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Edward ambele
Edward ambele
Best way to connect: Via email
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Participating as: For my whole organisation or group
Tanzania • United States and Canada (US&C) region
Preferred times: Sunday (8 - 12 UTC)
Can dedicate: Between one (1) hour and three (3) hours per week
Languages: English, swahili
Main Wikimedia projects: Wikimedia Commons → media repository, MetaWiki: central site for coordinating all projects and the Wikimedia community, Wikimedia Incubator: for language editors in development. Content units created or improved
Areas of interests: Education, Human Rights
Other peer learning/training initiatives participating in: Yes
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Skills this profile would like to learn
Preferred way of learning: Through formal training
Learning, evaluation and communications skills: Building a communications strategy to reach key stakeholders
Programatic and tactic skills: Event organising

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Research Skills


Enhancing Awareness and Becoming a Proficient Editor

I am seeking to deepen my understanding of research skills to become a highly proficient editor with extensive knowledge. This involves developing the ability to conduct thorough and effective research, ensuring that the information presented is accurate, relevant, and well-supported. By honing these skills, I aim to contribute significantly to the quality of edited content and to become a valuable resource in the field.

Wikimedia Incubator and Establishing Wikimedia Projects in New Languages

Exploring the realm of Wikimedia Incubator and the initiation of Wikimedia projects in new languages is a project area that I haven't delved into before. I am eager to acquire new knowledge on the processes involved in setting up projects within the Wikimedia ecosystem. Understanding the intricacies of language inclusion and cultural representation on this platform will broaden my perspective and allow me to actively participate in fostering linguistic diversity within the Wikimedia community.

Improving Proposal Writing for Funding

Proposal writing for funding is a crucial skill that I engage in regularly; however, I acknowledge the need for improvement. I am committed to enhancing my proficiency in crafting compelling and persuasive proposals. This involves gaining a deeper understanding of effective proposal structures, aligning project goals with funder priorities, and mastering the art of articulating project impact. Through dedicated practice and learning, I aim to boost my skills in securing the necessary support for impactful initiatives.

Stories about sharing


Enhancing the Article: Interesting Narratives Highlighting Relevant Skills

Team Management Skills: Unveiling Engaging Anecdotes

Within my tenure of over two years in organizing team management events, I've encountered numerous instances where effective team management skills played a pivotal role. One memorable occasion involved steering a diverse team through a challenging project, where my ability to delegate tasks according to team members' strengths ensured not only successful project completion but also a positive and collaborative work environment. This experience underscored the significance of communication, adaptability, and fostering a sense of camaraderie within the team.

Welcoming New Members: Anecdotes of Inclusive Practices

In the realm of welcoming new individuals to a team, my experiences have shown the impact of creating an inclusive environment. During a team expansion phase, I implemented a comprehensive onboarding process that went beyond mere introductions. Personalized welcome sessions, mentorship programs, and team-building activities were integrated to facilitate a smooth assimilation of new members. Witnessing the positive transformation in team dynamics showcased the importance of intentional inclusivity in fostering a sense of belonging.

Harassment Management: Navigating Challenges Online and Offline

Managing harassment, both online and offline, has been a significant aspect of my professional journey. I successfully implemented robust processes and tools to address and mitigate instances of harassment within the team. One noteworthy instance involved swiftly addressing online harassment through effective moderation tools, coupled with organizing awareness campaigns to instill a culture of respect and understanding. These experiences underscore the importance of proactive measures, clear policies, and education in creating a safe and respectful work environment.

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