Wikimedia Argentina/Annual proposal 2017

Program's overviewEdit


Wikimedia Argentina strategic principles and evaluation criteria

During 2016-2017, Wikimedia Argentina will promote three programs: the Education Program, the GLAM Program and the Community Support Program. Even though these same programs were launched during the period 2015-2016, we have made relevant changes in the definition of each of them, which translates into four strategic lines of action with the purpose of defining the objectives and framing them within the expected results.
The strategic lines of actions for the 2016-2017 programs have changed significantly due to the following reasons:

  • The themes of Gender, Human Rights and Reconstruction of Argentinean Memory have defined at least 50% of our activities during 2016. For this reason, they will stop being cross-cutting lines to become strategic lines to frame our projects.
  • We acknowledge the value of each space that we articulate at a local, regional and global level as a learning resource. Within our projects, we consolidate the movement as a learning space.
  • We promote the participation and the creation of content in terms of quality standards, instead of just focussing on the quantity. With this purpose, we have developed quality indexes for each Wikimedia project and we have launched innovative activities according to the Argentinean context, especially regarding education.
  • We changed the focus, from simply making our projects known to new groups to working post-event with these groups. We use the connections to create links with new counterparts and volunteers from our activities.

Following these changes, all three of the Wikimedia Argentina programs find the following four strategic lines to be cross-cutting issues:
1. Participation and quality content: favoring spaces for participation and improving the content of the Wikimedia projects are still one of the main WMAR’s priorities. The challenge today isn't about involving but retaining and gaining new active members, as well as, avoiding adding more content in terms of number but increase the diversity content within the Wikimedia projects
2. Reach/Free culture awareness : through new projects, we aim at approaching new specialized collectives, in order to raise awareness and add up new volunteers, target partners and members to our WMAR community.
3. Movement involvement and improvement: this is a new strategic line. In Wikimedia Argentina, we believe that our most important counterparts are precisely the organizations within our own movement. One of our main objectives for 2017 is to learn, share and to consolidate knowledge.
4. Thematic approaches : Gender, Human Rights and the Argentinean culture promotion have been our cross-cutting lines during 2016. In 2017 we will launch these themes as strategic lines in order to improve the quality of the content in the Wikimedia projects.

What will be our evaluating criteria?

Common metrics

We will evaluate our three programs quantitatively by means of the following metrics:

  1. Participants: the number of people who attend your events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly.
  2. Newly registered: the number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event.
  3. Content pages: A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects.
Grantee-define metrics by program
Among other metrics detailed in each program we have set as common metrics for our three main programs for the following reasons:

a) the present annual proposal and our programs are very focused on improving the quality of the Wikimedia projects over quantity.
b) the present annual proposal is focused on the active participation of our diverse communities - Education, Glam, online and offline WMAR's community- and the need to get them involved for scaling our programs.

Metrics proposed

  1. Total number of articles considered to be of quality: number of articles added and considered to be of quality under WMAR standards or because of increasing the content diversity (Gender, Human Rights and Argentinean culture) within Wikimedia projects.
  2. % of institutional growth: number or % of activities launched or new partners involved by our three communities because of and after being part of our activities in the three programs proposed comparing with the total amount of activities planned for 2017.
Qualitative Evaluation

We will evaluate our three programs qualitatively by means of the following metrics:

  1. Quality metrics for the Wikimedia projects: Wikimedia Argentina has developed ratios to define the quality of the editions in the Wikimedia projects. These ratios have been approved by the Argentinean community of editors, which helped us determine when en edition can be considered a quality contribution to our projects. WMAR found it essential to establish these standards in order to frame the work of those involved in our programs, apart from active editors who don’t really need them.
For article assessment for student assignment, we follow and share with our teachers (we have translate it into Spanish) the document designed by Wikimedia Israel
  1. Cross-cutting gender metrics for all three programs: Since 2016 we have promoted evaluating the programs and their projects through a gender perspective. We know that reducing the gender gap is essential to the Wikimedia movement, not only by incorporating women editors but also in terms of content. Through the following suggested evaluation, we can not only count the number of women who participated and how they did it, but we can also evaluate our online and offline activities through the guidelines we have established to write an article with a gender perspective.

Metrics 2017Edit


Metrics per program 2017

Education ProgramEdit


Preliminary analysis: background and learnings

The Education program is essential for the development of Wikimedia Argentina. When we talk about growth, we mean being able to produce new editors who can improve Wikimedia’s projects. In the case of Argentina, the way to incorporate new editors is by promoting an education program that teachers and professors can understand and of which they can take ownership, so students can work in appropriate contexts and Wikimedia Argentina can reach a greater number of participants in a very large country. Until 2016, our strategy was based on dealing with the many requests of different educational environments. During 2015, Wikimedia Argentina conducted 25 workshops involving 13 different institutions, that meant +2000 new editors involved and more that +3000 people taking part of our activities.The results were not in line with the invested efforts. Even though the growth in terms of articles edited was significant compared to 2014 - 782 articles to 156, only 273 were improved by students, besides the online course. The virtual proposal meant the 89% of the articles created and improved by our Education Program in 2015. It is clear where we do succeed and what is challenging regarding our Education Program.
In this sense , we are aware of our limitations. To overcome them, we work through two strategic lines: 1) Wikimedia Argentina cooperates with other chapters as Wikimedia Israel that has a successful education program including Wikipedia in the classroom 2) we are well aware of the limits of our context. If argentine schools do not have good Internet connection or resources, we need to propose activities that take place outside the classroom to improve the involvement of students as editors.
For this reason during 2016, our strategy for the program shifted to a new perspective, which we hope to continue putting into practice in 2017.
We have improved the activities that worked well, going into detail about their development and redefining their impact and we have qualitatively changed the focus of our evaluation. A part of the number of articles edited, since 2016 we have included our quality approach to evaluate the edits from students and teachers.
.Also, the content related to those activities framed as EduGlam has increased in 27%, involving +100 gifted students, and for the first time, the educator's training program aims to involve educators as editors and project designers.
On the other hand we have dismissed those activities that we know will not work- see in the section below.
Currently, the Education program has designed 5 standardized educational projects: Editing Clubs , Wikipedia in your university , New training program, Wikipedia in your province: mapping the provinces of Argentina, Our online proposal, These take into account important factors in order to ensure good results, like understanding the context, reading feedback from participants to improve our projects and being aware of the time it takes to consolidate the knowledge required to carry out Wikimedia’s projects.
One of the greatest lesson we have learnt during 2016 is that as important as the projects is the mentoring One of our greatest challenges is to learn to balance our work between new editors and long-term wikipedians. Support to the educators, which is required to get good results, implies being able to produce a steady net of editors that can usher educators along their journey.
At a regional level, we continue working to make our projects grow. Standardizing our projects allow us to deal with the local context of each chapter or group of users belonging to Iberocoop. Creating opportunities to share and learn from one another is still one of Wikimedia Argentina’s main priorities.

