In the first six month of 2023, Wikimedia CH hit the ground with a heavy focus on organisational change, including recruiting for several new or empty positions as well as restructuring the administrative, HR and finance operations to reflect the growing needs of our organisation. We have also begun work to improve our membership management and secure our chapter’s financial future by developing new strategies.

Operationally, we are working with an external consultant on an IT Strategy, created a Conflict of Interest document that outlines a code of conduct for Wikimedians and Wikipedians who wear multiple hats, improved our internal meetings and communication to strengthen collaboration within the team.

Programmatically, the GLAM programme is celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Swiss Federal Constitution as an occasion to highlight our work to advance free knowledge and the importance of Wikipedia and other open knowledge projects for democracy. Through Programme Community, we have led and supported many activities to engage volunteers and recruit new ones – work that will continue in the second half of the year.

To learn more about our activities, budget, and metrics in the first half of the year, please see the PDF.