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অধিভুক্তি কমিটি উইকিমিডিয়া আন্দোলনের সহযোগীদের স্বীকৃতি এবং অস্তিত্ব নিয়ে পরামর্শ এবং সুপারিশ প্রদান করে।

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AffCom group photo at Wikimedia Summit 2024 in Berlin, Germany

The Affiliations Committee (formerly known as Chapters Committee, colloquially AffCom) is a Wikimedia community-run committee entrusted with advising the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on the approval of new movement affiliates: national and subnational chapters, thematic organisations, and user groups.

The Committee was created on January 15, 2006, by a resolution of the Board of Trustees, along with several other Wikimedia committees. Its original mandate included coordination of the development of Wikimedia chapters, which at the time were at an early stage of organisation, as well as facilitating communication among the chapters and between chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation.

In 2012, following a community discussion and a resulting Board of Trustees' resolution, the scope of the Committee was expanded to include thematic organisations and user groups. In accordance with the resolution, the Committee drafted its charter which was officially approved by the Board in August, finalizing the transition into the Affiliations Committee. An updated charter was approved in 2022.

The Affiliations Committee's process (PDF presentation in 2012).

The Affiliations Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the recognition, approval and existence of Wikimedia movement affiliates, and for facilitating the creation of those organisations. In other words, the Committee helps Wikimedians from all around the world self-organise into chapters, thematic organisations and user groups, and to gain official recognition from the Wikimedia Foundation.

We can guide you through the founding process of your organisation by helping you to prepare bylaws, answering questions about what the Foundation expects from an affiliate, providing help and advice on solving common technical, trademark, administrative and community-building issues, and—if appropriate—by approving limited financial support for starting up your activities (such as covering the costs of registration and running initial projects).

If you're interested in getting in touch with local efforts in your area, feel free to contact us using any of the methods listed below, and we'll be happy to put you in contact with the right people.

আরো তথ্যের জন্য, Affiliations Committee/Members/bn দেখুন।

The Affiliates Committee comprises volunteers selected for their enthusiasm and their skills in community organising, cross-cultural communication, reviewing bylaws, and providing governance advice for emerging organisations. There are currently 11 (eleven) voting members with terms of three years each.

Voting members of the Committee are helped by non-voting advisors. Advisors provide the Committee with on-the-ground experience, language skills, and governance advice, and are able to take part in discussions at subcommittee meetings.

Certain Wikimedia Foundation staff members support the Committee in its operations and help the Committee to function effectively. They are actively present on the Affiliations Committee's non-public mailing list and internal wiki, and may provide advice to the Committee based on their knowledge and expertise. They are not voting Committee members.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees appoint liaisons to the Committee to facilitate communication and coordination between the Committee and the Board. The liaisons shall be the Committee's primary point of contact with the Board, and shall serve to update the Board on the Committee's activities and update the Committee on relevant Board activities. They may request information related to the Committee's operations as necessary to carry out their role. They are not voting Committee members.

If you'd like to be a voting member of the Committee, please leave a note on the talk page, and you'll be notified when seats become available. The last elections took place at the end of 2023, with new members joining the Committee in January 2024. The next selection is scheduled for the end of 2024, with new members joining the Committee in January 2025.

Voting members

ছবি নাম ভাষা অবস্থান (সময় অঞ্চল) Term ends Role
Jeffrey Keefer en-N, fr-2 United States, North America (UTC-4/UTC-5) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭ Chair
Mehman Ibragimov ka-N, ru-N, tr-N, az-N, en-3 Georgia, Eastern Europe (UTC+4) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭ কার্যনির্বাহক; Vice-Chair
Suyash Dwivedi hi-N, en-3, sa-2 India, South Asia (UTC+05:30) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭ Treasurer; Vice-Chair
Maor Malul es, en-5, lad-4, pt-4, de-3, he-3, ca-3, af-2, guc-2, tr-2 Israel, Western Asia (UTC+2) ৩১ ডিসেম্বর ২০২৪
Aleksey Chalabyan hy-N, ru-N, en-3 Armenia, Eastern Europe (UTC+4) ৩১ ডিসেম্বর ২০২৪
Maciej Artur Nadzikiewicz pl-N, en-4, de-2 Poland/Belgium, Central Europe (UTC+1) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭
Harriet Henry Bayel Ghana, West Africa (UTC) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭
Agus Damanik Indonesia, Southeast Asia (UTC+7) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭
Mari Avetisyan hy-N, en-3, tr-3, ru-3, Armenia, Eastern Europe (UTC+4) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৭

Non-voting advisors

Advisor Languages Location (time zone) Term end Notes
HakanIST tr-N, en-3 Turkey, Eastern Europe (UTC+3) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৫
Aaryaa Joshi en-N, mr-N, hi-N India, South Asia (UTC+5.30) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৫
Buszmail Philippines, Southeast Asia (UTC+8) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৫
Delphine Ménard fr-N, en-5, de-3, es-3, it-2 France, Europe (UTC+1) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৫
RebeccaRwanda Rwanda, Central Africa (UTC+2) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৫
Lucas Teles pt-N, en-3, es-2 Brazil, South America (UTC-2) ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৫

Board liaisons

Liaison Languages Location (time zone) Term end Notes
Mike Peel en-N, es-2, pt-1, fr-1 Europe (UTC+1)
Nataliia Tymkiv
Lorenzo Losa

Support staff

Photo Name Languages Location (time zone) Role
Dumisani Ndubane ts-N, en-4 South Africa (UTC+2)
Manavpreet Kaur pa-N, en-4, hi-3, fr-2 Punjab, India, Asia (UTC+5:30)
Nahid Sultan bn-N, en-3, bpy-1.05, hif-1, as-1 Bangladesh, South Asia (UTC +6) Trust & Safety
Charles Roslof en-N United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7) Legal
Stephen LaPorte en-N United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7) Legal

  • The best way to contact the Committee is to write an e-mail to affcom(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org; please note that the Committee might be sometimes slow in responding to e-mails, so if you don't receive a reply to your message in a reasonable time, just send us a reminder.
  • You can also contact the members of the Committee individually by clicking on their usernames in the timeline above; feel free to use our talk pages and e-mails for any questions related to chapters, thematical organisations or user groups.