Learnings of the program, so far:

According to the work we have done in the last three years promoting the Education Program of Wikimedia Argentina, we have learnt the following:

We have successfully promoted:

  1. Wikimedia Argentina’s online activities: not just our online course but other virtual activities we take part in, as MOOCs. During 2015, these represented the 89% of the articles created by the program. In 2016, to date, they represents 64% of the articles.
  2. Working for the establishment of the Education Program in specialized educational spaces: since 2015 we have dealt with 200% more educational spaces than before launching the program.
  3. Inclusion of stakeholder: since the beginning of the program, we have incorporated over 30 different counterparts.
  4. Getting educators and students involved: without meaning a real presence of Wikipedia in the classroom we have done a great job in demystify the use of Wikipedia as a learning tool. In this sense, even though we have trained mainly educators, over 5000 educators and students have been involved in our program.
  5. Innovative projects at a local level, scalable to a regional level: projects like Wikimisiones, our online course or our training program, are already well established and are scalable in 2017.
  6. Involving students in their specialized field: activities like Wikilesa hace given us the opportunity to work with target groups specialized in Human Rights. So far +100 students have improved qualitatively +70 articles regarding the argentine history.

We must improve:

  1. Outside-the-classroom activities for students: contests aimed at students have not reached the challenge of generating real editing spaces outside the classroom. We have had great contestants since 2014 in our photo contest, but if we want our students to improve their editing skills, we need to better involve teachers and institutions.
  2. Support for educators: developing tutorial doesn't necessarily mean the improvement of teacher's editing skills. They are necessary but not enough. We need to put forward programs that translate into better support. Generating a support network for teachers or improve our accompany, must be the key to balance resources and results.
  3. Significant traineeship: during 2015 we organized over 25 training sessions for educators that were just one-time activities and did not give good results. We have now developed a different training strategy in order to take knowledge to the classrooms.



Education proposal 2017


During 2016, we put into practice strategies that sought to consolidate work with educators in Wikipedia. We especially designed education programs, based on both offline and online training activities, to encourage edition and the creation of projects that include Wikipedia as an integral tool for their subjects. We expanded our network for the exchange and cooperative construction of knowledge at universities, articulating the professors’ work with research.
In 2017, our challenge will be:

  • To take these knowledge and practices into the classrooms, so educators will be our main reference point for putting the plan into practice and following it up.
  • Carry out projects in educational institutions that can take ownership of the tool as part of their academic/educational syllabus. We also plan to define long-term follow-up and support measures, strengthening the network between the education program, the educators and the students.
  • Develop education proposals to retain students as new active editors, post-activities.
  • Strengthening the program’s mission as an inclusive space for new users and editors


Benefits of the program:

  • To generate a network of educators involved in Wikimedia projects, which have the necessary resources, and the education proposals needed to obtain significant results in their subjects.
  • Motivate students willing to get involved in Wikimedia projects without being limited by the context.
  • The educational institutions found in Wikimedia projects a space to deepen their activities outside the traditional education spaces.


Activities and direct products:

In Wikimedia Argentina, we believe we can face the challenge of the Education Program through the following activities or outputs:

  • Producing educational plans that are appropriate for the local context of both the educators and the students.
  1. Launching online activities that favor the inclusion of educators at a national and regional level (Online Course)
  2. Launching activities for young people (Editing Clubs, Editing and photo contest etc.), outside the classroom.
  3. Positioning and increasing the value of local heritage by getting schools, educators and students involved (Wikipedia in your province)
  4. Long-term training programs that motivate educators as producers of knowledge.
  5. Making people aware of Wikimedia and its social impact, and its role as agent of change for educators and students (Wikilesa, in-person activities, events)
  • Strengthening the bond with governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Favoring the educators’ learning process, through training courses, providing access to educational resources and the exchange of experiences.
  • Supporting the work of educators and students through mentors, long-term wikipedians and volunteers.


Objectives & target outcomes:

Strategic line 1: Participation and content:

Goal: Strengthening the Education Program by increasing the participation of educators and students and getting them involved as producers of quality content for the Wikimedia projects

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Encourage the role of educators as content editors by involving 600 teachers from around the country in our online courses proposals Objective 2016:
  • 320 articles
  • 175 teachers involved

Expected 2016:

  • 350 articles
  • 280 teachers aprox.
  • By the end of 2017, 450 articles will be created by 600 teachers by being involved in 3 online proposals
  • This would mean the design by teachers of at least 30 new education projects ready to be used in the classroom and 20 teachers retained as editors during 2017.
  • Launching the “Bridges between school and digital and free culture” Online Course (2 courses)
  • Favoring the presence of WMAR in online projects launched by other institutions such as MOOCs, online courses, etc.
  • Guaranteeing a greater and better access to the required educational resources.
  • Consolidating our network of mentors and their editing skills to come to the expected results
The MOOCs launched by Wikimedia Argentina allow us to provide an appropriate answer to the educational context of Argentina and the region. Since 2014, we have trained over 500 educators and over 500 articles have been edited during the courses. Our challenge for 2017 is to generate a greater retention of participants as editors and to position their education projects more effectively.
Involve 450 students as content producers by approaching them contextualized educational proposals Objective 2016:
  • 100 educators trained
  • 700 students indirectly approach

Expected 2016:

  • 100 educators trained
  • At least 400 students
  • By training 120 high school teachers, 150 articles will be created/improved by at least 450 secondary students, participating in 3 outside-the-classroom activities launched by WMAR, during 2017.
  • 200 of them considered gifted students, create at least 50 new articles participating in our Editing Club new proposal.
  • At least 80 % of the teachers involved understands how to edit and how to evaluate a quality edit, after the trainings.
  • Promoting our new training program, involving our teachers in 3 training days.
  • Launching the Editing Clubs activity (at least 2)
  • Creating new editing/photography contests with educators and students, according to their context.
  • Articulating these new education proposals through strategic partners
  • Support and back educators with resources.
  • Create a on-wiki tutorial for users with less than 10 edits
  • Creating a network of Wikipedians that can provide support to educators
Working with students in the classroom is still a great challenge for Wikimedia Argentina. The limitation in the access to internet has translated into many educators and students trained, but few activities inside the classrooms. As an education program, we believe we must favor inclusive actions that provide a positive context for the participation of educators and students both inside and outside the classroom.
By the end of 2017 position our program in 10 university courses to add, or improve the quality of, content gaps by involving subject matter experts n/a
  • 100 university students and at least 20 teachers involved in the creation or improvement of 100 articles mainly covering areas of knowledge like Social Science, History and Science, in 2017.
  • At least 70% of the students work considered as of quality by being evaluated through the article assessment guide and Wikimedia Argentina quality standards, during 2017.
  • Launching and promoting the new project Wikipedia at the university
  • Through our strategic partners, encourage the use Wikipedia in 10 university courses.
  • Guides and manuals regarding article assessment for student assignment available for all the teachers and students involved.
  • Support and back educators with other resources.
  • Creating a network of Wikipedians that can provide support to educators
  • Continuing evaluating results according to Wikimedia Argentina quality standards.
During 2016, we understood that educators need to have practical experience in the world of editing. We have cut down the number of specific training sessions (those lasting one morning or one day) and incorporated more 3-day-long training courses. In 2017, we aim at positioning Wikimedia’s projects and especially Wikipedia as an assignment in higher education institutions, and continue training university professors as editors.
By increasing geographic diversity, improving the content of Argentina in the Wikimedia projects by scaling our education program in 3 different provinces during 2017. n/a

