Movement Strategy/Initiatives/Content Initiatives in Underrepresented Communities

Content initiatives in underrepresented communities and for underrepresented content

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In order to help develop the identified high-impact topics, there should be specific capacity building and support to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities and about underrepresented content. This aims to address two gaps: 1. Lack or bias about high-impact content that leaves out underrepresented communities, and 2. Lack of contributors from those communities who are able and interested in developing content. This is why capacity building is needed to allow those communities to bridge gaps in their high-impact content. Regional and Thematic Hubs may be able to systematically support this effort.

Advocate for and build capacity around content creation and quality writing in areas where both editors and content are missing (or content is known to be biased), for example through regional and thematic hubs.

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Initiative Project Stakeholder type Project lead Geography of the project Implementation Phase
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Overall Initiative Coordination
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities #WikiForHumanRights WMF Community Programs Pilot
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities #WikiForHumanRights - Uganda Campaign User Group Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Sub-Saharan Africa Completion & Reporting
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Wiki for Refugees - Uganda Campaign User Group Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Sub-Saharan Africa Completion & Reporting
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Campaign on Topics of Women & Gender WMF Community Programs Project Planning
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Campaign on Topics of Health WMF Community Programs Project Planning
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities AfLIA Partnership WMF Community Programs Execution & Implementation
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities African Knowledge Initiative (African Union Partnership) for content creation WMF Community Programs Project Planning
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities WikiData for Education WMF Community Programs Execution & Implementation
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Content translation initiatives and tools WMF Language Execution & Implementation
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Wiki Unseen Brand

AfroCROWD Behance

Execution & Implementation
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Wiki Loves Folklore Community - Wiki Loves Folklore International Team

Open Heritage Foundation (a community organization in India)

Execution & Implementation
40. Build capacity to improve high-impact content in underrepresented communities Wiki Gap Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda

Kampala (Embassy of Sweden), Mbarara (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Tororo (Busitema University), and Gulu (Gulu University)

Sub-Saharan Africa Completion & Reporting

Related documents and discussions

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Some of the past discussions, texts and old versions of Movement Strategy recommendations that can provide further context to this initiative: