Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy

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Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy

Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy will be a blueprint that will guide the Wikimedia Foundation's immediate work with affiliates. This strategy will be in place to inform and guide the Wikimedia Foundation budget and support to affiliates, until some kind of Movement-wide Affiliates Strategy is developed. The target is to have a draft of the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy for the Wikimedia Foundation Board’s approval at Wikimania 2023 in August 2023.

You can read frequently asked questions here.

Background[edit]

In November, Nataliia Tymkiv, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the beginning of Wikimedia Foundation Affiliate strategy. Wikimedia affiliates are a key and integral part of the Wikimedia movement and have knowledge and expertise to share. The Wikimedia movement’s success depends greatly on affiliates.

The Board embarked on building this Affiliate Strategy in collaboration with the Affiliations Committee (AffCom), staff, the affiliates, and the broader communities. This strategy is expected to help guide the Foundation’s immediate work in supporting affiliates for the next few years. Beginning in November, a review of the historical documents occurred as well as interviews with Affiliations Committee members, advisors, and current and former supporting staff, to gain insight into the past and current situation.

The next step involves reaching out to affiliates to find out their thoughts about the revised Affiliate Strategy. The goal is to assess whether the Wikimedia Foundation’s collaboration with and policy toward affiliates are promoting the right goals for our movement. This work is being organized by the Committee Support team.

Every affiliate is invited to provide input for the revised Affiliate Strategy. There are multiple ways to participate:

Live sessions[edit]

Extended content

Affiliate representatives are invited to attend live sessions to provide input into this process. These sessions will be conducted in groups and the language will be English. The calls will be supported by Wikimedia Foundation staff, as well as the Board of Trustees liaisons to the Affiliations Committee (AffCom) and AffCom members subject to availability.

If you are able to attend, please sign up for your preferred call time below by adding your signature. Kindly indicate which affiliate(s) you will represent at the meeting.

# Representing <affiliate>. ~~~~

Calls without attendees will be cancelled 36 hours prior to the meeting.

Call 1: 28 May 2023 03:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

Call 2: 28 May 2023 18:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. Representing Wikimedia Small Projects in Spanish --Galahad (sasageyo!)(esvoy) 15:27, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Representing Yoruba Wikimedians User Group --Agbalagba TC 15:37, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Representing Tyap Wikimedians User Group -- Kambai Akau (talk) 15:56, 22 May 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  4. Representing Wikipedians of Goa User Group. Fredericknoronha (talk) 20:07, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Representing Gungbe Wikimedians User Group. Misteld (talk) 20:55, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Representing Wikimedians of Lagos User Group. Jonywikis (talk) 21:36, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Representing Wikimedians of Kerala.--Akbarali (talk) 08:30, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Representing Wikimedia Community User Group Togo. Skelebee (talk) 10:05, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Representing Wikimedistas de Uruguay. --Scann (WDU) (talk) 14:26, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Representing Wikimedia Colombia. --Monica Bonilla (WMCO) (talk) 17:20, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Representing Wikimedia Bangladesh. -Shabab Mustafa (talk) 17:24, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Representing Wikimedia South Africa. -- Bobbyshabangu (talk) 05:10, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Representing Igbo Wikimedians User Group -- Tochiprecious (talk) 14:05, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Representing Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Rwanda. -- ɴᴅᴀʜɪʀᴏ ᴅᴇʀʀɪᴄᴋ 🐎 (talk) 16:09, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Representing Wikimedia Sverige. --Historiker (talk) 18:05, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Representing Gungbe Wikimedians User Group. Joshateji (talk) 19:09, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call 3: 4 June 2023 03:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