Expected 2016:

  • 300 teachers (500 students indirectly approached) from 15 different schools in 3 different provinces in Argentina trained by WMAR during 2017.
  • The activity would mean 15 new projects implemented in the classroom during 2017 and at least 75 articles edited regarding the argentinean provinces culture.
  • Positioning and favoring our Wikipedia in your province project, through our strategic allies and in different educational environments.
  • Guaranteeing a greater and better access to the required educational resources.
  • Consolidating our network of mentors and their editing skills to come to the expected results
  • Continuing evaluating results according to Wikimedia Argentina quality standards.
One of our greatest challenges for 2017 is being able to standardize the projects launched during 2015 and 2016.Wikimisiones is one of them. Now, the project is standardized and can be expanded to other provinces. The objective: to improve the content on local heritage and history, with educators and students as protagonists
By the end of 2017 promote the education program as the space to involve new editors as quality content producers. Objective 2016:
  • 560 new or improved articles
  • 1615 new users

Expected 2016:

  • At least 600 new or improved articles
  • At least 800 new users
  • 775 articles, at least 50% of them considered to be high quality by WMAR standards, will be created or improved by at least 1100 new editors.
  • After 6 months, 200 articles will be improved or created by 30 new editors that would remain active, 10 of them women.
  • Through all the previously detailed activities.
  • Continuing evaluating results according to Wikimedia Argentina quality standards.
Improving quantitative results has always been one of the priorities of our Education Program. Our main objective in 2017 is to strengthen the program in a qualitative manner, balancing the incorporation of new content, making sure it is consistent and high quality for Wikipedia’s users, and also improving the number of editors that remain active in the long-term.
Strategic line 2: Free content Awareness/Reach:

Goal: Making Wikimedia projects better known and promoting a greater and better impact through a cooperative articulation of our actions.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Enhance the scope of our program involving new educational professionals and new strategic partners by assisting to 8 strategic education events during 2017. Objective 2016:
  • 3 events

Expected 2016:

  • 5 events
  • During 2017, Wikimedia Argentina will participate in 8 strategic education events, which will give us access to at least 400 professionals who are references in the educational field. We aim to diversify our reach to new audiences by attending to at least 3 of these events outside the city of Buenos Aires.
  • From March to July 2017, maintaining and strengthening bonds with the 2 governmental Education portals and involve 4 new organizations that can directly support at least 2 activities of our program during 2017.
  • Participating in the new debates on the construction of Argentinean education.
  • Participating in strategic educational environments.
  • Promoting and strengthening our presence at a national level with the aid of strategic allies
  • Getting the governmental educational portal involved in the activities they support
76% of the educational institutions with which Wikimedia Argentina works are located in the city of Buenos Aires and its greater area. If we want to grow in such a large country, we need to be able to position our program.Argentina’s governmental context changed in 2016. Changes also took place in the governmental institutions that we were working with and were essential to promote our programs at a national level. The goal for 2017 is work, together with governmental and non-governmental institutions, on the standardized projects we have designed for 2017. Conversations have already taken place
By improving our presence in the media, improve the perception of Wikipedia as source of reliable information within the education community, during 2017. Objective 2016:
  • 8 media appearances

Expected 2016:

  • at least 25 media appearances
  • 2 new educators engaged.
  • Positioning Wikimedia Argentina’s educational program through at least 35 media appearances, in at least 5 different education media.
  • This would mean reaching 10 new education leaders, and increasing to 5 the number of new educators approaching to our program thanks to the media, during 2017.
  • Press campaign
  • Participating in strategic educational environments.
  • Promoting and strengthening strategic alliances.
According to our latest survey, between 72 and 81% of Wikipedia’s users and editors didn’t know about our Education Program. Even though the program is well positioned in the field of Argentinean education and we are working with benchmark institutions, one of our main goals for 2017 is to make the program better known to new target audiences.
Strategic line 3: Movement involvement and improvement:

Goal: contributing with resources and traineeship to the movement in order to promote cooperation between chapters.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Providing academics and high-school teachers,locally and regionally, with the necessary resources to implement the projects inside the classroom

n/a Expected 2016:

  • 30 projects designed by teachers
  • We will have designed, using educators’ suggestions, at least 2 new resources to design and evaluate Wikimedia projects inside the classroom.
  • Activities of the Education Program include planning at least 45 projectsdesigned by educators. Such projects will be positioned as resources and ready to be used inside the classroom, locally and regionally.
  • Analyzing the educators’ needs in order to generate new and appropriate material (by means of surveys, participant observation, etc.)
  • Positioning new material on our website and on Wikimedia Argentina’s online campus, with free access for all.
  • Make all the material designed available for the regional chapters and organizations
  • Delivery of resources for educators during the offline activities that are part of the program.
  • Designing, publishing and positioning the proposals generated by educators during our activities in different educational environments.
During 2016, Wikimedia Argentina has developed new educational resources focused mainly on edition. During 2017, we will continue designing material about the importance of incorporating Wikipedia to the classroom, how to turn it into an evaluating system and how to measure the quality of the students’ work. For that purpose, we are working together with Wikimedia Israel.
Strengthening our collaboration and partnership with movement affiliates at the regional and global level through our education program in 2017. n/a
  • Along with Iberocoop, promote one learning space (online and onsite) at the regional level. This will involve the development of at least 1 education project promoted by WMAR together with at least 2 chapters in the region during 2017.
  • During 2017, participate with our Education Program in at least 2 international events, where to share best practices of our program.
  • In 2017, generate 1 network that connects the different education programs of the movement with the aim of sharing experiences.
  • Promoting a new edition of the Regional Mentoring Program
  • Participating and sharing experiences from the program at events like Wikimania, Wikimedia Conference, and other international events.
  • Generating a network –together with Wikimedia Israel- to share experiences with the leaders of the education programs at a global level. Regular meetings, at least once every two months.
  • Sharing experiences, activities and results, lessons learnt and failures, with the global community by means of our blog, a newsletter, etc.
Wikimedia Argentina is the regional chapter with the most stable Education Program. Our goal for 2017 is to make it grow at a regional and international level, together with other chapters and groups of users, through our standardized education proposals and by sharing learnings with other affiliates.
Create 6 learning patterns to improve the movement’s traineeship Objective 2016:
  • 3 learning patterns

