Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 3/Maithili Wikimedians Strategy Meetup in Kathmandu, Nepal

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The Affiliate-led events for Movement Strategy discussions was held on the 5th August 2017, at Kathmandu, Nepal. The Wikimedia movement wise movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. On this discussion people participated from different background like editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, technology platforms, institutional partners,media and Bureaucrats.


What group or community is this source coming from?

Group Photo Strategy Salon - Kathmandu,Nepal
Name of group Maithili Wikimedians User Group
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/country) Kathmandu, Nepal,
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference,Email) in-person discussion
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 25


The summary is a group of summary sentences and associated keywords that describe the relevant topic(s). Below is an example.

Line Week # Key insight Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 1 A Example: Knowledge needs to be more relevant. We need much easier ways to add images and videos. Many people want more diverse content, and we need ways to make these easy to crowd-source. We need new projects devoted to this effort that work well. supportive example
2 1 A Example: If we start doing things other than long-form, cited articles, we will dilute the integrity of the projects. concern example
3 example example example table only neutral example

Taken together, all the summary sentences should provide an accurate summary of what was discussed with the specific community.

Fill in the table, using these keys.

Key Insight
  1. The Western encyclopedia model is not serving the evolving needs of people who want to learn.
  2. Knowledge sharing has become highly social across the globe.
  3. Much of the world's knowledge is yet to be documented on our sites and it requires new ways to integrate and verify sources.
  4. The discovery and sharing of trusted information have historically continued to evolve.
  5. Trends in misinformation are increasing and may challenge the ability for Wikimedians to find trustworthy sources of knowledge.
  6. Mobile will continue to grow. Products will evolve and use new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality. These will change how we create, present, and distribute knowledge.
  7. As the world population undergoes major shifts, the Wikimedia movement has an opportunity to help improve the knowledge available in more places and to more people.
  8. Readers in seven of our most active countries have little understanding of how Wikipedia works, is structured, is funded, and how content is created.
Overall (either)
  • supportive
  • concern
  • neutral
Line Week # Key insight Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 1 A The Wikipedia Interface should made more friendly for new editors and beginners. supportive Technology
2 1 A The internet users is respectively low and cost is high. Any cost effective initiative should be taken to bring new readers and editors to Wikimedia Projects. supportive Internet
3 1 A The Wikipedia model is fine. The articles and knowledge should be deep. concern Wikipedia Model
4 1 A More focus should be given to improve contents in regional language Wikipedia projects. supportive regional languages
5 1 A Multimedia contents should be created in different languages projects. supportive multilingual multimedia
6 1 B More outreach events like Wikipedia Education Program, Wikipedia Workshop and Wiki Conference should be organize to promote Wikimedia Projects. supportive outreach
7 1 B Usage of social media should be increased in order to promote Wikipedia and it's project. supportive promotion
8 1 C Linguist, Scholars, Journalists and Literary figures should be involved in the movement. supportive experts
9 1 C Very short informative articles Maithili Wikipedia should be improved and new articles should be created. supportive regional languages
10 1 C Local and Regional supportive authorities should be consulted to documents missing important areas. supportive Collaboration

Detailed notes (Optional)[edit]

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Strategy Salon Coordinators:

  1. Saroj Kumar Dhakal (Wikimedians Of Nepal)
  2. Nabin K. Sapkota

Challenges of the strategy meeting

Group 1[edit]

S.No Name Email Community
1 Rishi Raj Gautam FOSS-NP
2 Manish Marahatta FOSS-NP
3 Nirajan Panta Librarian
4 Prabin Kumar Deo Students

Group 2[edit]

S.No Name Email Community
1 Pankaj Deo Maithili Community
2 Nabin K Sapkota Media/WIkipedian
3 Surit Aryal Mozilla Nepal

Group 3[edit]

S.No Name Email Community
1 Subham Ghimire Open Knowledge
2 Niraj Shrestha Deputy Manager of Nepal Telecom/Wikimedians of Nepal
3 Saroj Kumar Dhakal WIkimedians of Nepal
4 Puneshwari Prajapati Nepali WIkipedia
5 Bijay Chaurasiya Commons Photographer

Group 4[edit]

S.No Name Email Community
1 Manish Jung Thapa Developers Nepal
2 Prabina Karki Sr. Visual Editor
3 Sandip Sah Student
4 Sanjog Dev Maithili Community Leader
5 Kshitiz Khanal social entrepreneur

Group 5[edit]

S.No Name Email Community
1 Jitendra Shah Maithili Wikimedians
2 Reshma Mishra Teacher
3 Dhrub Katwal Social Worker
4 Nikesh Balami Open Knowledge
5 Bhupendra Bhatta Bureaucrat