Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition/Prioritization events

We came together to create the Movement Strategy recommendations. Now it’s time to figure out how to implement them. Wikimedia communities everywhere are invited to select their top priorities for implementation in 2021. Prioritization is the start of the transition to implementation. These local, regional, and thematic discussions will be hosted online by affiliates and communities with support from the Support Team.

What is prioritization?


There are many great initiatives in the Movement Strategy recommendations. Prioritization is meant as a reflection exercise for you and your group to identify what is important for implementation in 2021. This can be based on wanting to expand or strengthen existing work, to address community or movement needs, or to grow and innovate in new areas. Reflection can begin generally at the level of the recommendations, or it can be quite specific at the level of actions and changes. Discuss what will make a difference for you as a group and respond to your needs, and what will have a wider impact for the movement.



Designed by the Transition Design Group, prioritization events are local virtual workshops to kick off implementation discussions and see what recommendations respond to different needs and can make a difference in the movement. The aim is to produce prioritized lists of actions and changes that communities and affiliates feel will make an impact, both locally and globally. Implementation will be deeply-rooted in our principles.

What you need to do

  1. To organize a local or regional virtual prioritization workshop in September and October, let the Support Team know on Meta or by email (see the address below). Regional events would be for getting prepared and sharing information. Prioritization will be at the level of individual communities and affiliates, locally relevant and interesting, workshop style to determine your interests in implementation. Refer to this one-page overview of the prioritization events and our page on Meta as your central point for everything Strategy related.
  2. Prepare for your meeting, find a facilitator, and translate materials if needed. Take a look at the suggested agenda. You may need to host more than one call in order to identify your areas of interest and your priorities for implementing the recommendations in 2021.
  3. Document the meeting (video, notes), complete the reporting template (using the button below, on-wiki, or this survey) and send it to us within 7 days, quite easy.
  4. Join the global events in November. Here is a one-page overview of the entire process from now until implementation.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Support Team (by email: strategy2030 if you have any questions or comments. Please closely review the Wikimedia Foundation’s Friendly Space Policy.

Suggested Agenda


The first call can be up to 2 hours to introduce the process and the steps ahead. This call can be organized in collaboration with other groups or at a regional level. Local prioritization workshops would take place afterwards. Organizers should take time to introduce the principles as a guiding framework for our work ahead. The recommendations are full of great ideas and should be introduced with topics that are locally relevant.

Some calls may have a few people and happen once. Others, like around popular topics, may have lots of people attend and need follow-ups. Organizers should encourage other groups and communities to host conversations of their own.

Event session Agendas Guidance
Opening Check in

This section of the agenda is ideal for sharing information and getting prepared, like at a regional or thematic level.

1. What is Movement Strategy and why is it important to take part in its implementation?
2. What are the next steps after prioritization? (one-page overview | timeline and steps)
3. Introduce the Movement Strategy principles as building blocks of our movement and our work
4. Introduce the 10 amazing Movement Strategy recommendations
Break or Follow-up Call
Discussions 1. Think about the recommendations and the work you’re already doing. What are you working on that is aligned with Movement Strategy? This is the main focus of the call. It provides great opportunities for small breakout group work during the call.
2. Think about your needs and the work that you would like to be doing. Which recommendations are important for your community’s future?
3. From the discussed recommendations, which actions and changes will make a difference and respond to your needs?
4. To work on implementing these initiatives, what human capacity and/or financial resources do you need?
5. In your opinion, which recommendation(s) require global coordination?
Closing and next steps Feedback and sharing

Check out

  • Encourage participants from other affiliates and communities to host prioritization workshops of their own
  • If needed, host a follow-up call for your own community
Amazing. Do you feel like you need another call? What kind of a follow-up would people appreciate?

Scheduled events


Please indicate in the table below (or email us at strategy2030 if you are interested to host an event relevant for your community.

Username Affiliation Time and date Notes
Shanluan (talk) 22:26, 16 September 2020 (UTC)[reply] Wikimedians of the Caribbean AfroCROWD
  • Excited to have guest Medhrdad Pouzaki at the Wiki Cari Festival to discuss the priorities for implementing the movement strategy recommendations.
  • We are also holding a community Zoom call for further discussion

A North American organizers call also happened in September.