Expected 2016:

  • At least 4
  • At least 6 new learning patterns generated by WMAR’s Education Program made accessible to the entire movement.
  • Generating 6 new learning patterns by increasing the value of the activities that are a part of the Education Program.
Wikimedia Argentina has generated learning patterns for each of its programs. We can learn from our successes as much as from our failures. During 2017 we will continue generating and sharing learning patterns with the movement.
Strategic line 4: Thematic approaches:

Goal: promoting educational spaces to give a boost to the social impact of Wikimedia’s projects, through educators and students.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

By the end of 2017, improve by 18% the content produced by WMAR regarding Human Rights and Construction of Memory, by means of gifted students. Objective 2016:
  • n/a

Expected 2016:

  • 80 articles
  • 150 students involved
  • Producing at least 6 Education edit-a-thons (EduGlam), getting educators and students involved in the edition of articles about Human Rights and the Construction of Memory.
  • Making the project grow nationally, searching for specific funds.
During 2016 and together with Cosecha Roja, we promoted editing spaces on Human Rights- Wikilesa- with university professors and students. Our goal for 2017 is to continue promoting this project to improve the quality of content in Wikipedia regarding Human Rights, and work to take it to a national level.
During 2017, continuing implementing a gender perspective to evaluate the outreach and impact of our Education programs Objective 2016:
  • n/a

Expected 2016:

  • 450 women approximately
  • At least 600 female educators and students will participate in our Education Program.
  • During 2017, we will evaluate 100% of our Education activities using the gender indicatorsdesigned by Wikimedia Argentina
  • All the educational resources include the guide for an

edition with gender perspective designed by Wikimedia Argentina.

  • Positioning the gender issue in strategic educational spaces, like conferences, talks, meetings, etc.
  • Implementing the evaluating grids with gender perspective used by Wikimedia Argentina.
  • Supervising the edition with gender perspective during activities such as the training courses.
  • Including the guide for an edition with gender perspective in all educational resources.
Incorporating a gender perspective to our activities is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina. It’s not a coincidence. The issue of gender is well established in Argentina’s and the region’s public agendas. Our challenge for 2017 is to make the gender issue present in our educational activities in order to encourage the debate and knowledge within the movement.

Supplementary information: metrics and movement priorities addressed

How we measure quantitative and qualitatively our Education Program?

According to the activities proposed by the Education Program, those will be evaluated by theses metrics:

  1. Main education metrics
  1. Evaluation inside the classroom:
  1. Cross-cutting metrics
  1. Specific education metrics

GLAM ProgramEdit


Preliminary analysis: background and learnings

The GLAM Program has become the most comprehensive project of Wikimedia Argentina. The proposals we carry out within the frame of this program are a meeting point among experienced Wikimedians, new editors that wish to begin to contribute to Wikimedia’s projects, and cultural institutions and organizations.
The program follows two main lines of work –Human Rights, cultural heritage and construction of Memory, and Gender- to pursue three main objectives: creating content, freeing content, promoting the use of this content.
We wish to continue strengthening cultural institutions with knowledge, both technical and human, the way we have been doing. Cultural organizations in Argentina lack economic resources, so we must provide scanners and even computers for them to work on the project. In this sense, it is currently impossible that the institutions can afford a Wikipedian in Residence. The solution we have found is to continue promoting our itinerant Wikipedian in Residence- to find out more about his work so far, refer here, as a way to continue fostering a cultural change. We are going to continue our work with counterparts, but with a better definition of our goals and results. We are paving our own way to work with libraries and new cultural groups, so that growth of content is not only measured in terms of quantity but also of quality to release and make available more well accepted material within our community. The new networks we are establishing with young cultural and social groups will allow us to provide better and easier-to-use material. Balancing this kind of work is seen as a great opportunity by Wikimedia Argentina.
The GLAM program is also the meeting point of the community, both for those who are already a part of it and for those who wish to start participating. The offline activities are a favorable space to meet and bond with new editors and volunteers. During 2016, we were late at promoting the offline activities. The main reason has been that 100% of our cultural counterparts changed managers, which delayed our offline activities. Balancing online and offline activities is one of our great challenges for 2017. We also want to emphasize our work with online editors. During 2016, our online activities were born from the interest of the editors in our community, and we have improved the impact of their work by incorporating new projects like Wikidata and Wikisource, and also qualitatively evaluating their editions and contributions - +6000 new/improved articles to date. One of our great objectives for 2017 is to be able to generate these consultative spaces for the offline activities as well.
Our actions and proposals have an impact beyond the local sphere. Iberocoop and the entire Latin-American region are the best allies we can have to promote the activities of our program. We as a region share the same culture and the same challenges, so the network constitutes a space to share experiences and articulating projects. During 2016, we have launched two international contests that translated into the creation of +1000 articles in over 20 different wikipedias. Wikimedia Argentina will continue promoting this regional network during 2017.

Learnings of the program, so far:

According to the work we have done in the last three years promoting the GLAM Program of Wikimedia Argentina, we have learnt the following:

We have successfully promoted:

  1. Projects promoted by online editors: to date and during 2016, this meant the creation/improvement of +6000 articles through 4 editors proposals.
  2. Incorporation of the first Wikipedian in Residence: this gave professional status to the program and meant the improvement of the content released and how it is used.
  3. Projects related to Memory and Gender: these are the central themes of our GLAM program. To date, +2000 articles have been created (to their 89% level).
  4. Incorporation of qualitative gender evaluation: establishing new gender evaluation indicators lead to the qualitative improvement of the content created in 2016, 1600 articles so far.
  5. Incorporation of new projects as a target: the merger of the GLAM program to Wikidata and Wikisource made us redefine the GLAM program in the context of a local public agenda very connected to the free flow of data.

We must improve:

  1. In-person activities: in-person activities began late in 2016, which lead to a disconnection from our offline community. Even though was due to the local context, we need to get new cultural groups and institutions involved, like for example libraries, in order to generate more in-person editing activities.
  2. Digitalization program: improving the commitment of counterparts to release more and better material.
  3. Incorporation of new cultural groups: we continue working with the same counterparts. If we want to offer more and better content to our editors, we must work with new cultural groups so we can access new material and heritage.
  4. Photography contests promoted only by Wikimedia Argentina or activities with Wikivoyage: we don’t have a large community with a high interest on photography. For photography contests to be successful, we need counterparts to support them. Wikivoyage is a project with a lot of potential, but it doesn’t seem interesting to our editors. Only two editors in Argentina are active in this project and we struggle in the challenge of transferring editors from Wikimedia Commons to Wikivoyage.



