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Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee

The applications for Simple Annual Plan Grants committee is made up of volunteers who review annual plan grant applications and work with applicants during the course of their grants. Please review the membership criteria and participation requirements before you nominate yourself, to make sure you can join the committee.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please sign below and include a brief statement about why you want to serve on the committee. In your statement, you can consider discussing:

  • On-wiki editing and experience
  • Experience leading, coordinating, or managing projects with an intended on-wiki or online impact.
  • Background in handling externally provided money and working within budgets, preferably in a non-profit context.
  • Any grants you've applied for or worked in grant programs (in the Wikimedia, academic, or wider non-profit world).

Add your statement in order to be considered for the next round. Applications are due by 15 February 2021 by 11:59 PM PST.

New nominations[edit]

Candidate: Masssly[edit]

I have been active on the Wikimedia projects for nearly 10 years, during which period I've been involved in various structure groups of the Wikimedia Foundation, including the Wikimedia Foundation Board Election Committee, WikidataCon 2017 Program committee, Wikimedia Foundation Communication Committee, co-editor of the Wikimedia Research Newsletter and past member of the Wikimedia Volunteer Response Team. I have been instrumental in either setting up or providing support for organizations that have a deep commitment to improving knowledge equity gaps across Wikimedia projects; these include GOI Foundation and Dagbani Wikimedians User Group -- where I sit on their boards, and Art+Feminism -- where I am one of the co-leads running global campaigns in an attempt to narrow the gender gap by improving coverage of women and feminism on Wikipedia. I am familiar with Grants:Project as I have been a grantee to a number of projects myself or collectively with the organizations that I am affiliated with.

For grants I've personally received:

For grants I've received as part of a team/group:

I am currently a member of the projects grant committee. As an intern with the Community Resources team at the Wikimedia Foundation, my role included support for APG staff. I also helped facilitate Wikimedia Foundations’s Funds Dissemination Committee deliberations, and supported Community Capacity Development research in emerging communities in the Global South.

In my professional life, I've previously worked as an instructor at the university. Currently, I am a member of the Wikidata software development team at Wikimedia Germany.

The combined effect of these experiences has broadened my perspective of Wikipedia’s diverse demographic communities and given me a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by our volunteer community and partners.

I have in the past deliberated the impact of Wikimedia Foundation grants especially in the Global South, and I am particularly looking for an opportunity to be able to add a voice to advance equity and diversity in the evaluation of Simple APG. -—M@sssly 21:02, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: T Cells[edit]

I have been actively involved in the Wikimedia movement for about 7 years with experience in project management, volunteer recruitment and retention. On Wiki, I have created hundreds of articles and i'm a permanent sysop on Yoruba Wikipedia and license reviewer on Wikimedia Commons. I have lead over 30 Wikimedia trainings/workshops and mentored at least 10 editors who are not only active in Wikimedia projects but also drive the Wikimedia movements in Africa.

In 2020, I was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

I have experience in campaign management, advocacy for small language Wikipedia and general promotion.

I am the coordinator and project manager of WPWP Campaign, an international campaign that primarily focus on the use of free licensed images on Wikipedia articles. I am a member of the Wiki Loves Africa international team and have co-coordinated several other international campaign in Nigeria including Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, and WikiGap.

I co-managed the Visibility Project. In the first edition of the project, we trained and mentored over 200 female journalists in East Africa on how to contribute to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

I am a co-manager of the Wiki Loves Women and have co-lead more than 20 partnerships on gender-gap on the internet as part of the Wiki Loves Women project.

I am a co-producer of several Wikimedia advocacy radio show. The most prominent and longest running program is the Wiki Women Radio Program. I have co-produced at least two videos as part of my advocacy works; Afrocuration Campaign video in collaboration with the Moleskine Founfation and a Short Wikipedia Documentary for Wikipedia 20.

I have featured in several notable national televisions to promote Wikimedia projects, notably; Channels TV, TVC News & PlusTV Africa. I have featured in some notable TV shows as well and most recently on Aajiirebi where I talked about the Yoruba Wikipedia.