WikiDZ / Algeria. Oct 17
Oct 31
UG meeting (TBD)
The Algerian UG, plan to propose to the WikiDZ members to join one of the two discussions – Wikiarabia or wikifranca, and in addition, 30 minutes on the agenda for implementation during the periodic WikiDZ meeting.
Iberocoop Oct. 5 A regional discussion to prepare and identify priorities.
ESEAP Oct. 9 Regional discussion for East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific groups and affiliates.
Anass Sedrati (talk) 20:24, 26 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
--Abbad (talk) 21:21, 26 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
--Reda benkhadra (talk) 21:36, 26 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Abdeaitali (talk) 07:48, 27 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
--Areen Aburumman (talk)
Soukaina Abelhad (talk) 21:23, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
--دنيا (talk) 11:13, 30 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
--Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 15:25, 5 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Wikimedia MoroccoWikimedians of the LevantArab Wikimedians CommitteeWikimedia Algeria October 17 (5pm UTC) This event will be a partnership between Wikimedia Morocco, Wikimedians of the Levant and the Arab Wikimedians Committee.
WikiFranca Tentatively, October 31 (Time TBD)
Christoph Jackel (WMDE) Wikimedia Deutschland Oct. 21 & 22 (Intro) Oct. 29 & 30 (Prio) 19:00 CET to 20:00 CET Online-Communities of German language
Ainali Wikimedians for Sustainable Development October 25, 16.00 UTC Global/Online
Jan-Bart Wikimedia Nederland AND Dutch Wikpedia Community October 31, 12:00 CET to 15:00 CET Online Dutch Language
Yves Madika Wikimedians of Democratic Republic of Congo User Group October 23, 10:00 CET to 12:00 CET Online French Language
South Asian groups, Indian Wikimedians, and other enthusiasts October 30, 19:30 IST South Asia Movement Strategy Call, a regional online discussion to prepare and identify priorities.
Douglaseru, Jadnapac East African affiliates October 21, 20:00 EAT East Africa Strategy follow up, an East African regional discussion to exchange implementation ideas and share information, to be followed by local events with each community to identify top priorities for implementation.
Kayode Yussuf West African affiliates October 31, 15:00 UTC A regional preparatory meeting to set the pace for affiliates prioritization of the recommendations as it affects their communities.

Meta, Notes

Christoph Jackel (WMDE) Wikimedia Deutschland 2 to 8 November Onwiki Consultation: Online-communities of German speaking regions
Jan-Bart (talk) 19:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply] European Affiliates November 14, Afternoon (time to follow) European Regional Event
Organised by WMAT, WMDE & WMNL
Millars Wikimedia España October 27, 18:30 CET For Wikimedia España members. Facilitated by Anna Torres, ED of Wikimedia Argentina
Anthere les sans pagEs Octobre 30th. 18h UTC+1 for the members of les sans pagEs Usergroup. Meeting done. Survey filled up and sent
Zindor En-wiki Teahouse Project Oct 30, Oct 31 Text-based discussion by En-Wiki Teahouse hosts. Link to discussion.
Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) (talk) 14:49, 2 November 2020 (UTC)[reply] Wikimedia Norge October 28-October 30 Onwiki consultation for Norwegian languages and Northern Sámi
Bodhisattwa (talk) 15:40, 5 November 2020 (UTC)[reply] West Bengal Wikimedians User Group (Representative members) November 8 20:00 IST (UTC+5:30) Online call
ZI Jony, Rajeeb Wikipedians in Bangladesh, and other enthusiasts November 6, 20:00 BST (UTC+5:00) Movement Strategy Call in Bangladesh, a regional online discussion to prepare and identify priorities.
Pharos, US Wikimedians local activists November 9, 9PM Eastern (Zoom link) As part of the monthly WALRUS call.
R Ashwani Banjan Murmu, Rajeeb Wikip(m)edians in Santali community, and other enthusiasts November 11 20:00 IST (UTC+5:30) Santali Movement Strategy Call, Online discussion to prepare and identify priorities in Santali & English.
Olaniyan Olushola, Kayode Yussuf Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
Wiki fan Club; Universty of Ilorin
Lagos State University, Ojo
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Ekiti State Universutry, Nigeria Institute of Journalism
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokutra
Wikimedia Hub; Abuja, Owerri, Enugu and other enthusiasts.
November 17 19:00 (UTC+1) The online discussion will be co-ordinated in the English language via Zoom application for the review and identification of priorities that our group will implement in 2021 in our community.

Register here

Stella Agbley WikiWomen's User Group Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 16:00 - 18:00 UTC Wiki Women/Womxn Meet Up for Movement Strategy, an online discussion to identify priorities.
ESEAP Saturday, November 14 at 02:00-04:00 UTC Regional discussion for East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific small communities and affiliates.