GLAM Program proposal 2017


During 2016, we were somewhat conservative when it came to our counterparts and more innovative when it came to our projects . We started working with other projects such as Wikidata and Wikisource, and we improved through our thematic approaches-Human Rights, cultural heritage and construction of Memory, and Gender- the quality of content within Wikipedia . During 2016 we worked on many different projects and we tried to reflect our editors and participants’ interests in each of them.Our challenge for 2017 is to evaluate past actions in order to re-design our projects and consolidate them under quality criteria, rather than quantity. To achieve that, we need to be more timing-aware to define how, when and why a project should be promoted and we need to make sure that they are aligned with the program’s main objectives: inviting both active and new editors to take part, trying to align them with the strategic central themes and ensuring that they work not only as a creative space but also to increase awareness and motivation to improve the participation of new collectives.
Our 2017 challenge lies in:

  • Giving a professional status and diversifying our counterparts as active members of the GLAM Program, through their community, their material and heritage and our WIR.
  • Connecting new and active editors to the activities promoted by the GLAM Program.
  • Qualitative and quantitatively improving the content of the Wikimedia projects through the program.
  • Positioning the GLAM Program as a space for the construction of a more diverse and more inclusive movement.


Benefits of the program:

  • Recovering historical memory through the preservation of local heritage
  • Changing the paradigm in cultural institutions regarding free culture, creative commons licenses and the Wiki philosophy, engaging not only professionals of the cultural world but also citizens who are involved with the institutions.
  • Spreading the digitized material on a global scale.


Activities and direct products:

In Wikimedia Argentina we believe we can face the challenge of the GLAM program by means of the following following activities or outputs:

  • Promoting activities that improve and increase content –both quantitative and qualitatively- in the Wikimedia projects through our editors (editing challenges, contests, etc.)
  • Promoting new traineeship spaces for new editors (edit-a-thons, meetings, editing workshops)
  • Incorporating new Wikimedia projects like Wikidata and Wikisource to our actions.
  • Diversifying and including new cultural groups that bring new content.
  • Maintaining and go in depth into the traineeship promoted by our Wikipedian in Residence.
  • Re-signifying and strengthening the cooperation with cultural organizations and their role as producers of content.


Objectives & target outcomes

Strategic line 1:Participation and quality content

Goal: improving the content created, released and re-used by the GLAM program, both quantitative and qualitatively.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Increasing by 30% the content generated in Wikipedia Wikidata and Wikisource, by means of our editors’ proposals. Objective 2016:
  • 1500 new/improved articles

Expected 2016:

  • 2800 new/improved articles
  • 800 Wikidata items added
  • 4000 new/improved articles added by 200 editors – at least 60% to be considered of quality under WMAR standards – by means of 4 online proposals, according to the interests and demands of our online community of Wikipedia and Wikisource.
  • At least 1 online proposal focused in improving Wikidata by adding 1500 new items to the project during 2017.
  • At the beginning of the year, we will conduct a survey of our online community in order to define their interests and activities.
  • During 2017, we will pose at least 5 editing challenges in Wikipedia, Wikidata or Wikisource.
  • Offering spaces for questions, traineeship and recognition for the participant editors.
Strengthening our online community is one of Wikimedia Argentina’s priorities. During 2016, we had great results in Wikipedia and new projects by paying attention to the interests and initiatives of our community of active editors. We have a good base to continue promoting Wikidata and Wikisource and to continue strengthening our community of online editors.
To professionalize our digitization project through Wikimedian in Residence partnerships with 6 cultural partners, by the end of 2017, in order to bring quality resources to editors. Objective 2016:
  • 6 counterparts
  • 6000 images released

Expected 2016:

  • 5 counterparts
  • 120 books - 22,500 new Wikimedia Commons pages
  • Providing technical and human support through our WIR by means of 3 training courses in order to guarantee the freeing of quality content for the movement from March to June.
  • During 2017, and through the participation of 6 cultural institutions (2 of them will be new), releasing at least 200 books and at least 1000 images belonging to Argentina’s cultural heritage. .
  • Guaranteeing the quality of the digitalized material by providing technical and human support to the institutions with which we work, through our Wikipedians in Residence.
  • Visits and regular meetings with our counterparts to define common objectives and results 2017
  • Identifying new cultural groups that have content of historical value and lack the resources. We will create alliances with these new cultural spaces, with a win-win strategy.
Our first Wikipedian in Residence provided Wikimedia Argentina the professionalization of our digitalization project. During 2016 we broke the existing tendency of the GLAM program of finding value only in images and began to find historical value in releasing books. We will continue promoting the quality of the project by favoring learning spaces and encouraging institutions to take ownership of the project..
Through our WIR, resignify the 80% of the material uploaded by the digitizing program by using it and positioning it in new projects outside Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons n/a
  • Thanks to our Wikipedian in Residence, at least 800 quality articles will be created/improved by means of the material handed over to Wikidata and Wikisource.
  • By not linking the freeing of material just with the Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons projects
  • Organizing editing contest outside Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
Wikidata is the new big project, allied to the GLAM program. We believe that through Wikidata we can give the best possible treatment to the content released by cultural organizations. In Wikimedia Argentina we believe that if we want to take a step forward in the GLAM program, beyond Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, it must be related to Wikidata.
Strategic line 2: Free content Awareness/Reach:

Goal: Promoting the GLAM program by means of activities within our community and new cultural groups.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Involving 2 new cultural organizations as allies by increasing the program’s geographic diversity and reach during 2017. n/a
  • Wikimedia Argentina will approach 300 new cultural professionals by participating in at least 6 specialized cultural events, 3 of them located outside Buenos Aires, between March and November.
  • Participating in these events implies gaining 2 new partners of the cultural world who don’t belong to Wikimedia Argentina.
  • Producing a calendar of events, conferences and spaces where we can participate as WMAR.
  • Participating in debates on Argentinean culture and heritage.
  • Attending events and conferences about culture and heritage, at the national level.
  • Promoting and strengthening our presence at a national level, by means of strategic allies.
100% of the cultural institutions that with which Wikimedia Argentina works are located in the City of Buenos Aires. If we want to grow in such a large country, we need to previously position our program. It is essential to attend events about heritage and culture across the country and articulate with new institutions and cultural groups.
Improving the knowledge regarding free culture within cultural organizations by increasing in 16% our presence in the media. Objective 2016:
  • 4 mentions in the media

Expected 2016:

  • At least 15 mentions in the media
  • Positioning the GLAM program with at least 25 media appearances, in at least 5 different media.
  • Generating a press network in the cultural world, with at least 5 new professionals involved.
  • Press campaign
  • Participating in strategic educational environments.
  • Promoting and strengthening strategic alliances.
According to our latest survey, 57-59% of Wikipedia users don’t know about the existence of the GLAM program. Working to make program better known and improve the knowledge regarding free culture within cultural institutions are one of our main objectives for 2017.
Strategic line 3:Movement involvement and improvement:

