As part of Wikimedia Chile, I participated in the ceremony regarding WikiGap, hosted by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wikigap has been a very succesful event in Chile in the past year so it was a great opportunity to share our experience with other Wikimedia chapters and the Swedish government. Also, I was part of the Chilean delegation at the Iberocoop meeting where we joined other Latin American and European affiliates to discuss the future of the cooperation group.
Another important activity was the signing of the agreement between the Wikimedia Foundation and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as part of the Wiki Human Rights project led by Wikimedia Argentina and which Wikimedia Chile has taken part in the last year.
Regarding the Strategy Process, I tried to bring our perspective as South American volunteers to the Diversity group. In particular, I joined a debate regarding a "Digital Language Kit", bringing my experience when trying to create unsuccesfully a Mapudungun language in Wikipedia.
I participated in several presentations. The ones I think were particularly useful were:
- Defending heritage through free knowledge: the importance of Wikimedia projects against cultural predation by Wikimedia México's Iván Martínez and Pepe Flores, bringing relevance to local heritage in a Latin American context.
- Wiki-Atlas: Rendering Wikipedia Content through Cartographic and Augmented Reality Mediums by Anastasios Noulas and Jimin Tan, where I could share some ideas with one of the authors on how we can improve the tool to support activities as photo-safaris.
- QUIPU: Quechua Language based Knowledge Graph by Elwin Huaman, which showed an interesting approach to indigenous languages in technological environments.
Also, it was a great opportunity to meet Oleg from Wikimedia Russia. This connection helped to enlarge the approach of our contest Bridges across Cultures, incorporating Russia and other affiliates since the 2019 edition. This will help a lot to promote South-South cooperation for content creation.