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Movement Strategy/Recommendations/Iteration 1/Partnerships

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*Note: some of the recommendations are not based on full consensus of all the members of the working group yet. We are looking forward to discussing the nuances of these at Wikimania.

“How might we build Wikimedia into an effective convener of impactful partnerships, coalitions, and collective action based on a shared vision of free Open Knowledge Movement, such as the “Big Open” framework? What should be the purpose of such partnerships?”

Summary of recommendations

  1. A Framework that Supports Partnerships
  2. Partnerships as a shared and equitable resource and enterprise
  3. Partnerships as part of a Distributed Vision
  4. Partnerships need practices that foster institutional memory
  5. Define priorities for partnerships so that all key aspects of building the free knowledge ecosystem are covered
  6. A single point of entry for partners to engage with Wikimedia

“How do we develop technical infrastructure, capacities and the support we need in order to be an effective partner to share ‘the sum of all knowledge” and fulfill the vision of knowledge as a service for our partners?”

  1. A central infrastructure for content partnerships requiring technical solutions
  2. Technical Partnership For Developments under a shared vision and resource collaboration
  3. Partnership framework for harnessing modern technological developments
  4. Data partnerships approach to fulfill the vision of knowledge as a service for our partners
  5. Create an internal knowledge-base to curate details of partnerships across the movement
  6. Develop Capacity Building Modules for running partnership

“How can we empower people and organizations working on partnerships within our Movement to get the support they need to fulfill our potential and carry out diverse, sustainable, effective and impactful partnerships?”

“How do we create an inclusive, movement-wide culture of sharing knowledge, skills, and practices on collaborations and partnerships - so that everyone in the movement can participate in and benefit from them?”

  1. Recognition. Encourage proper attribution for content donations so institutions working with us are proud of their contribution and are acknowledged for their contribution
  2. Encourage partnerships focusing on Knowledge gaps and knowledge equity
  3. Documentation as a priority, not an afterthought, ending a barrier to participation and capturing our methodology and instructions in formats accessible for our global audiences