Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/2019 Community Conversations/Strategy Salons/Reports/WMDRC-UG/EN

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This report is available in French here.

Ce rapport est disponible en français ici.

Date and location[edit]

  • Date : Friday 27th September 2019
  • Location : University of Kisangani

Participants' list[edit]

23 people participated in the workshop, 16 men and 7 women.

  1. Yves Madika: Host
  2. Gracia MBUKA ALIMA
  3. Generose LIMBAYA MIRIAM
  6. Get LIFE KELE
  7. Brigitte DOLEA
  11. Synthia LIBINGA
  12. Junior LINGABO
  13. Hélène MOLULA MALAKO
  14. Marie-Louise AEMBE
  15. Jackson TSHIBAMBE
  16. Bonheur BUSHIRI
  17. M.Long
  18. Pauliment OHEMBA
  20. Wilthiney KAPELE HEMEDI
  22. Fidèle LIESSE
  23. BamLifa

What happened?[edit]

Program :

Time Activities
09:00 - 09:45 Welcoming and presentation of the salon
09:45 - 09:50 Presentation of the code of conduct
09:50 - 09:55 Reminder about what is "free knowledge"
09:55 - 10:05 Quick presentation about Wikimedia 2030
10:05 - 10:10 Q & A
10:10 - 10:40 See, hear and feel free knowledge for the 2030 vision
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee/tea break
11:10 - 11:15 Presentation of the 9 thematic areas
11:15 - 11:35 Presentation of the Diversity thematic area
11:35 - 11:45 Q & A
11:45 - 12:30 Group discussion about Diversity
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:45
  • Feedback about the day's experience with colored post-it notes
  • Group picture
  • Thank you notes exchanged between participants (mutual appreciation)

Discussion points[edit]

Thematic area : Diversity

Q1: Do you think it is a good thing to have all participants in all events sign a code of conduct?[edit]

  • Yes, it would allow everyone to learn and respect rules and policies of WMF projects, while encouraging free speech from the participants.
  • It would create a favorable/healthy atmosphere for all.
  • It would facilitate collective work.
  • It would create a certain discipline along events.

Q2: Can you identify challenges which prevent a lot of us from contributing to Wikipedia? (Why are there very few contributors in our local community?)[edit]

  • Not enough trainings and information about the Wikimedia ecosystem
  • Lack of love (willpower) and spirit of sharing;
  • Lack of computer equipment
  • Internet access is expensive
  • We have no well known local headquarters
  • Lack of interest

Q3: Most congolese contributors are computer engineers (and male); why don't other parts of the population get interested in the project (women, lawyers, sociologists, doctors, psychologists, etc.)?[edit]

  • Lack of knowledge about computer tools
  • Lack of information and skills
  • Computer engineers are interested in NICT
  • Women and other parts of the population are not interested because the notion of free knowledge is not integrated in other domains

Q4: What do you think about the "community-WMF ombundsperson" recommendation?[edit]

  • The ombundsperson would represent the local community when interacting with WMF
  • It would facilitate easier collaboration between WMF and the local community, presenting the community's needs
  • This person would present the local community's constraints to WMF, and in return present the community with the solutions proposed by WMF, all this truthfully and openly.

Q5: Do you think decentralizing administrative structures for fund allocation would be a good thing?[edit]

  • Yes, it would allow transparency in tasks execution in the community
  • Facilitate traceability of funds in financial reports for activities
  • Facilitate a more transparent and equitable distribution of funds
  • Better finance management for funds allocated to local communities who run Wikimedia projects.

Q6: Which recommendation do you find less useful for us in Congo?[edit]

The community finds that all recommendations stated during the strategy salon would be useful for the DRC community.


Financial statement[edit]