Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Mapping of Wikimedia Activities to SDGs/WikiIndaba 2021 submission

This session proposal has been submitted to WikiIndaba conference 2021 on 24 September 2021 and is currently under review there.

Proposal titleEdit

Wikimedia activities and the sustainable development goals

Session typeEdit

Workshops & Tutorials (55 minutes)


Governance & Strategy


  • English
  • Questions and comments in French and other languages are welcome


This is a continuation of the Wikimania session "Wikimedia and Sustainability-Selecting topics for impact". In that session, we mapped (and peer reviewed) common Wikimedia activities towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This led to the insight that some goals have few Wikimedia activities, whereas others naturally align well with what the Wikimedia movement does. However, this was in no way an exhaustive list, and we thus plan to iterate on it several times. The session ended with an ideation phase around the goals that had least identified activities. We now have a large table with activities which maps them towards the sustainable development goals.

With this session, we aim to achieve three things:

  • Refine the table of mapped activities we have
  • Peer review the additions that were made during Wikimania
  • Highlight existing activities in the areas where we have the greatest gaps, and brainstorm topics on the areas that have the largest gaps

Through the session, we want to achieve a more complete list of activities that also have been reviewed by more members of the community. This will enable a more diverse palette of activities to choose from when planning events and discussing with potential partners.


Participants are welcome to ask questions and make comments in French.

What will attendees take away from this session?Edit

The attendees will learn what kind of activities they can select when they want to address different sustainable development goals. They will also be familiarized with the list as a resource and the method of mapping when designing new activities.

Language of presentationEdit


Affiliation, if anyEdit

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development

A link to slides or content or further information (optional)Edit

This is the session page for Wikimania. It includes a video so that you can see what kind of workshop we aim for.

This is the page on meta where will structure the useful resources (in the future)

For workshops, tutorials and discussions, what level is the intended audience?Edit