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2023:Program/Governance/EYGDHC-Role Play the Future Roles and Responsibilities in the Movement

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Title: Role Play the Future Roles and Responsibilities in the Movement


Nhu Phan

Nhu is a project manager with the Wikimedia Foundation. She supports different teams within Community Resilience & Sustainability, which includes supporting volunteer committees. At the present, her primary focus and priority is the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. This is her first in-person Wikimania ever! She’s excited and humbled to attend Wikimania, and experience the beating heart of the movement.

Mehrdad P

I am a manager in the Movement Communications team at the Wikimedia Foundation. I’ve had the pleasure of supporting the Wikimedia movement as staff since May 2019. I’m originally from Iran and live in Toronto, Canada. I have worked for more than 10 years in the non-profit sector. A pivotal part was based out of Bangkok where I worked across Asia and the Pacific with highly marginalized populations, youth leaders, and volunteer activists on the response to HIV. I have a masters degree in international development from the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po. I have worked on communication, education, social justice, advocacy, human rights, migration, and gender and sexual diversity with grassroots communities, international NGOs, and the UN. Before joining the Foundation, I was working with UNESCO in Kabul, Afghanistan on education reform and curriculum design with a focus on lifelong learning, 21st century skills, and digital literacy. Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mehrdad_Pourzaki_in_Sitges.jpg CC-BY-SA ZMcCune (WMF)


WLM international // MCDC // Gender Gap // Wikimedia Commons // Dutch Wikipedia // Papiamentu Wikipedia // Meta


Richard Knipel (User:Pharos)

I have been active in the Wikimedia movement since 2004, particularly with the Wikimedia NYC chapter. I have hosted wiki-fashion shows in Berlin and New York City.

Anass Sedrati

Daria Cybulska

Daria Cybulska has worked at Wikimedia UK since 2012, initially focusing on events, outreach, partnerships, and community development, and now serving as the Director of Programmes and Evaluation. In the last few years, she collaborated on Wikimedia’s 2030 global strategy with colleagues across the globe, a process that brought many reflections about accessibility, inclusion, and equity within collaborative knowledge projects.


Runa Bhattacharjee

Jorge Vargas

I am Director of Partnerships for the Wikimedia Foundation, and a member of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and have been with WMF since 2013. I’m originally from Bogtá, Colombia. but reside in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Manavpreet Kaur

Michał Buczyński

Pretalx link

Etherpad link

Room: Room 326

Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:15:00 +0800

End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 12:15:00 +0800

Type: Workshop

Track: Governance

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 60 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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A role-playing session focusing on particular, more complex areas of the roles and responsibilities in the future of our global movement. The session will provide an opportunity for every participant to see the proposed problem or opportunity from different angles.


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The aim of the session is to create a deeper and better understanding of some of the complex matters we are working on in the Movement Charter around the future roles and responsibilities of the movement. The topics will include, for example, the questions around global governance, fundraising and funding for the movement, the future of the affiliate model, and involvement of project communities on the global level.

During the session, participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with others to address different hypothetical scenarios from different roles and perspectives. After the discussion there will be sharing back to surface the lessons learned, key Charter content implications, and also to support the continued presence of widened perspectives in the future conversations.

Further details

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The Movement Charter is a Movement Strategy initiative proposed by the recommendation “Ensure Equity in Decision-Making”. The aim of the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy process has been to reimagine the collective future of the movement with a focus on better collaboration across the movement and embracing the diversity of perspectives present across the movement stakeholders. As a result, with the aim to define the future roles and responsibilities, mutual accountabilities, and ways of working in the movement, the Movement Charter is intrinsically linked with the theme of Wikimania this year.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand