Imagine a world in which all humans see clear benefits in sharing their knowledge with others.
Wikimedia movement, as a volunteering project, exists thanks to building, sustaining and communicating the long-term win-win nature of partnering for achieving a shared objectives. Wouldn't it be nice to get others willingly help to achieve what matters most for the movement?
Smart Region is an initiative to this end — promoting the benefits of systemic contribution into Wikimedia projects for a wide spectrum of institutional partners within each and every region or province of whatever country of the world and integrating this into their regular workflows. We will all benefit from growing popularity of Wikimedians in Residence within our homelands no matter what are the working languages we use, type of cultures we live in - convincing others requires us showing working examples with clear benefits, especially in the countries with lower disposable incomes.
Promoting quality education & diversity, making GLAM & wider cultural heritage better known, describing all phenomena of the world or making content free - these are just examples of goals and priorities that are compatible with those of the movement. Strong local & regional partnerships are a must to keep these efforts sustainable, as funding and free time will always be limited. In case of WIL & any small wikis in general, one should not be afraid to start this moving alone!
The proposal is based on the lessons learned from successful strategies used within projects on Wikipedias in the languages of Russia & Wikimedia Russia chapter initiatives around:
- challenging on-wiki situations
- partnerships for contests and projects (without WMF grant funding)
- progress on Tatarstan-segment of Smart Region project.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
17 Partnership for the (all the other) goals.
SDGs can only be achieved by efforts of all concerned parties:
- to overcome misunderstandings caused by cultural differences and viewpoints,
- to find consensus solutions
- to cooperate in using limited resources.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Session participants will have a clear understanding of challenges associated with developing partnerships.
- Session participants will be exposed to a number of possible approaches (solutions) of developing partnerships.
- Session participants will have shared their own related experiences with partnership development.
- Session participants will list steps their teams could take to development and support of ongoing regional & local partnerships
- Session participants will explore ways how they could help each others' efforts.
- Mr. Farhad Fatkullin (frhdkazan@Tatar Wikipedia, Wikipedias in the languages of Russia, Wikimedia Russia & WUG TAT)
- Mr. Oleg Abarnikov (Soul Train@ Lezgi & Bashkir Wikipedia, Wikimedia Russia)
- Mr. Dmitry Rozhkov (Dmitry Rozhkov@ Public Domain, Open Library, Wikimedia Russia)
- Mr. Stanislav Kozlovsky (Ctac@ Open Library, Wikimedia education program @ Moscow State University, Wikimedia Russia)
- Mr. Vladimir Medeyko (Drbug@ Open Library, Wikimedia Russia)
- Mr. Dmitry Zhukov (JukoFF@ Discover Russia, Open Library, Wikimedia Russia, WUG RU-Don)
- Mrs. Zaytuna Nigamatyanova (З. ӘЙЛЕ@ Bashkir Wiki-Grandmas, WUG BAK)
- Mr. Timerkhan Shaykhutdinov (Тимерхан@ Selet WikiSchool, Tatar 4.0, WUG TAT)
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:
The experience can be shared in any of the below formats
- Discussion-based training
- Workshop to identify and try to solve problem
- Roundtable discussion forum
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: a projector + screen for visuals
- Audience: no prior knowledge necessary
- Recording: any of the possible formats, and content, of this session are appropriate for filming by a single fixed-location camera, sharable on the internet, with a free-licence. Those unwilling to be filmed can be seated outside of the camera coverage area.