Second strategic meeting with greater emphasis on understanding concepts, structure of a Regional Hub, capacity building, legal assistance & collaboration

R Ashwani Banjan Murmu, Rajeeb Wikip(m)edians in Santali community November 18 20:00 IST (UTC+5:30) Santali Movement Strategy Follow Up Call, Online discussion to understanding the concepts and finalize priorities in Santali & English.
Lucy Crompton-Reid English Wikipedia Community 17 November, 5 - 7pm UTC Prioritisation event for English Wikipedia contributors, hosted by Wikimedia UK Wikimedia UK/Events/Discussion about priorities for the English Wikipedia
ZI Jony, Rajeeb Wikip(m)edians in Bangladesh November 19, 19:30 BST (UTC+6:00) Movement Strategy Follow Up Call in Bangladesh, online discussion to understanding the concepts and finalize priorities in Bengali.
Biplab Anand, Rajeeb Wikip(m)edians in Nepal November 20, 19:00 NST (UTC+5:45) Movement Strategy Call in Nepal, online discussion to prepare and identify priorities.
Douglas Ssebaggala, Erina Mukuta, Ivan Mulumba, Geoffrey Kateregga Wikimedia Community Usergroup in Uganda November 20, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EAT) Movement Strategy implementation call in Uganda, online discussion to prepare and identify priorities.
Jeffter Kobby Donkoh Open Foundation West Africa November 20 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC) An online discussion to prepare and identify priorities.
Douglas Ssebaggala, Erina Mukuta, Ivan Mulumba, Geoffrey Kateregga Wikimedia Community Usergroup in Uganda November 27–3 December 2020, (Time to be confirmed) Movement Strategy implementation call in Uganda, translation, community feedback on priorities.
ZI Jony, Rajeeb Wikip(m)edians in Bangladesh November 27, 19:30 BST (UTC+6:00) Movement Strategy Second Follow Up Call in Bangladesh, online discussion to finalize top 3 priorities, workshop will be in Bengali language.
Uzoma, Ceslause, Ptinphusmia, Oby Ezeilo Igbo Wikimedians User Group November 28 and 29 November 2020 Movement Strategy online discussions for community feedback on initiatives for prioritisation in 2021 via Zoom
Justice Okai-Allotey Wikimedia Ghana User Group December 19, 11:00 GMT Movement Strategy transition event for members of Wikimedia Ghana User Group to select initiatives to be prioritized.
Winnie Kabintie Wikimedia Community User Group Kenya December 4, 2020 18:00 EST Movement Strategy implementation discussions in the Wikimedia community in Kenya to discuss the 10 recomemndations and identify initiatives to be prioritized.

Additional Guidance for Organizers

What Online events to decide local priorities for implementing the Movement Strategy recommendations
Objectives * Prepare people and organizations for discussing implementing the Movement Strategy recommendations.
  • Identify local, regional and thematic priorities for implementation in 2021.
  • Create a collaborative environment for implementation.
When Prioritization should take place from late September to October 2020.
Global conversations around coordination will take place in November and December.
How Affiliate and community organizers should adapt the suggested agenda for their context.
What is required * Facilitation so everyone can feel safe and welcomed to participate.
  • Translation of documents and interpretation (where needed)
  • Documentation so relevant information is captured.
  • Reporting template completed.
Resources Resources (e.g. data support, facilitation, translation, documentation) can be reallocated from existing funds, such as from cancelled in-person events, or newly applied for if needed.

Work with the Support Team to find the best solution for you.

Who should attend Everyone! Share the information widely and keep your community informed.
Special focus on project communities and active online editors.
Special focus on groups underrepresented in the Wikimedia movement - women, people of colour, indigenous communities, LGBT+ Wikimedians, and others.
Parallel participation Think of alternatives for people that cannot attend or for those with bandwidth issues:
  • Record the call and make the recording and the notes available shortly after
  • Give 48 hours after each call for people to review the notes and add input
Work with others If there is interest from other affiliates and communities, you can co-host events together for sharing information and ideas. Prioritization should still happen at the level of individual groups.
  • Encourage communities and affiliates to host events on topics of interests and for communities or languages.
What is the outcome * Communities excited to join global discussions and be a part of implementation.
  • Prioritized lists of initiatives that are important locally and regionally.
Questions? Comments? Reach out to the Support Team by email (strategy2030 or on Meta.