Goal: getting new editors and participants involved in the movement and sharing learnings through program activities.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Generate new cultural online and offline activities to engage at least 40 new participants and retain 15 active editors within the movement and Wikimedia projects. Objective 2016:
  • 6 offline activities
  • 5 online activities

Expected 2016:

  • At least 5 offline activities
  • At least 5 online activities
  • 20 new participants, so far
  • 28 new editors involved so far, 8 continue editing.
  • Between May and November 2017 , 8 offline activities - edit-a-thons and editing workshops - convene at least 250 participants. This will mean the development of a new community of participants, involving 40 new members, 16 active during 2017.
  • At least 50 new editors participate in 5 proposals online during 2017. Of these, at least 15 editors remain active after 6 months.
  • Organizing edit-a-thons and editing workshops as training opportunities. For the organization of these events, we will call up new cultural groups and institutions that are aligned to our objectives, like for example libraries.
  • Inviting new participants to our online and offline activities by staying in touch with them, keeping discussion forums, etc.
  • Favoring mentoring and training spaces for new editors inside and outside Wikipedia and our projects.
The GLAM program must not be only a space for active editors but also work for inviting new editors and institutions to the movement. Creating these inviting spaces and welcoming new editors is one of the priorities that we intend to carry out by means of face-to-face activities and online proposals.
By the end of 2017, strengthening our partnership with Iberocoop and other movement affiliates through our GLAM Program Objective 2016:
  • n/a

Expected 2016:

  • 1 regional mentoring program
  • Participating and sharing learnings, in at least 2 international events through our GLAM program during 2017.
  • Promoting again at least 2 editing activities during 2017, through the Iberocoop network. This will translate into at least 1000 new/improved articles [1]
  • Positioning learning activities, and regional challenges,through at least 1 publication, about our GLAM programs, through the Iberocoop network, during 2017.
  • Participating and sharing experiences from the program at events like Wikimania, Wikimedia Conference, and other international events.
  • Promoting at least 2 editing activities with a partner from Iberocoop
  • Sharing experiences, activities and results, lessons learnt and failures, with the global community by means of our blog, a newsletter, etc.
  • Promoting a new edition of the Regional Mentoring Program
  • Producing a publication/video series, etc to spread the challenges and lessons learnt by the region.
Iberocoop is the best space to promote GLAM activities at a regional level. Our good results in the 2016 activities endorse us. One of the main priorities of Wikimedia Argentina for 2017 is to continue generating these regional spaces as well as increasing learning sharing with other movement affiliates through the program.
Create 6 learning patterns to improve the movement’s traineeship Objective 2016:
  • 3 learning patterns

Expected 2016:

  • At least 4
  • At least 6 new learning patterns generated by WMAR’s GLAM Program made accessible to the entire movement.
  • Generating 6 new learning patterns by increasing the value of the activities that are a part of the GLAM Program.
Wikimedia Argentina has generated learning patterns for each of its programs. We can learn from our successes as much as from our failures. During 2017 we will continue generating and sharing learning patterns with the movement.
Strategic line 4:Thematic approaches:

Goal: the GLAM program as a drive space to represent the diversity of the movement.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Increasing the quality of Wikipedia by diversifying its content through at least 3 regional activities according to our thematic approaches. Objective 2016:
  • n/a

Expected 2016:

  • 1662 new articles
  • Through 3 online activities, 2000 articles will be created/improved on the themes of gender and cultural heritage.
  • At least 1300 will be considered quality edits standards, and 800 will be edited in other languages/Wikipedias.
  • By the end of 2017, these activities will include at least 100 editors (20 of them, women) and at least 15 editors from other Wikipedias.
During 2016, favoring the visibility of women and of cultural heritage has been one of our priorities. A priority for 2017 will be to consolidate the quality standards to evaluate new content. During 2017 we will also include quality metrics like giving visibility to women by promoting network activities, without excluding any country of the region and by making Argentinean culture accessible in several languages.
Improving quality content by organizing 3 offline activities covering the topic of underrepresented groups -gender, minority languages- during 2017 Objective 2016:
  • n/a
  • From our 8 offline activities planned for 2017, 3 will be edit-a-thons regarding underrepresented groups- gender or minority languages- that will mean at least 80 people involved and 100 articles added or improved during 2017.
  • Organize edit-a-thons regarding gener or minority languages.
  • Approach and invite new cultural organizations, as NGOs or new women's groups.
  • Inviting new participants to our online and offline activities by staying in touch with them, keeping discussion forums, etc.
  • Favoring mentoring and training spaces for new editors inside and outside Wikipedia and our projects.
One of the major objectives of Wikimedia Argentina is to improve the content of the Wikimedia projects by positioning gender issues, the Argentinean culture, or put in value the minority languages. Discriminate positively on these issues is a strategy that will consolidate during 2017. We believe that through these activities we also build a larger community.
During 2017, developing the GLAM program as an inclusive space for the participation of 200 women in our activities. Objective 2016:
  • n/a

Expected 2016:

  • Approximately 100 (including events to be attended)
  • At least 14 new female editors
  • At least 200 women involved in GLAM activities. During 2017 we aim at increasing the number of active female editors who participate in our activities to 25.
  • Create a new community of women, folloW-up and invite them to participate in our GLAM activities.
  • Engage to our program the new women participating for the first time, by making feel comfortable, welcome and important for WMAR
  • Build a supporting women network, to, support and mentor the new women editors.
Incorporating a gender perspective to our activities is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina. It’s not a coincidence. The issue of gender is well established in Argentina’s and the region’s public agenda. Our challenge for 2017 is to make the gender issue present in the GLAM program in order to encourage the debate and knowledge within the movement.

