[Wikimediaindia-l] The 2030 movement strategy recommendations are here!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing well and are safe amidst the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. On behalf of the Strategy Team [2] and the working group members [3], I would like to take a moment with you to celebrate the publication of the 2030 movement strategy recommendations, now live on Meta-wiki [1] and express gratitude and appreciation for your efforts to share perspectives into our process. Over the last two years, our movement has worked tirelessly to produce these ideas to change our shared future. Many of you participated in the online conversations, hosted strategy salons, attended regional events, and connected with us in-person at Wikimania. These contributions were invaluable, and will help make our movement stronger for years to come.

The finished set of 10 recommendations emphasizes many of our core values, such as equity, innovation, safety, and coordination, while tasking us jointly to turn this vision into a reality. These recommendations clarify and refine the previous version, which was published in January this year. They are at a high strategic level so that the ideas are flexible enough to be adapted to different global and local settings and will allow us to navigate future challenges. Along with the recommendations, we have outlined 10 underlying principles, a narrative of change, and a glossary of key terms for better context. [5] [6] [7]

The recommendations are available in numerous languages, including Arabic, German, Hindi, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish for you to read and share widely. We encourage you to read the recommendations in your own time and at your own pace, either online [1] or in a PDF [4]. There are a couple of other formats for you to take a deeper dive if you wish, such as a one-page summary, slides, and office hours, all collected on Meta. If you would like to comment, you are welcome to do so on the Meta talk pages. However, please note that these are the final version of the recommendations. No further edits will be made. This final version of the recommendations embodies an aspiration for how the Wikimedia movement should continue to change in order to advance that direction and meet the Wikimedia vision in a changing world. You can also learn more about the changes made in the Recommendations from the January 2020 iteration from our Change Log Report.[8]

In terms of next steps, our focus now shifts toward implementation. In light of the cancellation of the Wikimedia Summit, the Wikimedia Foundation is determining the best steps for moving forward through a series of virtual events over the coming months. We will also be hosting live office hours [9] in the next week, where you can join us to celebrate the Strategy and ask questions! Please stay tuned, and thank you once again for helping to drive our movement forward, together.

With thanks,
Rupika

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People

[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
[4] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_2030_Movement_Strategy_Recommendations_in_English.pdf

[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Movement_Strategy_Principles

[6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Summary

[7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Glossary

[8] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/Finalization_Change_Log_(January_-_April_2020)

[9] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations#Join_the_movement_strategy_office_hours

Rupika Sharma

Community Strategy Liaison, Movement Strategy

Wikimedia Foundation

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