We are glad to inform you of our recent courtesy visit to the University of
Our mandate as Wikimedia User Group (operating as Wikimedia Nigeria
Foundation in Nigeria) is to introduce Wikipedia and it's sister projects
to all the citizen of the federal republic of Nigeria.
I and the Wikimedia community residing at the University of Nigeria Nsukka
(UNN) led by Professor Chinwe Nwogo Ezeani, the University Librarian met
with the Vice Chancellor of UNN professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba and
the principal officers of the institution at the VC's conference room on
the 8th May 2019.
I am so honored and delighted to speak to the highest echelon of the
prestigious university about the impact of Wikipedia in education and the
support of Wikimedia Foundation in Africa and the entire globe to ensure
that every human being has access to the sum of all human knowledge.
UNN is one of the 10 tertiary institutions in Nigeria where Wikimedia
communities are established in Nigeria.
The meeting is made possible by professor Ezeani and Dr. Ngozi Osadebe the
coordinator of Art+ Feminism at the institution.
CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd
President, Wikimedia Nigeria
Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation)
Co-director Wiki Women Radio
During the last WMNL general assembly board elections took place. Two
board members resigned, two new members were elected in their place.
The composition of the Board and division of responsibilities now is as
Frans Grijzenhout, chair
Bart Nieuwenhuis, treasurer
Justus de Bruijn, secretary
Michel Wesseling, fundraising
Marike van Roon, open knowledge and partnerships
(new) Lizzy Jongma, open knowledge and partnerships
(new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health
Mike Nicolaye and Harriet de Man resigned from the Board. Mike was a board
member for 2 years and Harriet served two terms of two years and we are
grateful for their contributions to WMNL.
Kind regards, Frans
*Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
+31 6 5333 9499
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Dear fellow Wikimedians,
What’s the best way to discuss movement strategy? Over a meal, of course!
Strategy salons are short events that bring people together in person to
enjoy a meal and talk about the movement strategy in detail. We encourage
affiliates to host strategy salons with their member community. This year,
we will also be funding 10 youth-focused strategy salons, where you can
host discussions about the future of Wikimedia with youth in your local
area. *This video  gives a short introduction to the strategy salon
To help make strategy salons happen, we are launching a grant application
process: affiliates can apply for grants of between $500 and $1500 that can
be used to run an in-person strategy discussion event between June 1st and
To find out more about strategy salons and for links to the application,
visit our page on Meta-Wiki . Thank you, and we’re excited to see what
events you come up with to take strategy discussions forward this summer.
Community Relations Specialist, Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment."
Dear fellow Wikimedians,
Discussions about what our future could look like are currently
underway - thanks to everyone who has already been taking part in the
community conversations. We’ve compiled all the insights gathered so
far from communities in a report (see below). Strategy salons will
also start happening in the next few months. If you wish to host a
small event to talk strategy with your affiliate or group, good news:
we are launching a strategy salon grant application process! Keep
reading for all the latest updates on movement strategy.
== Community conversations report March/April ==
We have just published our first community conversations report 
summarizing all the discussions that happened in March and April.
Conversations are happening at affiliates and other organized groups
as well as within various communities worldwide.
The insights, ideas, and information that are presented in these
conversations will enrich the working groups’ development of
recommendations. As part of this, the working groups are monitoring
the conversations and processing the input that comes out of this.
This will complement the high volume of overall input working groups
receive and the large amount of proactive research they are
conducting. From time to time, you may also see working group members
jump into the conversations and get back to some of the questions, but
this is at their discretion and may take time.
Community conversations will continue through to September. If you
want to take part or find out more, please visit Meta .
== Apply to host a strategy salon ==
Want to talk strategy with your affiliate’s community? Want to do it
over dinner? Apply for a strategy salon grant! Strategy salons are
short, small events where people share a meal and discuss how they can
enrich the conversation around our structural reform. Affiliates and
other organized groups are encouraged to apply for a grant of between
$500 and $1500. This grant can be used to run an in-person strategy
discussion event between June 1st and September 15th. Be quick - the
application deadline is May 31. Visit Meta for more info .
== What’s happening now and what’s to come ==
The focus of the movement strategy is currently shifting from
identifying the most essential questions in our movement to finding
answers. Between now and Wikimania in August, the goal is to gather
information and ideas that can be used to develop recommendations for
structural change within the movement. The working groups will process
research and data they are collecting as well as the insights that
arise during community conversations. In June and July, they will
begin formalizing all of this into draft recommendations for change.
Wikimania will be an opportunity to engage the with community on
After Wikimania, the plan is to have members of the working groups
meet to bring together all the recommendations from each of the 9
groups and create one coherent set of recommendations. These will be
finalized throughout October. They will then be published and
presented to the Board of Trustees in November.
== Meet us in Lisbon ==
Kaarel and I will attend the Creative Commons Global Summit this week,
to connect with our friends from CC about the future of free
knowledge. We will host a session on Friday at 3:30 pm on Wikimedia
2030 . If you’re also attending the summit, stop by and say hello!
We know that a few working group members and Wikimedians will also be
at the event and look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions or would like to connect about the movement
strategy, please feel free to contact me.
Adviser International Relations
Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
Unsere Vision ist eine Welt, in der alle Menschen am Wissen der
Menschheit teilhaben, es nutzen und mehren können. Helfen Sie uns
Wikimedia Deutschland — Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
The Hindi Wikisource is blocked by some technical problems with no
resolution expected shortly. The last comment in the ticket is:
The issue still exists and it's impossible to make new wikis without lots
of bandage and hacks. I'm doing this in volunteer capacity and I don't have
time to do it anymore :(
The ticket was opened on March 13th.
The community is actively waiting.
Some workshops are planned, but postponed because of this issue.
So this task should be given to some developer from WMF.
Jai Jagat 2020 Grand March Coordinator
+91-74 34 93 33 58 (also WhatsApp)
---------- Forwarded message ---------
De: Melissa Guadalupe Huertas <mguadalupe(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: terça, 7/05/2019 à(s) 22:36
Subject: [Wikimedia Education] W&E Greenhouse - final week for
applications, video guide and "Hit Submit!" virtual sessions!
To: <education(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <education-collab(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Wikipedia & Education User Group <EDUWikiUG(a)gmail.com>
Hola Wikimedia and education community!
We are in the final week of applications to the Wikimedia & Education
Greenhouse, time has really flown by! We have heard many of you have a
great idea for a team application but are a little worried about the
requirements for completing the application form or about the time needed.
Don't you worry!
We have created a step-by-step video guide showing you how a team could go
about completing the application form using an imaginary (but very
realistic) example. It takes less than an hour
You can watch the video along while completing your team application for
extra tips, explanations, and clear examples. We hope you find it helpful!
Additionally, we will be hosting two "Hit Submit!" virtual sessions to
support you through the process of completing a team application form. The
goal of these virtual events is that by the end of the session you will be
able to submit a complete team application! Join us in the following times
- Thursday May 9, 13:00 - 15:00 UTC (link to join
- Saturday May 11, 15:00 - 17:00 UTC (link to join
Before saying goodbye I'd also like to answer one common question we have
received: What happens after the team applications close on May 12? Well,
from May 13 - 19 we are giving the community the opportunity to provide
feedback to the team applications. This means teams will have one extra
week to make improvements to their proposals before the selection committee
starts their review process.
We hope this encourages you to submit a team application soon! Don't forget
that if you need any extra support we are only a message away.
*Melissa Guadalupe Huertas*
Wikimedia Foundation | Education Program Officer
user: MGuadalupe (WMF)
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