Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Mapping of Wikimedia Activities to SDGs/WikiConference North America 2021

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  • Mapping of Wikimedia activities to Sustainable Development Goals


  • Global & Local

Type of session[edit]

  • Workshop


This is a continuation of the Wikimania session Wikimedia and Sustainability-Selecting topics for impact. In that session, we mapped (and peer reviewed) common Wikimedia activities towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This led to the insight that some goals have few Wikimedia activities, whereas others naturally align well with what the Wikimedia movement does. However, this was in no way an exhaustive list, and we thus plan to iterate on it several times. The session ended with an ideation phase around the goals that had least identified activities. We now have a large table with activities which maps them towards the SDGs.

With this session, we aim to achieve three things: - Refine the table of mapped activities we have - Peer review the additions that were made during Wikimania - Highlight existing activities in the areas where we have the greatest gaps, and brainstorm topics on the areas that have the largest gaps.

Through the session, we want to achieve a more complete list of activities that also have been reviewed by more members of the community. This will enable a more diverse palette of activities to choose from when planning events and discussing with potential partners.

We plan to take the results of this WikiCon NA session to WikiIndaba for further refinement and have submitted a similar session proposal there.

Academic Peer Review option[edit]

  • No

Author name[edit]

  • Daniel Mietchen and Jan Ainali

E-mail address[edit]

  • daniel.mietchen@ gmail and

Wikimedia username[edit]

  • Daniel Mietchen and Ainali

Affiliated organization(s)[edit]

  • Wikimedians for Sustainable Development

Estimated time[edit]

  • 75-90 minutes

Special requests[edit]

  • None

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?[edit]

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)[edit]

  • Yes