Jump to content

Affiliations Committee/Candidates/2023/RebeccaRwanda

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki

Nyinawumuntu Jeannette Rebecca

  • User: RebeccaRwanda (User account list / User page link)
  • Primary Wikimedia projects: Since 2019, I've been leading the organization of Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki For Human Rights, WLW, and other projects like WLA and WLE in Rwanda annually, collaborating with my fellow team members. Since 2021, I've taken on the role of overseeing community engagement and partnerships at Wikimedia Rwanda. In 2022, we successfully hosted Wikindaba in Rwanda. Additionally, I serve as the Project Lead for MSIG In Africa Great Lakes, a research initiative focusing on leadership and skills development needs in our region. I'm proud to have served as the MCDC ambassador, a volunteer for the 2022 elections, and a member of the regional partnership committee
  • Language capabilities (language and level of proficiency): Fluent in english , speaking and writing 4 , Fluent in Swahili , speaking and writing 5 , Basic French  3 , Mother tangue : Kinyarwanda 5
  • Regional experiences: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • What experience do you have participating on committees, within or outside the Wikimedia movement?
    I’m responsible for the coordination of local stakeholders to facilitate our local Wikimedia projects and channel the possible feedback to the community members in various channels (facilitated sessions, on-wiki, local projects, as I am the community lead in my country. I’m responsible for awareness campaigns and developments in the Wikimedia movement and the monitoring of new contributors. Outside movement 2015 to 2019 I worked in the government institution known as Rwanda housing Authority served as community raison officer and decisions making process in in Citizen relocation from high risk zone to safe green environment. These experiences have equipped me with a diverse skill set and a broad perspective on committee work, allowing me to bring valuable insights and contribute effectively to collaborative endeavors.
  • What skills, experience, or perspective would you bring or contribute to the committee, if appointed?
    As a dedicated Wikimedia volunteer since 2019 and a co-founder of the Wikimedia Community User Group in Rwanda, I bring a wealth of experience and a passion for social well-being and advocacy for vulnerable communities. With a strong commitment to integrity, I've led a fast-growing affiliation within a smaller community that has directly benefited from the movement's governance strategies. My unique perspective stems from the challenges and opportunities faced by new user groups, insights gained from research conducted in the Africa Great Lakes region, and a keen awareness of the growing challenges encountered by the global south. I particularly emphasize the importance of skills development and equity in fostering community growth, highlighting our experiences with gender balance in our local context. Eager to learn from previous AFFCOM teams, I am ready to contribute and bring innovative ideas to the table. My goal is to enhance the committee's understanding of the dynamics involved in community development, drawing from the successes and hurdles encountered in a rapidly evolving landscape
  • Is there any other pertinent information that you would like us to take into account when reviewing your application?
    Gender Gaps
  • Which sub-committee are you interested in working with (Conflict Intervention, Recognitions)?: Recognitions sub-committee
  • 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?
    The healthy and growing community benefits from a local recognition and have impact in advancing of open writing culture , and the more its formalized the more it gets an international recognition which is followed by a legal registration and compliance to local laws and international best practices from where you get exposed to network and other affiliates benefits  in capacity building and of course sitting with the bright minds in Wikimedia global movement .
  • Please describe your experience working with conflict resolution, and how you have helped build consensus and support diversity.
    Having led our local movement efforts and contributed regionally through projects like the Africa Great Lakes skills development initiative, my role as the community engagement and partnerships leader has often involved mediating conflicts among members. I've served as a bridge between committees and community members, fostering reconciliation. My involvement in conferences such as WLW 2023 in India, WikiIndabas, and Movement charter conversations has provided valuable experiences. These interactions allowed me to listen to grievances and work towards consensus among a diverse community, considering factors like age, background, and commitment levels. It's been a rewarding journey of understanding and collaboration.

Endorsements (Nyinawumuntu Jeannette Rebecca)

