The Affiliations Committee is seeking new members.
The Affiliations Committee, or AffCom, is involved in recognizing new affiliates, helping them retain their affiliate status through yearly reportings, and supporting conflict mitigation challenges within affiliates. AffCom makes recommendations to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on the recognition, approval, and existence of Wikimedia movement affiliates. AffCom helps Wikimedians from around the world self-organize into chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups, and to gain official recognition from the Wikimedia Foundation.
Volunteers in this role should be experienced Wikimedians from any project, have experience working with affiliates to practice good governance. International perspectives, collaboration, teamwork and experience handling sensitive situations are among traits needed. Given the scope of work, proficiency in English is required. AffCom seeks members committing 7-10 hours monthly for a 3-year term. The members will have the option to run again after completion of their terms.
Requirements and responsibilities for serving on AffCom may be found here. If you are interested in applying to Affiliations Committee, please first read the privacy statement for this process and then submit an application using this form, after creating an account. You can register with your user name instead of your full name. Applications will be posted to this page by Wikimedia Foundation staff supporting this process.
As committee members may handle private information, candidates will need to submit proof of identity and age to the Wikimedia Foundation at secure-infowikimedia.org. Members can hold this position on the Committee under a pseudonym, but the Foundation needs to confirm the age and identity of members.
Applications for AffCom will be posted on Meta-wiki for comments on October 17 and will close on November 17, 2023 in any timezone.
The candidates listed below have applied to join the Affiliations Committee for terms ending 31 December 2026, and have acknowledged they are able and willing to contribute time and effort towards committee work. Selected candidates may be appointed as full members or as advisor members.
Thank you for reviewing the community members who have put themselves forward as candidates. While community input is a helpful and important part of the committee appointment process, please add references if you write a comment that is not supportive of the candidate. This process is supported and covered by the friendly space policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.
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- आर्या जोशी
- Alhaj Darajaati
- Agus Damanik
- Benoît Prieur
- Emmanuel Obiajulu
- KuboF Hromoslav
- Lebron jay
- Micheal Kaluba
- Mothusi Sekhomba
- Maciej Nadzikiewicz (Nadzik)
- Ndahiro derrick
- Delphine Ménard (notafish)
- Nwonwu Uchechukwu P
Wojciech Pędzich(Candidate withdrew)