Affiliations Committee/Candidates/2023/Ndahiro derrick

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Ndahiro derrick[edit]

  • User: Ndahiro derrick (User account list / User page link)
  • Primary Wikimedia projects: kinyarwanda wikipedia
  • Language capabilities (language and level of proficiency): English: B1 level (Intermediate); Kinyarwanda: Native speaker (Proficiency)
  • Regional experiences: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • What experience do you have participating on committees, within or outside the Wikimedia movement?
    Rwanda, as the president of the Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda in January 2022. I successfully secured funding for a community support grant (formerly known as an Annual Support Grant) and have been leading its implementation. I led the planning and execution of various projects in Rwanda, such as Wikivibrance, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklore, WikiforHumanrights, WikiGap, and the WPWP campaign. This included responsibilities like training newcomers and facilitating sessions.
    On a regional level, in July, I organized a two-day NAMIBIA 2022 Wikimedia Projects Awareness and edit-a-thon, which introduced new members to the Wikimedia movement, Wikipedia, and Wiki Commons. Additionally, I served as the Research Team coordinator for the Movement Strategy Implementation Grant for the Africa Great Lakes region, conducting a Detailed Needs assessment in the Eastern DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda, focusing on Kinyarwanda and Kiswahili languages, with French and English as international languages. In the same year, I played a pivotal role in the Wiki Indaba 2022 conference as the Planning and Organizing lead.
    I've also been actively involved in the grants review process, serving as a committee member for The Middle East and Africa region. Recently, I participated as a panellist in the Queering Wikipedia 2023 conference, where I engaged in a discussion on equity and safety for Wikimedia events. During this panel, I provided insights into the LGBTQ+ status in the Great Lakes Region.
    These engagements have equipped me with communication, Critical analysis and Problem-solving skills and Sociocracy and appreciation of diversity.
  • What skills, experience, or perspective would you bring or contribute to the committee, if appointed?
    Since 2019, my active role in establishing a Wikimedia community in Rwanda, volunteering and engaging with Wikimedians from different regions has equipped me with community organising, cross-cultural communication, and providing governance advice for emerging organisations which I find essential for the committee.
  • Is there any other pertinent information that you would like us to take into account when reviewing your application?
    I have been an active member since 2019, in different capacities including president of a formal affiliate, Grants review committee member, International organizing committee member and Conference lead and volunteer in different It has helped to acquire insights and skills such as communication, Critical analysis and Problem-solving skills and Sociocracy
  • Which sub-committee are you interested in working with (Conflict Intervention, Recognitions)? Either
  • What do you think are the benefits and responsibilities of functioning as formal affiliates, and when is a group of Wikimedians ready to form an affiliate?
    Being recognized as a formal affiliate greatly facilitates the operations and collaborations of User groups with Wikimedia communities and like-minded organizations, unlike those that lack this recognition. Being a formal affiliate also opens doors to additional benefits, including financial support and the chance to have a say in Wikimedia-related conferences. However, it also entails obligations related to financial accountability, reporting, and the establishment of governance structures.
    In my opinion, a group of Wikimedians should be in operation for a minimum of one year before considering the formation of an affiliate
  • Please describe your experience working with conflict resolution, and how you have helped build consensus and support diversity.
    Through my diverse range of roles during my undergraduate studies from March 2017 to 2020, I gained extensive experience in conflict resolution and fostering inclusivity. As President of the Makerere School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University, I navigated various perspectives of both my cabinet members and the entire student community and ensured that conflicts were addressed constructively. In my role as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for We Are Youths( A community organization), I actively facilitated discussions and implemented strategies to resolve any conflicts that arose within the team.
    During my internship at the Gender Development Department of Rwanda's Ministry of Gender and Family Planning, I had the opportunity to observe and contribute to conflict resolution efforts in a professional setting. As Culture Minister for Makerere University Banyarwanda Students Association, I actively promoted cultural understanding and unity among members, mitigating potential conflicts related to cultural differences.
    Serving as vice president and deputy secretary for Makerere University East African Students Association, I played a key role in mediating any disputes that emerged within the association, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and consensus-building. As a Peer Trainer at the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, I worked directly with peers to facilitate discussions on gender-related issues, encouraging diverse perspectives and fostering an inclusive environment.
    Since 2019, while actively participating in the Wikimedia movement, I have faced challenging situations involving seasoned Wikimedians. However, with the support of considerate mentors and a range of training programs, including those focused on sociocracy, I have acquired the skills to effectively navigate and resolve conflicts.
    Overall, my experiences in these various roles have equipped me with the skills and insights needed to effectively handle conflicts, build consensus, and promote diversity and inclusivity in any professional setting.

