Prepared during May, the Cycle 2 meet-up with GLAM partners was held on 11th June 2017 at the Francophonie headquarters, one of our key GLAM partners. The main purpose of this discussion was to have new insights regarding the future of Wikimedia future from the perspectives of various experts whose voices are not always associated with the strategy process.
Introduction to the Wikimedia movement and its strategy discussion
The meetup started at 9:30am with a joint presentation made by Donatien Kangah, chair of WCUG-CI, and Samuel Guebo, vice-chair and Strategy coordinator for the French-Speaking communities. They focused their presentation (PDF) recalling what Wikipedia and its sister projects are about. Afterwards they insisted on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy discussion.
A cycle 2, following a cycle 1
Participants familiarized themselves with the cycle 1 discussion in which WCUG-CI took part. They learned more about the 5 main themes generated from the cycle 1 discussion and were given the chance to ask questions.
Discussing the 5 themes
Once they knew more about the themes, participants were asked to decide which theme they were willing to discuss by standing right next to their facilitator. A break was taken, and discussion started again among the five focus groups for 60 minutes. When the 1 hour delay given for discussions expired, note-takers from each focus group was asked to share the highlights of their local. To see the complete summary of discussions have a look at the source page on Meta-Wiki.
Overview of focus groups
Note-takers sharing discussion summary of their group with all participants