Supplementary information

Community Support ProgramEdit


Preliminary analysis: background and learnings

Wikimedia Argentina has a very stable but peculiar community. Our community actively contributes to Wikipedia and participates in our offline activities, but it is reluctant to suggest projects or participate in online activities. As a matter of fact, our online community is entirely different from our offline community. This reality makes our work in Wikimedia Argentina double, with activities aiming at a triple objective: attracting new members to our community, recruiting new editors and volunteers and reactivating editors that used to be active.
During 2016 we have promoted meeting spaces for our stable community and also as a way to attract new Argentinean editors as new participants. On the other hand, we have launched activities that our online community finds interesting and attractive so we can deal with their demands as well (three, so far). In this sense, during 2016 and more than ever before, the members of our community, new editors –active or participants- have taken center stage, either being leaders of an activity, or organizing events or participating (+400 editors, new editors and participants involved during 2016 and to date). But sometimes, taking care of both communities is not always enough.
The concept of community in Wikimedia Argentina is expanded and goes beyond borders. In Wikimedia Argentina we promote activities aimed at the entire community of editors, both at a national and regional level, so our work goes beyond supporting the articulation of projects and activities with other groups of users and chapters of the Latin-American region, like Wikimujeres and Wikimedia Mexico, with whom we collaborated to articulate activities in countries like Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala, where there are no groups of users with whom to work. We believe these alliances give us great growing potential, since during 2016 we had great results with our projects related to gender and heritage promotion. We also began to work with new groups, like Un Pastiche, Economia Feminista, Chicas Poderosas etc., that even though they are not part of our movement, they are aligned with our objectives. These new spaces are the perfect place to attract new and specialized members to our movement.
Also, since the beginning of the program in 2016, we have worked so that the community is aware of the support and help they can get from Wikimedia Argentina. Even though we support projects like Wikiproyecto:Mujeres, knowledge about the support we can provide is still emerging. One of our greatest challenges in 2017 will be to position the role of Wikimedia Argentina as enabler for the editors’ work and as a friendly space for both editors and participants.

Learnings of the program, so far:

According to the work we have done last year with WMAR’s Support to the Community Program, we have learnt the following:

We have successfully promoted:

  1. Offline meeting spaces: Through these spaces, we have connected over 25 new people to Wikimedia Argentina activities.
  2. Positioning our community’s leadership in specialized events: We have positioned our community in over 5 specialized events, at a local and national level.
  3. The community as protagonist in the choice of activities: Through the active participation of our community in the choice of activities, over 3000 articles have been created/improved so far.
  4. Getting our community involved in international events and spaces: Recognizing the community’s work and strengthening its commitment by inviting it to participate in international events.
  5. Support and articulation at a regional level: With out regional counterparts, we have promoted projects related to gender in countries that have neither chapters nor an official group of users.

We must improve:

  1. Integral support to projects promoted by our community: Training community members who promote activities and providing better support is essential to keep on growing as a chapter.
  2. Improving the bond between Wikimedia Argentina and its community: Improving the bond with our communities –both offline and online- and creating working and discussion spaces about Wikimedia Argentina.
  3. Approaching new collectives: Our community needs to grow. It is essential to approach new groups with potential future editors.
  4. Improve our communities skills: Lack of proper training of volunteers has led to some minor problems during 2016.



Community Support Program proposal 2017


One of Wikimedia Argentina’s greatest challenges is to strengthen our online and offline communities. The program began in 2016 and after one year of work we have understood our limitations and our strengths, and we have also learnt from other chapters that have had a successful experience with this program as we have learned from other chapters have been promoting this program successfully.

Our biggest challenges for 2017 are:

  • Expand our community with new members and volunteers.
  • Consolidate our online and offline communities.
  • Strengthen the link between our community and Wikimedia Argentina.
  • Generate a wider and more diverse regional community


Benefits of the program:

  • Build a more identify, active and committed community with Wikimedia Argentina as an organization. Generar una comunidad más identificada, activa y comprometida con Wikimedia Argentina.
  • Build a more involved community in defining the goals of the Wikimedia movement.


Activities and direct products:

In Wikimedia Argentina we believe we can face the challenge of the Support to the Community Program by means of the following activities or outputs:

  • Generating spaces to get feedback on Wikimedia Argentina and its activities (surveys)
  • Promoting activities that meet the interests of our online community (contests, editing challenges, etc.)
  • Favoring meeting spaces and means to articulate nets of common interests and cooperation for our community.
  • Providing technical and financial support to the initiatives of our community.
  • Promoting the growth of a new community, stemming from other spaces outside Wikimedia Argentina.(women groups, Human Rights, etc.)
  • Supporting the mobility of our community, through micro-grants and getting them involved in our international events.
  • Positioning our community as a protagonist in different spaces at a local and national level.
  • Promoting spaces for sharing knowledge, by and for volunteers.
  • Strengthening our role at a regional and international level.


Objectives & target outcomes

Strategic line 1: Participation and quality content:

Goal: favoring spaces of participation to create a larger, motivated, and more diverse community committed to add quality content within Wikimedia projects.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

By the end of 2017, increase to 500 new and active editors involved by positioning them as decision makers in defining WMAR's activities Objective 2016:

n/a Expected 2016: 500 aprox

  • At least 5 online activities and 3 offline activities, will be defined by editor's interests during 2017. This would mean, that 350 active editors and 150 new editors, will define and participate in activities according to their interests.
  • Conduct a survey among our community to define our activities according to their interests.
  • Invite the editors to our editing challenges and online contests. (5 online activities)
  • Invite the editors to editing workshops, Edit-a-thons, training courses, etc.
  • Conferences or talks headed by active editors.
  • Participating in regional and international events.
Generating spaces so that our community of editors can participate actively has proven to be a good strategy to create stronger bonds. Even though we need to make our community grow, promoting activities that appeal to their interests not only makes out net of editors stronger but also improves our results both quantitative and qualitatively.
In 2017, strengthen the link between the community and Wikimedia Argentina, to articulate proposals according to its interests Objective 2016:
  • n/a
  • Through a survey, at least 70 % of the approximately 100 participants (users / editors ) agree with the activities and performance of WMAR during 2017 .
  • From January to March, boosting a survey where at least 50 active editors define their interests and demands.
  • From January 2017, improve the communication with the community through reports on the day -to-day office, every two weeks. In addition, 40 hours of office during 2017 will be designed to meet the community and its demands..
  • Surveys
  • Invite and follow up our editors community to engage them in WMAR proposals.
  • Organize online and offline activities according to their interests (edit-a-thons, editing contests etc.)
  • Provide newcomers with welcome resources to make them feel comfortable.
  • Create spaces during working hours dedicated to meet the demands of the community, both new and active
  • Involve the community in strategic work.
Improve the communication and our work together, Wikimedia Argentina and our community is essential not only to keep scaling but to strengthen the ties and common golas that we share. This is the first time that Argentina Wikimedia therefore seeks to strengthen relations with the community and improve the working environment between us.
By the end of 2017, improve the community skills to implement projects and/or add quality content as a way to foster our community involvement. Objective 2016:
  • Supporting 2 projects

Expected 2016:

  • At least 1
  • 1 project management training conducted for the project leaders, with the 70% agreeing gaining useful skills for developing their projects, from March to November 2017.
  • From March to November, supporting 3 projects (1 related to gender issue) that would mean the releasing of at least 100 images/documents related to historical heritage and 200 improved articles.
  • Launching a call for projects for the entire community.
  • Providing technical, human and financial support to the selected projects.
  • Producing training opportunities for the implementation of the projects.
In Wikimedia Argentina, our staff is small. In the latest years, we have learnt that our community can help us grow and meet our goals by means of their own initiatives. Since the end of 2015, we have supported gender-related projects promoted by two female leaders, with good results. During 2017 we expect to diversify the projects and guarantee better support and ushering for our volunteers who are project leaders.
Strategic line 2: Free content Awareness/Reach:

