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Региональные финансовые Комитеты

The primary role of the Regional Fund Committees (RFC, also Regional Funds Committees, Regional Grants Committees) is strategic thought partnership to help understand the complexities of Wikimedia Foundation Funding regions and to make funding decisions for grant applications in the regions, providing knowledge and expertise to applicants to support successful movement activities.

Важным аспектом программ финансирования Фонда Викимедиа является роль волонтерских комитетов в предоставлении рекомендаций и поддержки заявителям, а также в принятии решений о том, как должны распределяться средства движения. На основе рекомендаций по стратегии развития движения мы создаем комитеты, которые позволяют сообществам в каждом регионе и тематическим экспертам играть центральную роль в определении приоритетов и распределении средств на конкретные виды инициатив. Каждый из этих процессов в значительной степени выигрывает от имеющегося опыта, новых идей и осведомленности о необходимых навыках и обстоятельствах для местных сообществ.

Current members

На настоящий момент у нас есть 7 региональных комитетов, руководящих нашими процессами участия. Перейдите по этой ссылке для получения дополнительной сведений о комитетах. Для получения более подробной информации о каждом региональном комитете изучите соответствующие региональные страницы

Username Regional Fund Committee Term started Notes
FocalPoint CEECA октябрь 2021
MikyM CEECA октябрь 2021
Reda Kerbouche CEECA октябрь 2021
W CEECA ноябрь 2021
Красный CEECA август 2021
Nataev CEECA февраль 2022
Justine.toms CEECA июнь 2022
Nina1009 CEECA апрель 2023
BKlen-CEEhub CEECA май 2024 non-voting member, CEE Hub
Aotfs2013 ESEAP август 2021
Chipmunkdavis ESEAP август 2021
Exec8 ESEAP август 2021
Kunokuno ESEAP август 2021
Alphama ESEAP октябрь 2022
22Kartika ESEAP сентябрь 2022
GhoziSeptiandri ESEAP сентябрь 2022
Kunirasem ESEAP сентябрь 2022
taweetham ESEAP сентябрь 2022
Hedestad LAC август 2021
Lilian Viana LAC август 2021
Salvador alc LAC август 2021
IvomarDos LAC январь 2023
marsebu LAC январь 2023
Paulakindsvater LAC январь 2023
Superzerocool LAC январь 2023
Onica aguilar LAC сентябрь 2023
PilarSaenz LAC сентябрь 2023
Vanett Graneros LAC сентябрь 2023
Fjmustak MEA (MENA) август 2021
NANöR MEA (MENA) сентябрь 2021
Ibrahim.ID MEA (MENA) сентябрь 2023
Nehaoua MEA (MENA) сентябрь 2023
Reda benkhadra MEA (MENA) сентябрь 2023
Aristidek5maya MEA (SSA) август 2021
Azogbonon MEA (SSA) август 2021
Aimeabibis MEA (SSA) сентябрь 2023
capitainAfrika MEA (SSA) сентябрь 2023
Dnshitobu MEA (SSA) сентябрь 2023
Gilbert Ndihokubwayo MEA (SSA) сентябрь 2023
Iwuala Lucy MEA (SSA) сентябрь 2023
Pellagia Njau MEA (SSA) сентябрь 2023
Effeietsanders NA август 2021
Emjackson42 NA август 2021
AbhiSuryawanshi NA август 2021
Matthewvetter NA август 2021
Redwidgeon NA август 2021
Wugapodes NA август 2021
Antiqueight NWE август 2021
mmo NWE август 2021
NickK NWE август 2021
Camelia.boban NWE октябрь 2022
trondtr NWE октябрь 2022
Yger NWE октябрь 2022
Josiefraser NWE октябрь 2023
Nferranf NWE март 2023
Balajijagadesh SA август 2021
Mahir256 SA август 2021
medhavigandhi SA август 2021
Nawaraj Ghimire SA август 2021
Tarunno SA август 2021
आर्या जोशी SA декабрь 2023

Неактивные и прошлые члены комитетов

Roles and responsibilities

  • Contribute and provide feedback on the regional budget distribution across regions - how much goes into each regional budget.
  • Review proposals and make decisions on the funding amount grantees receive based on proposal evaluation. Committees are responsible for the decision-making process of the General Support Fund. Some committees, based on their capacity, are also involved in the decision-making of the Rapid Fund program.
  • Support the committee work by sharing knowledge, expertise and regional context with Community Resources and within committees to build needed capacities around resourcing, representation, and power sharing.
Other roles committee members may take:
  • Offer mentorship to grantees and support to newcomers in Wikimedia Foundation Funds.
  • Play a role in conflict resolution.
  • Support the Program Officer in communication with grantees, different movement bodies, and the Wikimedia community. Write Diff posts about projects funded by the committee.
  • Identifying regional opportunities and challenges and aligning them with the funding decisions.
  • Make recommendations about funding practices to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Recruitment of other RFC members.
Conference Fund Support Committee

For the Conference Fund program, there is a separate committee consisting of different regional representatives. This committee is engaged in the decision-making process for the Conference Funds proposals and provides support to Conference organizers.

