This is a proposed definition of Emerging Communities (to move away from
the awful Global North and Global South). I think it is a very
interesting proposition. Overall, I like it. The general concept. Quite
bold proposition actually. it could be a very useful tool for the grant
people to decide which places should be proactively supported and which
should only reactively be.
"The primary significance is that emerging communities will receive (in
varying degrees and according to further prioritization given limited
resources) deliberate and proactive attention from WMF program officers."
That would concern projects or languages, or countries. For example,
when it comes to projects, it would consider Wiktionary and Wikisource
as impactful emerging projects that needs proactive support. However,
Wikikbooks or Wikivoyage would not be included.
It is suggested to classify communities in 3 types. The developed. The
emerging. And the least developed.
Now... country-wise, Africa falls quite heavily in the last group. Most
of our active members are actually in emerging group, such as Algeria,
Ivory Coast, Ghana.... But many african countries obviously fall in the
" least developed". For example
* well, and the most part of Africa really On the way, I found out that
Martinique was proposed to be in the third group. Well, Martinique is
where my mom parents came from and I am completely sure that Martinique
is not a country. It has a special status but that's clearly France.
Beyond the joke... I think all of you should have a look at this page
and the thoughts proposed. In terms of model, that also mean that it
would favor "impactful efforts" over "emerging opportunities" Flo