Goal: positioning Wikimedia Argentina’s work with the community in a leading role

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

By getting involved 10 active leaders of our community, approach new FOSS communities to WMAR projects during 2017. Objective 2016:
  • 3 spaces headed by our community

Expected 2016:

  • 4 spaces headed by our community
  • During 2017, 10 community leaders, at least 8 of them trained in advance to improve their leadership skills, will be leading specialized spaces in the FOSS scene.
  • After the events, 2 new FOSS communities engaged as WMAR new partners
  • Producing, together with our community, a calendar of events, conferences and spaces where we can participate as WMAR.
  • Favoring spaces for training on communication, leadership and mentoring for our committed volunteers.
  • Providing technical and financial support to the participation of our volunteers, with mobility aid and professional advice.
Since 2016 we have been working on positioning our volunteers as leaders in training courses and talks in specialized spaces most frequently related to free culture and open source. One of our priorities for 2017 is to provide previous communication training and define what results we expect so that these spaces become an opportunity for Wikimedia Argentina.
Strategic line 3: Movement involvement and improvement:

Goal: getting our community further involved at a local, regional and international level.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Improve and make available new resources, to welcome new participants in our local activities during 2017. Objective 2016:
  • 3 activities guides

Expected 2016:

  • 3 activities guides
  • 2 specific manuals to welcome newcomers in our activities, developed and shared to aim gaining at least 40 new participants, 16 of them active, during 2017.
  • At least the 60% of these 40 new participants take part in 2 different activities carried out by WMAR in 2017.
  • Generate a database of participants, follow them and contact them to participate in our activities
  • Design activities guides, to assist the participation of newcomers.
  • Accompany and generate instances of monitoring and mentoring of new editors to keep them active .
  • Creat new resources as a on-wiki tutorial for users with less than 10 edits
The community of Wikimedia Argentina is not very large. It is a priority to make it grow. When we talk about our community, we also include potential project leaders, event organizers, volunteers who can connect us to new counterparts, etc. Incorporating active editors is still one our greatest challenges, but the first step to build a larger community of active editors is to make Wikimedia Argentina an inclusive space that welcomes everybody’s participation.
Increasing the meeting spaces for the community as a way to improve the community social climate and retain new volunteers in our activities during 2017. Objective 2016:
  • 5 meetings

Expected 2016:

  • 4 meetings
  • Generate at least 6 meeting spaces off -line , with the active participation of at least 120 community members , 30 of them new, in 2017 .
  • At least the 70% of attendees to the meeting spaces feels welcome.
  • These meeting spaces mean the engagement o re engagement of at least 10 new/former community members as volunteers in our activities during 2017.
  • Conduct a mid-year survey to assess the satisfaction of our community.
  • Generate meeting spaces that help the community to meet, help improving the social climate and help retaining members as volunteers.
  • Create opportunities for accompaniment, mentoring, support for newcomers .
  • Invite through these spaces, to participate in other activities WMAR .
Promoting meeting spaces within our community is critical to keep growing as a chapter. During 2017 we want to expand these meeting space, not only as a place to meet but to have a better knowledge regarding the performance of Wikimedia Argentina according to community's point of view.
Representing and strengthening the role of the community and Wikimedia Argentina in regional and international events during 2017. Objective 2016:
  • 3 representatives at WMC/Wikimania
  • 2 representatives at Iberoconf 2016

Expected 2016:

  • 3 representatives at WMC/7 Wikimania 2016
  • n/a
  • At least 2 Wikimedia Argentina representatives will take part in international events organized by the movement in 2017. Our participation will imply our presence in at least one panel per event.
  • Wikimedia Argentina will offer at least 1 grants to attend Wikimania 2017. Also, we will have supported and ushered the application for 5 grants by members of our community.
  • During 2017, we will take part in Wikimedia Conference, Wikimania and Iberoconf.
  • Proposing and sharing knowledge with the movement at international events.
  • Keeping the community properly informed and supported about grants and scholarships to attend international events.
  • Position our community expertises by sharing experiences, activities and results, lessons learnt and failures, with the global community by means of the WMF blog, newsletters etc.
Taking part in international circles is essential for Wikimedia Argentina. At these events, we learn from one another and we share experiences as we establish alliances and consolidate projects. Wikimania is, particularly, a place meant for editors and the community. Guaranteeing their participation, to the extent possible, is a recognition of the work done by our volunteers. Guaranteeing the presence of community members at these events is a responsibility of the chapters.
Strategic line 4: Thematic approaches:

Goal: making our community larger and more diverse by means of proposals that are aligned to our thematic approaches.

Objective 2017 In comparison with 2016 Targets (outcomes) How are we going to do it? (outputs) Comments:

Explanation of changes/ Why doing it?

Reducing the gender gap by building one community of women involved in WMAR activities. Objective 2016:
  • n/a
  • At least 1 new community with 15 women editors, that implies the engagement of two counterparts from two gender collectives in Argentina, built in 2017.
  • This would mean 1 project promoted that implies 3 training editing workshops and at least 100 new/improved articles regarding gender and Argentinean women
  • Summoning gender collectives that are currently working for the visibility of women in Argentina.
  • Producing training courses, editing workshops or meeting events where new proposals can be generated.
  • Build a supporting network, to, support and mentor the new women editors.
Wikimedia Argentina has very few women in its community. Only two women from our community are active editors and only one of them is a leader outside the Wikimedia projects. The gender issue is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina, so promoting a network for women is not only essential but also a well-received idea. During 2016 we promoted our first edition workshop with gender perspective with 20 female participants with whom we expect to work during 2017.
During 2017, generate a more diverse and inclusive regional community by supporting at least 3 initiatives regarding gender in LatinAmerica. Objective 2016:
  • n/a
  • Strengthening the bonds with Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimujeres to generate academic spaces and improve the quality of the content in Wikipedia by means of the joint implementation of 1 project about gender.
  • Through these alliances, we will support at least 2 initiatives from countries without a group of users (Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua or Guatemala), regarding gender and Wikipedia.
  • Repeating the mentoring program with these chapters.
  • Defining and consolidating content quality and development paradigms with the perspective of these 3 chapters.
  • Supporting, ushering and networking to promote the birth of a new community in the Latin-American contexts that lack a community of editors.
  • Producing the necessary support material and mentoring spaces to favor the growth of new communities.
During 2016 we worked closely with Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimujeres. These alliances, that we expect to consolidate, will help us create academic spaces to improve content quality in Wikipedia and will also become an articulator for proposals to create and stimulate new communities at a regional level.