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Submission no. 2072 Subject - C10
Title of the submission

Bringing all the voices to the conversation: what the Wikimedia movement has learned from lower awareness regions.

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

Partnerships and Global Reach team, Wikimedia Foundation.

Language of presentation


E-mail address



RAyyakkannu (WMF), JRabah (WMF), JVargas (WMF), AVrana (WMF)

Country of origin

India, Jordan, Colombia, Brazil

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Track "D" of the 2017 Movement strategy process focuses on research, discussions, and input from new and existing readers and partners in lower awareness regions, meaning in countries or languages (markets) where the movement is not well-known. We will share the research/findings from many countries in Asia and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa with a focus on six priority countries, namely Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Egypt, India, and Indonesia.

In this session, we will present:

  • Insights gathered from over 150 in-depth interviews with thought leaders, influencers and experts in knowledge, communities, and technology associated with our movement now, as well as other social impact organizations outside the movement.
  • Findings from New Readers design research conducted in Indonesia and Brazil
  • Insights gathered local workshops conducted in India, Nigeria, and Mexico with the participation of social movement experts and local Wikimedia communities.
What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of the trends, challenges, and expectations for the Wikimedia movement voiced by lower awareness regions of the world that represents at least 75% of the global population.

Theme of presentation

Wikimedia Movement Strategy 2030 - Track D: lower awareness regions

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All audiences

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

60 minutes

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Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

See also

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