Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network

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Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network


The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Lightning talk introducing the Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) (2 minutes, 45 seconds)

The July SWAN meeting will be held in two sessions on Sunday July 25 (Saturday evening for North/South America), following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting.

July meetingEdit

We are currently planning for the next meeting on Sunday July 11..


UPDATE: SWAN CALLS POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 25.

Apologies! It turns out many WMF staff are not available this week. The SWAN organising team was not aware of this. Input from WMF staff is very relevant for some items of the agenda. We decided to postpone the calls for two weeks.

Proposed AgendaEdit

  1. Wikimania - progress
  2. Progress Movement Charter - drafting committee - update on meetings (especially for 03:00 UTC call), state of play 
  3. Board elections
    1. Should we Organise a ‘meet the candidates’ SWAN call in August?
  4. Regional grantmaking committees; state of play. 
  5. Community Affairs Committee - updates 
    1. Maria’s departure
    2. C-level vacancies
    3. Branding
  6. Keeping the Telegram groups healthy places for community/affiliate discussion

After hoursEdit

Following the regular call, in SWAN after hours: possible Wikimedia Meet Jitsi social event

July 25 times and linkEdit

The two times are
  • – 2021-06-06 (Asia-Pacific friendly time)
  • – 2021-06-06 (Europe-Africa-Americas friendly time)
The location is

July 25 03:00 UTC participantsEdit

Anyone with an interest in Wikimedia affiliates is welcome to join, even if they are not officially a liaison or representative

Etherpad link for collaborative notes

Saturday night for North and South America; Sunday morning or afternoon for Asia/ESEAP

  1. Pharos (talk) 01:32, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  2. RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 02:38, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  3. econterms (talk) 16:54, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  4. Pavanaja (talk) 17:19, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  5. Anupamdutta73 (talk) 04:25, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  6. SHISHIR DUA (talk) 10:03, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  7. DGG (talk) 20:55, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  8. Frhdkazan (talk) 14:29, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  9. Canley (talk) 02:49, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  10. NinjaStrikers «» 03:30, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

July 25 18:00 UTC participantsEdit

Anyone with an interest in Wikimedia affiliates is welcome to join, even if they are not officially a liaison or representative

Etherpad link for collaborative notes
  1. Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 11:20, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  2. MNadzikiewicz (WMF) (talk) 14:04, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  3. Sandra Rientjes (talk) 18:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  4. Mervat--Mervat (WMF) (talk) 19:18, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  5. Tiputini (talk) 19:26, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  6. Tochiprecious (talk) 18:43, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  7. Pharos (talk) 01:33, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  8. Rosiestep (talk) 03:25, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  9. MPaul (WMF) (talk) 15:00, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  10. Mike Peel (talk) 15:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC) (I may or may not be able to make it, as I am working today.)
  11. --MARKELLOSLeave me a message 15:52, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  12. DaSupremo (talk) 16:26, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  13. --Base (talk) 17:35, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  14. Laurentius (talk) 17:55, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  15. Hedestad Say it! 18:20, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  16. SHISHIR DUA (talk) 10:03, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  17. Reify-tech (talk) 13:28, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  18. Joalpe (talk) 13:30, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  19. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 14:30, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  20. DGG (talk) 20:56, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  21. Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 01:35, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  22. GreenReaper (talk) 02:58, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  23. Alice Wiegand (talk) 20:34, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  24. M-Mustapha (talk) 09:08, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  25. aegis maelstrom δ 10:06, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  26. ☕ Antiqueight chatter 10:43, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  27. Jan-Bart (talk) 15:48, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  28. Discott (talk) 16:24, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  29. Oesjaar (talk) 17:32, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  30. Mickey Mystique (talk) 17:43, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  31. T.Bednarz (talk) 17:56, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  32. Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 17:59, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  33. Emufarmers (talk) 18:02, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  34. Dumbassman (talk) 18:03, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  35. ToniSant (talk) 19:03, 25 July 2021 (UTC)