Plato, Laws, Book X 902e translated by R.G. Bury
I am a collaboration and strategy enthusiast and have been working with non-profits in different fields for more than 10 years now. I am passionate about the vision of Wikimedia and keeping a space open for open knowledge and access to knowledge. Although I created my user account on wiki projects in 2009, I was not too active until I joined the Estonian chapter in 2013, first as a project writer and from 2014 as an executive director.
As a wikimedian I have always emphasized the need for constructive collaboration across the borders of communities and organizations and really believe that this is a way forward for building a truly global movement. As a result I was also intrigued by the Movement Strategy Process and participated as a volunteer in different roles in 2017. One thing led to another and since April 2018 I am working as the Process Architect for the Wikimedia Movement Strategy.
As the Process Architect I am responsible for designing and supporting a participatory way to discuss the future of Wikimedia and build together a plan for structural change needed to better enable us all to move in our strategic direction. This means designing for content work, community participation on different levels and inclusion of expert analysis in the discussions.
As this is highly iterative process I am happy to receive feedback and ideas how to bring the strategy closer to communities while not overwhelming them with global discussions and conversations that are sometimes on a more abstract level. I was also in a supporting role for the working groups who were brought together to discuss important thematic areas of the movement, ensuring that the overall process supported them in the best way possible.
- E-mail: kvaidlawikimedia.org
- Skype: misosoof
- Facebook: kaarel.vaidla
- Movement Strategy 2018-20