Wiki Loves campaigns are a crucial form of outreach activities in the Wikimedia movement. From Wiki Loves Monuments to Wiki Loves Africa that bridging gender-gap in Wikimedia, the innovative projects give space to editors and new contributors from different fields of interest to collaborate the sum of all knowledge on various topic areas.
The session would be an a combination of a panel discussion around Wiki Loves campaigns, their learnings and impact of different campaigns in the projects, followed by group activity, where the participants will brainstorm on new ideas which they later want to follow up with their affiliates and community.
What are the lessons learnt from some of the old and new projects. What kind of support is needed to execute a new project. What are the current gaps in Wikimedia that need more work.
The panel would involve people from various Wiki Loves projects, such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Birds, Wiki Loves Birds, Wiki Loves Love, etc.
During the group activity, participants (divided into groups of 4-5) will brainstorm on new types of Wiki Loves campaigns, which will focus on themes that haven’t been explored yet. Some of them will hopefully materialise after Wikimania, and we will try to make buddy pairs with experienced organisers. At the end of the session, each group will briefly present their idea.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Analysis of impact report, gap and types of different Wiki Loves Commons projects
- A practical follow up plan by participants to organize different campaigns on regional and global level
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- Lodewijk Gelauff (Wiki Loves Monuments)
- Florence Devouard (Wiki Loves Africa)
- Lionel Scheepmans (Wiki Loves Art, Wiki Loves Heritage, Belgium)
- Ananya Model (Wiki Loves Butterfly)
- Yuri Perohanych (Wiki Loves Earth, Ukraine)
- Nataliia Tymkiv (Wiki Loves Earth)
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
4. Quality education
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
17. Partnerships for the goals
The above-mentioned SDG goals are in sync with the new ways of producing different campaigns that produce sources of free knowledge in different formats. Reducing the gender, cultural gap in the diversity and variations of knowledge from different parts of the world.
The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
Panel discussion (50 minutes) + Group activity (40 minutes) = 90 minutes
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: Projector with a screen
Wiki Loves Monuments Logo
Wiki Loves Butterfly logo
Wiki Loves Love LGBT Logo
Wiki Loves Uniformed Services