In a blog post from 2015, Nikki Zeuner describes that Collective Impact "is not a method, model, set of recipe, or a toolkit. Instead, it is a theoretical framework that allows for evidence on what makes multi-stakeholder coalitions successful, in terms of achieving change, to be gathered and documented."
At Wikimedia Deutschland, we have started to build an alliance for the advancement of Digital Literacies in combination with an Open ethos and participation in society. Our hypothesis is that we are facing complex problems when we aim to expand our work into the field of Digital Literacies and their relationship to the Open. Hence, we aim to build sustainable partnerships with other organizations and actors in these fields. Together with a small team at Wikimedia Deutschland, we have been following the framework of Collective Impact and, even while we are still in the early stages of an alliance of various partners, we want to share
- what the aim of our Collective Impact alliance is or might be (Digital Literacies, Open, participation in societies)
- what our experiences with these processes around Collective Impact have been so far
- what our next steps will entail
Any feedback, comments, hints, and further exchange with regards to these issues and topics are highly welcome.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
The framework of Collective Impact is highly relevant if we aim to work on any of the SDGs as they all present complex problems that can only be tackled in collaboration and partnership with others.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- participants will have a more nuanced understanding of the Collective Impact Framework
- participants will have a more detailed understanding of the relationship between Digital Literacies, Open and participation
- participants will, ideally, be able to apply the thinking of Collective Impact to ideas and problems in their own contexts
Christian Friedrich, Wikimedia Deutschland
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Lightning talk
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Audience: any number of participants is welcome, no prior knowledge required
- Recording: appropriate for parts of this session