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Bridging content gaps in high-impact topics

The purpose of Identifying Topics for Impact is to work on bridging gaps in high-impact topics. This can be done by prioritizing resources and providing incentives for filling these gaps. For example, if climate change content is identified as a high-impact topic, specific funding and partnerships may be dedicated to bridging this gap across the different Wikimedia Projects. While respecting the full freedom of Wikimedians to contribute according to their interests, the initiative encourages improving collectively-identified priority topics that impact our world and improve people’s lives.

  • Map topic areas in close collaboration with projects, partners and local communities to benefit from their expertise and ensure their autonomy and independence.
  • Implement initiatives and prioritize resources to fill content gaps on topics which may have more impact, while respecting our long-standing principles of welcoming everyone who wishes to contribute to any topic within each project’s guidelines. This might involve community initiatives, outreach, stipends, grants and other funding, partnerships, and employing methodologies supported by technology, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.



Join or start a discussion on Meta or the "Identify Topics for Impact" space of the Movement Strategy Forum.


Apply for a Movement Strategy implementation grant to create a project that advances this initiative.

Get help

If you need help in getting involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch directly with members of the Movement Strategy and Governance Team. They are here to help!

You can write to the team in any of 19 languages (listed on the team's page), by writing an email to: strategy2030@wikimedia.org

Initiative Project Stakeholder type Project lead Geography of the project Implementation Phase
39. Bridge gaps in high-impact content Overall Initiative Coordination
39. Bridge gaps in high-impact content Wiki-Naval Ayiti User Group Wikimedia User Group Haiti
39. Bridge gaps in high-impact content Whose Knowledge? User Group Whose Knowledge? Execution & Implementation
39. Bridge gaps in high-impact content Wiki World Heritage User Group Wiki World Heritage Global Completion & Reporting
39. Bridge gaps in high-impact content Harmful Content Portfolio WMF Content Compliance Global Execution & Implementation

Some of the past discussions, texts and old versions of Movement Strategy recommendations that can provide further context to this initiative: