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Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Updates/March 2020

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some updates from movement strategy with you. We are currently integrating feedback into the recommendations and finalizing them. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, we have adjusted our work plan and timeline a little.

Updates to the movement strategy timeline[edit]

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous effect on people and their day-to-day lives, and I want to give the core team, strategy liaisons, and integrators and writers ample space to adjust to this and take some time for themselves if needed. This means we have slowed down the pace of our work and now aim to publish the final recommendations in April.

Discussions about implementation will start at the virtual Wikimedia Summit, which will be held online in May (dates are to be confirmed). This will be the first in a series of virtual events that move from engaging with the recommendations and transitioning into implementation. We will, of course, share further updates about this as soon as possible.

Status update on the recommendations: integrating feedback[edit]

Over the past few weeks, a team of Wikimedians has been working to integrate feedback received from the Movement, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, and former working group members who have been reviewing the content. They have used this to make the ideas and the language more concise and clear; identify overlaps in content and combine ideas where applicable; as well as address areas of debate. A lot of rich input was received from across the Movement, and this has helped improve the recommendations further. We are grateful for all the feedback. We are almost there and excited to share the final recommendations with you in April.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Best wishes,