Movement Charter/Affiliates by Region/Sub-Saharan Africa

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This page has been created by Justice Okai-Allotey to help coordinate the Sub-Saharan Africa Wikimedia affiliates to set up the process of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee affiliate selectors group.

Background[edit]

The Movement Strategy process recommended the creation of a “Movement Chater.” The Charter will be a document defining roles and responsibilities for all parts of the Wikimedia Movement. The Drafting Committee will create a draft of the Movement Charter. The process will include researching and consulting with communities, experts, and organizations.

All affiliates have been divided into 9 regions and you are in this group because your affiliate is part of the Sub-Saharan Africa region

This page is for affiliates from Africa who would be voting a representative in the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. The voting would be done by only affiliates leaders or representatives to discuss and select one selector who will represent the region in the global selection group.

Affiliate process[edit]

All affiliates in Sub-Saharan Africa Wikimedia will nominate 1 selector for the whole region. There are 18 affiliates in the region. This selector will join eight other selectors, coming from other regions, who will select 6 members of the committee.

Guidelines to the choose on the selector, as indicated on Drafting Committee selection process:

  • Each region will appoint 1 selector in a transparent affiliate selecting process to form a 9 member Selection Committee.
    • Each region decides their preferred selection method.
    • The selectors need to be appointed and the committee formed by October 10, 2021
  • The selection process will run in parallel to the election process and will focus on adding diverse expert profiles to the Drafting Committee based on the Diversity and Expertise matrices.
    • Every selector will create their list of preferences.
    • There will be a meeting to discuss the preferences and to finalize the selection across the group.
    • The selection will be conducted between October 11 - 24, 2021
  • The results of the selection process and the Drafting Committee members will be announced before the end of October 31, 2021.
  • Appointed selectors cannot be candidates for the Drafting Committee.

Moreover:

  • Notify the Movement Strategy and Governance team of the outcome, so we can set up and convene the group of selectors.
  • These steps should be completed by October 10, 2021.
  • Movement Strategy and Governance team is readily available to support or facilitate any regional discussions at any of the described steps.

Procedure for nominating the selector[edit]

  • Open Nominations for selectors in the region was opened from September 2, until October 5 at 23:59 h. Any participating person from the region can nominate itself as a selector (staff, board member or volunteer).
  • Affiliates in the region (18 votes in total) will be able to vote for a selector until October 9 at 12:00 h.
  • The selector who obtains 50 plus 1 percent of the votes will be elected, in case of a tie, the affiliates will meet again to determine the selector of the region.

Selector candidates[edit]

Please, include your name on the list below and add a short description about yourself.

  1. Dr. Nkem Osuigwe - Member Igbo Wikimedians User Group
  2. User:Kaizenify - Member Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
  3. User:Dnshitobu - Member Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
  4. Eugene Egbe - Member Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group
  5. ...

Voting[edit]

Voting by selectors will be open from October 7 to 9, 2021, with one vote per affiliated group.

Affiliate Type of affiliate Region Selector
Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa

Eugene Egbe

Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Wikimedians of Democratic Republic of Congo User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Wikimedia Community User Group Guinea Conakry User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Wikimedia Community User Group Tchad User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Wikimedia User Group Nigeria User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Igbo Wikimedians User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa Dr. Nkem Osuigwe
Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Jenga Wikipedia ya Kiswahili User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Hausa Wikimedians User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Yoruba Wikimedians User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Open Foundation West Africa User Group Sub-Saharan Africa Eugene Egbe
Wikimedia South Africa Chapter Sub-Saharan Africa Eugene Egbe
Wikimedia Ghana User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa Eugene Egbe
Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda User Group Sub-Saharan Africa
Dagbani Wikimedians User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa User:Dnshitobu
Wikimedians of Mali User Group User Group Sub-Saharan Africa


Please, correct if any mistake was made on and complete the list.