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===1. Introduction===
 
===1. Introduction===
Wikimedia UK is working to the following strategic framework for 2019 - 2022, which was developed in late 2018/early 2019 through consultation with staff, board and community stakeholders. Whilst the strategy builds on our achievements and learning from 2016 to 2019 and represents a new iteration rather than a complete change of direction, there is a greater emphasis on Wikimedia UK’s role as a facilitator and enabler of open knowledge, rather than as an organisation focused on project delivery.
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Wikimedia UK is currently working to a draft new strategic framework for 2019 - 2022 which was developed in late 2018/early 2019 through consultation with staff, board and some community stakeholders. Our delivery and reporting over the past six months has been based on the new framework, however this hasn’t yet been finalised or formally signed off by the board. This has allowed us more scope for flexibility and experimentation during the first half of the year, whilst still giving an overall sense of purpose to our work. It has also given us time to gather more information about the emerging recommendations from the global movement strategy working groups, and to consider the strategic implications of these for Wikimedia UK.
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Following a board away day in late September 2019 the draft strategy has been further refined, and we welcome feedback from the community on the aims and objectives we have identified. Whilst the strategy builds on our achievements and learning from 2016 to 2019 and represents a new iteration rather than a complete change of direction, there is a greater emphasis on Wikimedia UK’s role as a facilitator and enabler of open knowledge, rather than as an organisation focused on project delivery. Within this strategy, our underpinning delivery model of '''partnerships''', '''community''' and '''technology''' becomes even more important, and we welcome feedback on how to strengthen our effectiveness in these three areas, in addition to any other comments on our proposed approach.
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Please add your comments and questions to the '''talk page''' by Sunday 10th November 2019.
  
 
===2. Summary of 2016 - 19 - achievements and implications for the next strategy===
 
===2. Summary of 2016 - 19 - achievements and implications for the next strategy===
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Given all of the above, the Wikimedia movement’s role in opening up knowledge is more important than ever before. However, it’s essential that issues of diversity, equality and representation feature highly when prioritising the creation of new content on Wikimedia. The drive towards knowledge equity within the global movement strategy resonates with an increasing awareness amongst UK content holders of the need to represent diverse stories and histories. In our work with world-leading cultural and educational institutions - who are often the gatekeepers of this knowledge - we have a crucial role to play in opening up and sharing content, and in supporting the decolonisation of collections and curricula. We also need to recognise and address our own blind spots in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion, and ensure that we are facilitating participatory and inclusive approaches to the creation and sharing of the sum of all knowledge.  
 
Given all of the above, the Wikimedia movement’s role in opening up knowledge is more important than ever before. However, it’s essential that issues of diversity, equality and representation feature highly when prioritising the creation of new content on Wikimedia. The drive towards knowledge equity within the global movement strategy resonates with an increasing awareness amongst UK content holders of the need to represent diverse stories and histories. In our work with world-leading cultural and educational institutions - who are often the gatekeepers of this knowledge - we have a crucial role to play in opening up and sharing content, and in supporting the decolonisation of collections and curricula. We also need to recognise and address our own blind spots in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion, and ensure that we are facilitating participatory and inclusive approaches to the creation and sharing of the sum of all knowledge.  
  
===4. Strategic Framework for 2019–2022===
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===4. Draft Strategic Framework for 2019–2022===
  
 
====VISION, MISSION AND VALUES====
 
====VISION, MISSION AND VALUES====

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