Wikimedia 2030/Transition/Reports/Wikimedia Community Usergroup Uganda


General InformationEdit

Field Information
Name of your group Wikimedia Community Usergroup Uganda
Time and date of the event 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EAT), Friday 20th November 2020.
Who attended? 5 Participants
  • 1 Female
  • 4 experienced Wikimedians (5-6 years involvement)
  • 1 Guest from the Creative Commons Chapter in Uganda.
  • Mixture of Youths and adults
Who facilitated? Douglas Ssebaggala (Open agenda and participatory approach).
Who took notes? Douglas Ssebaggala (with a review from the participants)

PrioritizationEdit

Q1. Which recommendations will respond to your community’s needs?Edit

Choose Your Top Priorities   Why is it prioritized?
Example: recommendation 2, improve user experience Example: Having a more engaging interface will excite more people from our community to want to contribute to Wikimedia projects.
1. Recommendation 1: Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement The usergroup has current funding and is part of the underrepresented or emerging communities, the Usergroup plans to carry out programatic activities aimed at increasing awareness about the Wikimedia Movement, retaining volunteers, partnerships, and environment sustainability initiatives.
2. Recommendation 8: Identifying topics for impact The Usergroup is to develop and increase access to content that has historically been left out, finding out what people/communities need, and carrying out new initiatives that create impact with underrepresented communities.
3. Recommendation 4: Ensure equity in decision making Regional collaboration, participatory decision making, and delegation can strengthen smaller (regional) affiliates and Wikimedia Communities.
4. Recommendation 7: Manage Internal Knowledge Knowledge sharing via internal channels like WhatsApp, telegram, is usually not localised and is done on Adhoc basis without clear intentions

Q2.From the recommendations, which specific actions and changes would you want prioritized in 2021?Edit

Choose Your Top Priorities   Why is it prioritized?
Example: recommendation 2, improve user experience Example: Having a more engaging interface will excite more people from our community to want to contribute to Wikimedia projects.
1. Recommendation 1: Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement Funding for underrepresented communities will increase awareness about the Wikimedia movement which will increase revenue generation, as well as online, and offline community sustainability initiatives.
2. Recommendation 8: Identifying topics for impact Local content from historically ignored languages and underrepresented communities will avoid misinformation, bridge the content gap, and create impactful topics on Wikimedia projects.
3. Recommendation 4: Ensure equity in decision making Delegation of some decisions to regional affiliates can lead to community engagement, and regional collaboration.
4. Recommendation 7: Manage Internal Knowledge Knowledge sharing guidelines and platforms for local communities can create knowledge discoverability on meta, content curation, quality, and can avoid the usage of adhoc internal platforms which can easily hide knowledge from communities, as they (internal platforms) might not be publicly accessible.

Q3. What human capacity and / or financial resources do you need to work on implementation?Edit

Think of your existing resources, the movement’s vast resources, and the support infrastructure you may need for moving ideas forward.

  • Multi year grants e.g 3-5 years
  • Training and capacity building on fundraising models
  • Innovative/innovation grants, internal Partnerships, and institutional collaboration
  • Dedicated staff, year round activities, local language support and national outreach capacity.
  • Regional events, discussion platforms, coordinators, hubs, offices, and organisers.
  • Customisable guides and templates that can be localised.

Q4. Which initiatives do you think should be the top focus for global coordination?Edit

Think global, movement-wide changes needed.

  1. Multi year grants
  2. Training and capacity building on Fundraising models
  3. Partnerships
  4. Global User metrics and translation tools
  5. Resource allocation for regional and thematic hubs.
  6. Global council and movement charter.