Strategical ideas from Arabic Speaking communities – Wikimedia 2030

Community conversations, which took place in parallel with the Wikimedia 2030 Working Groups activities, were the occasion for different communities to provide their views, needs and wishes in relation to the future of our movement. Having worked with the Arabic speaking community, these are the most important points and areas that I collected in different discussions in various channels between March and September 2019. In total, over 50 people from different Arabic speaking countries, and even abroad, mostly men, participated in the discussions.

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Hosting a Strategy Salon in Morocco – July 2019

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Reda Benkhadra presenting Strategy to Moroccan User Group members (Farajiibrahim – CC-BY-SA )

In all areas and branches, strategy is an important aspect to be taken into consideration for the continuity and sustainability of an organization. The Wikimedia movement is not an exception, and the 2030 Strategy process is aimed at this goal. However, our movement has still its unique elements in comparison with other structures. One important particularity is its geographical spreading across the globe, and through various cultures and contexts.

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My Experience as the 2030 Strategy Liaison for the Arabic Speaking Community

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Anass And Zaineb at the Strategy Booth Wikimania 2019 – Stockholm ( Abbad (WMF) – CC-BY-SA )

For the last few months, many of my friends and family members have asked me: What do you do with Wikipedia? Why do you all these calls in several languages with so many different people? It is in fact a part of my duty as the Strategy Liaison for the Arabic speaking community.

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