I have also been extensively covered in the media including Nigeria Communication Week, The News Chronicle, People's daily to mention a few.

I am one of the two founders of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (now Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc.) and I am currently the Board Secretary of Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc. In addition, I am a cofounder and executive member of Yoruba Wikimedians User Group.

I am a co-founder of Wikimedia Fan Club in Nigeria, a project that aim to promote Wikimedia project in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

I cochaired Wiki Indaba 2019 and served as the Chair, Scholarship Review Committee (SRC). I have the relevant experience as I a serving member of the Project Grant Committee and a former member of the Individual Engagement Grant Committee (IEG). I have the skills to assessing applications against a set criteria. The Wikimedia movement is unique for its diversity and resource allocation should be fair to all participating regions including the global south. I want to serve in the committee to uphold this fairness and to ensure that our limited resources are allocated for projects that are SMART. Thanks for your consideration. Regards. T CellsTalk 19:05, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Candidates:आर्या जोशी (talk)[edit]

  • Since May 2016, I am an active editor on Marathi Wikipedia. I have contributed on Wikimedia Commons,Wikidata, Hindi Wikipedia as well.In 2017, I was selected for TTT programme and conducted 6 different workshops as a trainer for marathi wiki community. Currently working with GLAM Project in my native place. I am applying here because I am not only a wikimedian but since last 20 years I am doing different kind of research projects in my study spheres namely Indian Culture, Tradition, and History as a principal investigater.I have the experience about writing proposals for asking funds, fellowships and scholarships.As being a experienced reseracher, this is my strength that I have a knowledge that how can one ask for funding and how he or she needs to write propoals to get a good kind of funding for future better work.In this commitee I will get the opportunity to examine and review various wiki projects. I am willing to do so. Thank You !आर्या जोशी (talk)

Candidate: Yamen[edit]

Hi I'm Yamen an active Wikimedian from [[Tunisia]]. I'm an open knowledge advocate active online (mainly on Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata) and offline. I joined the Wikimedia movement end of 2006 and in 2014 I had the honor to be the co-founder and legal agreement signatory for Wikimedia Tunisia the first User Group in the Arab region and Africa (considering that South Africa is a chapter). I was also the co-founder of the Arabic conference WikiArabia (announced during Wikimania 2014 in London and co-organized the first edition in Tunisia in 2015). In 2018 I co-organized the African Conference WikiIndaba in Tunisia and most recently (2020) I have been able to co-found another UG (legal agreement signatory): Wiki World Heritage UG. I have been involved in many activities (Editathon, Wiki Loves Monuments, WikiGap ...) and members of many other affiliates (Wiki Cemeteries UG, Commons Photographers User Group, Wikimedia France)

Outside the Wiki movement, I'm the co-founder of the NGO CLibre (Organisation for free digital culture) in Tunisia which aims to promote Open Software, OpenGov and OpenData. CLibre was in several time the Fiscal Sponsor for Wikimedia Tunisia.

In normal life, I'm a Central Banks Collateral Management financial expert, working closely with many Central Banks in Europe managing projects and budgets.

YamenYamen (talk) 02:14, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: Kateregga1[edit]

My name is Geoffrey Kateregga, from the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda. I am an active Wikimedian in Uganda since 2014, organizing and actively participating in different User Group activities to grow the community in Uganda and in Africa. I have led organizing of different Wikimedia related projects in Uganda including Wiki Loves Women, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki for Refugees, Wiki for Human Rights and WikiGap. I was the Strategy Liason for the Wikimedia Strategy Salon in Uganda as well as the East Africa Strategy Summit in Kampala.

I have experience in reviewing annual plan grant proposals through serving on the grants commitee for OpenStreetMap Foundation's Microgrants Committee https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Microgrants/Committee and experience in organizational development, institutional partnerships, and volunteer management through the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda. --Kateregga1 (talk) 07:13, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: Tiven2240[edit]

I have been with the Wikimedia Movement from past four years and mostly active on Marathi editions and Wikimedia Commons. On Marathi wiki projects I gave been a sysop and a Interface Administration and also A reviewer and a Global OTRS member on Wikimedia Commons. As a member of a International Team I have coordinated several campaign likes Wikipedia Asian Month, Wiki Loves Love, Wiki Loves Women India 2019, Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2020, Wiki Loves Folklore, Feminism and Folklore. (read more)

I had also applied for a Rapid Grant for Wiki Loves Folklore 2020

Besides the Wikimedia Movement I am also an Open Movement advocate and a member of Creative Commons Network.

