Wikimedia South Africa/SWOT
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- Diverse team will help to achieve local objectives.
- Wealth of resources, talents and skills to expand on and implement global Wikimedia programs and projects locally
- Active Wikimedia community contributors who can help to align local activities to the projects' requirements and standards.
- Commitment to the values of openness and freedom embodied in the Wikimedia vision
- What can we do to create more measurable, positive impact?
- Which performance indicators would demonstrate the value of the individuals within the team and help to focus our efforts?
- Insufficient cohesion as a team due to ineffective communication and lack of trust
- Unclear strategy
- Potential for dependent relationship with WMF and established chapters (perpetuating a welfare paradigm)
How can we address these weaknesses, operate more efficiently as a team, and be more effective as a Chapter?
- Affecting (national or regional?) Policy and Legislation (how?), e.g. Language Policy (more detail?) Generating language specific instructional, broad-based educational text
- Motivating South Africans who do not currently engage with Wikimedia projects to do so, through programs and projects that capture the imagination, to inspire and motivate contribution and use.
- Creating and testing models for sustained editor growth and development in the relatively untapped South African pool of potential contributors.
- Bringing free knowledge within the reach of South African society
- Giving South Africans access to tools to help address historical imbalances in access to scholarship
- Generating better coverage of South African topics in Wikimedia projects
- What resources, talents, and skills do we require to achieve these goals?
- How do we articulate the value proposition to potential users, contributors, and government and other partners?
- Lack of focus from team members due to other commitments (work, study, etc.), leading to failure to achieve the Chapter's goals
- External interferences (for example?) that could prove to be divisive and detrimental to the life of the Chapter
- Deterioration of WMF, Chapter and Movement wide relations
- Financial and legal risks due to limited management capacity
How do we reduce our exposure to these risks?
Attaining WMZA Intentions
- How can we create an environment that is welcoming, equal and be conducive to generating better ideas, solutions and decisions?
- How can we speed up our decision making?
- How can we increase participation, motivate eachother as a team, and motivate the the community at large?