Term and tenure

Committee members commit to a minimum two-year service period and a maximum term limit of four years (with an option to extend if there is a shortage of new or experienced committee members). A rolling membership system is implemented to ensure that some experienced people are always on the committee. An additional two-year extension is possible in case continuity is required.

Selection and expertise

New Regional Fund Committee members are co-selected by the existing Regional Fund Committee and the Community Resources Team.

Selection criteria

  • Members of the Wikimedia community
  • Volunteer board members of Wikimedia affiliates. Previous Executive Directors and Board Members of Wikimedia affiliates.
  • Members of mission-aligned organisations, partner institutions (EDU, Culture and Heritage, gender, etc.)
  • Individuals working or having expertise in regions of interest
Not eligible:
  • Anyone receiving compensation as a staff through a Wikimedia affiliate or current General Support Fund, Wikimedia Alliances Fund, or Research Fund grant project. (This excludes grantee partners requesting Rapid Funds, Events and Conference Funds, and Movement Strategy Funds.)
  • Staff connected to projects funded by the Wikimedia Foundation within allied organisations.
  • Anyone receiving compensation for a paid role with the Wikimedia Foundation.

Expertise desired

  • Understanding of Wikimedia programs, in addition to contributions to the online projects.
  • Strong ability to contribute and participate effectively in collaborative decision-making.
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Expertise and insights related to the region of the RFC.
  • Alignment with the values of the 2030 strategic direction and the movement strategy recommendations.
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn about participatory grantmaking.
  • A demonstrated commitment to sharing skills and experience, and helping others grow.
  • Professional and/or volunteer experience and skills related to funds committee review work, such as budget management and application review skills, experience with governance of non-governmental organizations, background in common programmatic areas like culture and heritage, education, etc.
  • Expertise, including lived experience, related to diversity, equity and inclusion to help promote and support knowledge equity, and the increasing of geographic, gender, or age diversity.

Diversity criteria

Committee members understand and value diversity, including cultural, linguistic, and gender differences. We aim to support Regional Committees that represent and serve the needs of many communities in the movement, including those based on gender, language, ethnicity, age, and geography, amongst other characteristics.

Committee Open Calls


Size: The size of the committees varies in different funding regions with 5-10 members as of 2024.

Stakeholder Representation: Regional stakeholders can also be involved in some committees. For example, the CEECA Regional Fund Committee has a non voting representative from the CEE Hub. The committees with Community Resources can involve other stakeholders to ensure inclusion and representation.

Deliberations and decision-making

Frequency of deliberations or meetings

Committees communicate through online meetings, mailing lists, and Telegram groups. Some regional committee mailing lists also accept external communication. The work of the committee will vary from month to month. At the beginning, time for training will be required as well as during application review in the two rounds per year. Other moments would require less time focused on communication and mentorship.

Working language

Working language varies across regions. For example, the working language for the North American Committee is English, the Latin American and Caribbean committee works in Spanish, Portuguese, and French with interpretation and translation services, and the ESEAP Committee works in English, Mandarin, Japanese, and Indonesian. If the submitted application is in another language, committees can receive translation support.

Format of review and deliberations

For more details about the review process and review framework used, see: Как рассматриваются заявки на финансирование Общей поддержки в Фонд Сообщества Викимедиа?

Quorum and consensus

Committees use the gradients of the agreement scale for consensus building towards making inclusive funding decisions. Some committees use the 1-2-4-All approach for proposals reviews and deliberations. This means that there are 3-4 stages that an application undergoes that includes proposal review and deliberations. During the deliberations, Program Officers act as facilitators and provide Committees with requested additional information.

Program Officer's role

The Regional Program Officer from the Community Resources team support in administration, documentation, facilitation, coordination, communication, and serves in an advisory role.

Policies and transparency

Committee members are committed to the following policies and principles to support constructive dialogue with applicants and grantees:

Committee decisions and recommendations are published on grant talk pages. After every funding round, Committees have a meeting with their Program Officer to evaluate the completed work and identify areas of improvement.

Inactivity in the committee or not following the eligibility criteria and behavioral expectations can result in removal from the committee.

Committee surveys and feedback

Support and resources

  • Стипендии: Компенсация расходов на участие в проекте в размере $100 каждые 2 месяца. Средства могут быть использованы для оплаты ухода за детьми, интернета, транспорта и других расходов, которые способствуют участию в волонтерской деятельности.
  • Возможности развития навыков: члены целевой группы будут иметь доступ к возможностям развития навыков, включая обучение по таким темам, как трансформация конфликта и ненасильственное общение. В ходе работы в целевой группе члены также изучат это на практике.

Другие финансовые комитеты

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