Endorsements (Ndahiro derrick)[edit]

  1. Strong support Strong support As I said in a previous endorsement, until I joined Wikivibrance I was blind to our African peers. Ndahiro is a great leader and organizer in Rwanda. He has proven experience in relevant skills for his task in the AffCom, and he even was one of the organizers of Wikiindaba 2022. I encourage everyone to support this proposal so he can keep developing his skills with a new experience in the AffCom.-- 07:56, 30 October 2023 (UTC)
  2. Strong support Strong support I had met Derrick in Kigali at WikiIndaba, 2022. He has a quiet strength, is very focused and believes in doing rather than mere talking. I see him as an asset to the Wikimedia movement, a beacon of hope for the movement in Africa and someone who can thoroughly do the job in this committee. AfricanLibrarian (talk)
  3. Strong support Strong support Derrick is passionate and self motivated. He has a calming essence and his willingness to serve is a value that this committee needs.--Flixtey (talk) 21:00, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Strong support Strong support To his request. Mndetatsin (talk) 14ː35, 13 November 2023 (UTC)
  5. Strong support Strong support - As long as I've known Derrick, I've been impressed by the impact he's had on the Wikimedia Movement. This challenge will be a success for him.--Geugeor Georges (talk) 19:08, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Support Support I like the general direction Ndahiro would take to help AffCom. --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 22:24, 13 November 2023 (UTC) --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 13:32, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Support Support Anthere (talk) 18:22, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Support Support. I know Ndahiro very well. He has a good networking in Africa. As a former member of AffCom who worked alongside Olushola and Joy to increase the number of the African affiliates, I think that Ndahiro can continue what we did with Joy. --Csisc (talk) 15:17, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Support Support. I have known Derrick for the past 2 to 3 years and can I state a fact that his relations with most of the Wikimedia Affiliates and growing communities in Africa are well-established. I believe he will be a good member of the Affiliate Committee. So i therefore endorse his candidacy for this process.--Joris Darlington Quarshie (talk) 11:53, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Strong support Strong support J'apporte mon soutien à la candidature de Derrick et j'ose croire que son intégration à l'AffCom sera un atout pour l'avenir de ce mouvement. Falilou224 (talk) 09:15, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Strong support Strong support I enthusiastically endorse Derrick Ndahiro for the Affiliations Committee (AffCom). His outstanding leadership, organizational skills demonstrated in organizing WikiIndaba 2022, and commitment to action make him a valuable asset. Derrick's passion, self-motivation, and established networking within Africa position him as an ideal candidate, bringing a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the committee. -CaliBen (talk)
  12. Strong support Strong support Having work with Derrick in different capacities, I believe and can always recommend him for this role. Iwuala Lucy (talk) 10:42, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Strong support Strong support I strongly support Ndahiro Derrick , he is a very active person, team spirit person, he is a very good asset to the whole wikimedia movement and I believe that he will be a very good member of affiliate commette
  14. Strong support Strong support I am delighted to strongly support Derrick for this role. He has been consistently making Wikipedia footprints visible in African Countries. Cnyirahabihirwe123(talk)Cnyirahabihirwe123 (talk) 12:04, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Strong support Strong support I am happy to support Ndahiro Derrick , he is a very active person, team spirit person, he is a good asset to the Wikimedia movement and I believe that he will be a very good member of affiliate committee RebeccaRwanda(talk)RebeccaRwanda (talk) 15:45, 17 November 2023
  16. Support Support Good work based on what I saw. Keep it up. Overall qualified in my opinion. --Borschts Talk 14:05, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Support Support i support Derrick because of his passion to the Wikimedia community both in Uganda and Rwanda. his contributions will be instrumental in building open source knowledge. Alvin Ategyeka (talk) 17:44, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Support Support I strongly support Ndahiro Derrick. He is a savant leader, smart, a very active person, and a team spirit person. He is able to fulfill this position to the best of his ability.UWIMPUHWE Va (talk) 17:14, 17 November 2023 (CAT)
  19. Strong support Strong support for Derrick; In addition to his managerial skills, which he is proving within his community, his involvement in various international organizations within the Wikimedia movement brings him a lot of experience, which it will be important for them to put to good use for the benefit of affico ;--VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 18:31, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse Derrick for the Affiliations Committee (AffCom). He is a great leader and a community developer. Derrick's passion of developing his female colleaques at Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda resonate his person to promote a gender justice community and to forge for gender inclusive future of open access knowledge worldwide is truly inspiring. Affom needs him NOW and NOW.-Sandra Aceng (talk)
  21. Strong support Strong support I strongly support Derrick Ndahiro's because of his exceptional leadership and commitment to equity within the movement. Kateregga1 (talk) 21:04, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Strong support Strong support, Derrick c'est un bon gars et expérimenté.-Azogbonon (talk)
  23. Strong support Strong support I strongly support Derrick on this application. He has been playing an instrumental role in sustaining the Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda, I believe that being part of the affiliate committee will certainly be an added value.Mrbobax (talk) 23:20, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. Strong support Strong support Derrik is a committed contributor. A rigorous hard worker who likes to bring people together, he will bring considerable added value to Affcom.EKokou (talk) 09:42, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Strong support Strong support Derrick contributes significantly to Wikimedia and its community growth. He will be a great addition. Erinamukuta (talk) 11:55, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. Strong support Strong support Having closely collaborated with Derrick on various projects and initiatives, I am confident in expressing that they bring a wealth of experience, dedication, and a profound understanding of the Wikimedia movement. I am confident that Derrick will not only meet but exceed the expectations of the Affcom team. His dedication to the Wikimedia movement, coupled with his proven track record, makes him an invaluable asset to any team he joins. Magotech (Open Space Tanzania) (talk) 05:53, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. Strong support Strong support I strongly support Derrick for he is a passionate and visionary leader, Having him in the committee means success of the team.-Alice.Mukesh (talk)
  28. Strong support Strong support I strongly support Derrick to be part of the Affiliation Commettee. He is a pasionate leader and strategist, having him in the committe will be a value addition to the Foundation.-Martin Hipangwa (talk)