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Latin America and The Caribbean

This region includes the following countries and territories:

Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Suriname

Caribbean: Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Caribbean Netherlands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Barthélemy, Sint Maarten, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis

Program Officer

Senior Program Officer for Latin America and The Caribbean
mcaso(_AT_)wikimedia.org
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Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Timezone: UTC-6/-5
Language(s) spoken: Spanish, English, French
Thematic area: Indigenous Groups

Regional calendar

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General Support (Wikimedia Community Fund)

Upcoming Round 2 (2022-23)

  • Applicant proposal support starts: February 6, 2023
  • Eligibility check: February 6 - March 2, 2023
  • Submission deadline: March 2, 2023
  • Review process starts: March 17, 2023
  • Feedback received: March 31, 2023
  • Engaging with feedback: March 31 - April 21, 2023
  • Decisions announced: May 11, 2023
  • Agreement signed: May 19, 2023
  • First payment sent: May 19 - June 1, 2023
  • Midterm report due: January 15, 2024
  • Final report due: July 31, 2024
  • Yearly report due for multi-year funds: February 15, 2024


Contact us

Rapid Fund

If you want to apply or if have any questions about the Rapid Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: lac_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org

General Support Fund

If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: lac_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Conversation hours for Round 2 March- May 2023

Conversation hours are available for questions, comments, and general support around our regional funding programs. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Link to meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 17:00 UTC- 18:00 UTC Spanish, French, Portuguese, English Applications for new round Google Meet link
Friday, February 10, 2023 15:00UTC- 16:00 UTC Spanish, French, Portuguese, English Applications for new round Google Meet link
Monday, February 13, 2023 18:30 UTC- 19:30 UTC Spanish, French, Portuguese, English Applications for new round Google Meet link

The regional program officer is available several times during the week to meet with you to answer questions, receive feedback, and provide any general support or guidance around our funding programs in the region. The meetings can be held in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or English. Please review the program officer's calendar on Google Calendar below and reserve a time that is most convenient for you:

Go to appointment page to reserve a time for Office Hours

To support preparation needs, please provide a brief explanation about the purpose of the meeting and your preferred language when reserving a time. This information can alternatively be provided via e-mail (mcaso(_AT_)wikimedia.org). If none of the available times works for you, please contact the program officer via e-mail to suggest a few alternatives of dates and times that will work well for you.

Regional Committee

The primary role of the committee is to contribute as thought partners in strategic thinking to understand the complexities of the Latin America and Caribbean region and to make funding decisions for applications in the region, providing expertise and experience to applicants to support the effective functioning of the movement's activities.

Contact the LAC committee: lac-regionalcom@wikimedia.org

  • Alexandrabello, August 2021- Caracas, Venezuela.
  • ayuujk, August 2021- politóloga mixe. Parte del Colmix y de la Red de Activismo Digital de Lenguas Indígenas. Oaxaca, México.
  • Carlillasa, August 2021- Editora de profesión, músico independiente y wikipedista desde 2016. Nací y vivo en La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Hedestad, August 2021- Sou historiador, atualmente fazendo mestrado, e Wikimedista desde 2018. Sou membro do Wiki Movimento Brasil e vivo em Porto Alegre, no Brasil.
  • Kitanago, August 2021- Poète, opérateur culturel, Community Manager. Wikimedien depuis 2018, président du Groupe Utilisateurs Wikimedia Haiti. Je vis dans la ville de Petit-Goâve en Haïti.
  • Lilian Viana, August 2021- Eu me chamo Lilian. Atuo como bibliotecária em universidade no Brasil e integro a iniciativa. GLAM Bibliotecas da USP. Sou doutora em Ciência da informação. Comecei a explorar o universo Wikimedia em 2019, sobretudo Wikidata e Wikipédia em português. Sou de São Paulo, Brasil.
  • Niamfrifruli, August 2021- Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Salvador alc, August 2021- Abogado. Co-fundador de Wikimedia México. Wikimedista desde 2006. Actualmente estudio una Maestría en Tecnologías de la Información. Vivo en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Txolo, August 2021- Lima, Perú.
  • Neima Paz , September 2021- La Guajira, Colombia.
  • Ivonne Dos Santos, January 2023- Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Maricarmen Sequera, January 2023- Paraguay.
  • Paulakindsvater, January 2023- Argentina.
  • Superzerocool, January 2023- Santiago, Chile.

Inactive and Past Committee Members

Resources

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Meet the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Funding Committee

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Funding Committee is a group of volunteers from the Latin America and Caribbean region who, as of July 2021, bring their voices, perspectives, and opinions to help size up the region’s complexities to guide funding decision-making in LAC.
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LAC Regional Funds committee and proposal review process

Slides for the proposal review process in the LAC funding region. It covers the LAC Committee, application round, review criteria, Committee COI guidelines, and contacts. Recording of the presentation in Spanish.
Slides available in: español, português, and français


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