Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Wikimania 2021 track submission

Current proposalEdit

Running Wikipedia SDG-related events

In this session, different people from the movement will explore how they are bringing the SDGs to their events, including edit-a-thons, campaigns, workshops and training activities. Each presenter will have 3-5 min to explain what was the event about and how they connected it to the SDGs. Following the exchange, we will have a conversation on how some of these activities could be improved and followed up on. Afterwards, we will have some more space in our unconference session.

Speakers:

  • Camelia from WikiDonne + Rosie "Women in Climate Change"
  • Euphemia
  • EmSmile Wiki for Climate edit-a-thon + SDG Week
  • Joy
  • Kiril around Initiatives in Macedonian Wikipedia
  • Scann + Sophivorus on Wikiproyecto Cambio climático

Slideshow

ProposedEdit

This year we can propose a 1,5 hour slot from the user group.

According to How will program applications work in practice? the sessions can be:

  • Lecture-based session: 20 mins presentation + 10 mins of Question & Answer
  • Fireside chat / interviews: 30 mins
  • Discussion (roundtable, panel): 45 mins
  • Workshops + Tutorials: 45 mins
  • Celebrations/Entertainment: 30 mins

According to Telegram chat, these lengths are a bit flexible.

How would we like to compose a slot like this? Consider also that according to [1] this years theme is PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE and the Program topics should be able to be categorized in one of these:

  • Education & GLAM
  • New Voices & Newcomers
  • Partnerships
  • Innovation & Research lab
  • Advocacy, Safety & Community Health
  • Gender, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Strategy 2030
  • Language
  • Community Topics
  • Our stories
  • Other?

Possible proposalsEdit

List suggestions for "packages" here.

Alternative 1Edit

  • Selecting topics for impact. Track: Strategy 2030. Format: Discussion 30 minutes. (draft)
  • Channeling activism for knowledge creation. Track: New voices & Newcomers. Format: Lecture 30 minutes.
  • Mapping activities to SDGs. Track: Partnerships. Format: Workshop 30 minutes. (draft)

Alternative 2Edit

  • Workshops + Tutorials: 45 mins. How to run a Wikipedia SDG-related event. In this workshop, different people from the movement will explore how they are bringing the SDGs to their events, including edit-a-thons, campaigns, workshops and training activities. Each presenter will have 3-5 min to explain what was the event about and how they connected it to the SDGs. Following the exchange, we will have a hands-on workshop on "design your own SDG-related event". We will explore who your partners could be, how to select topics for impact for the event, how to design activities for the event, etc.
  • Channeling activism for knowledge creation. Track: New voices & Newcomers. Discussion (roundtable, panel): 45 mins. This discussion will map how different partners interested in advocating for SDGs are working with Wikimedians and exploring Wikipedia as a platform for activism (possible panelists: UN Human Rights, CDKN, others).
  • etc.