We have an interesting example of an Innovate in Free Knoweldge initiative project, Wikistories, which is currently being tested out in Indonesian Wikipedia:
Wikimedia Foundation’s 2023 annual plan is ready! In this blog you can also find the link to the feedback received. If you would like to watch again the previous conversations, they are here together with the meeting notes. ESEAP friends, any feedback please do share!
As hub is a topic with high priority for many ESEAP Wikimedians, I want to draw your attention to the latest report published by @KVaidla_WMF regarding the June 24-26 Global Hub Conversations. You can also find key agreements, open questions, and next steps here on the forum. If you have further thoughts and feedback, would really love to learn them!
The Foundation’s Global Advocacy team held a conversation hour to discuss about the recently released Human Rights Impact Assessment for the Asia-Pacific time zone, where several human rights-related concerns that was shared by the ESEAP communities before are discussed in context of the Impact Assessment’s recommendations (notes from the session).
Do you have anything that you would like to share with the Global Advocacy team regarding the Impact Assessment, the Human Rights Policy, or the state of human rights defense within the Wikimedia movement overall? You can share your thoughts in this thread:
Technical Decision Forum (TDF) is looking for Community Representatives. If you are interested, add your name to the nomination page by August 12, 2022!
There is also an Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Roundtable and a session about Making Meaning of “Knowledge Equity” and “Knowledge as a Service” with Maryana Iskander, Wikimedia Foundation CEO. Furthermore, a session on Leadership Development Working Group: What are we doing and why?
Take a look also on sessions organised by ESEAP friends:
Global Advocacy team is calling for action for countering disinformation. They are launching a public mapping project to collect all initiatives and tools that have been developed at the local level across Wikimedia projects, and make them easily accessible and available to the movement at large. Are you aware of anything relating to this? If you have questions please let @FPutz_WMF know.
Thanks for posting @VChang_WMF ! Should have thought of it - am still getting used to adding this forum to my channels
Maggie’s conversation hour is coming next week on the 18th! This is a perfect time to ask any question you have relating to anything under Community Resilience and Sustainability - including Community Development, Human Rights, Movement Strategy and Governance, and Trust and Safety. If you submit questions in advance, they will be prioritised! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that would like to know more about the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, don’t miss the Wikimania sessions on this Saturday and on Sunday by @Ciell and @KVaidla_WMF. Share your questions here!
The 2022 Board of Trustees election community voting has started! (from 23rd August to 6th September). Don’t forget to vote!
Interested in knowing more if a candidate’s position on certain issue is similar to yours? You can try out the election compass and use it as a reference! P.S. The election compass is available in 19 languages at the moment. Let us know if you want to help translate it to further languages
As many of you already know, the conversation hour (Asia-Pacific timezones friendly) on the revised UCoC enforcement guidelines will take place this Friday at 10:00 UTC. I strongly encourage you to sign up on the meta page and attend the session! Mandarin and Japanese interpretation will be available. If you already have thoughts and questions you want to share, you can also post them on this forum thread. Let us know if you have any questions.
Community Resources’ Conversation Hour for new applicants to the Wikimedia Community & Alliance Fund is taking place shortly (2022-09-20T13:00:00Z→2022-09-20T14:00:00Z) and on 2022-09-23T03:00:00Z→2022-09-23T04:00:00Z. Don’t miss it!
There are some interesting Diff blogs published by the MSG team lately:
Learn about Movement Charter Drafting Committees’ participation at Wikimania 2022: Some of you have had the chance to meet with the Committee during the Wikimedia Summit and also at the last ESEAP general meeting. For those that haven’t met the Committee, you may want to read this post and watch the video to learn more.
Thoughts on the reduced turnout in the 2022 WMF board elections: The preliminary results of the 2022 board election is out. If you are curious about the data regarding the turnout this year, this is an interesting one to read.
Dear friends, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee will start the community consultation soon in late November for the first three sections of the Movement Charter draft. Before that, to ensure that everyone is well informed to fully participate in the conversations and are empowered to contribute their perspective on the Movement Charter, three Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter sessions have been scheduled in different time zones. The Asia-Pacific session is happening on 2022-11-04T09:00:00Z→2022-11-04T10:30:00Z. Will you be there? Look forward to seeing many of you!
@VChang_WMF hello! Does this topic cover the Indian Subcontinent as well?
Hi @Ifteebd10, wonderful meeting you last week! There is another thread covering specifically South Asia started by @CSinha_WMF. You may also find the South Asia category tag useful when posting/finding information. Nevertheless, I certainly invite you to also share information from the Indian subcontinent that you think would be of interest to/relevant to the ESEAP audience here as well!
Dear all, hope you all enjoyed the ask me anything session about MCDC last week . If you miss it, there are still another two sessions coming. Also, don’t hesitate to sign up and join the Movement Charter Ambassador Program.
There is also another grant opportunity - the Movement Strategy Community Engagement Package. You can apply for funding to support your local community and make further progress on Movement Strategy implementation work.
Thanks for the information! This was one of my first times talking in an international meeting, so I was very nervous that time But still, I loved to be involved with the attendees! I will definitely share my thoughts with the ESEAP audiences that I find relevant.