  1. Strong support Strong support Rebecca is an experienced and dedicated Wikipedian who has made significant contributions to the Wikimedia movement in Rwanda. She is the Co-founder of Wikimedia Community Usergroup Rwanda and has served as a lead since 2019. In this role, she has been instrumental in organizing and promoting Wikimedia-related campaigns, projects and programs as well as developing outreach materials for her community. She is a passionate advocate for the use of Wikimedia projects in education and cultural preservation and is committed to making Wikimedia more accessible to Rwandans. Rebecca is a valuable member of the Wikimedia community, and I strongly endorse her candidacy for the Wikimedia Affiliates Committee. --Joris Darlington Quarshie (talk) 11:45, 16 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Strong support Strong support Rebecca is an enthusiastic leader who focuses extensively on community building, sustainability, and growth. She is eager to learn and contribute meaningfully to the community. If given the opportunity, it won't just be a chance for her, but for many others as well. She is a dedicated community builder, and her role has significantly influenced the Wikimedia community beyond the local level. I wholeheartedly endorse her for the Wikimedia Affiliates Committee, as she has demonstrated unwavering commitment and proven her capabilities beyond any doubt.---KingVik Planet (talk) 13:10, 16 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Strong support Strong support I wholeheartedly support Rebecca's candidacy for the affiliate committee. Her extensive experience in organizing Wikimedia events and contests demonstrates her ability to drive community engagement and collaboration TheJackNation (talk)
  4. Strong support Strong support I've had the privilege of witnessing Rebecca's leadership in action. Her role as a co-founder of Wikimedia community user group Rwanda and founder of OpenStreetMap Rwanda showcase her dedication. She's an excellent choice for the affiliate committee. Icyogajuru (talk)
  5. Strong support Strong support She is a highly qualified candidate bringing her expertise in organizing Wikimedia projects, community engagement, and leadership roles. Concerning her ability to be multilingual and her role as project lead in MSIG in Africa Great Lakes also describe her commitment to the committee's responsibility of recognizing and supporting new affiliates. As a co-founder of the Wikimedia Community User Group in Rwanda, she has practical experience in forming and growing local affiliates, and this aligns with the committee's objectives. Her proficiency in conflict resolution and commitment to equity and skills development make her well-suited for addressing challenges within affiliates. Her vision for fostering the healthy growth of Wikimedia communities aligns with the committee's role in making recommendations on affiliate recognition and existence. Rebecca's passion, organizational skills, and commitment to community development make her an ideal candidate for the Affiliations Committee.Musindi250 (talk) 07:14, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Strong support Strong support Rebecca is multi-talented in both Wikimedia and GIS space as the founder of OpenStreetMap Rwanda. This shows her passion to grow Rwanda as a country and community development. She is a great partnership and networking angel. Affom needs Rebecca Now and Now. Sandra Aceng (talk)
  7. Strong support Strong support Rebecca is an ideal candidate for the Wikimedia Affiliates Committee, an experienced and passionate leader within the Wikimedia movement in Rwanda, she has shown exceptional dedication in organizing events, and promoting community engagement. Kateregga1 (talk) 21:11, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Strong support Strong support Because She will be a valuable member of the affcom team due to her contributions to community and regional development. ɴᴅᴀʜɪʀᴏ ᴅᴇʀʀɪᴄᴋ 🐎 (talk) 11:21, 18 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Strong support Strong support Rebecca is an enthusiastic Wikimedian who takes her volunteer work with so much passion. She is goal oriented and I believe her role in Affcom will be essential to the Wikimedia ecosystem as a whole. Erinamukuta (talk) 18:57, 18 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Strong support Strong support I strongly support,Nyinawumuntu Jeannette, she is a very active woman, well organized, team spirit orientation, she is a very good candidate for the Wikimedia Affiliate commettee.Cnyirahabihirwe123 (talk) 11:18, 18 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Strong support Strong support Rebecca will definitely bring a positive vibe to the committee with her great interpersonal skill and deep community involvement. -Filipinayzd (talk) 16:13, 19 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Strong support Strong support. I worked with Rebecca on the WikiIndaba 2022 organizing team. She heade the partnerships and Sponsorships sub-committee, and exhibited excellent leadership and decision-making skills. These skills and many others I believe are what she would bring to the mix if she becomes a member of the Affiliations Committee, and she's a team-player, a good listener, and well versed in community matters.
  13. Strong support Strong support. She is a woman who boldly embraces challenging roles typically pursued by male candidates. Beyond her readiness to lead, she is a diligent Wikimedian, consistently demonstrating a deep commitment to her community's interests. Her strong work ethic and community-focused approach are qualities that would undoubtedly benefit her role in the Affcom, should she be given the opportunity.Bukky658 (talk) 21:25, 21 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Strong support Strong support.Her commitment and experience in the movement can be useful to Affcom.
  15. Strong support Strong support She's one of those rare solid women with a lot of ambition and motivation to take the Wikimedia movement in East Africa as high as possible. Without doubt, she's an ideal candidate to Affcom --VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 09:30, 23 November 2023 (UTC).[reply]