Wikimedia Conference 2018/Documentation/Movement Strategy track/Annexes/Capacity Building

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Introduction
of the Movement Strategy track,
» flow of activities (and this report)
Summary
» You don't have time to read everything? Check the summary of it!
Day 1
» The Big Picture,
» The Possibilities,
» The Challenges
Day 2
» The Way Forward,
» Preparing to work,
» Thematic Inputs & Conversations
Day 3
» Working groups,
» Wrapping up
Annexes
» Input documents for the working groups,
» Micro-inputs on possibilities

Working Group Input Document: Capacity Building[edit]

Extracted May 1st from Etherpads

Capacity Building[edit]

PARTICIPANTS[edit]

...

WHAT?[edit]

KEY QUESTIONS[edit]
  • How can we develop an international tech community?
  • What kind of resources do we need to conceive training materials? Online courses? What kind of ambassador?
  • How can we easily sharing informations about project crossing barriers languages?
  • What kind of capacity community/affiliates needs?
  • What is the baseline capacity? What new capacity do we need to build?
  • How using resources for building capacity?
  • What is the existing capacities?

Governance/Collaborative capacity/sharing experiences and knowledge/fundraising capacity and tech capacity + innovative capacity

Adapt and resilience capacity.

Dokument prepared bei Nicola Zeuner

  • Dimension 1: Nicola Zeuner´s text: WM and Free Knowledge communities around the world will grow in the next decades
    • Q: How we build capacity?
    • Which resources communities require, and how they are delivered?
    • How do we build capacities of organizations?  
    • What are some of the methods and tools appropriate in their context?
      • movement entities are able to create spaces and environments and resources for communities and their members to do their work for free and open knowledge
      • we are able to benefit from a wealth of existing knowledge around organizational development, which includes empirical research on which capacities are crucial to make organizations resilient and able to achieve their missions
  • Dimension 2: Nicola Zeuner´s text: their governance/ decision-making structures, financial and human resources that reflect and support our vision and goals
  • Dimension 3: Nicola Zeuner´s text: WM Affiliates, who need organizational capacities to implement the strategy in their context

WHO?[edit]

MEMBERS[edit]

Key groups

  • Recommendation: don´t forget to include external expert voices when thinking about movement level things
  • People from emerging communities
  • People from different regions, representative of community (like Asia communities), affiliate and chapter - to see whole spectrum

HOW?[edit]

PROCESS[edit]

  • Generally for all three dimensions the first step should be an assessment of needs - what capacities do different affiliates/groups/people have? what are their needs?
  • The first dimension is that  of the Wikimedia and Free Knowledge communities around the world, those that exist, and those that will grow in the next decades.
    • build capacity to store information that is not texted based (oral, pictures, videos?)
  • The second dimension is at the movement level, where we need:
    • governance/decision-making structures,
    • financial and human resources that reflect and support our vision and goals.
  • The third dimension are the Wikimedia Affiliates, who need organizational capacities to implement the strategy in their contexts:
  • Improve awareness of Wikimedia and Wikipedia in regions where it is not yet a thing
    • Friendly Spaces to meet (Maithili Community)
    • Infrastructure: better tools, better interfaces, better UI
    • Regular Community Meet Ups
    • Train the trainer programs

OTHER COMMENTS[edit]

Hints:

  • Search for needs in community - research what kind of skills people from communities have - what is their capacity and what do they need to work on
  • name and rank those skills - users can also mark their skills on their page and put them on an open market  
  • Better way of funding - from small project grants that small community group can apply and do to more strukture grants - to build a organization skills
  • Projects should be international, open and known in all communities so people can join to work on - make a list - open calls for joining a team
  • Support for independent (lokal, regional or international) projects - that can also help to build a capacity for communities without affiliate
  • Open calls for sharing information, list of open calls for cooperation, research - open list (site)


Introduction
of the Movement Strategy track,
» flow of activities (and this report)
Summary
» You don't have time to read everything? Check the summary of it!
Day 1
» The Big Picture,
» The Possibilities,
» The Challenges
Day 2
» The Way Forward,
» Preparing to work,
» Thematic Inputs & Conversations
Day 3
» Working groups,
» Wrapping up
Annexes
» Input documents for the working groups,
» Micro-inputs on possibilities