reach
With these types of potential new partnerships we will be better positioned to achieve our mission of expanding Wikimedia’s reach in the Global South. Local communities will be crucial to the success of these new initiatives and we hope to work with them to further our mission. These efforts will also require cross-functional work across the Wikimedia Foundation teams, specifically with Communications, Community Engagement and Product, to amplify the positive results of these efforts. We will pilot many of these initiatives and manage our resources and expectations accordingly.
As part of our strategy, our team has a series of ongoing partnership pilots, conversations, and projects in our regions. All of this work is supported by our Senior Product Manager, and led by our Director of Strategic Partnerships for Global Reach. Read more about what are we working on, some of our future plans and ideas, and overall what's keeping us busy!
|Africa and the Middle East
Led by Jack Rabah, Regional Manager of Strategic Partnerships.
|Asia and Eastern Europe
Led by Ravishankar Ayyakkannu, Regional Manager of Strategic Partnerships.
|Latin America and the Caribbean
Led by Jorge Vargas, Regional Manager of Strategic Partnerships.
|Product & Research
Led by Dan Foy, Senior Product Manager, Global Reach
We've done phone surveys to learn more about awareness of Wikipedia and how people use the internet. These surveys are unique in that they reach the general population, and not just our users. We've been doing mobile phone surveys to learn more about awareness and usage of Wikipedia and how people use the internet. These surveys are unique in that they reach the general population of a surveyed country, and not only Wikipedia users.
About Wikipedia Zero
The Wikimedia Foundation created Wikipedia Zero in 2012 to address one barrier to participating in Wikipedia: high mobile phone data costs. To do this, we partnered with mobile operators, which in turn, waived data costs for access to Wikipedia. Throughout the program’s six year tenure, we partnered with a total of 97 mobile operators in 72 countries, providing over 800 million people with access to Wikipedia and its sister projects free of mobile data charges.
Wikipedia Zero program discontinuation
As of February 2018, the Wikipedia Zero program has been discontinued. For more information, please see this announcement on the Wikimedia blog: Building for the future of Wikimedia with a new approach to partnerships
When encouraging carriers to participate in the Wikipedia Zero initiative, we maintain our commitment to our Operating Principles, to structure the program in alignment with Wikimedia's mission. You can also read our Template agreement.
Throughout the program’s six year tenure, we partnered with a total of 97 mobile operators in 72 countries, providing over 800 million people with access to Wikipedia free of mobile data charges.
Since launching Wikipedia Zero in 2012, we have published many blog posts regarding our work. These posts include information about our operating principles, mission, reach, and policy-related matters surrounding the program.
Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Wikipedia Zero. If your question is not answered there, please let us know! We are happy to provide more information.