global development

  1. Focusing on 90 percent of India

    I made a short visit to India last week in order to attend the Malayalam community conference “Wikisangamotsavam 2012” in Kollam, Kerala. The trip was my sixth visit to India since I joined Wikimedia in 2010, and was particularly special because it highlighted the importance and the huge potential of our projects in Indic languages. While many people around the world experience India ... Read more

  2. Global Development midyear report 2011-12

    Please find below the summary part of the mid-year status report from the Wikimedia Foundation’s Global Development department, regarding the 2011-12 annual plan. The full report including the core activity review and priorities for next six months can be accessed on Meta. Overall, the global development team continues to make progress in building our team, however we are moving more slowly ... Read more

  3. Brazil recruiting and partnership with the community moves forward

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s partnership with the Brazilian community continued to take shape this past week with my third visit to Brazil in seven months. As previously announced, the Wikimedia Foundation is in the process of engaging a Program Director to lead our work in Brazil. On this visit, I partnered with two community representatives to interview ten shortlisted candidates for the pos... Read more

  4. Year in Review – and the Road Ahead – for Global Development

    I just passed my first anniversary since I joined the Wikimedia Foundation and we created the Global Development team. Below, I have summarized some highlights from our past work, and the opportunities and challenges we face in achieving our goals – please visit Meta for a more detailed version of this report. Why we exist At the heart, the Global Development team’s role is to help the communi... Read more