I have around two years experience in Finance working as a banker and Anti Money Laundering analyst. I am polishing further my specialization by pursing MBA in Finance

--Tiven2240 (talk) 16:37, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: Anass Sedrati[edit]

First of all, I would like to apologize for submitting my application after the deadline. I was made aware about this application process today, and wanted to seize the opportunity. If my application came too late to consider, please do let me know.

I am an active Wikimedian from Morocco who joined officially the Wikimedia movement 7 years ago (I created this account on October 2013). I am a co-founder of Wikimedia Morocco, which is the user group supporting Moroccan Wikimedians, as well as promoting Wikimedia projects in our country. I am also an administrator of the Moroccan Arabic version of Wikipedia, launched in July 2020 after several years in the incubator.

I have participated and co-organized several conferences, either on regional level (WikiArabia, WikiIndaba) or thematic (Wiki convention Francophone, Wikimedia Diversity Conference), or the international ones (Wikimedia Summit, Wikimania). Most recently, I was the co-chair or WikiArabia 2019 conference that we hosted in Marrakesh, and the volunteer coordinator for Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm.

I have also been extensively involved in Wikimedia 2030 Strategy process within several roles, including being an Advocacy Working group member, a connector, and a member of the design team, voted by the Arabic speaking Wikimedia community to represent them. I have also worked between March 2019 and June 2020 as a Strategy liaison for the Arabic language for the WMF.

I have applied for several grants earlier, and participated in communication administration, and organization work related to them. Among the rapid grants I applied to are: language interpretation grant, travel grant and event grant. I have also worked with bigger grants as I was one of the contact persons and contract signatories of the WikiArabia 2019 confereence grant.

I have experience in project management both in and outside Wiki-world, as I have worked for several years as project manager for IT and Telecommunication projects, working with the financial aspects of resource follow-up and administration. I am currently working as management and strategy expert, and would like to share the capacity and skills I have learned with the committee in my volunteer hat. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me in my talk page or through any other means. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Anass Sedrati (talk) 20:57, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: Galahmm[edit]

Hi! Sorry for the delay!

I think I would be a good addition to the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee because of my Wikimedian knowledge acquired from the inside of the community and my multicultural experiences and skills.

I am an afro-Caribbean based in Switzerland that contributes on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata focused on increasing the knowledge about non-white History and people. I co-lead Blackening Wikipedia activities in Universities, Museums, Archives and Activism centers. Since the covid pandemic I have been hosting editathons online. They take place ounce per week since November 2020.

I learnt editing during the 2018 Art+Feminism week organized by the project les sans pagEs (nowadays a usergroup) . My interest was to create biographies of Dominican visual artists, as History of Art is my field in real life and more than 50% of the artists I know do not have their Wikipedian entry. The gender focus of les sans pagEs spoke to me and I improved my skills editing on other than my original objective, participating in les sans pagEs contests and assisting the founder of the project, Nattes à Chat. Over the months, I was missing the inter-sectional approach. While co-organizing a cycle of editathons in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva, I met AfricanadeCuba and together with her idea and my yearning we created the projects Noircir Wikipédia and Ennegreciendo Wikipedia. In 2020 I lead one to two edithatons per month. Some of the series of edithatons that I have participated actively, co-organized or lead are: 100 mujeres centroamericanas, Mujeres de Trayectoria y Compromiso, Gender in the Making, Women of Colors (ES), Women of Colors (FR), a webinar given to the public of the Bibliothèque Numérique des Caraïbes in January 2020 on how to contribute in Wikipedia, in partnership with the Afrocrowd user group and an editathon at the Antropology Museum of Geneva.

Last but not least, I have the time this year (at least) required for the committee engagement.

Galahmm (talk) 16:39, 21 February 2021 (UTC)