Intro to Global Reach and Partnerships

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Introduction to Global Reach and Partnerships


Jack Rabah


Many Wikimedia communities already engage in all different kinds of partnerships, either with external partners or other Wikimedia communities. Partnerships are an important aspect of our work. At the same time, though, we have not been very successful in the movement to share our successes and learning from this partnership work around the globe. This workshops on dimensions of partnerships is a tool to map the existing partnership work of participants and act as a base for discussion around successes and challenges that participants face when engaging in partnerships. Such an analysis and visualisation can be the groundwork from which collaborative solutions around partnerships can be developed. We engaged in the same exercise in our partnerships workshop in Berlin in November 2016. Hopefully, this entire workshop will facilitate and engage participants in a creative thinking process around partnerships and encourage sharing of their experiences.