Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition

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We have a Strategic Direction, recommendations and principles to guide future change for the Wikimedia movement as a whole. Now we need to figure out how we make that change happen so decisions are made and action is taken in collaboration with the people and communities impacted by them, through a Transition into implementation.

Although the Wikimedia Summit 2020 was cancelled, we're hoping to bring an even more diverse group of the Movement together in a series of online events for the Transition into Movement Strategy implementation.
By Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0
Brief and simple video introdution of the Movement Strategy process and the Global Events (available in several languages and open for translation).


  November 25: Check out the detailed results report of the 21/22 November Global Conversations.
  November 11: The registration for our first set of Global Events has started! Please register & join us!
  November 10: Check out the list of Strategy priorities that have been submitted, so far, during the prioritization events.
  October 29: Priorities of movement Strategy can now be more adequately discussed in a dedicated space on Meta.
  October 22: Save the date: Movement Strategy Global Conversations will be taking place on November 21st/22nd and December 5th/6th.
  October 22: You can now apply for a Movement Strategy Rapid Grant to organize events and discussions.


  • In events: We look forward to working with many of you at the virtual transition events in September and October 2020.
  • On-wiki: Alternatively, prioritization discussions can take place on-wiki and reported via the same template as events.
  • Game: Try out the Wikimedia 2030 game (an open source game created with Twinery). It is more fun with other Wikimedians!
  • Via e-mail: We are also available to clarify things via email strategy2030


June 8 - June 21


Call for nominations for the Design Group

June 22 - Late July


Design Group discussions and open design with the wider movement

Early August


Draft plan for the online events shared for community feedback

August to September


Plans for the online events finalized and put into action

September to October


Preparation and prioritization events

November to January


Global discussions to create the (18-month) implementation plan

December onwards


Follow-up events and the transition to implementation


To make the transition from the publication of the recommendations to their implementation, we need a plan. To create this plan, movement-wide virtual events will kick off in September. We will use the Movement Strategy principles as a guiding framework to ensure the planning will be inclusive and will empower our diverse range of movement actors without leaving anyone behind.

We lost the chance to work on this transition to implementation together in-person at the Wikimedia Summit. Yet we gained an opportunity to include a higher number and a more diverse profile of participants. Engaging with online contributors, technical developer communities, and smaller user groups in the planning process will be a key priority.

Successful virtual engagement with a high number of diverse participants can be challenging. A Design Group will prepare for the virtual transition discussions. This group will consist of community members reflecting different parts and perspectives of the movement (see selection criteria).

Anyone who is interested can contribute. We will publish regular updates of the preparation work and discussions so that anyone interested will be able to share insights and help improve the process even if not part of the design group itself.



  Episode 4: Kayode Yussuf
(help | download | file info)
  Episode 3: Sherry Antoine
(10.33MB, help | download | file info)
  Episode 2 Rupika Sharma, part 2 of 2
(5.89MB, help | download | file info)
  Episode 2: Rupika Sharma, part 1 of 2
(9.28MB, help | download | file info)
  Episode 1: Jerrie Kumalah
(8.17MB, help | download | file info)



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