Call 4: 4 June 2023 18:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. Camelia (talk) 15:23, 22 May 2023 (UTC) (on behalf of Wiki Donne User Group)Reply[reply]
  2. SAgbley (talk) 15:28, 22 May 2023 (UTC) (on behalf of WikiWomen's User Group)Reply[reply]
  3. Representing Wikimedians of the Levant User group Sandra HANBO (talk) 15:59, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Tiputini (talk) 18:26, 22 May 2023 (UTC) (on behalf of Wikimujeres User Group)Reply[reply]
  5. Nada kareem22 (talk) 19:20, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Representing Wikimedia Argentina, --Lahi (talk) 15:42, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. --VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 07:04, 26 May 2023 (UTC) pour le compte de Wikimedia RDCReply[reply]
  8. Representing the Stewards user group Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 20:49, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Representing Hausa Wikimedians User Group Em-mustapha talk 21:23, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Representing Wikimedia Belgium Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 11:26, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. NANöR (talk) 16:43, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call 5: 11 June[edit]

This session has been moved to an agenda item in ESEAP Hub community call on 11 June, 06:00 UTC (check your local time; Etherpad notes & attendance list).

Call 6: 11 June 18:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. Representing Wikimedia MA User Group. Anass Sedrati (talk) 15:40, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Representing Wikimedia Ghana User Group. --Owula kpakpo (talk) 16:38, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Representing Wiki Movement Brazil User Group. -- Sturm (talk) 16:39, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Representing Wikimedia Ghana User Group. –– Sandiooses (talk) 15:32, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Representing Commons Photographers User Group. --Ailura (talk) 08:40, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. (WMUK) Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 08:56, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Member of a couple of affiliates, namely Wikimedia Stewards User GroupDerHexer (Talk) 10:37, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Representing WikiClassics User Group.--Alexmar983 (talk) 00:06, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Representing Open Foundation West Africa.--Jael28 (talk) 13:41, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call 7: 18 June 03:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. Representing Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group. Kunokuno (talk) 05:11, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Representing Odia Wikimedians User Group : Chinmayee Mishra (talk) 20:20, 17 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call 8: 18 June 18:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. Representing Deoband Community Wikimedia. ─ The Aafī (talk) 18:20, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Representing Kashmiri Wikimedians User Group - signed, 511KeV (talk) 13:19, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Representing Wikimedians of Tamazight User Group. ─ Great11 (talk) 18:09, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Representing Hausa Wikimedians User GroupAmmarpad (talk) 18:53, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call 9: 21 June 19:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. Bogreudell (talk) 16:11, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Windblown29 (talk) 17:44, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. On behalf of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group, Clifford Anderson (talk) 17:59, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. On behalf of the Wikipedia & Education User Group, Liannadavis (talk)
  5. On behalf @Wikimedia Community User Group of Côte d'Ivoire Papischou (talk) 19:46, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. CEE Spring User Group Philip Kopetzky (talk) 12:34, 13 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. CEE Spring User Group BKlen-CEEhub (talk) 10:08, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. On behalf of (To Be Confirmed) - Douglaseru (talk) 02:49, 15 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. on behalf of Wikiedia Israel Itzike (talk) 10:27, 17 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. On behalf of WikiDZ --Dezedien (talk) 00:46, 19 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. WMDE Alice Wiegand (talk) 21:24, 20 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. On behalf of LGBT+ UG (European side) --Zblace (talk) 08:45, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. WMUA NickK (talk) 15:30, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call 10: 22 June 03:00 UTC[edit]

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Will attend:

  1. On behalf of WMAU, BindiS (talk)
  2. On behalf of WMAU, AmandaSLawrence (talk)

Call 11: 25 June 19:00 UTC[edit]

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This call will be held in Russian language.

Will attend:

  1. WMRU --Kaganer (talk) 09:32, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. NWR-Hist Красныйwanna talk? 10:16, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. NWR-Hist Екатерина Борисова (talk) 17:57, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. WMRU --Ctac (talk) 09:49, 24 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. UG EZY --Erzianj jurnalist (talk) 17:26, 24 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. UG KZ --Kaiyr (talk) 03:00, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. UG TAT. --Engelberthumperdink (talk) 14:05, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. UG TAT.--Il Nur (talk) 19:01, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]